This book looks at how multinational enterprises address sustainability within their business activities. Contextualized within a rapidly developing country in Asia, it explores how management practices, tools and techniques are implemented by foreign multinational enterprises (MNEs) operating in the Philippines. The book introduces a useful three-stage and six-step sustainability assessment framework for company practices. The three stages are framed around impact identification, impact assessment and impact monitoring, with the six steps associated with these stages, including the initiation step, scoping, impact analysis, alternative selection, monitoring and evaluation, and feedback and follow-up.
The book also highlights how voluntary guidelines and global sustainability platforms play an instrumental role in directing the practices of organisations when implementing corporate sustainability.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Sustainability Assessment Research 3. Issue Identification and Prioritisation Stage 4. Impact Assessment 5. Impact Monitoring and Follow-up 6. Conclusion
Hermann Lion is a Research Associate at Swinburne University of Technology, focusing on sustainability assessments and environmental impact assessments. He has published in a range of international outlets including with Routledge and the Journal of Business Ethics.
Dr. Jerome Donovan is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology. He has published on corporate sustainability and sustainability assessments, including in Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Business Ethics, Environmental Impact Assessment Review, and Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal.
Dr. Cheree Topple is a Senior Lecturer in Management at Swinburne University of Technology. Her current research focuses on corporate sustainability and the achievement of SDGs for multinational enterprises and is published in Journal of Cleaner Production, Environmental Impact Assessment Review, and Transnational Corporations.
Dr. Rowan Bedggood is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Swinburne University of Technology. Her areas of interest include Sustainability and Consumer Vulnerability. Rowan has supervised numerous studies on: Natural Disasters, Corruption, Leadership, Corporate Responsibility, Social Resilience, Personal Networks, Indigenous Self-Determination and Energy Poverty.
Dr. Eryadi Masli is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology. He has worked on the Integrated Impact Assessments in six ASEAN countries (funded by AusAid’s PSLP Grant), and published in Journal of Cleaner Production and Environmental Impact Assessment Review.