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Global Sustainability as a Business Imperative : Global Sustainability Through Business - James A. F. Stoner

Global Sustainability as a Business Imperative

Global Sustainability Through Business

By: James A. F. Stoner (Editor), Charles Wankel (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 19th January 2011
ISBN: 9780230102811
Number Of Pages: 276

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This first volume in The Palgrave Series on Global Sustainability addresses the pressing need to align business practices with the requirements of a sustainable world. The book’s authors address new models for conducting business, the implications of undertaking new approaches to business practice, and the ways businesses are transforming and being transformed by their environments.

"This work offers useful coverage of an emerging paradigm in which successful organizations are committing to a social contract emphasizing global sustainability while also providing a positive return to all their stakeholders. Recommended." - Choice

Notes on the Contributorsp. vii
List of Figuresp. xv
List of Tablesp. xvii
New Models for Globally Sustainable Businessesp. 1
How Business, Resources, and People Fit Together in a Sustainability Modelp. 3
Business Logic for Sustainabilityp. 17
Sustainability as a Business Modelp. 33
Investing in Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Business Ventures in the Developing World: Key Lessons and Experiences of EcoEnterprises Fundp. 55
Action Implications: Motivating and Influencing Businessp. 73
Sustainability in Business Curricula: Toward a Deeper Understanding and Implementationp. 75
The Contribution of Interdisciplinary Skills to the Sustainability of Business: When Artists, Engineers, and Managers Work Together to Serve Enterprisesp. 91
Public Disclosure of Corporate Environmental Performance: Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs)p. 111
The Adjustment of Corporate Governance Structures for Global Sustainabilityp. 127
Taxes and Sustainabilityp. 147
Business Transformations of and by Its Environmentp. 165
Why Changing the Way We Use Energy Is Essential for Global Sustainabilityp. 167
From Carbon to Carbohydrates: Toward Sustainability in the Plastics Industryp. 183
Informal Waste-Pickers in Latin America: Sustainable and Equitable Solutions in the Dumpsp. 199
Sustainability of the Wine Industry: New Zealand, Australia, and the United Statesp. 219
New Trends for Sustainable Consumption: The Farmers' Markets as a Business Imperative for the Reeducation of Consumersp. 239
Participation of Agribusiness Stakeholders in Global Sustainability Questions: The Case of Climate Change and Bioenergy in Brazilp. 255
Indexp. 269
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ISBN: 9780230102811
ISBN-10: 0230102816
Series: Global Sustainability Through Business
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 19th January 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1