Social Life Cycle Analysis - an Introduction

The Why, the What and the How

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A primer to help you to get introduced to Social LCA, this six-chapter 100-page e-book, written in lucid, reader-friendly English, promises to create interest in this sustainability analysis tool
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Dedicated, driven, goal-oriented, doctoral degree holder (Industrial Ecology, Norway), with two Master’s degrees (Industrial Ecology, Germany-Singapore; Mechanical Engineering, India), and professionally useful diplomas, diverse work experience as researcher in industrial ecology, sustainable developm...

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A primer to help you to get introduced to Social LCA (S-LCA), this 100-page e-book, written in lucid, reader-friendly English, promises to create interest in this sustainability analysis tool. The questions - What, Why and How – are answered in the six chapters of this book. A couple of published case studies have been explained, and a review paper with a long list of useful references, establish the transition from theory to application seamlessly. Readers must remember that this is just the gateway to the fast-growing body of knowledge that S-LCA is. Read more and understand better!

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Dedicated, driven, goal-oriented, doctoral degree holder (Industrial Ecology, Norway), with two Master’s degrees (Industrial Ecology, Germany-Singapore; Mechanical Engineering, India), and professionally useful diplomas, diverse work experience as researcher in industrial ecology, sustainable development, urban water systems etc., tutor, writer-editor, having excelled in all these capacities; capable of leading teams to delivering the goods, consistently, by drawing upon my pool of experience. On the lookout for challenging opportunities in teaching, supervision and academic research.

  • Foreword – Prof. Dr Arun Kansal
  • Preface and Acknowledgements
  1. The social aspect – People first?
    1. Health is wealth?
    2. Education is an investment
    3. Cannot please God and Mammon both
    4. Happiness not ready-made, stems from one’s own actions
    5. Social-LCA – counterpart of E-LCA and LCC
    6. The socio-economic realm
    7. Exercises
  2. Stakeholders in an S-LCA
    1. Who are they?
    2. Exercises
  3. Dimensions of the different stakeholder groups
    1. Stakeholder category dimensions
    2. Exercises
  4. Indicators to describe the different dimensions
    1. Purely quantitative indicators
    2. Purely qualitative indicators
    3. Purely semi-quantitative indicators
    4. Qualitative or semi-quantitative indicators
    5. Quantitative or semi-quantitative indicators
    6. Qualitative or quantitative indicators
    7. Qualitative, quantitative or semi-quantitative indicators
    8. En passant – useful to remember
    9. Exercises
  5. Analysis step-by-step: Social Themes table, Social Hotspots Database and Worker Hours table
    1. Social themes table
    2. Hotspot Index
    3. Worker hours in a supply chain
    4. Supply-chain analysis, understood with an example
    5. Exercises
  6. Understanding some case studies from around the world
    1. E-waste in Pakistan
    2. Comparative analysis with focus on health impacts
    3. Exercise
  • Endnotes
  • Appendix A