chapter  3
Organizational management for sustainabledevelopment
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There is still no universally accepted definition of SD or an agreed basis for determining whether a specific action would contribute to SD. However, it is widely agreed that SD comprises three mutually reinforcing dimensions economic development, social development, and environmental protection (UNFCCC 2011) – and that the struggle around bringing ‘meaning’ to SD involves many groups, including governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), business organizations, and academics, all of ‘which construct the meaning of the phrase in their own terms’ (Eden 1994, p. 160).