UofM’s Dr. Zabihollah Rezaee Authors Book on Business Sustainability in Asia
June 14, 2019 - Business Sustainability in Asia: Compliance, Performance, and Integrated Reporting and Assurance is the most recent book authored by Dr. Zabihollah Rezaee on business sustainability worldwide, specifically in Asia.
Rezaee is the Thompson-Hill Chair of Excellence, PhD coordinator and professor of Accountancy in the Fogelman College of Business & Economics at the University of Memphis. His book, co-authored by professors Judy Tsui, Peter Cheng and Gaoguang Zhou, was published by John Wiley and Sons in March.
Increasingly, business sustainability is at the forefront of many businesses’ planning, strategy and reporting efforts. Rezaee’s book serves as a reference focusing on five dimensions – economic, governance, social, ethical and environmental (EGSEE) – of sustainability performance.
“Dimensionally assessing the metrics for sustainability performance versus the risks is challenging and complicated due to the many different-sized companies, industries and purposes,” said Rezaee. “Asia is of interest because of the dynamic business growth in general and increasing sustainability efforts and activities in particular.”
All 12 jurisdictions in Asia, from mainland China to Hong Kong, are covered in the book. While economic sustainability has been the one dimension that is most readily reported on, the other dimensions are becoming more discernible for companies and for all stakeholders both in Asia and globally.
The book offers guidance to properly integrate all five EGSEE dimensions of sustainability into business models and practices. Guidelines are presented for complete and accurate measurement, recognition and disclosure of all five EGSEE dimensions of sustainability performance in an integrated reporting model.
The target audience includes anyone involved with business sustainability, from corporate boards of directors to executives, investors, policymakers, regulators and standard-setters, research scholars and business schools.
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