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Folks -- Please indulge me as I attempt to correct the record regarding the
advertisement for the Green Bottom Line.  Burton's e-mail was the first
time that I had seen the ad.

I stand behind my quote in that advertisement -- i.e., I think it's a good
thing to have a compilation of EA resources from both sides of the
Atlantic -- but the ad itself contains some inaccurate statements.  The
book does not contain most of the Environmental Accounting Project's
case studies.  It contains just a fraction of our resources, and all of the
EPA-sponsored resources contained in that book can be obtained
free-of-charge from our Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse or
through our website.

The book does contain many other reports and case studies that are
from non-EPA resources.  Many people will surely find it convenient and
useful to acquire a book that pulls together a multitude of environmental
accounting resources from a diversity of authors and organizations.

Thanks for listening!

Susan McLaughlin
Program Manager, US EPA's Environmental Accounting Project
Phone:  (202) 260-3844
Fax: (202) 260-0178
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (MC-7409)
401 M Street SW
Washington, D.C.  20460

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apologize if this is already posted to P2 TECH.. always good to know about
money hunt resources


>Return-Path: <greenleaf@worldscope.co.uk>
>From: greenleaf@worldscope.co.uk
>To: bhamner@mindspring.com
>Subject: The Green Bottom Line [CTIC mailing list]
>Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 23:01:15 +0700
>Dear Colleagues,
>We would like to announce the imminent publication of:
>Current Practice and Future Trends
>Contributing Editors: Martin Bennett and Peter James
>£35.00/US$65.00	Hardback	432 pages	234 x 156 mm	ISBN 1 874719 07 1
>Publication September 7th 1998
>To date, both internal and external corporate environmental reporting
>and management systems have focused on physical input-output measures.
>However, external stakeholders are increasingly demanding that
>organisations provide more financial information about the costs and
>benefits of their environmental actions. As environmental costs rise,
>internal decision-makers are also seeking such information to ensure
>that money is well spent. Beyond basic compliance, many companies will
>not countenance environmental actions for which a ‘business case’ cannot
>be made.
>  A number of companies—such as Baxter, BT, Xerox, Zeneca and others—are
>now beginning to develop a better understanding of the costs and
>benefits of environmental action. The US Environmental Protection Agency
>has also done considerable work on models designed to understand the
>‘full costs’ of pollution control investments, with the aim of
>demonstrating that—when these are properly considered—pollution
>prevention can be a more cost-effective alternative.
>  The Green Bottom Line brings together much of the world’s leading
>research and best practice case studies on the topic. Divided into four
>sections, covering General Concepts, Empirical Studies, Case Studies and
>Implementation, the book includes most of the case studies from the US
>EPA’s Environment Accounting Programme and contributions from authors at
>institutions including the IMD, INSEAD, The Tellus Institute and the
>World Resources Institute. It constitutes a state-of-the-art collection.
>This volume is of considerable importance as it provides concrete
>evidence from the US, UK, Germany and other countries, that...treating
>pollution is an expense, preventing it is an investment.
>Jacqueline Aloisi de Larderel, Director, UNEP IE
>The Green Bottom Line promises the start of a more concerted
>international effort to raise awareness of the benefits of, and
>possibilities for, advancing environmental accounting.
>Susan McLaughlin, US Environmental Protection Agency
>The Green Bottom Line demonstrates that many companies can benefit by
>getting a better understanding of the financial costs and benefits of
>environmental action. It also provides information and insight on what
>they can do in practice. I wish it had been around when we started our
>own environmental accounting journey in the early 1990s!
>William Blackburn, Vice-President, Environmental, Health & Safety,
>Baxter International
>Environment-related management accounting is an essential tool for
>tomorrow’s business. As managers of one of the largest green funds, the
