Companies as Drivers of Sustainability – Towards Requirements for an Integrative Sustainability Risk Management System

  • Andreas Thöni Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
  • Lisa Madlberger Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
  • Alexander Schatten Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

Abstract

With growing global population, economy and resource consumption we already have touched or even exceeded planetary boundaries. Sustainable development urges us to act in a socially and environmentally responsible way. Companies with resource and labour intensive production processes play an important role achieving a sustainable economy. As expectations of various stakeholder groups grow, sustainability becomes more and more important for company internal decision making. Managing sustainability is one of the key issues as they can have severe impacts on a company’s performance and therefore are of interest for multiple stakeholders. Hence, a software system supporting sustainability risk management has to respect the information needs of these stakeholders. This paper follows the information subset model defined by Szyperski, who in principle suggests that in a “perfect world†objective and subjective information needs as well as information supply fully overlap. Following a literature-based approach, the information needs in the corporate sustainability domain are analyzed with management being the key stakeholder. Future research needs to examine how these information needs can be adressed by choosing the right input sources, analysis modules and output approaches.

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Published
2013-08-08
How to Cite
THöNI, Andreas; MADLBERGER, Lisa; SCHATTEN, Alexander. Companies as Drivers of Sustainability – Towards Requirements for an Integrative Sustainability Risk Management System. International SERIES on Information Systems and Management in Creative eMedia (CreMedia), [S.l.], n. 2013/2, p. 1-7, aug. 2013. ISSN 2341-5576. Available at: <http://www.ambientmediaassociation.org/Journal/index.php/series/article/view/42>. Date accessed: 27 sep. 2020.
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