302 pages | 41 B/W Illus.
The roles of corporate and public stewards and the nature of their social contract with society have been changing over the past two centuries, and those changes have accelerated in recent decades. Moreover, with increasing focus on sustainability factors from the marketplace (regulators, investors, financiers, and consumers), corporate sustainability disclosure is shifting from voluntary to vital. Corporate and public stewards are now responsible for their performance and services from cradle-to-grave: they must properly manage corporate social responsibility and integrate it into their global strategies, rather than consider it as merely a moral obligation or a risk/reputation management exercise.
Sustainability analytics, the critical link between sustainability and business strategy, helps professionals track, trend, and transform sustainability information into actionable insights across the value chain and life cycle, to enhance their sustainability performance and its disclosure. This book, Introduction to Sustainability Analytics, provides corporate and public stewards with a comprehensive understanding of how to determine which sustainability metrics are material to them and relevant to their business, and how to incorporate them into corporate strategy, resource allocation, and prioritization. Focusing on practical decision-making needs, it explains how to value and prioritize initiatives, and how to best allocate necessary resources through several real case studies and practical examples.
Chapter 1 Sustainability Analytics and Social Responsibility
Chapter 2 Sustainability Analytics and Decision Acumen
Chapter 3 Sustainability Analytics and Decision Execution
Chapter 4 Sustainability Analytics for Global Issues
Chapter 5 Sustainability Analytics Applications
Appendix A: List of SASB Material Sustainability Components
Appendix B: Definition of Terms—US OMB Circular No. A-94 Revised
Appendix C: Pentagon Presentation on Measuring Performance, 1998
Appendix D: Green Chemistry Principles
Appendix E: Assessment of Climate Change Impact
Appendix F: Criteria—Pollutant Health and Welfare Benefits in 2010