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Accounting for Sustainability: Asia Pacific Perspectives

  • Ki-Hoon Lee
  • Stefan Schaltegger

Part of the Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science book series (ECOE, volume 33)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. National Culture and Sustainability Accounting in the Asia Pacific Region

  3. Environmental and Sustainability Performance Measurement and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Charles Rhodes, John Finisdore, Anthony Dvarskas, Joël Houdet, Joel Corona, Simone Maynard
      Pages 151-187
  4. Environmental Management Accounting: Material Flows, Cost Accounting, and Business Cases

  5. Sustainability Reporting: Challenges and Approaches

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 303-305

About this book

Introduction

This book advances the understanding of corporate sustainability and challenges and roles of sustainability accounting in the Asia-Pacific region. The Asia-Pacific region has shown fast economic growth for several decades which is expected to continue. In this context, Asia has become the “production engine” of the global economy. At the same time scientific reports reveal that some planetary boundaries are crossed, for example relating to biodiversity and climate change. Companies in the Asia-Pacific region are therefore increasingly challenged to reduce their environmental impacts, to document their social contribution and to contribute to sustainable development. Key approaches to identify sustainability problems and challenges, to support improvement processes and to back up sustainability contributions include accounting and reporting. In contrast to the high relevance of accounting and reporting for corporate sustainability for the Asia-Pacific region, academic research has so far been dominated by Western researchers and pre-dominantly dealt with Western and Japanese cases and approaches. It is thus time to take account of Asian perspectives on accounting and reporting for sustainability in the Asia-Pacific region.

Keywords

Sustainability Accounting Corporate Sustainability Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Sustainability Reporting and Disclosure Sustainability Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Ki-Hoon Lee
    • 1
  • Stefan Schaltegger
    • 2
  1. 1.Griffith Business SchoolGriffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for Sustainability ManagementLeuphana University of LüneburgLüneburgGermany

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