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An Application to Support Sustainability Management in the Cuban Energy Sector

  • Frank Medel-González
  • Lourdes García-Ávila
  • Jorge Marx Gómez
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)

Abstract

A critical element to the success and survival of organizations is the effective management of information. Sustainability has become a major challenge at all levels in society. Organizations in all sectors are being pressured to address environmental and social responsibility performance in addition to the traditional financial performance. Information technologies can play an important role in sustainability management, specifically the evaluation of sustainability performance. The main purpose of this paper is to present an application that facilitates the management and storage of sustainability indicators that are the basis for assessing the sustainable performance of organizations. The application allows the calculation of a Corporate Index of Sustainability Performance to determine the level of compliance with respect to the direction defined by business sustainability strategies. The functionality includes the generation of different reports. The software application makes use of various technologies and was developed and partially implemented in the electric sector in Villa Clara, Cuba.

Keywords

Sustainability Management Corporate Sustainability Sustainability Reporting Sustainability Performance Sustainability Indicator 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

This work is funded by the Eureka SD project (agreement number 2013-2591), that is supported by the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Medel-González
    • 1
  • Lourdes García-Ávila
    • 1
  • Jorge Marx Gómez
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidad Central “Marta Abreu” de Las VillasSanta ClaraCuba
  2. 2.Carl von Ossietzky UniversitätOldenburgGermany

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