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Accounting for sustainability [electronic resource] : practical insights / edited by Anthony Hopwood, Jeffrey Unerman and Jessica Fries ; [foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales].

Contributor(s): Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9781849710664Publication details: London : Earthscan, 2010.ISBN:
  • 9781849776332
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: No titleDDC classification:
  • 657 22
LOC classification:
  • HD60.3 .A25 2010
Online resources: Available additional physical forms:
  • Also available in printed form.
Incomplete contents:
1. Introduction 2. The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project: Creating 21st Century Decision-Making and Reporting Systems to Respond to 21st Century Challenges and Opportunities 3. Sainsbury's: Embedding Sustainability in the Supermarket Supply Chain 4. Using the Connected Reporting Framework as a Driver of Change within EDF Energy 5. A Golden Thread for Embedding Sustainability in a Local Government Context: The Case of West Sussex County Council 6. Building from the Bottom, Inspired from the Top: Accounting for Sustainability and the Environment Agency 7. Evolution of Risk, Opportunity and the Business Case in Embedding Connected Reporting at BT 8. Sustainability and Organizational Connectivity at HSBC 9. 'One Aviva, Twice the Value': Connecting Sustainability at Aviva plc 10. Integrated Reporting at Novo Nordisk 11. Conclusions
Summary: 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. "Accounting 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: embed sustainability into decision-making, extending beyond an organization's boundaries to take into account suppliers, customers and other stakeholders; measure and link sustainability and financial performance; and integrate sustainability into 'mainstream' reporting, both to management and external stakeholders. 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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Introduction 2. The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project: Creating 21st Century Decision-Making and Reporting Systems to Respond to 21st Century Challenges and Opportunities 3. Sainsbury's: Embedding Sustainability in the Supermarket Supply Chain 4. Using the Connected Reporting Framework as a Driver of Change within EDF Energy 5. A Golden Thread for Embedding Sustainability in a Local Government Context: The Case of West Sussex County Council 6. Building from the Bottom, Inspired from the Top: Accounting for Sustainability and the Environment Agency 7. Evolution of Risk, Opportunity and the Business Case in Embedding Connected Reporting at BT 8. Sustainability and Organizational Connectivity at HSBC 9. 'One Aviva, Twice the Value': Connecting Sustainability at Aviva plc 10. Integrated Reporting at Novo Nordisk 11. Conclusions

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. "Accounting 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: embed sustainability into decision-making, extending beyond an organization's boundaries to take into account suppliers, customers and other stakeholders; measure and link sustainability and financial performance; and integrate sustainability into 'mainstream' reporting, both to management and external stakeholders. 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.

Also available in printed form.

Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.