The triple bottom line and impact assessment: How do TBL, EIA, SIA, SEA and EMS relate to each other?

Frank Vanclay*

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Triple bottom line (TBL) reporting is a concept that is sweeping across the business sector, government and NGDs. However, many of the issues faced by consideration of the social in TBLare very similar to issues faced by social impact assessment (SIA) in its connections with biophysical environmental impact assessment (EIA) and the financial considerations associated with projects including economic and fiscal impact assessment, and cost-benefit analysis. It would appear that the advocates of TBL and the institutions that have adopted TBL are ignorant of SIA and other forms of impact assessment. The view presented here is that TBL is a fad that presents little that is new, and that TBL would learn a great deal by considering the experience of SIA.

Originele taal-2English
TitelTools, Techniques and Approaches for Sustainability
SubtitelCollected Writings in Environmental Assessment Policy and Management
RedacteurenWilliam R. Sheate
UitgeverijWorld Scientific Publishing Co., Singapore
Aantal pagina's24
ISBN van elektronische versie9789814289696
ISBN van geprinte versie9789814289689
StatusPublished - 1-jan.-2009
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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