The Triple Bottom Line

Author: Adrian Henriques
Editor: Earthscan
ISBN: 1849773343
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The concept of the 'triple bottom line' (TBL) - the idea that business activity can simultaneously deliver financial, social and environmental benefits - was introduced in the early 1990s. A decade on, The Triple Bottom Line: Does it All Add Up? brings together the world's leading experts on corporate responsibility to assess the implications, benefits and limitations of the TBL. This collection provides a review of what has already been achieved in stimulating change in corporate culture and bringing businesses to an appreciation of the importance and benefits of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and good environmental performance. It further explores the conceptual and practical limits of the metaphor of the TBL and sets out what can be achieved through regulation and legislation, presenting detailed professional procedures for environmental accounting and management and social auditing. The contributors' wealth of experience and insight provides a vivid picture of how much attention is now being focused by businesses on delivering more than just financial targets, and they clearly outline the necessary steps for successfully continuing along this trajectory.

Creating The Sustainable Public Library The Triple Bottom Line Approach

Author: Gary L. Shaffer
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440857032
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Transform any public library into a truly sustainable organization—not just environmentally sustainable, but economically and socially sustainable as well—by following the directions and practices described in this book. • Offers theory and practical advice on implementing a sustainability program from a recognized expert in management and sustainability in the library environment • Presents step-by-step instructions for creating a Triple Bottom Line (TBL) sustainable public library • Addresses a highly relevant and timely topic with librarians and library administrators

Research Handbook Of Investing In The Triple Bottom Line

Author: Sabri Boubaker
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1788110005
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The triple bottom line is an accounting framework with social, environmental and financial factors. This Handbook examines the nexus between these areas by scrutinising aspects of socially responsible investment, finance and sustainable development, corporate socially responsible banking firms, the stock returns of sustainable firms, green bonds and sustainable financial instruments.

Maximizing The Triple Bottom Line Through Spiritual Leadership

Author: Louis W. Fry
Editor: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804784299
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Maximizing the Triple Bottom Line through Spiritual Leadership draws on the emerging fields of workplace spirituality and spiritual leadership to teach leaders and their constituencies how to develop business models that address issues of ethical leadership, employee well-being, sustainability, and social responsibility without sacrificing profitability, growth, and other metrics of performance excellence. While this text identifies and discusses the characteristics necessary to be a leader, its major focus is on leadership—engaging stakeholders and enabling groups of people to work together in the most meaningful ways. The authors offer real-world examples of for-profit and non-profit organizations that have spiritual leaders and which have implemented organizational spiritual leadership. These cases are based on over ten years of research, supported by the International Institute of Spiritual Leadership, that demonstrates the value of the Spiritual Leadership Balanced Scorecard Business Model presented in the book. "Pracademic" in its orientation, the book presents a general process and tools for implementing the model.

Beyond The Triple Bottom Line

Author: Francisco Szekely
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262339080
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A pragmatic new business model for sustainability that outlines eight steps that range from exploring a mission to promoting innovation; with case studies. Many recent books make the case for businesses to become more sustainable, but few explain the specifics. In this book, Francisco Szekely and Zahir Dossa offer a pragmatic new business model for sustainability that extends beyond the traditional framework of the triple bottom line, describing eight steps that range from exploring a vision and establishing a strategy to implementing the strategy and promoting innovation. Szekely and Dossa argue that businesses and organizations need to move away from the business case for sustainability toward a sustainable business model. That is, businesses should go beyond the usual short-term focus on minimizing harm while maximizing profits. Instead, businesses on the path to sustainability should, from the start, focus on addressing a societal need and view profitability not as an end but as a means to support the sustainable organization. Szekely and Dossa explore key problems organizations face when pursuing a sustainability agenda. Each chapter presents one of the eight steps, describes a business dilemma for sustainability, provides a theoretically grounded strategic framework, offers case studies that illustrate the dilemma, and summarizes key findings; the case studies draw on the experiences of such companies as Tesla Motors, Patagonia, TOMs, and Panera. The book emphasizes leadership, arguing that leaders who question the status quo, inspire others, and take risks are essential for achieving sustainable business practices.

