Accounting for Sustainability: Practical Insights
Anthony G. Hopwood, Jeffrey Unerman, Jessica Fries
Earthscan, 2010 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
If businesses and other organizations are to meet the many and complex challenges of sustainable development, then they all, both public and private, need to embed sustainability considerations into their decision-making and reporting. However, the translation of this aspiration into effective action is often inhibited by the lack of systems and procedures that take sustainability into account.- measure and link sustainability and financial performance; - integrate sustainability into 'mainstream' reporting, both to management and external stakeholders.2. The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project: Creating 21st Century Decision-Making and Reporting Systems to Respond to 21st Century Challenges and Opportunities3. Sainsbury's: Embedding Sustainability in the Supermarket Supply Chain4. Using the Connected Reporting Framework as a Driver of Change within EDF Energy5. A Golden Thread for Embedding Sustainability in a Local Government Context: The Case of West Sussex County Council6. Building from the Bottom, Inspired from the Top: Accounting for Sustainability and the Environment Agency7. Evolution of Risk, Opportunity and the Business Case in Embedding Connected Reporting at BT8. Sustainability and Organizational Connectivity at HSBC9. 'One Aviva, Twice the Value': Connecting Sustainability at Aviva plcAccounting for Sustainability: Practical Insights will help organizations to address these issues. The book sets out a number of tools and approaches that have been developed and applied by leading organizations to:In-depth cases studies from Aviva, BT, the Environment Agency, EDF Energy, HSBC, Novo Nordisk, Sainsbury's and West Sussex County Council show in detail how accounting for sustainability works in practice in a wide range of organizational contexts. Published with The Prince's Charities: Accounting for Sustainability.
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Chapter 1 Introduction to the Accounting for Sustainability Case Studies
Creating 21stCentury DecisionMaking and Reporting Systems to Respond to 21stCentury Challenges and Opportunities
Embedding Sustainability within the Supermarket Supply Chain
Chapter 4 Using the Connected Reporting Framework as a Driver of Change within EDF Energy
The Case of West Sussex County Council
Accounting for Sustainability and the Environment Agency
Chapter 7 Evolution of Risk Opportunity and the Business Case in Embedding Connected Reporting at BT
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