The Corporate Toolbox

Norma Schönherr, Lucia A. Reisch, Andrea Farsang, Armi Temmes, Adele Tharani, André Martinuzzi

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In light of the continuous proliferation of tools for measuring and managing corporate sustainability impacts, navigating the multiplicity of available tools remains a perennial challenge for managers. Schönherr et al. present a comprehensive stocktaking of extant tools and introduce 14 selected examples to illustrate how different tools can support companies. By mapping these tools against the Sustainable Development Goals, they show that extant tools are suitable for addressing sustainability issues to varying degrees, scopes, and depth. In the absence of a one-size-fits-all approach, they argue that companies need to develop skills to comparatively assess tools in order to build smart toolboxes for measuring and managing corporate impacts on sustainability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness and the Sustainable Development Goals : Measuring and Managing Corporate Impacts
EditorsNorma Schönherr, André Martinuzzi
Number of pages35
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication date2019
ISBN (Print)9783030168094
ISBN (Electronic)9783030168100
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Sustainability impacts
  • Measurement tools
  • Comparative assessment
  • Smart toolboxes
  • SDG mapping

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