The Triple Bottom Line

Author: Marie Thulesius
Editor: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9783847309147
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- Can profit maximising organisations create social, environmental and economic value? This question is discussed and explored in the paper. For Marie Thulesius the start of this query was her decade in an American pharmaceutical company listed on the New York Stock Exchange with a very strong quarterly focus. This shortsightedness was hard to deal with both on a private and a professional level. Long term strategies were pushed aside when a new quarterly report would show divergence from quarterly measures. For companies that have been strong in combining social, environmental and economic value there seem to be a strong relationship between being private owned (not dependent on stock market movements) and having a strong, visible leader that understands that combining social, environmental and economic objectives are competitive advantages. These companies tend to put Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainable environmental development in the core of their business and work with them in a pro-active manner.

The Triple Bottom Line

Author: Andrew Savitz
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118330374
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The classic guide to sustainability strategy and implementation—updated for today's businesses To ensure business success, companies must embrace sustainable management. Firms need to find the overlap between business interests and the interests of society and the environment before they can secure a lasting competitive edge. By making the case for sustainability as a fundamental business practice, The Triple Bottom Line became an instant classic when first published in 2006, showing a generation of business leaders how to find their sustainability sweet spot—where profitability merges seamlessly with the common good. Now updated with ground-breaking stories of successes and failure, this revision of The Triple Bottom Line is a critical resource for all managers and leaders. Features in-depth success stories of sustainability practices at major firms such as Wal-Mart, GE, DuPont, American Electric Power, and PepsiCo—and shows why companies such as BP and Hershey continue to fail Draws on Andy Savitz's 25 years of pioneering consulting and research in the field Includes all-new reporting and analysis on the practice of sustainability and the triple bottom line in business today, providing new insights on where sustainability is headed The Triple Bottom Line is essential reading for any firm to meet the challenge of creating lasting value for both shareholders and society.

Cannibals With Forks

Author: John Elkington
Editor: Capstone Publishing
ISBN: 9781841120843
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Based on first-hand experience with companies such as Volvo, BP, Proctor and Gamble, ICI and Fuji Xerox, Elkington defines the triple bottom line of 21st century business as profit, environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

A Triple Bottom Line Approach To Advanced Project Evaluation

Author: Grace Ding
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527548287
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The concept of ‘the triple bottom line’ has recently emerged to describe a new framework for development aimed at achieving economic and social balance while maintaining the long-term integrity of ecological systems. This requires measuring not only the economic viability of projects, but also their impact on the environment and their contribution to society. We live in a world where most people are aware of the importance of our environment. The way in which this realisation came about has, in hindsight, not been as simple as could have been expected. Systematic evaluations of the economic viability of projects using discounting date back to the beginning of the last century and are something which has been readily accepted, especially over the last few decades. However, an integrated approach, including environmental and social aspects, is much more recent, and even now, the methods and methodologies for such an approach are still being developed. This volume details the state of the art of the development towards the triple bottom line. It indicates where there is still debate about fundamental principles, where theory has been overlooked in the name of convenience, and where there are still unresolved problems. The discussions provided here will serve to provide a more detailed understanding of what we do in our calculations, what they mean and the limitations thereof.

Triple Bottom Line Risk Management

Author: Adrian R. Bowden
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471217428
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An innovative, new approach to risk assessment and management that will help you uncover countless opportunities for your company If a business wants to be sustainable in the twenty-first century, it should focus on the continuous improvements and potential opportunities that risk management offers. Written by risk management experts, this book will provide you with the necessary tools and guidance for the successful management of business risk so you can improve your company's triple bottom line-- the social, environmental, and financial accountability of your business. The authors introduce the RISQUE method, which was specifically developed to address a diverse range of events and issues. It offers a multifaceted approach, using a rational process, which will help you make informed, defensible risk management decisions. You'll gain a better understanding of the methodology, assumptions, advantages, and disadvantages of this approach. You'll also see how the method can be applied to specific areas within your business to reduce risk and increase opportunities. And you'll learn the necessary skills to implement a risk management process that will demonstrate commitment to triple bottom line management. To enhance the material presented, numerous case studies are included that will help you understand how to: * Select and justify the best option for a project * Determine how much additional liability you'll gain through an acquisition * Account for nonquantifiable events * Understand how much your company needs to set aside for future liabilities * Discover which asset management strategy gives you the best return * Use loss of life as a measure of risk to public safety * Calculate and report contingent liability on your balance sheet * Develop an insurance strategy based on your profile of risk

