Sustainability- The missing ingredient in strategy

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Bonn, I., & Fisher, J. (2008). Sustainability- The missing ingredient in strategy. Paper presented at the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management 22nd ANZAM conference 2008: Managing in the Pacific century, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

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2008 HERDC submission. FoR Code: 1503

© Copyright Ingrid Bonn & Josie Fisher, 2008

Subsequently published as:
Bonn, I. & Fisher, J. (2011). Sustainability: The missing ingredient in strategy. Journal of business strategy, 32(1), 5-14.


While strategy has been addressed in the literature since the 1960s and sustainability has received a lot of attention recently, there has been little attention paid to the question of how sustainability considerations might be integrated into an organisation's strategy. In this paper a framework that outlines how sustainability can be addressed strategically in organisations is introduced and analysed. It is argued that all three dimensions of sustainability- economic, environmental and social- must be integrated into all aspects of an organisation's strategy and need to be addressed on an ongoing basis.

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