Chapter 5

Tracking Global Governanceand Sustainability:Is the System Working?

Nancy Bennet and Cornis van der Lugt1

Introduction

This chapter examines global governance, the united Nations (uN) system and efforts within this governance system to develop processes of reporting with sustainability indicators that are globally applicable. in addition, it will be considered whether a global accounting of corporate triple bottom line (TBL) issues is feasible or desirable. Does it make sense to add it all up at the global level?

The development of environmental performance indicators at the global, regional, national, community and company levels has developed significantly over the past ten years. There is, however, less harmonization and agreement ...

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