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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, Julie Richardson
 

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ISBN-10: 1844070158

ISBN-13: 9781844070152

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844070152
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables and Boxesv
List of Contributorsvii
List of Acronyms and Abbreviationsxv
Introduction: Triple Bottom Line--Does it All Add Up?xix
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 Organizational 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 Business as Usual Won't Work?131
14Put Up or Shut Up142
15Addressing the Economic Bottom Line155
References167
Index179

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