Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Tamara Connell; Melanie Dubin; Magdalena Szpala , pp. 102. TEK/avd. för maskinteknik, 2006.

The work

Författare / Author: Tamara Connell, Melanie Dubin, Magdalena Szpala
Titel / Title: Carbon Neutrality as Leverage in Transitioning a Financial Organisation Towards Sustainability
Abstrakt Abstract:

Climate change is one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time, as it threatens the survival of human civilisation. With the increasing number of initiatives trying to address climate change, it is important to examine how effective they are and what other roles these initiatives can serve in transitioning society towards sustainability. This thesis investigates the role of one such initiative, carbon neutrality, within a strategic approach to sustainable development, based on the case study of the North American Credit Union (NACU). A scientific understanding of climate change and sustainability provide a strict evaluation of the carbon
neutrality concept with its benefits and challenges, including the role of carbon offsets. Within this context, recommendations are provided for roles and actions that a financial organisation such as NACU can take in order to
set high standards in this new and still evolving market of voluntary carbon offsets, while striving for full sustainability and leadership within the community.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\General
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Business
Nyckelord / Keywords: Sustainability, carbon neutral, carbon offsets, emission reductions, The Natural Step.

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 05/31/2007
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Handledare / Supervisor: David Waldron
Examinator / Examiner: Karl-Henrik Robèrt
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för maskinteknik
S-371 41 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00

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