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The Triple Bottom Line

The Triple Bottom Line

Author: Adrian Henriques

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136551673

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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The concept of the 'triple bottom line' (TBL) - the idea that business activity can simultaneously deliver financial, social and environmental benefits - was introduced in the early 1990s. A decade on, The Triple Bottom Line: Does it All Add Up? brings together the world's leading experts on corporate responsibility to assess the implications, benefits and limitations of the TBL. This collection provides a review of what has already been achieved in stimulating change in corporate culture and bringing businesses to an appreciation of the importance and benefits of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and good environmental performance. It further explores the conceptual and practical limits of the metaphor of the TBL and sets out what can be achieved through regulation and legislation, presenting detailed professional procedures for environmental accounting and management and social auditing. The contributors' wealth of experience and insight provides a vivid picture of how much attention is now being focused by businesses on delivering more than just financial targets, and they clearly outline the necessary steps for successfully continuing along this trajectory.

The Triple Bottom Line

The Triple Bottom Line

Author: Adrian Henriques

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781849773348

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 209

View: 161

The concept of the 'triple bottom line' (TBL) - the idea that business activity can simultaneously deliver financial, social and environmental benefits - was introduced in the early 1990s. A decade on, The Triple Bottom Line: Does it All Add Up? brings together the world's leading experts on corporate responsibility to assess the implications, benefits and limitations of the TBL. This collection provides a review of what has already been achieved in stimulating change in corporate culture and bringing businesses to an appreciation of the importance and benefits of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and good environmental performance. It further explores the conceptual and practical limits of the metaphor of the TBL and sets out what can be achieved through regulation and legislation, presenting detailed professional procedures for environmental accounting and management and social auditing. The contributors' wealth of experience and insight provides a vivid picture of how much attention is now being focused by businesses on delivering more than just financial targets, and they clearly outline the necessary steps for successfully continuing along this trajectory.

Adapting and Mitigating Environmental, Social, and Governance Risk in Business

Adapting and Mitigating Environmental, Social, and Governance Risk in Business

Author: Ziolo, Magdalena

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799867906

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 313

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Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) risk considers the nonfinancial risks that could arise in a business, such as sustainability, brand reputation, legal aspects, ethics, and more. As businesses all have their own risk profiles, there is a need for risk management and mitigation that is unique for each company. Because of this variability, the study on ESG risk factors and motives of incorporating the ESG perspective into business models are crucial yet challenging. Therefore, it is important to understand how companies are adapting and mitigating ESG risk in diverse types of businesses. Adapting and Mitigating Environmental, Social, and Governance Risk in Business examines processes in enterprises that can increase the sustainability of business models and their coherence with the assumptions of the concept of sustainable development and ESG risk. Furthermore, the book explores how enterprises operating in different sectors are adapting their business models towards sustainability in order to create sustainable value. This book is a valuable tool for managers, executives, entrepreneurs, practitioners, academicians, researchers, and graduate students in finance, business, and management.

Ethics and Business

Ethics and Business

Author: Bart Wernaart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000416435

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

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Ethics in business is not a new topic and has been intensely discussed since the emergence of the so-called limited companies. However, privatization, technological and digital innovation, changes in moral perception, economic and financial crises and globalization stir a more recent debate on how companies should behave in our societies. This book starts from the position that ethics in business should imply an open debate on norms and values, using a sound methodology to get there. Ethics should cross borders: not only the borders of a country, but also the borders of someone’s moral imagination. Ethics should not only be about harmony but also about conflict (and how to deal with that). Ethics should be realistic and well substantiated by academic research. Ethics should be used to understand the complexity of the world, and the challenges companies struggle with on various levels. Therefore, this book is composed of three parts in which ethics is discussed at different levels. In part one we discuss ethics at the level of the individual. In part two we discuss ethics and business. In the third part, ethics is discussed in the context of a globalized world. In each chapter, we discuss the ethical complications of each topic from various – and preferably opposing – perspectives. Each perspective is methodologically and academically substantiated. Each chapter ends with an extensive literature list in which the original sources are listed for further reading. Furthermore, at the end of each chapter, a summary is written in which the most important definitions and viewpoints are highlighted. The frequent use of colorful and bold examples make this an accessible read for bachelor and master students at business schools and professionals in international business.

