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Business & the environment, ïGreenÍ approaches to business

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Business and Environmental Sustainability

Business and Environmental Sustainability

Author: Sigrun M. (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK) Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2020

Environmental sustainability is increasingly important to organisations, whether for regulatory, financial or ethical reasons. Business and Environmental Sustainability looks at the environmental aspect of sustainability for all organisations pursuing competitive advantage. This textbook provides a thorough foundation by introducing readers to the science, reasoning and theory behind environmental sustainability, and then delves into how these ideas translate into principles and business models for organisations to actually use. Next, it covers environmental challenges from climate change, pollution and waste, and then goes on to examine the different corporate functions (from supply chain management to human resources) to illustrate how environmental sustainability is managed and put into practice in organisations. Finally, a set of integrative case studies draw everything together and enable the reader to apply various analytical tools, with the aim of understanding how companies can not only reduce their environmental footprint but can positively contribute to environmental sustainability. Written by an award-winning lecturer, Business and Environmental Sustainability boasts a wealth of pedagogical features, including mini cases and examples from a range of industries and countries, plus a companion website with slides, quiz questions and instructor material. This will be a valuable text for students of business and environmental sustainability, and will also be suitable for broader courses on corporate responsibility and sustainability across environmental studies and engineering.

Business and Environmental Sustainability

Business and Environmental Sustainability

Author: Sigrun M. (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK) Wagner Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2020

Environmental sustainability is increasingly important to organisations, whether for regulatory, financial or ethical reasons. Business and Environmental Sustainability looks at the environmental aspect of sustainability for all organisations pursuing competitive advantage. This textbook provides a thorough foundation by introducing readers to the science, reasoning and theory behind environmental sustainability, and then delves into how these ideas translate into principles and business models for organisations to actually use. Next, it covers environmental challenges from climate change, pollution and waste, and then goes on to examine the different corporate functions (from supply chain management to human resources) to illustrate how environmental sustainability is managed and put into practice in organisations. Finally, a set of integrative case studies draw everything together and enable the reader to apply various analytical tools, with the aim of understanding how companies can not only reduce their environmental footprint but can positively contribute to environmental sustainability. Written by an award-winning lecturer, Business and Environmental Sustainability boasts a wealth of pedagogical features, including mini cases and examples from a range of industries and countries, plus a companion website with slides, quiz questions and instructor material. This will be a valuable text for students of business and environmental sustainability, and will also be suitable for broader courses on corporate responsibility and sustainability across environmental studies and engineering.

Gold Standard Sustainability Reporting A Step by Step Guide to Producing Sustainability Reports

Gold Standard Sustainability Reporting A Step by Step Guide to Producing Sustainability Reports

Author: Kye Gbangbola, Nicole Lawler Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/03/2020

This highly practical and concise book shows you how to undertake a reporting process and produce a sustainability report in line with the new standards and frameworks presented by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Fully updated to ensure compliance with the new standards, this second edition shows how to actually produce a sustainability report as well as the key processes in the planning: how to produce a business case; the development of actions plans; process and team leadership; and generating cross-functional buy-in. Templates are provided for certain steps in order to simplify the tasks involved at each point in the process. Anyone involved in delivering or developing a process to embed sustainability reporting for an organisation will find this book invaluable, for example, chief sustainability officers, chief financial officers and company secretaries. It will also be of interest to students in the field of sustainability.

The Organic Profit Rodale and the Making of Marketplace Environmentalism

The Organic Profit Rodale and the Making of Marketplace Environmentalism

Author: Andrew N. Case, Paul S. Sutter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2020

Where did the curious idea of buying one's way to sustainability come from? In no small part, the answer lies in the story of entrepreneurial health reformer J. I. Rodale, his son Robert Rodale, and their company, the Rodale Press. These early advocates of organic gardening cultivated a niche for natural health products in the 1950s, organized the emerging marketplace for organic foods in the 1960s, and in the process published an endless supply of advice books on diet and health. Rodale's marketplace environmentalism brought environmentally minded consumers together and taught Americans how to grow food, eat, and live in arguably more earth-friendly ways. Yet the market has proved more effective at addressing individual health concerns than improving public health at large, as liable to champion untested, ineffectual health supplements as to challenge the indiscriminate use of dangerous pesticides. For anyone trying to make sense of the complex tensions between business profits and the desire for environmental reform, The Organic Profit is essential reading.

Renewable Energy Management in Emerging Economies Strategies for Growth

Renewable Energy Management in Emerging Economies Strategies for Growth

Author: Henry K. H. Wang Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/02/2020

Renewable energy has never been more important than it is today, as climate change becomes arguably the world's most essential problem to be solved. Solving this problem is proving difficult and complex - none more so than for emerging economies that are undergoing rapid economic development with increasing use of fossil fuels. There are many challenges for these countries that are making efforts to promote renewable energy use, with limited resources. Good government policies and corporate strategies are essential to support these efforts as a part of the global climate change crisis. This important book addresses the very latest developments in renewable energy management plus the key challenges and risks. Potential new policies and strategies for the further growth of renewable energies in emerging economies, together with high-level business case examples of renewable management in emerging economies, are addressed. This book is essential reading for policy makers, government employees, business executives, professionals, researchers and academics looking to improve global renewable energy policies, investments and management.

