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Green Accounting for Corporate Sustainability


  • Bettina Hódi Hernádi

    () (University of Miskolc)


Today, corporate sustainability is one of the greatest challenges facing companies. Therefore, this study aims to show how accounting, as the language of business and the source of information, can meet the criteria of sustainability. This article starts out by analysing the different approaches to corporate sustainability, then it proposes the reinterpretation of the most important accounting principle, the ‘going concern’ principle. In the following section it outlines the characteristics of accounting from the point of view of sustainability. Finally, it proposes ways of transforming green accounting, both in name and content, into sustainability accounting.

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  • Bettina Hódi Hernádi, 2012. "Green Accounting for Corporate Sustainability," Theory Methodology Practice (TMP), Faculty of Economics, University of Miskolc, vol. 8(02), pages 23-30.
  • Handle: RePEc:mic:tmpjrn:v:8:y:2012:i:02:p:23-30

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    1. Todtling, Franz & Trippl, Michaela, 2005. "One size fits all?: Towards a differentiated regional innovation policy approach," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 34(8), pages 1203-1219, October.
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    1. Mustafa KIRLI & Sibel Aybarc BURSALIOGLU, 2016. "Conceptual Development of Ecological Accounting in Business Administration," Economics and Applied Informatics, "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 3, pages 11-18.

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    • M41 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Accounting


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