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Beyond the Bottom Line

Integrating Sustainability into Business and Management Practice, 1st Edition

Edited by Milenko Gudic, Tay Keong Tan, Patricia M. Flynn


196 pages

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Hardback: 9781783533275
pub: 2017-03-28
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Beyond the Bottom Line: Integrating the UN Global Compact into Management Practice is the first book to look at how the Ten UN Global Compact Principles and the sustainability agenda can be incorporated into business practice. The UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative and, with over 12,000 participating organizations, provides a major influence on global business sustainability practices. Its mission is to guide organizations in how to (1) do business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption; and (2) take strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation.

This new book addresses head-on some of the most persistent managerial challenges faced by businesses and organizations today. To what extent are businesses able to practice responsible management with regard to the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact? How can managers of organizations comprehensively and pragmatically address the risks and responsibilities concerning these complex and changing issues in their policies and practice? It also offers a platform for academics to confront some of the most intriguing intellectual challenges on this topic.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents Organization of the BookMilenko Gudic, Tay Keong Tan, Patricia Flynn Introduction to Building the PlatformMilenko Gudic, Tay Keong Tan, Patricia Flynn Chapter 1: Prosocially-Centered Leadership Creates Global Stewards Timothy Ewest Chapter 2: Listening and Engaging to Lead Responsibly Jyoti Bachani and Mary E. Vradelis Chapter 3: Cross-sectoral solution finding and policy dialogue on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Sustainable Development: The Case of the Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development (GAID) Julia Puaschunder Chapter 4: Off-Grid Solar Energy and the UN Global CompactInara Scott Chapter 5: New Collaborative Ways of Organizing Corporate Social ResponsibilityInger Jensen Chapter 6: Embedding the Human Rights and Labour UNGC Principles: A Tata Steel Case StudySunil Bhaskaran and Priyadarshini Sharma Chapter 7: Our Need, Your Interest: Responsible Decision Making in Private EquityDianne Lynne Bevelander and Michael John Page Chapter 8: Gender Diversity and Corporate Sustainability: Insights from a German Multinational CompanyChristine Naschberger and Madhumitha Ravikumar Chapter 9: Reaching the Bottom Billion through Inclusive Business: Lessons from Enterprises in AfricaIjeoma Nwagwu Chapter 10: The Global Sanitation Crisis: A Role for BusinessDiane M. Kellogg Chapter 11: Gender, Poverty and Leadership: The Case of the Chibok GirlsRoni Ajao, Nikos Bozionelos, and Camilla Quental Chapter 12: Ecosystem Restoration in the Limestone Mines in Odisha, IndiaMeenakshi Kakkar and Lisa M. Fox Chapter 13: The UN Global Compact and the Governance of Situated FirmsDavid Williamson and Gary Lynch-Wood Chapter 14: Integrating Social Responsibility into Public Institutions, Organizations and Administration Athanasios Chymis, Paolo D’Anselmi and Christos Triantopoulos Concluding Remarks and Looking Ahead Milenko Gudic, Tay Keong Tan, Patricia Flynn

About the Editors

Milenko Gudic´ is Founding Director of Refoment Consulting and Coaching, Belgrade, Serbia, and visiting lecturer at University Donja Gorica, Montenegro. Tay Keong Tan is Director of International Studies and Leadership Studies, and an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Radford University, USA. Patricia M. Flynn, PhD, is Trustee Professor of Economics and Management at Bentley University, USA, where she served as Dean of the McCallum Graduate School of Business for ten years.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development