The Role of Sustainable Development Indicators in Corporate Decision-making

By Cory Searcy, Cory Searcy on November 4, 2009
The purpose of this paper is to provide insight and examples into how sustainable development indicators are being used in board-level decision-making, corporate strategic management and supply chain management. The paper is based on the completion of three key tasks: (1) a literature survey, (2) a detailed review of 17 corporate sustainable development reports, and (3) structured interviews with 15 Canadian experts. The paper should be of particular interest to board members, senior management and managers of sustainable development and related areas in corporations. This paper represents the first step in an ongoing study. It is anticipated that the feedback received on the paper will provide the basis for further work.

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IISD, 2009