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Measurement Issues in Sustainability. Sustainable development measurement . Corporations annually provide sustainability reports on their Economic Environmental Social Governance p erformances t o the stakeholders, government, NGOs and the public local authorities.

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Measurement issues in sustainability

Measurement Issues in Sustainability


Sustainable development measurement

Sustainable development measurement

Corporations annually provide sustainability reports on their

  • Economic

  • Environmental

  • Social

  • Governance

    performances to the stakeholders, government, NGOs and the public local authorities.


Sustainable performance measurement

Sustainable Performance Measurement

  • GRI’s sustainable reporting framework

  • Benchmarks

  • Audits

  • Indexes

  • ISO guidelines

http://sapiens.revues.org/166


Benefits from good indicators

Benefits from good Indicators

  • Better decision-making, lower risks and costs,

    identify limits and opportunities

  • Identification of emerging risks – prevention

  • Identification of impacts - corrective action

  • Performance measurement of the implementation of

    development plans and management actions

  • Greater public accountability, better communication

  • Constant monitoring - continuous improvement


Measurement issues

Measurement Issues

  • Data availability (capacity to collect and process)

  • Credibility of the information

  • Clarity and understandability to users

  • Comparability - No agreement on calculation method for specific measurements of energy use and waste.


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Measurement Issues

  • Difficult to include resources with no market value e.g. clean air, wildlife.

  • Corporations do not know what to set as standard benchmarks to assure the government and stakeholders.

  • OECD countries have adopted different types of frameworks

  • There are numerous environmental variables where the externalities are not linear.


Questions

Questions


References

References


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