Corporate Social Responsibility Driving a Sustainable Future

Corporate Social Responsibility Driving a Sustainable Future

Author: R.K. Mishra Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/02/2020

Corporate Social Responsibility is a hard-edged business decision. Not because it is a nice thing to do or because people are forcing us to do it, because it is good for our business . -Niall Fitzerald, Former CEO, Unilever There is a growing realisation that long term business success can only be achieved by companies that recognise Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as part of the process of wealth creation and as providing a competitive advantage. This book is a compilation of the CSR initiatives of various organisations. It is a sincere attempt to guide decision-makers in the area of CSR and help them to rethink about their CSR practices. The book presents the 21st century best practices and the dynamics of CSR for practitioners, academicians, and researchers.

The Sustainability Handbook The Complete Management Guide to Achieving Social, Economic, and Environmental Responsibility

The Sustainability Handbook The Complete Management Guide to Achieving Social, Economic, and Environmental Responsibility

Author: William R. Blackburn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2020

Environmental risks can have a significant impact on organizations, affecting investment decisions, stakeholder interactions, and government regulations. These risks have become more apparent particularly as the effects of climate change are felt by the world's industries, populations, and ecosystems. Organizations of all sizes can improve their chances of success-and survival-by integrating sustainability into their operations and decision-making. The Sustainability Handbook covers the complexities, challenges, and benefits of sustainability when pursued by corporate, academic, government, and nonprofit organizations. It provides a blueprint on how organizations can reach or exceed economic, social, and environmental excellence. This second edition identifies the newest, most cutting-edge practices in the field to stimulate organizations of all types to take the next step toward sustainability, offering a wide variety of practical approaches and tools, including a model sustainability policy for organizations, summaries and tips on selecting sustainability codes, an extensive collection of sample metrics, and much more.

Global Perspectives on Green Business Administration and Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Global Perspectives on Green Business Administration and Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Author: Syed Abdul Rehman Khan Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2020

Heavy industrialization in the past few decades has caused several global environmental issues including poor air quality, climate change, and outdoor air pollution-related diseases. As such, consumer pressure coupled with strict governmental policies have influenced firms to adopt and implement green practices in their supply chain and business operations in order to improve socio-environmental sustainability. Global Perspectives on Green Business Administration and Sustainable Supply Chain Management is an essential reference book that discusses innovative green practices including recycling, remanufacturing, reduction in waste and adoption of renewable energy in manufacturing. It also examines environmentally friendly policies that have been adopted by many European and Western countries. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as energy analysis, environmental protections, and logistics development, this book is ideally designed for managers, operations managers, executives, manufacturers, environmentalists, researchers, industry practitioners, academicians, and students.

The Sustainable Development Goals Industry Sector Approaches

The Sustainable Development Goals Industry Sector Approaches

Author: Martin Wynn, Peter (University of Gloucestershire UK) Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2019

In 2015, the United Nations launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to define and coordinate global priorities and aspirations up to 2030 in response to the economic, social and environmental challenges faced by the planet. Many governments across the world signed up to these goals. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon noted at the outset that business would be a vital partner in achieving the SDGs. This easy-to-digest book provides a critical evaluation of how a range of multinational companies from across different commercial sectors are currently addressing the SDGs and the challenges they are facing in contributing to them. The private sector has thus been set the challenge of responding positively in support of the SDGs whilst at the same time acting in the shorter-term interests of its stakeholders. Using a wealth of illustrative materials drawn from company reports and other sources, this book looks at the response of 80 companies and organisations from eight different industry sectors. It examines the different approaches taken, discusses how far the SDGs are actively supported and reviews how progress is being assessed against related targets and objectives. In addition to an analysis of each industry sector, the book provides a summary overview of all industry sectors studied, identifying the most and least supported SDGs overall. This book will be of interest to the fast-growing body of academics studying and researching sustainability, as well as to industry managers and public-sector operators involved in sustainability management and reporting. It provides detailed commentary and insights, and identifies both key themes from the research and critical issues for the successful implementation of the SDGs in the period up to 2030.

The Sustainable Development Goals Industry Sector Approaches

The Sustainable Development Goals Industry Sector Approaches

Author: Martin Wynn, Peter (University of Gloucestershire UK) Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2019

In 2015, the United Nations launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to define and coordinate global priorities and aspirations up to 2030 in response to the economic, social and environmental challenges faced by the planet. Many governments across the world signed up to these goals. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon noted at the outset that business would be a vital partner in achieving the SDGs. This easy-to-digest book provides a critical evaluation of how a range of multinational companies from across different commercial sectors are currently addressing the SDGs and the challenges they are facing in contributing to them. The private sector has thus been set the challenge of responding positively in support of the SDGs whilst at the same time acting in the shorter-term interests of its stakeholders. Using a wealth of illustrative materials drawn from company reports and other sources, this book looks at the response of 80 companies and organisations from eight different industry sectors. It examines the different approaches taken, discusses how far the SDGs are actively supported and reviews how progress is being assessed against related targets and objectives. In addition to an analysis of each industry sector, the book provides a summary overview of all industry sectors studied, identifying the most and least supported SDGs overall. This book will be of interest to the fast-growing body of academics studying and researching sustainability, as well as to industry managers and public-sector operators involved in sustainability management and reporting. It provides detailed commentary and insights, and identifies both key themes from the research and critical issues for the successful implementation of the SDGs in the period up to 2030.

Social Sustainability in the Global Wine Industry Concepts and Cases

Social Sustainability in the Global Wine Industry Concepts and Cases

Author: Sharon L. Forbes Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/12/2019

This book examines the social dimension of sustainability in the wine industry. Social sustainability focuses on people and communities. Contributors explore topics such as philanthropy, poverty, natural disasters, communication, and wine tourism from a global perspective using research and case studies in developed and developing countries. This edited book provides researchers, academics, practitioners and students with varied perspectives of social sustainability in the global wine industry.