Environmental Footprints and Eco-design of Products and Processes

The Social Footprints of Global Trade

Authors: Alsamawi, A., McBain, D., Murray, J., Lenzen, M., Wiebe, K.S.

  • Highlights social accounting and its development in recent years
  • Describes the footprints of those social accounts that have the highest impact on people’s well-being
  • Also highlights the implications of international trade on labour in developing countries
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This book discussing in detail the Social Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA) of the global economy using the comprehensive Multi-Regional Input-Output (MRIO) technique. 
The content is presented in two parts, the first of which offers an introduction to social accounting and how it has been developed over the past few years with details on the methodologies and databases used. The second part of the book describes the footprints of the social accounts that have the highest impact on people’s well-being (employment, income, working conditions,and inequality) and how they are linked to international trade. The need for reporting on such indicators falls within the purview of corporate/national social responsibility (part of the Triple Bottom Line). The book offers a valuable contribution to the literature for researchers and students engaged in the social sciences, human rights, and the implications of international trade on labour in developing countries.iv>

About the authors

Ali Alsamawi is a PhD candidate with the Integrated Sustainability Analysis (ISA) group in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney. Before joining ISA, Ali was a visiting fellow at the University of New South Wales for one and half years. He recently published an article titled “The Employment Footprint of Nations: Uncovering Master-Servant Relationships” in The Journal of Industrial Ecology.

Darian McBain is a PhD student with ISA at the University of Sydney and is working on social indicators for Input-Output Analysis. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of New South Wales and an MSc in Business Strategy, Politics and Environment from the University of London. Darian has worked in both the UK and Australia advising governments and the private sector on sustainability strategy and sustainable supply chain management. Upon returning to Australia in 2007, Darian cofounded the consultancy Blue Sky Green to develop sustainable solutions for businesses and government.

Dr. Joy Murray is Senior Research Fellow at Integrated Sustainability Analysis (ISA) in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney. She joined the group in 2003 as manager of a two-year action research project working with representatives from business and industry, government and non-government organisations to develop a user-friendly software tool driven by the ISA TBL methodology. Joy is also working with residents of government housing estates in Eastern Sydney on a project to build leadership capacity. In a previous life she was the New South Wales manager of the state government’s IT training strategy for teachers. Her PhD from Wollongong University centred on cybernetics and teacher learning. She has co-authored/edited four books and published numerous papers on her work in education and ISA.

Dr. Manfred Lenzen is Professor of Sustainability Research at Integrated Sustainability Analysis (ISA) in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney. Manfred has a PhD in Nuclear Physics and 15 years of experience in renewable energy technologies. He has undertaken extensive experimental research on passive solar architecture. He is an international leader in economic Input-Output Analysis and Life-Cycle Assessment, is Associate Editor for the Journal of Industrial Ecology, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Economic Systems Research. He has contributed major methodological advances as well as numerous applications, in particular on embodied energy and greenhouse gas emissions.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

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    Pages 1-5

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  • Methodology

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    Pages 7-12

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  • Introduction to the Social Footprints of Global Trade

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    Pages 13-18

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  • Review of Social Accounting Methodologies

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    Pages 19-25

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  • Review of Social Metrics and Social Footprinting

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    Pages 27-34

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eBook 71,39 €
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Hardcover 90,47 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-4135-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Social Footprints of Global Trade
Authors
Series Title
Environmental Footprints and Eco-design of Products and Processes
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-4137-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-4137-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-4135-8
Series ISSN
2345-7651
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 130
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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