Business sustainability

Maloney, Suzanne (2014) Business sustainability. In: Accounting: business reporting for decision making, 5th ed. John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd., Brisbane, Australia, pp. 40-75. ISBN 9781118624180


'You and I, and our government must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering, for our own ease and convenience, the precious resources of tomorrow.' (Dwight D Eisenhower 1961).
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 short-age of soil and water, demographic imbalances, increased migration, increased techno-terrorism and transnational crime, swelling numbers of 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: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. Textbook
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2015 02:40
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017 03:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainability; corporate governance; ethics
Fields of Research : 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220102 Business Ethics
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150101 Accounting Theory and Standards
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910204 Industry Costs and Structure

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