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Mired in the meaning: Sustainability in consultancy

Costigane, B and Guthrie, P (2013) Mired in the meaning: Sustainability in consultancy. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability, 166. pp. 330-336. ISSN 1478-4629

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Abstract

This paper explores sustainability as it relates to the services, operations and management of engineering and design (E&D) consulting firms, revealing how sustainability has been adopted by the engineering consulting industry as a key influence on its business. The motivations behind sustainability as a business priority for E&D consulting do not appear to reflect a corporate belief or endorsement of sustainability principles, but rather a reflection of market, employee and government drivers. Through interview-based reporting, the implications of these motivations are the focus of this paper through an exploration of the meaning, understanding and operationalising of sustainability in engineering design, assessment of design and in-firm management and strategy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corporate responsibility Management Sustainability
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div D > Sustainable Development
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 04 May 2014 07:45
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:14
DOI: 10.1680/ensu.12.00006