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Sustainable Measures: Evaluation and Reporting of
Environmental and Social Performance (Hardback)
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Environmental and Social Performance (Hardback)
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Sustainable Measures: Evaluation and Reporting of Environmental and Social Performance (Hardback)

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Hardback 586 Pages / Published: 01/06/1999
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Environmental and social performance measurement and reporting by business has become a high-profile issue during the 1990s. It is increasingly being requested by stakeholders and required by governments. Companies too are finding that they need better environmental and social performance data for effective internal management. And there are a growing number of standardisation initiatives - such as the ISO 14031 guidelines on environmental performance evaluation or the CERES Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) template for sustainability reporting - that are aimed at making it easier for more companies to take action, and for stakeholders to compare their progress.Sustainable Measures collects together most of the key work and individuals concerned with the topic from around the world. Contributions include: environmental and social reporting by John Elkington and colleagues at SustainAbility; the GRI discussion draft; Roger Adams and Martin Houldin on the FEE study of environmental reporting; Janet Ranganathan of the World Resources Institute on sustainability measures; and Martin Bennett and Peter James on ISO 14031 and the future of environmental performance evaluation. There are also chapters examining current practice in Austria, Denmark, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Netherlands and South Africa, developments in electronic reporting, as well as case studies of Baxter, Kunert, Niagara Mohawk, Unox, The Body Shop and the UK water industry, and an analysis of leading social reports.The book is essential reading for all academics, campaigners, policy-makers and practitioners with an interest in issues such as:The standardization and comparability of environmental and social performance measuresMeasuring and reporting on sustainable businessEco-points and other means of evaluating product impactsThe implementation of measurement and reportingBest practice in corporate environmental and social reportingNew means of communicating environmental dataEnvironmental performance evaluation in developing countries

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781874719168
Number of pages: 586
Weight: 880 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 34 mm


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... a key reference work ... there is something here for everyone: discussions on benchmarking, best practice across sectors and countries, emerging trends ... All articles are rigorous and meaty, written by leaders in their respective fields. Sustainable Measures will be essential for anyone specialising in this field who needs a definitive overview. * Tomorrow magazine *
... offers a very fine taking-of-the-pulse of developments in, what the editors call, environmental, social and sustainability performance evaluation and reporting ... An enormous coverage with much up-to-the-minute experience laid out for our nourishment. * Social and Environmental Accounting *
The book will be essential reading for academics, campaigners, policy makers and practitioners with an interest in the issue of environmental and social performance. * European Foundation for Management Development *
With the developing popularity of the "triple bottom line" ... this book provides a great deal of useful material for management accountants and others about the environmental aspects ... If your organisation needs better environmental and social performance measures for more effective internal management, this is certainly a book worth consulting. * Handbook of Management Accounting *
This collection of essays is primarily concerned with the measurement and reporting of environmental performance by companies, and in this is comprehensive and engaging ... If you want information on environmental reporting, this is the place to look. * Community Affairs Briefing *
Sustainable Measures is one of the better books to have been published recently on the topic of environmental and social reporting ... a very useful starting point for any institution assessing its position and future. * Australian Minerals and Energy Environment Foundation *
It is full of valuable, theoretical and practical information which ... will be of immense value to the important area of motivating and measuring environmental management. * Eagle Bulletin *
An interesting collection of essays on trends in social accounting internationally, from Austria to Japan. * Business Ethics *

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