Volume 10, 1999
Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Meeting
Virginia W. Gerde, Jeanne M. Logsdon
Measuring Environmental Performance?
Use of the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Other Environmental Databases in Business-and-Society Research
This paper focuses on ways of measuring corporate environmental performance by examining the various databases that have become available during the 1990s. These include the Toxics Release Inventory and databases maintained by Kinder, Lydenberg, Domini, & Co., the Council on Economic Priorities, and the Investor Responsibility Research Center. We describe these databases and identify a number of improvements in measuring environmental performance that are becoming available.