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The Triple Bottom Line : Does It All Add Up - Adrian Henriques

The Triple Bottom Line

Does It All Add Up

By: Adrian Henriques (Editor), Julie Richardson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st February 2004
ISBN: 9781844070152
Number Of Pages: 186

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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.

'Airing of views from both sides of the debate, along with a mix of theory and practice, makes the book a good introduction to the area of TBL... there are some really deep and significant issues touched upon' SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACCOUNTING JOURNAL

List of Figures, Tables and Boxesp. v
List of Contributorsp. vii
List of Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. xv
Introduction: Triple Bottom Line--Does it All Add Up?p. xix
Enter the Triple Bottom Linep. 1
Triple Bottom Line: A Review of the Literaturep. 17
CSR, Sustainability and the Triple Bottom Linep. 26
Accounting for Sustainability: Measuring Quantities or Enhancing Qualities?p. 34
Tracking Global Governance and Sustainability: Is the System Working?p. 45
Locating the Government's Bottom Linep. 59
Towards Reporting on the Triple Bottom Line: Mirages, Methods and Mythsp. 70
Good Intentions--Bad Outcomes? The Broken Promise of CSR Reportingp. 81
What a Fine Mess! Moving Beyond Simple Puzzle-solving for Sustainable Developmentp. 89
Environmental Cost Accounting: Coming of Age? Tracking Organizational Performance Towards Environmental Sustainabilityp. 99
Sustainability Assessment Model: Modelling Economic, Resource, Environmental and Social Flows of a Projectp. 113
Social Capital at Work: A Manager's Guidep. 121
What if Business as Usual Won't Work?p. 131
Put Up or Shut Upp. 142
Addressing the Economic Bottom Linep. 155
Referencesp. 167
Indexp. 179
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ISBN: 9781844070152
ISBN-10: 1844070158
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 186
Published: 1st February 2004
Publisher: EARTHSCAN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.24  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1