Business sustainability

Birt, Jacqueline and Chalmers, Keryn and Byrne, Suzanne and Brooks, Albie and Oliver, Judy (2012) Business sustainability. In: Accounting: business reporting for decision making, 4th ed. John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd., Brisbane, Australia, pp. 39-72. ISBN 9780730302414

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Political and geostrategic themes are increasingly impacting on the business world. Financial markets are being profoundly influenced by environmental and social systems. Managers of today need to have an increased awareness of this impact to ensure their decisions take full account of the world around them. Climate change, a greater competition for resources, the shortage of soil and water, demographic imbalances, increased migration, increased techno-terrorism and transnational crime, swelling national and religious extremists and economic imbalances require new ways to think about efficiency and resource allocation.
This chapter provides a framework for reflecting on these issues.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Textbook. Chapter 2
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 24 May 2013 02:07
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2017 03:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable business; environmental protection; quality of life; climate change
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160401 Economic Geography
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220102 Business Ethics
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150106 Sustainability Accounting and Reporting
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960599 Ecosystem Assessment and Management not elsewhere classified

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