The Reality and the Rhetoric

Organisational Sustainability Reporting

Geoff Frost, Stewart Jones, and Philip Lee

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Format: paperback
206 pages
ISBN: 9781743320167
Publication: 05 Sep 2013

The Reality and the Rhetoric examines the gap between the external reporting of four Australian organisations and their internal management practices and systems necessary to support comprehensive and reliable disclosure.

The book finds evidence of a significant rift between the external rhetoric of sustainability and the internal management processes and culture.

However, the book also finds that the rhetoric can be effective in driving real change internally, as organisations seek to close the gap between the reality and rhetoric of sustainability reporting.

Geoff Frost is an associate professor of accounting at the University of Sydney.

Philip Lee is an associate professor of accounting and finance at Alphacrucis College.

Stewart Jones is a professor of accounting and chair of discipline at the University of Sydney.

About the authors

Overview of the project

A case study analysis of Green Insurer
1. Public image versus internal perceptions
2. Sustainability: data collection, measurement and reporting
3. Stakeholder engagement
4. Hurdles facing the collection, integration and reporting of sustainability information

A case study analysis of Herbal Life
1. Public image versus internal perceptions
2. Sustainability: data collection, measurement and reporting
3. Stakeholder engagement
4. Hurdles facing the collection, integration and reporting of sustainability information

A case study analysis of Local Leader
1. Public image versus internal perceptions
2. Sustainability: data collection, measurement and reporting
3. Stakeholder engagement
4. Hurdles facing the collection, integration and reporting of sustainability information

A case study analysis of Clear Water
1. Public image versus internal perceptions
2. Sustainability: data collection, measurement and reporting
3. Stakeholder engagement
4. Hurdles facing the collection, integration and reporting of sustainability information

A case study analysis of Infrastructor
1. Public image versus internal perceptions
2. Sustainability: data collection, measurement and reporting
3. Stakeholder engagement
4. Hurdles facing the collection, integration and reporting of sustainability information

Summary and conclusions

Index

Format: paperback
Size: 210 × 148 mm
206 pages
ISBN: 9781743320167
Publication: 05 Sep 2013