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Business, Government and Sustainable Development

1st Edition

By Gerard Keijzers


160 pages

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Paperback: 9780415646352
pub: 2012-09-12
Hardback: 9780415339636
pub: 2004-08-19

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The range of sustainability objectives has now developed from relatively simple issues of environmental protection to a full array of interwoven social, economic and ecological issues, nationally and internationally. The involved process of sustainable development has now become a permanent and increasingly complex process. In this insightful book, Keijzers provides a concise and authoritative introduction to the evolution of the collaborative stakeholder approach to sustainable development in the context of changing environmental policies.

Author Keijzers examines the evolving range of issues of sustainability, and the related change of processes within governments and businesses. Governments continue to fine-tune policies for the sustainable development of society. Similarly the business community is continually striving towards enhanced corporate, ecological and social responsibility. Keijzers investigates these change processes in both the public and private sectors.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Changing Ecological Arena 3. Future Generations and Business Ethics 4. The Transition to the Sustainable Enterprise 5. Management Stategies for Sustainable Businesses 6. Plotting Sustainable Directions; Evolving Stakeholder Approach in Seven Multinationals 7. Summary of Conclusions

About the Author

Gerard Keijzers is professor of sustainable entrepreneurship at Nyenrode University, The Netherlands Business School. He gained practical experience in this field of work during the 1990s when he was director for strategy in the Dutch Ministry of Environment and a member of the OECD group on environmental performance in Paris, France.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics