List of Acronyms and Abbreviations – The Triple Bottom Line

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations

ABIAssociation of British Insurers
ACCAAssociation of Chartered Certified Accountants
AICPAAmerican Institute of Certified Public Accountants
APPAsia Pulp and Paper
BABritish Airways
BAEBritish Aerospace
BIEBusiness in the Environment
BPBritish Petroleum
BSIBritish Standards Institution
BTBritish Telecom
CCDConvention to Combat Desertification
CCXChicago Climate Exchange
CEochief executive officer
CERESCoalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies
CERoICities Environment Reports on the Internet programme
CFochief financial officer
CFSCo-operative Financial Services
CGGCommission on Global Governance
CH4methane
CIAChemical Industry Association
CISCo-operative Insurance Society
CITESConvention on the International Trade in Endangered Species
Co2carbon dioxide
CoRECorporate Responsibility Coalition
CRTscontinuously regenerating traps
CSDCommission on Sustainable Development
CSEARCentre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research
CSRcorporate social responsibility
DFSRdriving force, state and response
DJSIDow Jones Sustainability Index
DNAdeoxyribose nucleic acid
DTIDepartment of Trade and Industry
DTIEDivision of Technology, Industry and Economics (UNEP)
ECEuropean Commission
EDMearly day motion
EFQMEuropean Foundation for Quality Management
EFSenvironmental financial statement
EHSenvironment, health and safety
EMAenvironment-related management accounting
EMASEnvironmental Management and Auditing System
ETRecological tax reform
EUEuropean Union
FAOFood and Agriculture Organization (UN)
FCAfull-cost accounting
G8Group of 8 (industrialized countries, including the RussianFederation)
GCOSGlobal Climate Observing System (UN)
GDPgross domestic product
GEoGlobal Environment outlook
GeSIGlobal e-Sustainability Initiative
GFT250top 250 companies of the Global Fortune 500
GISgeographical information system
GOOSGlobal Ocean Observing System (UN)
GRIGlobal Reporting Initiative
GRIDGlobal Resource Information Database
GTOSGlobal Terrestrial Observing System (UN)
HChydrocarbon
HFChydrofluorocarbon
HRhuman resources
IEEPInstitute for European Environmental Policy
IIEDInternational Institute for Environment and Development
ILOInternational Labour Organization
IMFInternational Monetary Fund
IoCInter-governmental oceanographic Commission
IPCCInter-governmental Panel on Climate Change
ISEAInstitute of Social and Ethical AccountAbility
ISEWIndex of Sustainable Economic Welfare
ISoInternational organization for Standardization
ITinformation technology
ITUInternational Telecommunications Union
KPIkey performance indicators
kwhkilowatt hour
M&SMarks and Spencer
MEAmultilateral environmental agreement
MPmember of parliament
N2onitrous oxide
NDWCNiger Delta Wetlands Centre
NEFNew Economics Foundation
NGonon-governmental organization
NInational insurance
Noxnitrogen oxide
oECDorganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
3Pspeople, planet and profits
PFPperfluoro chemical
PMparticulate matter
PoPpersistent organic pollutant
PRpublic relations
R&Dresearch and development
SABSouth African Breweries
SAMSustainability Assessment Model
SAMiSustainability Assessment Model indicator
SARSsevere acute respiratory syndrome
SDsustainable development
SERASocialist Environment Resources Association
SFsulphur hexaflouride
SIsustainable investment
SIGMAsustainability integrated guidelines for management
SMARTspecific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely
So2sulphur dioxide
SPI-FinanceSocial Performance Indicators for the Finance Industry
SPRUScience Policy Research Unit (Sussex University)
SRIsocially responsible investment
SVAshareholder value added
TBLtriple bottom line
TQMtotal quality management
UKUnited Kingdom
UNUnited Nations
UNCTADUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDPUnited Nations Development Programme
UNEPUnited Nations Environment Programme
UNESCOUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFCCCUnited Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNICEFUnited Nations Children's Fund
UNSTATUnited Nations Statistical Office
USUnited States
WBCSDWorld Business Council for Sustainable Development
WCMCWorld Conservation Monitoring Centre
WHoWorld Health organization
WMoWorld Meteorological organization
WRIWorld Resources Institute
WSSDWorld Summit on Sustainable Development
WTAwillingness to accept
WToWorld Trade organization
WTPwillingness to pay
WWFWorld Wide Fund For Nature