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dc.contributor.authorBarter, Nick
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:03:35Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:03:35Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2012-06-22T06:28:14Z
dc.identifier.issn21562245
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/0969160X.2009.9651812
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/41614
dc.description.abstractThis essay draws upon a recent polemic by Johnson in the September 2008 edition of SEAJ `Sustainability and Life: How long can the earth tolerate the human economy?' This essay briefly reviews Johnson's polemic and challenges his equating a business to a natural living system. From there using Johnson's polemic and his views as a leaping off point, research findings from an exploratory study with organisations that have environmental/ sustainability focused missions are presented. These findings support some of Johnson's views regarding restraint and that a sustainable future will not be populated with publicly traded corporations. However, it also adds to them by exposing how the organisations interviewed operate a balancing act of mission and money, with money being subservient, but a necessary means to an end. The essay closes with a view that the researched organisations represent a `future normal'.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRouteledge
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom59
dc.relation.ispartofpageto70
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSocial and Environmental Accountability Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume29
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAccounting, Auditing and Accountability
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150399
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1501
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.titleMaking the Human Economy More Tolerable: Organisations that Put the Environment / Sustainability First
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2009 Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research, Published by Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd. This is an electronic version of an article published in Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, Vol. 29(2), 2009, pp. 59-70. Social and Environmental Accountability Journal is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com with the open URL of your article.
gro.date.issued2009
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gro.griffith.authorBarter, Nick J.


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