ecological and social indicators

In Canada, the phrase "ecological and social indicators" has been used in federal throne speeches and federal budgets to mean roughly the same as what is meant by the term Genuine Progress Index.

This terminology is derived from the Canada Well-Being Measurement Act authored by Mike Nickerson, from which the phrase was drawn and passed into law in 2003.

The Auditor General has formal responsibility to put such indicators in place and ensure they are respected. Specifically, the Commissioner of Sustainable Development issues annual reports on performance to these indicators.

The terms ecological indicator, social indicator and corporate social responsibility have somewhat different focus on various aspects of the problems that such indicators address.

See also "greening of government operations", "green procurement", "ethical and ecological integrity", "triple bottom line", "full cost accounting", "Beyond GAAP", accounting reform, monetary reform, banking reserve rules