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Sustainability Reporting by Gwendolen B. White

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Chapter 1

What Is Sustainability Reporting?

What Does Sustainable Mean?

There are many definitions for the word sustainable. Here are two:

Sustainability seeks to provide the best outcomes for the human and natural environments both now and into the indefinite future.1

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.2

In the world of business, “sustainable” is frequently used to describe the process of conducting business in ways that protect the earth and its inhabitants from irreparable damage caused by human activities. The irreparable damage to the environment has direct economic and social consequences for the present and futures generations. ...

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