Towards Life Cycle Sustainability Management

  • Matthias Finkbeiner
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-1899-9

Table of contents (56 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliv
  2. LCSM Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. LCSM approaches

    1. Life Cycle Management Capability: An Alternative Approach to Sustainability Assessment
      Thomas Swarr, James Fava, Allan Astrup Jensen, Sonia Valdivia, Bruce Vigon
      Pages 35-42
    2. The Sustainability Consortium: A Stakeholder Approach to Improve Consumer Product Sustainability
      Kevin Dooley, Joby Carlson, Georg Schöner, Vairavan Subramanian, Cameron Childs
      Pages 43-52
    3. A Social Hotspot Database for Acquiring Greater Visibility in Product Supply Chains: Overview and Application to Orange Juice
      Catherine Benoît Norris, Deana Aulisio, Gregory A. Norris, Caroline Hallisey-Kepka, Susan Overakker, Gina Vickery Niederman
      Pages 53-62
  4. LCM Methods and Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
  5. LCM methods and tools

    1. A Novel Weighting Method in LCIA and its Application in Chinese Policy Context
      Hongtao Wang, Ping Hou, Hao Zhang, Duan Weng
      Pages 65-72
    2. The Usefulness of an Actor’s Perspective in LCA
      Henrikke Baumann, Johanna Berlin, Birgit Brunklaus, Mathias Lindkvist, Birger Löfgren, Anne-Marie Tillman
      Pages 73-83
    3. Review on Land Use Considerations in Life Cycle Assessment: Methodological Perspectives for Marine Ecosystems
      Juliette Langlois, Arnaud Hélias, Jean-Philippe Delgenès, Jean-Philippe Steyer
      Pages 85-96
    4. Visual Accounting
      Andreas Moeller, Martina Prox
      Pages 97-106
    5. Time and Life Cycle Assessment: How to Take Time into Account in the Inventory Step?
      Pierre Collet, Arnaud Hélias, Laurent Lardon, Jean-Philippe Steyer
      Pages 119-130
  6. Water Footprint

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
  7. Water footprinting

    1. Comparison of Water Footprint for Industrial Products in Japan, China and USA
      Sadataka Horie, Ichiro Daigo, Yasunari Matsuno, Yoshihiro Adachi
      Pages 155-160
    2. Assessment of the Water Footprint of Wheat in Mexico
      Carole Farell, Sylvie Turpin, Nydia Suppen
      Pages 161-170

About these proceedings


Our global society has undergone a paradigm shift from environmental protection towards sustainability. To achieve reliable and robust results when assessing sustainability it is vital to apply the principles of comprehensiveness and life cycle perspective. This is where life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA) and life cycle sustainability management (LCSM) come into play.


This book is a selection of the most relevant contributions to the LCM 2011 conference in Berlin. The material explores scientific and practical solutions to incorporating life cycle approaches into strategic and operational decision making. There are several sections addressing methodological topics such as LCSM approaches, methods and tools, while more application-oriented sections deal with the implementation of these approaches in relevant industrial sectors including agriculture and food, packaging, energy, electronics and ICT, and mobility.


eco-efficiency footprint life cycle sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthias Finkbeiner
    • 1
  1. 1.Technische Universität BerlinInstitut für Technischen UmweltschutzBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-1898-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-1899-9