>Storebrand Scudder Environmental Value Fund, we will certainly expect
>that the companies we invest in have understood its precepts and are
>implementing some of the practical accounting measures that are outlined
>in The Green Bottom Line.
>Jan-Olaf Willums, Senior Vice President, Storebrand, Norway
>This book ...will, I am sure, make a significant contribution to our
>better understanding of environmental accounting.
>Ian Ash, Director, BT Corporate Communications
>Introduction Martin Bennett, University of Wolverhampton, UK, and Peter
>James, Sustainable Business Centre, Congleton, UK
>Part One: General Concepts
>1.	The Green Bottom Line Martin Bennett, University of Wolverhampton,
>UK, and Peter James, Sustainable Business Centre, Congleton, UK
>2.	An Introduction to Environmental Accounting as a Business Management
>Tool: Key Concepts and Terms, US Environmental Protection Agency
>3.	Calculating the True Profitability of Pollution Prevention Stefan
>Schaltegger, University of Basel, Switzerland, and Kaspar M*ller,
>Ellipson Ltd, Basel, Switzerland
>4.	Integrating Environmental Impacts into Capital Investment Decisions
>Marc J. Epstein, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France, and Marie-Jos*e Roy,
>*cole Polytechnique de Montr*al and CIRANO, Canada
>5.	Valuing Potential Environmental Liabilities for Managerial
>Decision-Making: A Review of Available Techniques, US Environmental
>Protection Agency
>6.	The Italian Method of Environmental Accounting Matteo Bartolomeo,
>Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Milano, Italy
>7.	Environmental Management Accounting in the Netherlands. Jan Jaap
>Bouma, Erasmus Centre for Environmental Studies, Rotterdam, Netherlands
>8.	Cost Allocation: An Active Tool for Environmental Management
>Accounting? Roger L. Burritt, The Australian National University,
>Canberra, Australia
>Part Two: Empirical Studies
>9.	Green Ledgers: An Overview Daryl Ditz, Janet Ranganathan and R.
>Darryl Banks, World Resources Institute, Washington, DC, USA
>10.	Environmental Cost Accounting for Chemical and Oil Companies: A
>Benchmarking Study, David Shields, Beth Beloff and Miriam Heller,
>University of Houston, USA
>11.	Applying Environmental Accounting to Electroplating Operations: An
>In-Depth Analysis Mark Haveman and Terry Foecke, Waste Reduction
>Institute for Training and Applications Research, St Paul, MN, USA
>12.	Reducing the Uncertainty in Environmental Investments: Integrating
>Stakeholder Values into Corporate Decisions, Graham Earl, Tuula Moilanen
>and Roland Clift, University of Surrey, UK
>13.	Shared Savings and Environmental Management Accounting: Innovative
>Chemical Supply Strategies, Thomas J. Bierma, Frank L. Waterstraat and
>Joyce Ostrosky, Illinois State University, USA
>14.	Environmental Accounting in an Investment Analysis Context: Total
>Cost Assessment at a Small Lithographic Printer, Edward D. Reiskin,
>Deborah E. Savage and David A. Miller, The Tellus Institute, Boston, MA,
>Part Three: Case Studies
>15.	Making Environmental Management Count: Baxter International’s
>Environmental Financial Statement Martin Bennett, University of
>Wolverhampton, UK, and Peter James, Sustainable Business Centre,
>Congleton, UK
>16.	Full-Cost Accounting for Decision-Making at Ontario Hydro, US
>Environmental Protection Agency
>17.	Environmental Accounting at Sulzer Technology Corporation Georg
>Schroeder, Sulzer Hydro, Z*rich, Switzerland, and Matthias Winter, IMD,
>Lausanne, Switzerland
>18.	Life-Cycle Costing and Packaging at Xerox Ltd Martin Bennett,
>University of Wolverhampton, UK, and Peter James, Sustainable Business
>Centre, Congleton, UK
>19.	The Cost of Waste at Zeneca Martin Bennett, University of
>Wolverhampton, UK, and Peter James, Sustainable Business Centre,
>Congleton, UK
>20.	The Road Not Taken: Acting on ‘Beyond Environmental Compliance’ in
>Managerial Decision-Making, Timothy T. Greene, Vanderbilt University,
>Nashville, TN, USA
>Part Four: Implementation
>21.	Implementing Environment-Related Management Accounting Martin
>Bennett, University of Wolverhampton, UK, and Peter James, Sustainable
>Business Centre, Congleton, UK
>To Order, please contact:
>Sue Pearson
>Greenleaf Publishing, 
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Burton Hamner, MBA, MMA
Adjunct Professor, Asian Institute of Management, Manila Philippines
President, Hamner and Associates, Seattle Washington
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