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Metrics for Sustainable Business : Measures and Standards for the Assessment of Organizations.

Author: Scott R Herriott
Publisher: Berlin : Taylor and Francis, 2016.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Herriott, Scott R.
Metrics for Sustainable Business : Measures and Standards for the Assessment of Organizations.
Berlin : Taylor and Francis, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott R Herriott
ISBN: 9781317450658 1317450655
OCLC Number: 944401081
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Systems for Disclosure; The Concept of Materiality; The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI); Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB); Comparing GRI-G4 and SASB in Two Industries: Media and Mining; Metrics for Sustainability Disclosure; Discussion; 2 Corporate Ratings and Rankings; The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices; ASSET4 ESG and the Thomson Reuters Corporate Responsibility Indices; FTSE4Good Indices; Global 100 Most Sustainable Companies in the World; Newsweek's Green Rankings; Discussion. 3 Organizational CertificationsISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems; AASHE's STARS Program for Universities; Underwriters Laboratories UL 880 for Manufacturing Firms; B Corporations; Discussion; 4 Philosophies of Sustainability: The Values and Worldview Behind a Standard; The Ethics of Sustainability; Derivative Ethics; Discussion; 5 Indicators and Measurement Systems; Types of Indicators; Scales of Measurement; Measures for Indicators; Methods of Aggregation for Subcategories, Categories, and Summative Measures; The Quality of Data for Indicators and Summative Measures; Discussion. 6 Greenhouse Gas Assessment and Energy AccountingThe Greenhouse Effect; The Regulation of GHG Emissions Drives the Need for Accurate GHG Assessment; The GHG Protocol; Accounting for Carbon Offsets: The Alternative to Buying Carbon Permits; Renewable Energy Certificates in the United States; GHG Calculators and Guides; Energy Accounting; Discussion; 7 Water; The Water Cycle; Water Scarcity, Water Stress, and Water Risk as Contextual Measures; Contemporary Metrics for Water Use; Tools for Reporting on Water; Discussion; 8 Waste; Types of Waste and Their Measurement. Waste Metrics in the Standards for DisclosureWaste Metrics in the Corporate Rating Systems; Waste Metrics in the Certification Standards; Integration of Waste Metrics in Life-Cycle Analysis; Discussion; 9 Social Impacts; Stakeholders for Corporate Social Responsibility; Standards Specific to Social Impacts; Social Indicators in the GRI and SASB; Social Indicators in the Corporate Ratings; Social Indicators in the Corporate Certifications; Discussion; 10 Issues in the Analysis of Metrics for Sustainability; Sustainable Business and Sustainable Development. Materiality and the Stakeholder ConceptESG Does Not Represent Sustainability; Categorizing Indicators: Refining ESG and PPP; The Data-Reduction Problem; Conclusions; List of Abbreviations; Bibliography; Index.

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