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Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society

Volume 10, 1999

Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Meeting

Virginia W. Gerde, Jeanne M. Logsdon
Pages 465-476
DOI: 10.5840/iabsproc19991043

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.

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