Engineering the Sustainable Business: An Enterprise Architecture Approach

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Title Engineering the Sustainable Business: An Enterprise Architecture Approach
Author Noran, Ovidiu Sever
Book Title Coherency Management: Architecting the Enterprise for Alignment, Agility and Assurance
Editor Gary Douchet, John Gotze, Pallab Saha, Scott Bernard
Year Published 2009
Place of publication United States
Publisher Author House
Abstract Sustainability has always been an essential issue for the profitable business. Nowadays however, environmental responsibility is fast becoming just as important as economic viability as climate change theories turn into a grim reality and relevant regulations are expected to tighten significantly in the near future. Businesses typically react to this challenge by implementing environmental reporting and management systems; however; often the company does not reap the full benefits from such initiatives, mostly because the environmental approach is not integrated in the overall strategy and management is not supported by appropriately aggregated and available environmental information. This chapter argues for the necessity and benefit of integrating the proposed environmental management (EM) project into the ongoing ‘extended’ enterprise architecture (EA) initiative present in all successful companies. This is done by demonstrating how a reference architecture framework and a meta-methodology using EA artifacts can be used to co-design the EM system, the organisation and its information system in order to achieve a much needed synergy between the business and environmental strategic management
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
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Chapter Number 7
Page from 179
Page to 210
ISBN 9781438996066
Date Accessioned 2010-02-27
Language en_US
Research Centre Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Environmental Impact Assessment; Environmental Management; Environmental Science and Management; Information Systems Development Methodologies; Information Systems Management
Publication Type Book Chapters
Publication Type Code b1

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