Sustainability Performance Measurement

A Preliminary Classification Framework of Models and Indicators
  • Dries CouckuytEmail author
  • Amy Van Looy
  • Manu De Backer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 308)


In this position paper we focus on the diversity of sustainability measurements. Based on existing research on performance measurement, we propose a preliminary classification framework summarizing sustainability models and indicators. By describing illustrative examples, we claim that several models and indicators can be distinguished with their own peculiarities. Having such a framework is interesting for both academia and business to structure the range of models and indicators and to ultimately select the appropriate sustainability measurement approach. The proposed framework should be validated by further research.


Sustainability Green BPM Performance measurement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Business Informatics and Operations Management, Faculty of Economics and Business AdministrationGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Management Information Systems, Faculty of Economics and Business AdministrationUniversity of AntwerpAntwerpBelgium

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