corporate sustainability Articles

  • Corporate Sustainability: Sustainable Profitability

    Since there is no agreed definition of what corporate sustainability actually is, it will not make any difference to add another to the long list of entrances. In essence, corporate sustainability consists of very few main pillars that influence the way management decisions processes are taken. In most ways, it is a ...


    By SolaVis

  • Linking stakeholders and corporate reputation towards corporate sustainability

    The purpose of this paper is to understand the interdependence of corporate reputation within the sphere of stakeholder management with the goal of achieving corporate sustainability. The paper investigates literatures in corporate sustainability, stakeholder management, social marketing, corporate communication, and reputation management in order to build a new framework. This study suggests ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Corporate Sustainability Programs

    In today’s business world, sustainability is becoming an integral part of company operations. Here’s how a few manufacturers are making sustainability part of their business model, and how standards play a role. Understanding sustainability and what it means to be a sustainable business continues to evolve as more companies issue sustainability reports, sign on for carbon ...


    By ASTM International

  • Corporate education for sustainability

    Development - a necessity to meet the demand of growth and the living conditions of mankind; though it only makes sense if it is made subject to environmental sustainability. This process requires changes in the way of life in society and in the way companies do business, i.e., new competences in this great challenge of education. This article aims to discuss the importance of corporate education ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainability: a new and complex 'challenge' for crisis managers

    Sustainability is becoming an increasing important topic for managers. One illustration is the development of the strategic sustainability management discipline. There is a growing expectation that corporations will address sustainability in some fashion. Moreover, sustainability is used to shape reputations in part through corporate social responsibility (CSR). Sustainability can be used to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The sustainable corporation: lessons from Avatar

    This article uses the fictitious company RDA from the movie Avatar as a textbook case of corporate non–sustainability. We provide a list of mistakes RDA made and provide parallel corporate examples in our own society in the areas of stakeholder analysis, corporate governance and systems thinking using the triple bottom line. For each area we present a framework that companies could use to operate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Corporate value changes arising from demonstrated sustainability

    The importance of corporation attention to sustainability has grown over recent decades. We examine the magnitude of connections between sustainability and company worth. This paper provides insights and summarises mechanisms explaining how company value may be affected by a management decision to adopt steps recognised as sustainable strategies. We assess measurable effects relative to immediate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Framing a demand network for sustainability

    The embeddedness of companies in their micro and macro environments, their interconnectedness in supply chains and with their stakeholders, makes it impossible for them to develop sustainable strategies in isolation from other actors, the basic motivation for such systemwide perspectives as those in industrial ecology. At the same time, the boundaries of these systems remain unclear. This paper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Does the business size matter on corporate sustainable performance? The Australian business case

    While a growing majority of research studies have concentrated on triple bottom line public reporting in large organisations, the review of past research suggests there seems to be limited support and importance given to small and medium sized businesses. This paper attempts to examine whether business size matters when it comes to corporate sustainability. To achieve this, we have conducted an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • View From The Top - How Corporate Boards can Engage on Sustainability Performance

    Today’s corporations, faced with the extraordinary challenges of global climate change, water scarcity and workplace inequality, are at a crossroads. They can take proactive steps to adapt to pressing environmental and social issues – the two core categories of “sustainability” – or they can risk being left behind. Sustainability is a critical business issue that all ...


    By Ceres

  • The opportunities and challenges for a general definition of corporate sustainability

    In recent years, academics and corporate analysts have suggested that the business world should incorporate sustainable development into their decision making, given that it is considered key to their long-term viability. The corporations which implement such strategies are usually labelled sustainable. In this paper, a number of definitions of corporate sustainability, each with different ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Leading sustainability

    Many firms and organisations have embraced the longer view of their relationship and responsibility to the bottom-line, the environment, society, and their employees. Concurrently, standards for sustainability such as corporate social responsibility (CSR), the triple bottom line, and the triple bottom line +1 are evolving, as the pace of globalisation increases. This paper will briefly explore ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable compliance

    Regulatory compliance encompasses complex, often interrelated issues. During my 25-year career in environment, health, and safety (EH&S), organizations have typically assigned compliance management to technical experts, lawyers, and public relations people, encouraging these extremely capable specialists to operate in isolation, rather than taking a holistic view of how regulation affects ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • Corporate sustainability management: a methodology and a case study in the mining and minerals sector

    This paper proposes an integrated approach to managing corporate sustainability along whole supply chains. The application of the approach is illustrated by a real case study of a company in the mining and minerals sector. The case study describes the main steps of the approach, including identification of sustainability issues, measurement and evaluation of sustainability performance, and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Corporate sustainability - the elusive new and improved sustainability brand

    Translating sustainability into tangible business value has been a focus of many sustainability practitioners since the seminal 1992 United Nations Rio Summit. At the heart of that discussion has been the corporate brand. Practical benefits that contribute to the bottom line, such as increased market share or enhanced shareholder value, have been important objectives to aspire to because they ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Corporate sustainability - the elusive new and improved sustainability brand

    Translating sustainability into tangible business value has been a focus of many sustainability practitioners since the seminal 1992 United Nations Rio Summit. At the heart of that discussion has been the corporate brand. Practical benefits that contribute to the bottom line, such as increased market share or enhanced shareholder value, have been important objectives to aspire to because they ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Defining Sustainability For Your Business

    The term “sustainability" is often used interchangeably with corporate responsibility (CR), corporate social responsibility (CSR), corporate citizenship, social enterprise, sustainable development, triple-bottom line, corporate ethics, and even in some cases corporate governance. However, understanding what it means and, more importantly, what it means for your organization is crucial to ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • The future of corporate reporting is sustainable business performance management

    The future of corporate reporting is Sustainable Business Performance Management. Today, this seems to be true more than ever. Non-financial disclosure is a marketplace expectation for any company reporting information to stakeholders. It is more crucial than ever to give stakeholder a throughout picture of your organisations performance. Integrating non-financials to Corporate Performance ...


    By Tofuture Oy

  • Corporate sustainability - “It’s all about Survival!”

    'Corporate sustainability' - it’s a phrase with many meanings and many forms of expression. It involves organizations taking responsibility for the impact of their activities on customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders, communities and other stakeholders, as well as the environment. In practice it means survival.In a world of rising energy prices, increased scarcity of natural resources, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Extending the discourse in research on corporate sustainability

    This paper is based on the notion that the discourse of corporate sustainability is becoming institutionalised at a time when it is just getting started. It therefore attempts to contribute to research approaches that question and go beyond the dominant normative discourse of corporate sustainability. It poses the question of what would be some of the assumptions needed to open up the discourse ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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