corporate sustainability criteria Articles

  • Semivariance as real project portfolio optimisation criteria – an oil and gas industry application

    Quality in the capital allocation process is of utmost relevance in securing and sustaining economic performance and corporate goals. The correct characterisation of uncertainties across the opportunity set is critical in achieving optimal capital allocation decisions. Real projects are characterised by distributional forms that are of a very different nature to those found in securities markets, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Do investors in Spain react to news on sustainability and corporate social responsibility?

    We analyse whether sustainability and corporate social responsibility-related news affects returns of stocks traded on the Spanish stock market. We used event methodology and an approach consistent with the active management of investment portfolios. Results show that in the short term, investors do not consider these news items to be relevant, and they therefore have no effect on the price of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Managing and reporting sustainability

    Untitled Document As companies around the world continue to adapt their organizations to be more responsive to all stakeholders, management accountants could prove to play a very valuable ...


  • Want a more sustainable world?

    Let women lead the way. The evidence is clear: Women at the top bring environmental, social and governance responsibility to the fore. Women are increasingly driving the global economy. According to a 2009 Harvard Business Review article, women controlled $20 trillion in consumer ...


    By Ensia

  • Assessment of current and emerging practice in corporate water reporting

    Recognizing the urgency with respect to addressing the emerging global water crisis, the UN Secretary-General, in partnership with a number of international business leaders, launched in July 2007 a new initiative – The CEO Water Mandate – under the auspices of the UN Global Compact. The initiative was developed with the understanding that the private sector, through the production of goods and ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Leveraging global citizenship functions in the 21st-century corporation

    The author outlines HP's efforts to integrate global citizenship efforts across the entire business, from sales, investor relations, R&D, and branding, throughout HP's $40 billion supply chain and into the design and development of new products. AN EVOLVING LANDSCAPE A host of trends and factors are increasingly validating the premise that good citizenship is good business. Research suggests ...


    By AHC Group

  • Evolution of sustainable water resources indicators

    ABSTRACTThe Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable (SWRR) is one of several natural resource roundtables with government, corporate, and NGO participation. SWRR has been a subgroup of the Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI) since 2001, and operates under authority of OMB M-92-01 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the Roundtable is to provide an open forum for ...

  • A Smaller Footprint - Sustainable Processes for Manufacturing

    Manufacturers working to adopt sustainable practices will find support from a new ASTM International guide. This standard (E2986, Guide for Evaluation of Environmental Aspects of Sustainability of Manufacturing Processes) will serve as a key reference tool in helping business and industries find consistent ways to collect data and evaluate metrics regarding sustainability, ultimately helping them ...


    By ASTM International

  • Using Experiential Simulation to Teach Sustainability

    Untitled Document Introduction Creating sustainable business solutions requires seeing a business as part of a much larger system ...


    By Realia Group

  • Undisclosed risk: Corporate environmental and social reporting in emerging Asia

    This report focuses on corporate transparency on environmental risks, and lays the groundwork for understanding environmental disclosure and reporting issues in emerging markets through an investor lens. It is the second report in a series establishing the link between issues like climate change, air pollution, water supply, and natural resource depletion and traditional financial analysis on ...

  • 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

  • Socially responsible investing: sustainability indices, ESG rating and information provider agencies

    Currently, there are many sustainability indices and environmental, social and governance rating and information provider agencies (ESG IPAs). These organisations study companies in terms of sustainability, that is, economic, social, environmental and corporate governance criteria. But which are the criteria used to evaluate? This paper exhibits an exhaustive overview about the different criteria ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Conducting a sustainability assessment: practical six-step approach for addressing stakeholder interests

    Why Conduct a Sustainability Assessment? Within many sectors of the economy, there has been an increasing need for companies to address sustainability principles throughout their value chain. The impetus for addressing sustainability has generally been a heightened awareness of the issue on the part of key stakeholders – such as investors, large scale customers, employers, and ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Managing sustainability talent: Lofty goal or new business imperative?

    Fuelled by globalization, technological change, population growth and shifting demographics, sustainability mega-forces will affect the ability of business to succeed and thrive over the next 30 years. With the global population expected to balloon from 7 billion to 9 billion people by 2050, companies will need to reinvent themselves to secure their access to resources and the social license to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • European Investment Bank (EIB) - Case Study

    Project Results and Impacts Integration of Sustainability criteria in the EIB overall strategy Involvement of all related decision-makers in the development process of CSR Measurements on Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) performance against predetermined targets Implementation of  targeted CSR actions to achieve EIB’s corporate and ...

  • ISO 26000: Strengthening your commitment to social responsibility

    While Standards for social sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) are based on good practice, this can inhibit better practice that goes beyond the criteria set out. There are so many standards for the wide range of different aspects of sustainability, it is unclear if another standard is likely to make a difference. ISO ...


    By IsoMetrix

  • Comparative analysis of innovative CSR tools for SMEs

    Activities in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) range from single-issue events to integrative triple-bottom-line approaches. Considering the latter provides a multitude of innovative tools with differing intentions, qualities and application scopes. This paper analyses experiences from two processes of developing and implementing innovative CSR tools for small and medium enterprises the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Heineken International - Case Study

    CSE encouraged the organization to go beyond legal compliance, achieve an internal common understanding in the field of social responsibility, and to complement other initiatives for social responsibility. CSE assessed Athenian Brewery’s sustainability performance against the criteria of ISO 26000. About… Heineken International (Athenian Brewery) Heineken ...

  • Better governance: To avoid risks or to create value?

    In this article, George Dallas argues that corporate governance should not be looked at as an external discipline that imposes costs, but rather as an internal discipline that adds value — it is about creating a corporate culture that embodies and implements core values and principles intended to enhance the quality and sustainability of a firm's future performance. CAN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE BE A ...


    By AHC Group

  • Jetoil - Case Study

    Project Results and Impacts: Set of corporate rules outlining the responsibilities/proper practices for its main stakeholders Identifies its responsibility to the society & the environment Communicates its commitments to and expectations from employees, suppliers, and clients CSE supported Jetoil to develop a comprehensive code of conduct ...

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