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Measuring Sustainability: A systems perspective on sustainability reporting

Oliveros, Carlos LU (2012) MIDM70 20101
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
The paper is a critical revision of the sufficiency of sustainability reporting frameworks to represent sustainability performance. The paper sustains that while frameworks facilitate recording, classifying, and summarizing sustainability data (i.e. economic, social and environmental), they are insufficient to represent organizational sustainability performance.
Using Systems Theory and systems proprieties the thesis illustrates how sustainability reporting frameworks fail to sufficiently represent sustainability performance as an organizational management tool.
Abstract (Spanish)
El siguiente trabajo presenta una revisión crítica de la capacidad que tienen los marcos de reportes de sostenibilidad para representar el desempeño de las organizaciones. El trabajo sostiene que aun cuando los marcos existentes facilitan la recolección, clasificación y el compendio de información en sostenibilidad (i.e económica, social y medioambiental), el método resulta insuficiente para representar el desempeño en sostenibilidad de las
organizaciones. Utilizando los postulados de la Teoría de Sistemas y en las propiedades sistémicas se ilustra cómo los marcos de reportes de sostenibilidad no logran representar el desempeño en sostenibilidad como herramienta organizacional.
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author
Oliveros, Carlos LU
supervisor
organization
course
MIDM70 20101
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
General Systems Theory, Systems, Complexity, systems theory, Sustainability Reporting, telos, dynamics, sustainability
language
English
id
1607201
date added to LUP
2010-11-15 13:50:07
date last changed
2013-07-04 09:24:35
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  abstract     = {The paper is a critical revision of the sufficiency of sustainability reporting frameworks to represent sustainability performance. The paper sustains that while frameworks facilitate recording, classifying, and summarizing sustainability data (i.e. economic, social and environmental), they are insufficient to represent organizational sustainability performance.
Using Systems Theory and systems proprieties the thesis illustrates how sustainability reporting frameworks fail to sufficiently represent sustainability performance as an organizational management tool.},
  author       = {Oliveros, Carlos},
  keyword      = {General Systems Theory,Systems,Complexity,systems theory,Sustainability Reporting,telos,dynamics,sustainability},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Measuring Sustainability: A systems perspective on sustainability reporting},
  year         = {2012},
}