Corporate Impact: Measuring and Managing Your Social Footprint

Corporate Impact: Measuring and Managing Your Social Footprint

by Adrian Henriques
     
 

ISBN-10: 1844076539

ISBN-13: 9781844076536

Pub. Date: 04/28/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

It is widely accepted that sustainability has an inescapable social component, but companies find it very hard to understand and measure their social impacts. Why is this? This book, by noted CSR practitioner, consultant and educator Adrian Henriques, provides the first coherent approach to identifying, understanding, measuring and accounting for corporate social

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It is widely accepted that sustainability has an inescapable social component, but companies find it very hard to understand and measure their social impacts. Why is this? This book, by noted CSR practitioner, consultant and educator Adrian Henriques, provides the first coherent approach to identifying, understanding, measuring and accounting for corporate social impact.

Beginning with an analysis of the nature of corporate social impact and the role of the stakeholder, the complex relationship of social impact to economic and environmental impacts is explored. This naturally leads to an examination of the contribution which social impact makes to business practice, profitability and ultimately to global sustainability.

The second part of the book assesses the theory and practise of some of the critical measures of social impact which have been developed to date. This includes Social Return on Investment (SROI), local economic impact (LM3) and social capital as well as more established techniques. . It also explores new approaches such as 'social footprinting'. This is rounded out by presentation of a social accounting framework and how this can operate in parallel to standard financial accounting procedures.

This volume provides a clear, digestible and practical roadmap for companies wishing to take responsibility for their role in society and improve their internal and external performance.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844076536
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2010
Edition description:
1
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. The Social Purpose of Companies

3. Complicity and the Sexual Exploitation of Children - a case study

4. Sustainability's Social Side

5. Thinking like a Stakeholder

6. The Voice of the Stakeholder

7. Sociological Impacts

8. Signs of Impact

9. Reporting Social Impact

10. Measuring Economic Impact

11. Investing in Impact

12. Social Footprint

13. Accounting for Social Impact

14. The Elusiveness of the Social Revisited

Appendix I - Market Research

Appendix II - Analysis of GRI Social Indicators

Appendix III - SROI Case Study

Bibliography

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