Environmental and sustainability management [Editorial]

Sands, John and Lee, Ki-Hoon (2015) Environmental and sustainability management [Editorial]. Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, 11 (3). pp. 1-2. ISSN 1832-5912


Sustainability and sustainable development, defined by their economic, social and environmental dimensions, are clearly one of the major challenges for society. The ongoing debate on the link between sustainability and business is whether sustainability management creates value. In a turbulent business environment characterized by rapid change and uncertainty, there is a growing business need for support in understanding the complexity of sustainability issues and their economic implications, and for decisions which address
problems, such as carbon emission reduction, increasing energy costs and material consumption, and resource scarcity.
Accounting for the environmental, economic and social (or sustainability) impacts of organisational strategies and actions has been a growing area of practice and research in recent years. Sustainability requires a balanced approach to environmental, economic and social performance. Business practices in this area encompass provision of information within organisations to help managers at different levels appreciate the potential corporate sustainability impacts on and of their decisions. Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting (EMA) provides decision-makers with tools and approaches towards improving the sustainability performance of companies and organisations, thereby contributing to more sustainable corporate bottom lines and sustainable value

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2016 07:08
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2017 03:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainability; management; environmental
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150105 Management Accounting
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150106 Sustainability Accounting and Reporting
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1108/JAOC-07-2014-0038
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27942

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