Assessment processes for sustainability and sustainable development

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dc.contributor.author Erickson, Larry E.
dc.contributor.author Leven, Blase
dc.contributor.author Saulters, Oral
dc.contributor.author Boguski, Terrie
dc.contributor.author Green, Ryan
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-12T17:02:02Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-12T17:02:02Z
dc.date.issued 2011-05-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/9106
dc.description.abstract There is a growing emphasis to include sustainability in decisions that are made, especially in capital investments and strategic planning. The interdisciplinary tools and approaches of sustainability science are providing an essential framework for strategic planning, process design, problem solving, and decision making across systems, sectors, and scales. Sustainability assessments that encompass quantifying ecosystem services, product life cycles, and potential impacts are being integrated into leadership decision making. Governments, corporations, organizations, schools, and communities have all endeavored to establish indicators and metrics for measuring progress toward sustainability goals. Although sustainability initiatives may have moved from the voluntary realm into the “regulatory” universe in some capacities with demands from customers, shareholders, stakeholders, insurers, and government agencies there are many unknowns in this fertile transdisciplinary field of study. The results of a literature review of sustainability indices and assessment processes will be presented. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en_US
dc.subject Sustainability en_US
dc.subject Assessment en_US
dc.subject Metrics en_US
dc.subject Ecosystems en_US
dc.title Assessment processes for sustainability and sustainable development en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.date.published 2011 en_US
dc.description.conference 2011 Sustainability Conference, Educating for Sustainability, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 30-31, 2011 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid lerick en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid baleven en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid osaulter en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid tboguski en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid greenrm en_US

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