1. Standards for Disclosure 2. Corporate Ratings and Rankings 3. Organizational Certifications 4. Philosophies of Sustainability: The Values and Worldview Behind A Standard 5. Indicators and Measurement Systems 6. GHG Greenhouse Gas Assessment and Energy Accounting 7. Water 8. Waste 9. Social Impacts 10. Issues in the Analysis of Metrics for Sustainability
Scott R. Herriott is Professor and Dean of the College of Business Administration at Maharishi University of Management, USA. He specializes in the application of quantitative methods to business strategy with a focus on sustainable business. He is the author of a dozen scientific papers and books on economics, organization, and business strategy.
'Metrics for Sustainable Business is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview and comparison of the frameworks companies can use for reporting on environmental and social issues. It includes a valuable discussion about the use of indicators to measure sustainability performance and offers technical details on the accounting for greenhouse gas emissions, water, and waste. Herriott’s writing style makes the material accessible and interesting for readers with varying levels of knowledge about sustainability reporting and related metrics. The book is well-written, well-organized and thorough. This is a must read for anyone interested in learning about this exciting and challenging topic. The book should also serve well as a textbook for college-level courses in sustainability reporting.' - Kenton D. Swift, University of Montana, USA'This is the sustainability accounting text I need for my classes. Metrics for Sustainable Business brings together the set of topics needed by accountants engaged in understanding and reporting sustainability issues for organizations. Scott Herriott’s book will be foundational for my courses and will be a regularly-consulted reference on my bookshelf.' - Darrell Brown, Portland State University, USA