Research Anthology on Developing Socially Responsible Businesses

Research Anthology on Developing Socially Responsible Businesses

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781668455913

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2235

View: 643

In today’s world of global change, it has never been more critical for businesses to adapt their strategies, management styles, and policies to match that of the surrounding environment. Consumers are increasingly becoming more aware of the impact that businesses and product consumption have on environmental health. Thus, businesses have had to alter their production workflows to better suit a more environmentally conscious customer base. As society faces numerous issues related to the environment, health, poverty, and social justice, the need for socially responsible businesses is crucial to develop and improve the overall landscape of the business field. The Research Anthology on Developing Socially Responsible Businesses discusses the best practices, challenges, opportunities, and benefits of creating socially responsible businesses and provides a context of why these business models are needed. This essential text also considers how society has changed over time and how businesses must adjust their ideals and practices in order to survive in a changing world. Covering a range of topics such as accountability, environmental issues, and human rights, this major reference work is ideal for business owners, managers, policymakers, academicians, researchers, scholars, practitioners, instructors, and students.

Managing Strategic Design

Managing Strategic Design

Author: Ray Holland

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137325952

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

View: 661

This core textbook emphasizes the power of design management to drive corporate strategic goals, showing how design strategies can be thoughtfully formulated and managed to improve the performance of organizations. Taking an engaging and accessible approach, this book will help design students and graduates to apply new concepts of design management in their works and to use design strategically to achieve organizational visions and targets. Throughout the book's tripartite structure – comprising an introduction to the topic, followed by sections on how strategic design can be used to support key businesses functions and how it can be used to push organisations forward – a strong link is made between design and marketing and the delivery of design-led branding. This textbook is essential for upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students studying design management on art and design degrees. It also caters for practitioners and specialist elective modules offered on business and management, and marketing and entrepreneurship courses in business schools.

Environmental Management Accounting for Cleaner Production

Environmental Management Accounting for Cleaner Production

Author: Stefan Schaltegger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402089138

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 500

View: 392

Sustainability requires companies to develop in an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable manner. Corporate sustainable development in turn requires movement towards cleaner production. In order to recognize the potential from cleaner production – reduced costs and fewer environmental impacts through the reduced use of materials – environmental management accounting (EMA) is a necessary information management tool. Environmental Management Accounting for Cleaner Production reveals a set of tools for companies to collect, evaluate and interpret the information they need to estimate their potential to use cleaner production to realize cost savings and to make the best decisions about the available cleaner production options. EMA is therefore the key for driving environmental progress, cost savings, increased competitiveness and corporate sustainability through the means of cleaner production.

Understanding the Social Dimension of Sustainability

Understanding the Social Dimension of Sustainability

Author: Jesse Dillard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135924935

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

View: 514

The imperative of the twenty-first century is sustainability: to raise the living standards of the world's poor and to achieve and maintain high levels of social health among the affluent nations while simultaneously reducing and reversing the environmental damage wrought by human activity. Scholars and practitioners are making progress toward environmental and economic sustainability, but we have very little understanding of the social dimension of sustainability. This volume is an ambitious, multi-disciplinary effort to identify the key elements of social sustainability through an examination of what motivates its pursuit and the conditions that promote or detract from its achievement. Included are theoretical and empirical pieces; examination of international and local efforts; discussions highlighting experiences in both the developing and industrialized nations; and a substantial focus on business practices. Contributors are grounded in sociology, economics, business administration, public administration, public health, geography, education and natural resource management.

Sustainable Development in Africa

Sustainable Development in Africa

Author: Walter Leal Filho

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030746933

Category: Science

Page: 741

View: 738

This book serves the purpose of documenting and promoting African experiences on sustainable development, which encompasses both, formal and non-formal education. Sustainable development is very important to Africa, but there is a paucity of publication which documents and promotes experiences from African countries. Due to their complexity, the interrelations between social, economic and political factors related to sustainable development, especially at universities, need to be better understood. There is also a real need to showcase successful examples of how African institutions are handling their sustainability challenges. It is against this background that this book has been produced. It is a truly interdisciplinary publication, useful to scholars, social movements, practitioners and members of governmental agencies and private companies, undertaking research and/or executing projects focusing on sustainability from across Africa. As African nations strive to pursue the UN Sustainable Development Goals, it is imperative to cater for the information needs seen across the continent and foster the dissemination of experiences and case studies, which may support both, on-going and future efforts. The scope of the book is deliberately kept wide, and we are looking for contributions across the spectrum of sustainable development from business and economics, to arts and fashion, administration, environment, languages and media studies.