The original edition of Accounting for the Environment was the first comprehensive overview of a subject ranging from environmental management to sustainability, and its publication helped shape the developing agenda of environmental accounting. This long-awaited new edition integrates the major advancements that have occurred since - in both research and practice - resulting in a user-friendly text that provides a solid grounding in both environmental accounting and environmental management.
Environmental concerns are now of real importance to accountants because of the extensive range of business issues they impact upon, whether legislative or market-based, profitable or cost incurring. Accounting for the Environment, 2nd edition, introduces and explains environmental issues as they relate to accountants today, covering a broad range of topics including:
· Why environmental issues need to be at the heart of accounting practice
· The development and implementation of an environmental policy
· Environmental audit and management systems
· Controlling costs of energy and waste
· Environmentally aware investment, budgeting and appraisal
The second edition places an increased emphasis on the emerging research literature in the field and reveals a consciousness of the difficulties of developing an environmental agenda in business. It makes an excellent stand-alone text for lower level students, a firm base from which the advanced student or researcher can explore research and more complex issues, and a useful guide for practitioners seeking to understand and implement environmental practice.