128 pages | 23 B/W Illus.
This shortform textbook provides a core understanding of the intersection between business and the environment. The sector’s rapid expansion means that many university programmes are focusing to a greater extent nowadays on the career opportunities generated by the ecological imperative – a curriculum increasingly referred to as "green business".
Climate breakdown is a devastating issue facing contemporary society. With six out of the ten largest multinationals listed in the 2018 Fortune Global 500 being active in the energy sector, it is no surprise that more and more business schools are offering modules addressing the management of natural resources. The business world has made some progress incorporating green principles into their strategies and operations, but progress needs to accelerate in line with global agreements to prevent catastrophic ecological and environmental problems. Absolute Essentials of Green Business stands out because of its singular focus on a subset of this wider curricular area. By covering both the macro (framework) and micro (business strategy) aspects of the topic, the book’s structure is in line with the way modules of this nature are taught in universities today.
Students of business and environmental studies will benefit from reading this concise textbook in order to develop their understanding of a fundamental element of the social science curriculum.
"A captivating read for all interested in green business. This book takes a multidisciplinary approach in overviewing Green Business in the 21st century – a reader’s choice, and a must-read for all students of business." — Dr Toni S. Ola. Lecturer in Sustainability and Supply Chain Management, Regent’s University London, UK
1. Introduction to Green Business 2. Resource Depletion 3. Pollution management 4. Environmental economics and policies 5. Going green: managing the process 6. Green operations 7. Green marketing 8. Green growth sectors 9. Clean energy ventures
Textbooks are an extraordinarily useful tool for students and teachers, as is demonstrated by their continued use in the classroom and online. Successful textbooks run into multiple editions, and in endeavouring to keep up with developments in the field, it can be difficult to avoid increasing length and complexity.
This series of shortform textbooks offers a range of books which zero-in on the absolute essentials. In focusing on only the core elements of each sub-discipline, the books provide a useful alternative or supplement to traditional textbooks.