Interest in corporate sustainability surged after the United Nations World Economic and Development Commission popularized the term “sustainable development” in its famous 1987 Brundtland Report and researchers began to adapt the concept to companies by declaring that they could pursue sustainability by meeting their present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. During the 1990s academics and practitioners began to argue that corporate sustainability required simultaneous attention to, and satisfaction of, environmental, social, and economic standards. defining corporate sustainability as meeting the needs of a firm’s direct and indirect stakeholders (such as shareholders, employees, clients, pressure groups, communities etc.), without compromising its ability to meet the needs of future stakeholders as well. This Guide provides an introduction to how the concept of sustainability can be applied to business by focusing on integrating economic, ecological and social aspects in a “triple-bottom line"; integrating short- and long-term aspects and consuming the income and not the capital.