Corporate Sustainability Frameworks, Metrics, and Indices

Earlier chapters were designed to provide a working understanding of sustainability and what it means for business, why it is so important, how to think systemically about business processes, the risks for ignoring sustainability trends, and the rewards for addressing them. This chapter provides an overview of some commonly used metrics and tools, while pointing out the need for customization of any plan to incorporate each individual company’s industry, size, mission, vision, and business model.

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