David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 55 (2):173-186 (2004)
Several authors have pointed at opportunities to develop the well-established Business Balanced Scorecard into a Scorecard that enables companies to integrate sustainability into their strategy. Recent case studies and research experiences show that social and environmental targets are more widely recognized as strategic drivers for management. However, experiments also show that the traditional Scorecard has its limits when it comes to e.g. stakeholder management and product chain management. The European Corporate Sustainability Framework(ECSF) program distinguishes several ambition levels for Corporate Sustainability/Corporate Responsibility. The traditional Balanced Scorecard is suitable for companies that aim for Compliance-driven CS/CRor for Profit-driven CS/CR, where the financial bottom line is the ultimate indicator for success. More ambitious companies want to balance economic, social and ecological targets in a Community-driven CS/SRor Synergy-driven CS/CR.For ambitious companies, we propose a format of a Responsive Business Scorecard (RBS). The Responsive Scorecard enables companies to score at Profit, People and Planet, at the same time to integrate stakeholder demands into internal programs to improve performance. The RBS includes five Perspectives: Customers&Suppliers, Financiers&Owners, Society&Planet, Internal Process and Employees&Learning.We assessed the practical feasibility of a Responsive Scorecardin food and tourist industries. In the food industry, we analyzed whether existing business priorities of Italian companies can adequately fill a Responsive scorecard.Our conclusion is that traditional topics like finance, customers and employees are readily filled, but that sustainability topics like chain management (suppliers) and environmental performance (planet) need further elaboration. The tourist sector is dominated by Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. We investigated whether existing eco-labels for camping-sites and marinas can be developed into Responsive Scorecards. Our conclusion is that such a sector specific development of a Responsive Scorecard is possible. Further research has to show what is the value added of the new scorecard for companies in the tourist sector.
|Keywords||Responsive Business Scorecard Corporate Social Responsibility business strategies|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Marcel Van Marrewijk (2003). Concepts and Definitions of CSR and Corporate Sustainability: Between Agency and Communion. Journal of Business Ethics 44 (2/3):95 - 105.
Marcel Van Marrewijk & Teun W. Hardjono (2003). European Corporate Sustainability Framework for Managing Complexity and Corporate Transformation. Journal of Business Ethics 44 (2/3):121 - 132.
Marcel Van Marrewijk & Marco Werre (2003). Multiple Levels of Corporate Sustainability. Journal of Business Ethics 44 (2/3):107 - 119.
Citations of this work BETA
Nelarine Cornelius, Mathew Todres, Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj, Adrian Woods & James Wallace (2008). Corporate Social Responsibility and the Social Enterprise. Journal of Business Ethics 81 (2):355 - 370.
Esben Rahbek Pedersen (2010). Modelling Csr: How Managers Understand the Responsibilities of Business Towards Society. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 91 (2):155 - 166.
Caroline Gauthier & Corine Genet (2013). Nanotechnologies and Green Knowledge Creation: Paradox or Enhancer of Sustainable Solutions? Journal of Business Ethics 124 (4):1-13.
Erik G. Hansen & Stefan Schaltegger (forthcoming). The Sustainability Balanced Scorecard: A Systematic Review of Architectures. Journal of Business Ethics.
Similar books and articles
Virgilio M. Panapanaan, Lassi Linnanen, Minna-Maari Karvonen & Vinh Tho Phan (2003). Roadmapping Corporate Social Responsibility in Finnish Companies. Journal of Business Ethics 44 (2/3):133 - 148.
Z. Basil Debra, S. Runte Mary & Cathy Barr M. Easwaramoorthy (forthcoming). Company Support for Employee Volunteering: A National Survey of Companies in Canada. Journal of Business Ethics.
Debra Z. Basil, Mary S. Runte, M. Easwaramoorthy & Cathy Barr (2009). Company Support for Employee Volunteering: A National Survey of Companies in Canada. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 85 (2):387 - 398.
Michael C. Jensen (2002). Value Maximization, Stakeholder Theory, and the Corporate Objective Function. Business Ethics Quarterly 12 (2):235-256.
Christopher Low & Christopher Cowton (2004). Beyond Stakeholder Engagement: The Challenges of Stakeholder Participation in Corporate Governance. International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics 1 (1):45-55.
Rodger Spiller (2000). Ethical Business and Investment: A Model for Business and Society. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 27 (1-2):149 - 160.
Teun Hardjono & Peter de Klein (2004). Introduction on the European Corporate Sustainability Framework (ECSF). Journal of Business Ethics 55 (2):99 - 113.
Marcel Van Marrewijk (2004). A Value Based Approach to Organization Types: Towards a Coherent Set of Stakeholder-Oriented Management Tools. Journal of Business Ethics 55 (2):147 - 158.
Marcel van Marrewijk (2004). A Value Based Approach to Organization Types: Towards a Coherent Set of Stakeholder-Oriented Management Tools. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 55 (2):147-158.
Frans van Der Woerd & Timo van Den Brink (2004). Feasibility of a Responsive Business Scorecard: A Pilot Study. Journal of Business Ethics 55 (2):173 - 186.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads13 ( #194,523 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #118,705 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?