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Sustainability measures: a stakeholder focus beyond shareholders

Carol-Ann Tetrault Sirsly (Eric Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada)

World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development

ISSN: 2042-5961

Article publication date: 9 March 2015

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provoke a reflection on how sustainability may be measured to predict future performance to inform diverse stakeholders in their assessment of organizations.

Design/methodology/approach

Conceptual.

Findings

Propositions have been developed for considerations in elaborating future measures.

Originality/value

A rigorous examination of the pertinence of current sustainability measures and assumptions has been carried out to provide a foundation for the future development of forward-looking sustainability measures. Integration of stakeholder management capabilities and environmental, social and governance measures to support sustainable business development strategies.

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Citation

Tetrault Sirsly, C.-A. (2015), "Sustainability measures: a stakeholder focus beyond shareholders", World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 11 No. 1, pp. 17-31. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-07-2014-0019

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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