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Environmental Accounting, Sustainability and Accountability

First Edition


August 2019 | 424 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

The study of the interactions between business organizations and their natural environments has gained momentum recently under the aegis of social and environmental accounting and reporting (SEAR), and as a diluted form of response in corporate social responsibility (CSR). Environmental Accounting, Sustainability and Accountability envisages accounting as an effective instrument in improving this interrelationship. It comprehensively describes how organizations can capture their environmental performance and thereby address societal concerns. The book closely explores how organizations can embed care for the environment as fundamental to their functioning.

It broadly covers traditional accounting as a measuring instrument, contemporary advances and unresolved problems, alternative perspectives and recent developments. The central idea proposed here is to evolve the environmental accounting framework and bring calculative aspects into sustainability thinking that businesses are responsible for.

Among the other important innovative ideas discussed are new costing techniques for waste management, accounting schematics of carbon trade, green information needs of management and the extension of the environmental viewpoint to information systems and technology.


 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
Sustainability and Accounting Sciences: Two Independent Paradigms
 
Section I. Accounting and Accountability: Traditional Paradigm
 
Organizational Theories and Accountability
 
Financial Accounting, Reporting and Accountability
 
Cost and Managerial Accounting: Supporting Management beyond Numbers
 
Economics: Rational Argument to Ignore Environment
 
Section II. Environment and Accounting Theories: Contemporary Advances
 
Environment Considerations and Conventional Accounting Theories
 
Contemporary Developments in Green(ing) Accounting
 
Methodological Developments in Environmental Management Accounting
 
Advances in Other Environmental Frameworks
 
Section III. Environmental Accounting: Dimensional View of Accounting
 
Environmental Accounting: Connecting Critical and Normative Theory of Accounting
 
Environmental Accounting: An Independent Accounting Viewpoint
 
Advancements in Costing Models to Handle Externalities
 
Environmental Accounting: Part I
 
Environmental Accounting: Part II
 
Section IV. Accounting Sciences and Sustainability Theories: Managerial Implications and Recent Advances
 
Environmental Accounting and Managerial Implications I: Carbon Accounting
 
Environmental Accounting and Managerial Implications II: Other Advances
 
Environment Management Systems (EMS) and Greening Firms
 
Sustainability and Environment Interfaces: Recent Advances
 
Appendix: Mathematical Modelling of Complex Waste
 
References
 
Index

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ISBN: 9789353284640
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