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Sustainability Indicators of the Nations, Anne Louette

Sustainability Indicators of the Nations, Anne Louette

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Knowledge Management
produced by 
Anne Louette
Sustainability Indicators of Nations
A Contribution to Dialogue
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Ssiniiy Inis  Nins
1st EditionSão Paulo, SP
online “Sustainability Compendium”
makes the content o this publication available on the Internet in anorganized and periodically revised manner, allowing or the management indicators to be always updated with themost relevant social and environmental responsibility issues in the country and in the world. Te online “SustainabilityCompendium” is, thereore, part o a collective eort o managers and mentors o CSR management indicators tobroaden their use in Brazil and abroad. Its ultimate purpose is sustainable development and that Corporate SocialResponsibility practices become embedded in all levels o rst, second and third sector organizations.
Tis guide,
Sustainability Indicators o Nations
provides inormation rom various public sources. All reerences appropriateto the source(s) o inormation were made, and permission to data disclosure was sought during the development phase.Tis survey aimed to keep the integrity o inormation and respect the way the contents are presented by their creators, so asto provide the reader with an accurate picture o how these indicators have been conceived and what they are used or. Teproximity to the actual events and accuracy o the inormation must be credited to the source they have been taken rom.In the event the authorship o any piece o inormation has been incorrectly attributed or can be enhanced with useul dataand comments, we would be glad to be contacted about it. Reproduction o the contents is permitted provided the source o the text reproduced is mentioned. Tank you.
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Anne Louette
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Anne LouetteSilvia Laudisio
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Fernando Felício Pachi FilhoPrix Consultoria em Comunicação eGestão de Prêmios
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André Alonso Marinho Machado
Assertiva Produções Editoriais
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Antakarana Cultura Arte CiênciaLtda. / Willis Harman House
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8.000 copies
Dados Internacionais de Catalogação na Publicação (CIP)(Câmara Brasileira do Livro, SP, Brasil)Indicadores de Nações: uma Contribuição ao Diálogo da Sustentabilidade:Gestão do Conhecimento / organização, pesquisa, textos e captação de recursos Anne Louette. - 1.ed.São Paulo: WHH – Willis Harman House, 2007. Vários ColaboradoresBibliograaISBN 978-85-88262-16-41. Desenvolvimento sustentável 2. Indicadores políticos 3. Indicadores sociais4. Responsabilidade ambiental 5. Responsabilidade social I. Louette, Anne07 - 8003 CDD - 300.216Índices para catágolo sistemático:1. Indicadores de Sustentabilidade de Nações:Ciências Sociais 300.216
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Report Comunicaçãowww.reportcomunicacao.com.br
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In 2007, ollowing one year o research, the rst work o the trilogy was launched:
 Knowledge Management – Sustainability Compendium: Social and Environmental Responsibility Management ools
. It gathers CSR management tools rom 33 countries in the Americas and Europe seekingto enhance the integration o these tools into the daily management systems o small, medium-sized and large organizations o the three sectors(public sector, private sector, and non-governmental organizations).It also aims to show the broad range o tools available, which serve as a parameter to gure out what is going on around the world regarding sus-tainability. It is a continuous learning and evolution process towards the planet’s sustainability.With 14 thousand copies, the publication was sponsored by Petrobras, Comgas and AES ietê (1st edition); Anglo American (2nd edition); Pe-trobras and SESI (3rd edition). It was launched in Europe in October 2007 at the Social and Environmental World Forum and the national launchoccurred in late 2007, in the States o São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro. In 2008, there was regional publicity in several Brazilian states– Espírito Santo, Pernambuco, Paraíba, Ceará, the Federal District, Goiás, Paraná and Amazonas – aimed at broadening its distribution.Without intending to standardize procedures, the publication osters deep reection on the management tools available to ensure sustainabilityplanning and evolution. With this in mind, its content is accessible on the Internet at www.compendiosustentabilidade.com.br. Te online Sus-tainability Compendium can be continuously updated, besides allowing organizations to submit new data, share doubts, solutions and successulexperiences, as well as suggest changes.Tis publication,
 Knowledge Management – Sustainability Compendium: Sustainability Indicators o Nations
, is the second work o the trilogy, pre-senting over 25 Sustainability Indicators o nations being applied, both in Brazil and abroad,
‘to try and pull down the old and unsustainable economy, supported by the tragic allacy o the GDP metrics.’ 
Te idea is to dene sustainable development patterns that take into account environmental, economic, social, ethical and cultural aspects. Hence theneed to dene indicators to measure, monitor and assess such sustainable patterns, and thus guide us in our path.While volume I is aimed specically at managers, this publication,
 Knowledge Management – Sustainability Compendium: Sustainability Indi-cators of Nations
, aims to help our governments. It is everyone’s challenge, that is, the planet’s interdependency exempts no one rom discussing,acing the tasks and sharing the results.Te same way volume I raises the need or management tools to be used as a guide in the construction o our management activities to achieve theplanet’s sustainability, this publication raises the need to develop, and demand rom our governments, indicators that can assess sustainability sothey can ‘
 serve as a sound basis or decision-making in all levels and contribute to a sel-regulated sustainability o the environment and development integrated systems
’ (UN 1992)Ater all, i we want to be sustainable, and demand these results rom our governments, we must know how to measure sustainability. I we want toguide the economy towards sustainable development and common well-being (decreasing poverty, promoting justice and dignity to all), rationallychanneling our production eorts to sustainable results, we must create assessment tools or these results. Tis is the only way to build a basis orpolitical decisions and development o strategies aligned with the current state o the world – o scarcity and unsustainability.Dialogue based on ethics in order to unite three orces – the so-called rst sector, or public power; the second sector, ormed by the private sector,and the third sector, represented by non-governmental organizations – will be indispensable to reach consensus about possible solutions: the ackno-wledgement o public policy and its indicators as a means to universalize collective interests and the integration o theory and practice o economicagents and our governments.Not intending to present a magic, unique and uniorm ormula, the content invites readers to acquire knowledge that is likely to result in new ideas andconstant benets to all involved. At the same time, methodological descriptions o the sustainability indicators o nations are not exhaustive, becauseresearch methods are not always sufciently dened, and the same applies to their variables, main actors, techniques and procedures.Tis publication seeks to inorm and promote dialogue. It deals with the dynamic transormation o the society’s own awareness. By disseminatingthese concepts, we seek to oer ood or thought..Finally, volume III, to be launched in 2010, will address protagonism as a means to push orward
a strong civil society that allows people, even themost vulnerable ones, to inuence and monitor public policy o all levels and demand moral and nancial accountability rom governments or their  promises to reduce poverty and social exclusion.’ 
Te civil society can and must donate its time, talent, experience and enthusiasm. Te civil society can become organized in cooperatives, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and women, youth or traditional groups associations. Nevertheless, engagement is not restric-ted to ormal organizations. Countless people are involved in voluntary actions that make a dierence, creating broad social networks. Many civilsociety organizations have shown mobilization skills and have created demands that keep our leaders committed to a better world.Enjoy your reading and roll up your sleeves.

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