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The Triple Bottom Line and Impact Assessment: How do TBL, EIA,SIA, SEA and EMS relate to each other?

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Vanclay, FM, The Triple Bottom Line and Impact Assessment: How do TBL, EIA,SIA, SEA and EMS relate to each other?, Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, 6, (3) pp. 265-288. ISSN 1464-3332 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1142/S1464333204001729

Abstract

Triple bottom line (TBL) reporting is a concept that is sweeping across the business sector, government and NGOs. However, many of the issues faced by consideration of the social in TBL are 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. © Imperial College Press.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Objective Field:Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified
Author:Vanclay, FM (Professor Francis Vanclay)
ID Code:27142
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2007-11-22
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