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Business and Environmental Sustainability

1st Edition

By Sigrun M. Wagner


320 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction

1. Introduction: The Past and the Present

Part II: Foundations

2. Theoretical Perspectives

3. Principles and Philosophies

4. Sustainable Business Models

Part III: Environmental Challenges

5. Climate Change

6. Pollution (Air, Water, Soil)

7. Waste

Part IV: Corporate Functions

8. Supply Chain Management

9. Production and Operations

10. Marketing

11. Environmental Management Systems

12. Accounting

13. Human Resources

Part V: Conclusion

14. Integrative case studies: Primary, Manufacturing and Service Sector

15. Conclusion: The Future

About the Author

Sigrun M. Wagner is Senior Lecturer in International Business and Sustainability at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General