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The Green Bottom Line: Environmental Accounting for Management: Current Practice and Future Trends

Edited By: Martin Bennett and Peter James

424 pages, Figs, tabs

Greenleaf Publishing

Paperback | Dec 1999 | #105253 | ISBN: 1874719241
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Hardback | Dec 1999 | #82010 | ISBN: 1874719071
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About this book

Brings together much of the world's leading research on the topic through four main sections: General Concepts, Empirical Studies, Case Studies and Implementation.

This volume is of considerable importance as it provides concrete evidence from the US, UK, Germany and other countries that...treating pollution is an expense; preventing it is an investment.' Jacqueline Aloisi de Larderel, Director, UNEP IE. 'The Green Bottom Line promises the start of a more concerted international effort to raise awareness of the benefits of, and possibilities for, advancing environmental accounting.' Susan McLaughlin, US Environmental Protection Agency. 'The Green Bottom Line demonstrates that many companies can benefit by getting a better understanding of the financial costs and benefits of environmental action. It also provides information and insight on what they can do in practice. I wish it had been around when we started our own environmental accounting journey in the early 1990s!' William Blackburn, Vice-President, Environmental, Health & Safety, Baxter International. 'Environment-related management accounting is an essential tool for tomorrow's business. As managers of one of the largest green funds, the Storebrand Scudder Environmental Value Fund, we will certainly expect that the companies we invest in have understood its precepts and are implementing some of the practical accounting measures that are outlined in The Green Bottom Line.' Jan-Olaf Willums, Senior Vice-President, Storebrand, Norway. 'This book...will, I am sure, make a significant contribution to our better understanding of environmental accounting.' Ian Ash, Director, BT Corporate Communications. 'A very accurate reflection of how current managerialist thinking on environmental issues is shaping up. An essential addition to any environmental accounting library.' Professor Rob Gray, CSEAR, University of Dundee. 'Thorough and highly readable...From basic environmental accounting concepts to the thicket of full-cost accounting, the authors nimbly guide readers through the pitfalls and possibilities. An excellent resource.' The Green Business Letter. 'A hands-on, useful book.' Business Ethics. 'A book well worth reading.' Handbook of Management Accounting. 'This publication is a good guidance book to environment-related management accounting as it gives the context, definitions, and doesn't just theorize but shows applications.' International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. 'The Green Bottom Line is an important book which examines corporate environmental policy from an accounting standpoint. If companies can demonstrate that green is not only good but yields better business results then detractors will disappear like chimneys in a smoke free zone.' European Quality


Contents

Forewords by Susan McLaughlin, US EPA, William Blackburn, Baxter International, Ian Ash, BT Corporate Communications, Jan-Olaf Williams, Storebrand, Norway and Jacqueline Aloisi de Larderel, UNEP IE; Introduction: Martin Bennett, Gloucester Business School, UK, and Peter James, Sustainable Business Centre, Congleton, UK; Part One: General Concepts; 1. "The Green Bottom Line", Martin Bennett, Gloucester Business School, UK, and Peter James, Sustainable Business Centre, Congleton, UK; 2. "An Introduction to Environmental Accounting as a Business Management Tool: Key Concepts and Terms", US Environmental Protection Agency; 3. "Calculating the True Profitability of Pollution Prevention", Stefan Schaltegger, University of Basel, Switzerland, and Kaspar Muller, Ellipson Ltd, Basel, Switzerland; 4. "Integrating Environmental Impacts into Capital Investment Decisions", Marc J. Epstein, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France, and Marie-Joscc Roy, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal and CIRANO, Canada; 5. "Valuing Potential Environmental Liabilities for Managerial Decision-Making: A Review of Available Techniques", US Environmental Protection Agency; 6. "The Italian Method of Environmental Accounting", Matteo Bartolomeo, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Milano, Italy; 7. "Environmental Management Accounting in the Netherlands", Jan Jaap Bouma, Erasmus Centre for Environmental Studies, Rotterdam, Netherlands; 8. "Cost Allocation: An Active Tool for Environmental Management Accounting?", Roger L. Burritt, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia; Part Two: Empirical Studies; 9. "Green Ledgers: An Overview", Daryl Ditz, Janet Ranganathan and R. Darryl Banks, World Resources Institute, Washington, DC, USA; 10. "Environmental Cost Accounting for Chemical and Oil Companies: A Benchmarking Study", David Shields, Beth Beloff and Miriam Heller, University of Houston, USA; 11. "Applying Environmental Accounting to Electroplating Operations: An In-Depth Analysis", Mark Haveman and Terry Foecke, Waste Reduction Institute for Training and Applications Research, St Paul, MN, USA; 12. "Reducing the Uncertainty in Environmental Investments: Integrating Stakeholder Values into Corporate Decisions", Graham Earl, Tuula Moilanen and Roland Clift, University of Surrey, UK; 13. "Shared Savings and Environmental Management Accounting: Innovative Chemical Supply Strategies", Thomas J. Bierma, Frank L. Waterstraat and Joyce Ostrosky, Illinois State University, USA; 14. "Environmental Accounting in an Investment Analysis Context: Total Cost Assess-ment at a Small Lithographic Printer", Edward D. Reiskin, Dcborah E. Savage and David A. Miller, The Tellus Institute, Boston, MA, USA; Part Three: Case Studies; 15. "Making Environmental Management Count: Baxter International's Environmental Financial Statement", Martin Bennett, Gloucester Business School, UK, and Peter James, Sustainable Business Centre, Congleton, UK; 16. "Full-Cost Accounting for Decision-Making at Ontario Hydro", US Environmental Protection Agency; 17. "Environmental Accounting at Sulzer Technology", Corporation Georg Schroeder, Sulzer Ilydro, Zurich, Switzerland, and Matthias Winter, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland; 18. "Life-Cycle Costing and Packaging at Xerox Ltd", Martin Bennett, Gloucester Business School, UK, and Peter James, Sustainable Business Centre, Congleton, UK; 19. "The Cost of Waste at Zeneca", Martin Bennett, Gloucester Business School, UK, and Peter James, Sustainable Business Centre, Congleton, UK; 20. "The Road Not Taken: Acting on 'Beyond Environmental Compliance' in Managerial Decision-Making", Timothy T. Greene, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA; Part Four: Implementation; 21. "Implementing Environment-Related Management Accounting", Martin Bennett, Gloucester Business School, UK, and Peter James, Sustainable B

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