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Giving Legs to Handprint Thinking: Foundations for Evaluating the Good We Do

Guillaume, Joseph; Sojamo, Suvi; Porkka, Miina; Gerten, Dieter; Jalava, Mika; Lankoski, Leena; Lehikoinen, Elina; Lettenmeier, Michael; Pfister, Stephan; Usva, Kirsi; Wada, Yoshihide


In environmental management and sustainability there is an increasing interest in measurement and accounting of beneficial impact—as an incentive to action, as a communication tool, and to move toward a positive, constructive approach focused on opportunities rather than problems. One approach uses the metaphor of a “handprint,” complementing the notion of environmental footprints, which have been widely adopted for impact measurement and accounting. We analyze this idea by establishing core...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Earth's Future
DOI: 10.1029/2019EF001422
Access Rights: Open Access


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