The Triple Bottom Line: Does It All Add Up?: Assessing the Sustainability of Business and CSR / Edition 1

The Triple Bottom Line: Does It All Add Up?: Assessing the Sustainability of Business and CSR / Edition 1

by Adrian Henriques
     
 

Henriques (corporate social responsibility, Middlesex U. Business School, UK) and Richardson (a corporate sustainability consultant) present 15 papers addressing assess the current movement towards applying the "triple bottom line," a metaphor borrowed from the world of accounting, towards practices of corporate sustainability. The contributions are presented with the… See more details below

Overview

Henriques (corporate social responsibility, Middlesex U. Business School, UK) and Richardson (a corporate sustainability consultant) present 15 papers addressing assess the current movement towards applying the "triple bottom line," a metaphor borrowed from the world of accounting, towards practices of corporate sustainability. The contributions are presented with the primary goals of assessing how far the metaphor provides a coherent framework for sustainable practice and its effectiveness in implementation. Issues of government and governance are addressed alongside broad questions of applying metaphor to sustainability. Distributed by Stylus. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844070152
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Adrian Henriques is Director of JustAssurance and Professor of Accountability and CSR at Middlesex University.
Julie Richardson is a writer and consultant in the area of international environmental policy and CSR.

Table of Contents

List of figures, tables and boxes
List of contributors
List of acronyms and abbreviations
Introduction : the triple bottom line - does it all add up?
1Enter the triple bottom line1
2Triple bottom line : a review of the literature17
3CSR, sustainability and the triple bottom line26
4Accounting for sustainability : measuring quantities or enhancing qualities?34
5Tracking global governance and sustainability : is the system working?45
6Locating the government's bottom line59
7Towards reporting on the triple bottom line : mirages, methods and myths70
8Good intentions - bad outcomes? the broken promise of CSR reporting81
9What a fine mess! moving beyond simple puzzle-solving for sustainable development89
10Environmental cost accounting : coming of age? tracking organisational performance towards environmental sustainability99
11Sustainability assessment model : modelling economic, resource, environmental and social flows of a project113
12Social capital at work : a manager's guide121
13What if businesss as usual won't work?131
14Put up or shut up142
15Addressing the economic bottom line155
References167
Index179

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