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Sustainability accounting and accountability / edited by Jeffrey Unerman, Jan Bebbington and Brendan O'Dwyer.

Contributor(s): Unerman, Jeffrey | Bebbington, Jan | O'Dwyer, Brendan, 1968-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London ; New York : Routledge, c. 2007Description: xix, 362 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780415384896.Subject(s): Sustainable development reporting | Social accounting | | Business, Business Administration November2016Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung. | Aufsatzsammlung.DDC classification: 657 Other classification: 85.25 | QP 820 Online resources: Table of contents only | Publisher description | Table of contents
Contents:
Introduction to sustainability accounting and accountability / Jeffrey Unerman, Jan Bebbington and Brendan O'Dwyer -- Part I: Setting the context for sustainability accounting and accountability -- 1. Mapping the terrain of sustainability accounting / Ian Thomson -- 2. Legitimating the social accounting project: an ethic of accountability / Jesse F. Dillard -- Part II: External reporting of sustainability policies and practices -- 3. Histories of and rationales for sustainability reporting / Nola Buhr -- 4. The 'standardisation' of sustainability reporting / Carol Adams and Venkat Narayanan -- 5. Stakeholder engagement and dialogue / Jeffrey Unerman -- 6. External stakeholders' perspectives on sustainability reporting / Carol Ann Tilt -- 7. Organisational legitimacy as a motive for sustainability reporting / Craig Deegan -- 8. Sustainability reporting: insights from neoinstitutional theory / Carlos Larrinaga-Gonz�alez -- 9. Assurance practice in sustainability reporting / David Owen -- 10. Future prospects for corporate sustainability reporting / Markus Milne and Rob Gray -- Part III: Accounting for sustainable development within organisations -- 11. Full cost accounting: Adam Smith meets Rachel Carson? / Nicolas Antheaume -- 12. Changing organisational attitudes and culture through sustainability accounting / Jan Bebbington -- 13. Sustainability accounting and accountability in the public sector / Amanda Ball and Suzana Grubnic -- 14. Environmental and social assessment in sustainable finance / Andrea B. Coulson -- Part IV: Other issues -- 15. The nature of NGO accountability: motives, mechanisms and practice / Brendan O'Dwyer -- 16. Developing silent and shadow accounts / Colin Dey -- 17. Sustainability accounting and education / David Collison, John Ferguson and Lorna Stevenson -- 18. Postscript and conclusions / Jan Bebbington, Brendan O'Dwyer and Jeffrey Unerman -- Index.
Summary: This exciting book is one of the first textbooks in the fast growing area of sustainability accounting. Contributed to and edited by an impressive array of internationally renowned authorities, it focuses on the use of sustainability accounting both as an external accountability mechanism (external reporting) and as a tool for helping managers assess and manage the social and environmental impacts of their operations (management accounting). Using real life examples and case studies to emphasize the links between the conceptual basis and issues in practice, this outstanding book addresses the growing interest among both practitioners and academics in social, environmental and ethical accountability, as interpreted through the lens of sustainable development. --Publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction to sustainability accounting and accountability / Jeffrey Unerman, Jan Bebbington and Brendan O'Dwyer -- Part I: Setting the context for sustainability accounting and accountability -- 1. Mapping the terrain of sustainability accounting / Ian Thomson -- 2. Legitimating the social accounting project: an ethic of accountability / Jesse F. Dillard -- Part II: External reporting of sustainability policies and practices -- 3. Histories of and rationales for sustainability reporting / Nola Buhr -- 4. The 'standardisation' of sustainability reporting / Carol Adams and Venkat Narayanan -- 5. Stakeholder engagement and dialogue / Jeffrey Unerman -- 6. External stakeholders' perspectives on sustainability reporting / Carol Ann Tilt -- 7. Organisational legitimacy as a motive for sustainability reporting / Craig Deegan -- 8. Sustainability reporting: insights from neoinstitutional theory / Carlos Larrinaga-Gonz�alez -- 9. Assurance practice in sustainability reporting / David Owen -- 10. Future prospects for corporate sustainability reporting / Markus Milne and Rob Gray -- Part III: Accounting for sustainable development within organisations -- 11. Full cost accounting: Adam Smith meets Rachel Carson? / Nicolas Antheaume -- 12. Changing organisational attitudes and culture through sustainability accounting / Jan Bebbington -- 13. Sustainability accounting and accountability in the public sector / Amanda Ball and Suzana Grubnic -- 14. Environmental and social assessment in sustainable finance / Andrea B. Coulson -- Part IV: Other issues -- 15. The nature of NGO accountability: motives, mechanisms and practice / Brendan O'Dwyer -- 16. Developing silent and shadow accounts / Colin Dey -- 17. Sustainability accounting and education / David Collison, John Ferguson and Lorna Stevenson -- 18. Postscript and conclusions / Jan Bebbington, Brendan O'Dwyer and Jeffrey Unerman -- Index.

This exciting book is one of the first textbooks in the fast growing area of sustainability accounting. Contributed to and edited by an impressive array of internationally renowned authorities, it focuses on the use of sustainability accounting both as an external accountability mechanism (external reporting) and as a tool for helping managers assess and manage the social and environmental impacts of their operations (management accounting). Using real life examples and case studies to emphasize the links between the conceptual basis and issues in practice, this outstanding book addresses the growing interest among both practitioners and academics in social, environmental and ethical accountability, as interpreted through the lens of sustainable development. --Publisher.

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