Reframing social sustainability reporting: towards an engaged approach

@article{Magee2012ReframingSS,
  title={Reframing social sustainability reporting: towards an engaged approach},
  author={Liam Magee and Andy Scerri and Paul James and James A. Thom and Lin Padgham and Sarah L. Hickmott and Hepu Deng and Felicity Cahill},
  journal={Environment, Development and Sustainability},
  year={2012},
  volume={15},
  pages={225-243}
}
Existing approaches to sustainability assessment are typically characterized as being either “top–down” or “bottom–up.” While top–down approaches are commonly adopted by businesses, bottom–up approaches are more often adopted by civil society organizations and communities. Top–down approaches clearly favor standardization and commensurability between other sustainability assessment efforts, to the potential exclusion of issues that really matter on the ground. Conversely, bottom–up approaches… 

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