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Conclusion

  • Stephen McKenzie
  • Sukhbir Sandhu
  • Howard Harris
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Part of the The International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics Book Series book series (ISBEE, volume 4)

Sustainability: End States, Goals and Processes

At the beginning of this volume, we argued that that it is almost impossible to make a full and properly scientific assessment of the activities of an individual organisation in relation to global sustainability, and even where it may be possible, it would be well beyond the capability of many small- to medium-sized enterprises. For this reason, we have not tried to define global sustainability as an end-state. Instead, we focus on developing goals for human activity at the local and organisational level, and on systematically improving our relationships with communities and the wider environment. That focus has given rise to a definition of a local to global sustainability initiative as:

A collective, progressive and self-reflective activity, undertaken within communities, designed to develop more sustainable relationships with the natural environment, including its own members and members of other communities.

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Solomon Island Case Study Approach Sustainability Initiative Global Sustainability Case Study Company 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen McKenzie
    • 1
  • Sukhbir Sandhu
    • 1
  • Howard Harris
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ManagementUniversity of South Australia Business SchoolAdelaideAustralia

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