Examining The Cost Of Amazon Com S Success Using The Triple Bottom Line

Author: Ian Chan
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Amazon is a very successful online retailing company. Their sustainability practices are highly questionable, yet their success only seems to grow. Since the focus of the MBA is on sustainability, it is of interest to apply sustainability theory to Amazon, which maintains its success in a more environmentally conscious and more socially responsible world. The project therefore seeks to explore how sustainability affects Amazon’s success, and if sustainability has any implications for Amazon today and in the future. In order to do this, the paper will examine Amazon’s biggest shortcomings, which are related to environmental reporting and employee mistreatment. Then it will be shown how Amazon is successful even though they show deficiencies in environmental and social sustainability. It will then be shown how Amazon makes up for its deficiencies with competitive practices, customer satisfaction and long-term investment. A comparison to Zappos, a similar company will be made to explore possible improvements for Amazon in the future.

The Sustainability Edge

Author: Suhas Apte
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442650680
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Business leaders need to embrace sustainability in order to ensure the lasting success of their organizations. Co-authors Suhas Apte and Jagdish Sheth bring their expertise from practice and from academia to illustrate how business leaders can embed sustainability in a truly holistic and transformative way. Through an examination of such companies as Walmart, AT&T, IKEA and the Tata Group, Apte and Sheth have developed a proven and actionable framework rooted in the real world success of these companies. The case studies reveal how business leaders proactively engage, energize and promote market sustainability to all of their stakeholders including customers, employees, suppliers, investors and the government. The Sustainability Edge enables companies to critically engage their stakeholders and influence them to accept sustainability as part of their core mission.

Exam Prep For The Triple Bottom Line Does It All Add Up

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A Triple Bottom Line Planning Tool For Measuring Sustainability

Author: Laurie Buys
Editor: Chartridge Books Oxford
ISBN: 9781909287884
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Summary Sustainability is a key driver for decisions in the management and future development of organisations and industries. However, quantifying and comparing sustainability across the triple bottom line (TBL) of economy, environment and social impact, has been problematic. There is a need for a tool which can measure the complex interactions within and between the environmental, economic and social systems which affect the sustainability of an industry in a transparent, consistent and comparable way. The authors acknowledge that there are currently numerous ways in which sustainability is measured and multiple methodologies in how these measurement tools were designed. The purpose of this book is to showcase how Bayesian network modelling can be used to identify and measure environmental, economic and social sustainability variables and to understand their impact on and interaction with each other. This book introduces the Sustainability Scorecard, and describes it through a case study on sustainability of the Australian dairy industry. This study was conducted in collaboration with the Australian dairy industry. Contents Conceptual Model Triple bottom line sub-models Economic sub-model nodes, indicators and measures Social sub-model nodes, indicators and measures Environmental sub-model nodes, indicators and measures Dairy Sustainability Scorecard Scenario Testing for the Scorecard Scenario testing of the Dairy Australia Sustainability Scorecard Dairy Australia sustainability scenarios Economic sustainability scenarios Social sustainability scenarios Environmental sustainability scenarios Strength of influence across the TBL for dairy Strength of influence in economic TBL Strength of influence in social TBL Environmental TBL A Triple Bottom Line Planning Tool for Measuring Sustainability Evidence Base Design Quantify Validate Evaluate Adapt Conclusion Measures for the Bayesian network Economic Social Environmental References

Towards A Triple Bottom Line

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In Pursuit Of The Triple Bottom Line

Author: Kristen Rainey
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ISBN: 9783846533901
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Talent Transformation And The Triple Bottom Line

