This book focuses on corporate sustainability and how it evolves through innovation and new business models. Despite what has been accomplished to date, there is an urgent need for further steps to be taken and this book presents a nuanced but compelling plea for collaboration between businesses, government and civil society.
Drawing upon empirical research, the authors look at recent approaches to corporate sustainability, the circular economy and strategic corporate social responsibility. The book examines these issues from multiple viewpoints, including cultural, social and religious. More specifically, the book explores the freight sector (smart freight leadership), the banking sector (sustainable banking) and Islamic finance and sustainability, detailing the contribution of faith-based organizations to promoting sustainability and the greening of church buildings. Overall, this book captures the emerging new business models and capabilities firms need to implement sustainability.
This book will be of great relevance to students, scholars and professionals with an interest in corporate sustainability, social responsibility, environmental management and eco-innovation.
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About the authors
- Introduction: Corporate sustainability: Requirements, realities and prospects.
- Sustainable Value Creation
- Sustainable strategies and accounting needs
- Sustainability in Project Management: Making it happen
- Towards smart freight leadership
- Sustainable banking: The mysterious role of commercial banks in achieving a sustainable economy
- Islamic finance and sustainability
- Faith-based organizations and corporate sustainability
- The greening of churches: A maturity framework based on policies and measures
Jan Jaap Bouma and Teun Wolters
Teun Wolters and Jan Jaap Bouma
A.J. Gilbert Silvius
Sophie Punte and Floor Bollee
Gizem Goren and Teun Wolters
Muhammad Ashfaq and Teun Wolters
Joyce Stubblefield and Jan Jaap Bouma
Ankeneel A. Breuning
Jan Jaap Bouma is a consultant in strategic sustainability, addressing the challenges that corporations, governments and non-governmental organizations face in this area. Until recently, he was Professor of Valuation and Governance of Natural Resources at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Teun Wolters is Professor of Corporate Sustainability at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.
"This book is about deeper insights in the multi-faceted world of corporate social responsibility and sustainability, two related concepts which remain too abstract all too often. The authors participated in the corporate world, proposed new methods and metrics, helped develop them, and reflected on the progress made. The book offers all of that, an assessment of where we are now."-- Wim Hafkamp, director of the Erasmus University International Off-Campus PhD Program on Cleaner Production, Cleaner Production, Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Development, The Netherlands
"In recent times, churches have developed an increasing concern for sustainability. I welcome this book as it can help stimulate the interchurch and interreligious dialogue on how sustainability can be promoted. Care for creation and love for people are basic ingredients of our faith. But, they have to be actively applied to the modern world. This book is about doing that." -- Theo van Driel MA, chairman of the Apeldoorn Consultative Board of Churches, The Netherlands