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Models for Measuring and Reporting of Green Performance

Models for Measuring and Reporting of Green Performance
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Copyright: 2015
Pages: 26
Source title: Green Accounting Initiatives and Strategies for Sustainable Development
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Chirața Caraiani (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania), Camelia I. Lungu (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania), Cornelia Dascălu (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania) and Florian Colceag (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8720-2.ch005

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Abstract

The main objective of this chapter is to highlight the potential effects improved social and environmental performance would have on economic performance. The use of adapted managerial tools enables entities to extend the conventional accounting model of performance towards a sustainable/green performance. The comprehensive picture of corporate communication is based on the concept of sustainability and combines three dimensions of performance: economic, social and environmental. This chapter addresses the models for reporting and managing the three aspects of performance evaluation and introduces specific concepts for measurement referring to the Triple Bottom Line performance. Debates are conducted based on an exploratory and interpretive study on social and environmental performance reporting. The correlations with corporate various characteristics are emphasized.

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