assigned to an account like all other actions in the public sectors, which is not the case in private sectors.” During the interview, respondent A stated clearly that, when it comes to projects the ministry wants to undertake, they submit their budget to the ministry of finance for approval, and once it
is approved, then they can now access those benefits. Any sustainability initiative or action that an organization wants to carry out implies an organizational effort. Respondent D added that, all fuel stations have different units, so it’s the consumer who has to make the right decision. He accentuated that: “We create competition in the industry, and that is the farthest we can go, but we also have mechanisms to check equity in the industry based on pricing issues.” Corporate entities sometimes do not realize that it is implementing sustainability initiatives, because sustainability actions are integrated within the regular organizational actions of the entity. The sustainability initiatives and related actions are often an integral part of a broader set of procedures. In the private hospitals, each sustainability initiative is considered an action. A theory was drawn on the work of Brunninge and Fridriksson (2017) , who use social memory ( Olick and Robbins, 1998 ) to argue how a company’s past can be used to communicate about current, and guide future actions. It is, possible that a similar approach be applied to public and private hospitals, in order to determine how the background of the organization shapes its current sustainability initiatives. 4.4 Sustainable development indicators in corporate firms in Ghana. Sustainable development lies at the heart of the new government's policies. It means achieving a balance between three broad objectives -maintenance of economic growth, protection of the environment and prudent use of natural resources, and social progress which recognizes the
needs of everyone. Governments have for many years used the key economic indicators to develop and monitor their economic policies. “The work of the Brundtland Commission and others provides the background for the approach we have chosen to structure the indicators. Sustainability indicators are generally designed to illustrate the economic, environmental and social dimensions of sustainable development. There is a danger in categorizing a set of indicators with these dimensions since the same phenomena can often be viewed from several perspectives.” We have chosen to structure our indicators under themes that we have named efficiency, equality/participation, adaptability and values and resources for coming generations. Within these themes, the indicators encompass economic, environmental and social dimensions. We hope this approach will serve interdisciplinary and help avoid categorization. The aim is to bring a focus to the different facets of the transition towards sustainability, rather than serving as a judgment on the present state of sustainability. Sustainable indicators as indicators which provide
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- Fall '18
- DR MAAME ADWOA GYEKYE JANDO