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Measuring Sustainability by Environmental Innovativeness: Results from Action Research at a Multinational Corporation in Germany


Sabrina Adamczyk


Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Erik G. Hansen


Leuphana University Lüneburg - Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM)

Ralf Reichwald


Technische Universität München - TUM Business School

June 8, 2009

International Conference and Doctoral Consortium on Evaluation Metrics of Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility, Lyon, France, June 8-10, 2009

Abstract:     
Corporate sustainability is increasingly regarded as a management task. Thereby, especially environmental performance is becoming an important indicator. This paper addresses a measurement approach of evaluating environmental performance from an innovation perspective. Based on the insights from action research at a multinational corporation in Germany, we stress the importance of environmental innovations and propose to measure sustainability in terms of environmental innovativeness. We present a step-by-step methodology for developing an indicator called 'Environmental Innovation Power (EIP)'. We end the paper with a discussion and a brief conclusion.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 23

Keywords: corporate social performance, environmental innovation, performance indicators, innovation process

JEL Classification: M1, M14, O31

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Date posted: July 31, 2009 ; Last revised: May 30, 2014

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Adamczyk, Sabrina and Hansen, Erik G. and Reichwald, Ralf, Measuring Sustainability by Environmental Innovativeness: Results from Action Research at a Multinational Corporation in Germany (June 8, 2009). International Conference and Doctoral Consortium on Evaluation Metrics of Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility, Lyon, France, June 8-10, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1440335 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1440335

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Sabrina Adamczyk
Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg ( email )
Schloßplatz 4
Erlangen, Bavaria 91054
Germany
Erik G. Hansen (Contact Author)
Leuphana University Lüneburg - Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM) ( email )
Scharnhorststrasse 1
Lüneburg, 21314
Germany
HOME PAGE: http://www.leuphana.de/en/erik-hansen.html
Ralf Reichwald
Technische Universität München - TUM Business School ( email )
Arcisstrasse 21
Munich, 80333
Germany
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