8. The Business Case for Sustainable Development

  1. Beth Beloff,
  2. Marianne Lines and
  3. Dicksen Tanzil
  1. Beth Beloff13,
  2. Andrew Savitz1,
  3. Douglas Hileman1,
  4. Michael Besly1,†,
  5. Karina Funk2,
  6. Dicksen Tanzil13,
  7. Dawn G Rittenhouse3,
  8. Mark Wade4,
  9. Joe Machado5,
  10. Ernst Schwanhold6,
  11. David J C Constable7,
  12. Alan Curzons7,
  13. Ailsa Duncan7,
  14. Concepcion Jiménez-González7,
  15. Virginia L Cunningham7,
  16. Keith J Miller8,
  17. Don Reed CFA9,
  18. Marc Brammer10,
  19. Richard Liroff11 and
  20. David Robert Taschler12

Published Online: 12 OCT 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047175613X.ch8

Transforming Sustainability Strategy into Action: The Chemical Industry

Transforming Sustainability Strategy into Action: The Chemical Industry

How to Cite

Beloff, B., Savitz, A., Hileman, D., Besly, M., Funk, K., Tanzil, D., Rittenhouse, D. G., Wade, M., Machado, J., Schwanhold, E., Constable, D. J. C., Curzons, A., Duncan, A., Jiménez-González, C., Cunningham, V. L., Miller, K. J., Reed, D., Brammer, M., Liroff, R. and Taschler, D. R. (2005) The Business Case for Sustainable Development, in Transforming Sustainability Strategy into Action: The Chemical Industry (eds B. Beloff, M. Lines and D. Tanzil), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/047175613X.ch8

Editor Information

  1. BRIDGES to Sustainability, Houston, TX, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, USA

  2. 2

    Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust, USA

  3. 3

    DuPont, USA

  4. 4

    Shell International Limited, USA

  5. 5

    Shell Chemical LP, USA

  6. 6

    BASF Aktiengesellschaft, USA

  7. 7

    GlaxoSmithKline, USA

  8. 8

    3M, USA

  9. 9

    ECOS Corporation, USA

  10. 10

    Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, USA

  11. 11

    WWF, USA

  12. 12

    Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., USA

  13. 13

    BRIDGES to Sustainability, Houston, TX, USA

  1. The authors wish to thank Beth Beloff of BRIDGES to Sustainability for her assistance.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 OCT 2005
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471644453

Online ISBN: 9780471756132

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Keywords:

  • business case for sustainability;
  • sustainability and corporate social responsibility;
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview

  • 2004 Chemical Industry Sustainability Survey (Compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP)

  • Sustainability and Performance: An Overview

  • DuPont: Growing Sustainably

  • Business Value from Sustainable Development at shell

  • Sustainable Development: An Integral Part of BASF's Corporate Values

  • The GSK Approach to Sustainable Development

  • Moving 3M Toward Sustainability: The Business Case for Sustainable Development

  • Achieving Business Value: The Investment Community Perspective on the Importance of Including Environmental and Social Aspects in Valuations

  • Investment Analysis: Dow and Bhopal, India

  • Scientific, Political, and Investor Drivers of Chemical Industry Sustainability: An NGO Perspective

  • The Role of Leadership and Corporate Governance

  • References