Do Environment Social Controls Matter to Australian Capital Investment Decision-making?
Donald G Ross & Dorothy Wood, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australian National University
The importance of capital investment decisions to improved environmental performance has caused environmental protection agencies (EPAs) around the world to direct attention to them. The EPA (USA) has funded a number of studies on environmental costing and capital investments (viz., White et al, 1995; Shields, Beloff and Heller, 1997; Boyd, 1998).  The Australian Government – as many others – has taken a number of measures to encourage investment in cleaner production facilities by businesses given the general understanding that replacing inefficient machinery and production processes can be a highly effective way of reducing waste and pollutant emissions.

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8:00 AM-8:00 PM, Friday, June 15, 2007, Oral

The Ontario, Canada 2007 Meeting