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Non-Financial Disclosure and Strategic Planning: Sustainability Reporting for Good Corporate Governance
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
2005 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

A sustainability report is a tool to help organizations monitor and communicate economic, environmental, and social performance. A corporate strategic planning model is a tool that guides businesses through decision-making processes for sustainable competitive advantage and long-term economic success. While both tools can be used to move a company towards sustainability, the processes are usually not closely integrated. This project explores a closer integration of sustainability reporting and strategic planning for improved corporate governance and strategic sustainable development. We scrutinize the 2002 Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Reporting Guidelines against a scientific principle definition of sustainability, pointing out current shortcomings and suggesting opportunities for improvement. An enhanced sustainability reporting model is proposed followed by an exploration of how this reporting model can bring value to the corporate strategic planning process.

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2005. , 87 p.
Keyword [en]
Non-financial disclosure, sustainability reporting, strategic planning, corporate governance, systems theory.
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-2252Local ID: diva2:829519
Educational program
SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2006-02-23 Last updated: 2015-11-05Bibliographically approved

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