Author: Andrew Savitz
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118238907
File Size: 37,53 MB
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HR Professional's guide to creating a strategically sustainableorganization Employees are central to creating sustainable organizations, yetthey are left on the sidelines in most sustainability initiativesalong with the HR professionals who should be helping to engage andenergize them. This book shows business leaders and HRprofessionals how to: motivate employees to create economic,environmental and social value; facilitate necessary culture,strategic and organizational change; embed sustainability into theemployee lifecycle; and strengthen existing capabilities anddevelop new ones necessary to support the transformation tosustainability. Talent, Transformation, and the Triple Bottom Line alsodemonstrates how leading companies are using sustainability tostrengthen core HR functions: to win the war for talent, tomotivate and empower employees, to increase productivity, and toenliven traditional HR-related efforts such as diversity, healthand wellness, community involvement and volunteerism. Incombination, these powerful benefits can help drive businessgrowth, performance, and results. The book offers strategies, policies, tools and specific actionsteps that business leaders and HR professionals can use to getinto the sustainability game or enhance their effortsdramatically Andrew Savitz is an expert in sustainability and has workedextensively with many organizations on sustainability strategy andimplementation; he and Karl Weber wrote The Triple BottomLine, one of the most successful books in the field Published in partnership with SHRM and with the cooperation ofthe World Business Council for Sustainable Development Forward by Edward Lawler III This book fills a gaping hole in both the HR and sustainabilityliterature by educating HR professionals about sustainability,sustainability professionals about HR, and business leaders abouthow to marry the two to accelerate progress on both fronts.

Triple Bottom Line Standard Requirements

Author: Gerardus Blokdyk
Editor: 5starcooks
ISBN: 9780655316039
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Does Triple bottom line systematically track and analyze outcomes for accountability and quality improvement? A compounding model resolution with available relevant data can often provide insight towards a solution methodology; which Triple bottom line models, tools and techniques are necessary? Who needs to know about Triple bottom line ? How did the Triple bottom line manager receive input to the development of a Triple bottom line improvement plan and the estimated completion dates/times of each activity? What would be the goal or target for a Triple bottom line's improvement team? Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a challenge or meet an objective is the most valuable role... In EVERY group, company, organization and department. Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?' This Self-Assessment empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Triple bottom line investments work better. This Triple bottom line All-Inclusive Self-Assessment enables You to be that person. All the tools you need to an in-depth Triple bottom line Self-Assessment. Featuring 694 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Triple bottom line improvements can be made. In using the questions you will be better able to: - diagnose Triple bottom line projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices - implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals - integrate recent advances in Triple bottom line and process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines Using a Self-Assessment tool known as the Triple bottom line Scorecard, you will develop a clear picture of which Triple bottom line areas need attention. Your purchase includes access details to the Triple bottom line self-assessment dashboard download which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next. You will receive the following contents with New and Updated specific criteria: - The latest quick edition of the book in PDF - The latest complete edition of the book in PDF, which criteria correspond to the criteria in... - The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard, and... - Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation ...plus an extra, special, resource that helps you with project managing. INCLUDES LIFETIME SELF ASSESSMENT UPDATES Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.

Triple Bottom Line As A Method To Increase Business Value And Foster Positive Social And Environmental Change

Author: Jayleene West
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The Triple Bottom Line (TBL) business model has transformed the business world by changing the way businesses operate. By focusing on the people and the environment, businesses have grown to see substantial profit and avoid risks along the way. Companies are using the TBL to build their brand and customer loyalty by enhancing the environment and society. This paper analyzes four companies that are leaders in their industry and are founded on the TBL; Seventh Generation, New Belgium Brewing, Patagonia, and Ben & Jerry's. Recommendations have been made by performing a literature review on the advantages and disadvantages of the TBL, and by studying the companies in a case study fashion. Both Seventh Generation and Patagonia are lacking strong social missions, while New Belgium Brewing and Ben & Jerry's both have strong environmental and social missions. Additionally, Patagonia must benchmark their emissions in order to successfully reduce their impact on the environment. All companies were able to increase investor attraction by reducing risk, create a sustainable product, provide fair working conditions, and provide their employees with a volunteer program. Altogether, the outcomes of each business have had a beneficial impact on the environment and society, while boosting sales and brand recognition.

Triple Bottom Line

Author: Lorraine Nelson
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ISBN: 9780864583529
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Outlines the benefits of sustainable business practices and how to maximise the potential of triple bottom line reporting, and explains how to adapt such practices in an organisation-wide context.