corporate sustainability Articles

  • 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

  • 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 sustainability increases profitability

    New survey reveals that sustainability strategies deliver wider commercial and operational benefits for businesses, but requires meaningful benchmarks. Major new survey of senior global executives has revealed that corporate sustainability strategies are delivering a wide range of commercial and operational benefits for many of the world's leading companies. Consultancy giant KPMG and the ...


    By Vital Energi

  • 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

  • Crowdsourcing corporate sustainability strategies

    This paper provides cameo case studies of the way in which two large companies namely, J. Sainsbury and Unilever, have employed crowdsourcing to review and develop their corporate sustainability strategies and it offers some wider reflections on this process. The paper begins with an outline of the characteristics of crowdsourcing and this is followed by a discussion of the concept of ...


    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

  • 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: 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

  • Triple P value propositions – from a value trade-off to synergy

    A growing number of businesses are dealing with sustainability issues. One way to approach corporate sustainability is by implementing radical innovations with a high ambition level in terms of profit as well as people and planet. However, keeping the ambition high by realising value synergy within new business models is challenging. During the process of realisation, often trade-offs in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Linkage between firm’s sustainability strategies and corporate performance: a meta-analysis of global studies

    The balance between reasonable return on investment and long-term organisational viability has fuelled a significant amount of research to evaluate the effectiveness of corporate sustainability strategies. Several factors influence the relationship between a firm’s performance and its sustainable development strategies, and there is no clear ‘line of sight’ between performance and strategic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 2001 Benchmark Survey of Corporate Sustainability Reporting in Canada

    Canada's first in-depth analysis of corporate sustainability ...


    By Stratos Inc.

  • 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

  • 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 Officers’ “Back Story” Revealed

    With “sustainability” no longer just the domain of economic viability for business, a new order has emerged. With the advent of more rigorous voluntary reporting of a company’s sustainability efforts, companies have realized that gathering, collating, and assimilating the necessary information requires the assistance of a number of different ...

  • sSWOT: A Sustainability SWOT

    The sustainability SWOT (sSWOT ) is designed to help drive action and collaboration on environmental challenges creating real business risks and opportunities. It helps individuals engage and motivate colleagues— particularly those with limited knowledge of environmental issues or corporate sustainability. Use this guide to work across internal departments, as well as suppliers, customers, ...

  • How to achieve a corporate sustainable strategy

    Organisations can achieve energy savings and capitalise on the financial incentives from carbon emissions reduction by implementing an effective sustainable strategy. A potential £1.6bn of available energy savings can be achieved in the UK corporate sector every year, yet hardly a fraction of these energy savings are being realised, according to a Carbon Trust estimation. A ...


    By Vital Energi

  • NAEM 2016 Corporate Sustainability Management Conference

    The average American uses 2,000 gallons of water DAILY. So, as part of our participation in the upcoming NAEM 2016 Corporate Sustainability Management Conference, instead of the usual conference swag, Antea Group will be helping make participants water neutral for the day by purchasing two BEF Water ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Sustainability at Navistar: a model distinguished by sustainable innovation, proactive product stewardship, and sound science

    While corporate sustainability is interpreted broadly to mean ensuring success in the present without compromising the future, a well–accepted workable definition has remained elusive. Sustainability is often defined using a set of criteria or metrics that address the recognised environmental, social, and economic pillars of sustainability. However, standard metrics fail to account for how ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable organisational procurement: a progressive approach towards sustainable development

    This paper examines the relationship between organisations and their ability to contribute to sustainable development through sustainable procurement. Organisations, particularly corporations and government, command an increasingly powerful influence on the economy and society and are required to serve a wide range of stakeholders, including the community, shareholders, employees, customers, and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 2003 Benchmark Survey of Corporate Sustainability Reporting in Canada

    Building Confidence, Stratos' second in-depth examination and assessment of corporate sustainability reporting in Canada, presents a detailed benchmarking and analysis of 35 Canadian reports as well as five leading international reports. Building Confidence also explores and analyses eight key reporting issues and challenges currently facing reporters, including materiality and report scoping, ...


    By Stratos Inc.

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