1st Edition

Leveraging the Private Sector Management-Based Strategies for Improving Environmental Performance

Edited By Cary Coglianese, Jennifer Nash Copyright 2006

    Leveraging the Private Sector offers the first sustained analysis of public and private sector initiatives designed to encourage firms and industries to use their own management expertise to improve their environmental performance. Cary Coglianese and Jennifer Nash bring together original empirical studies by the nation?s leading experts on recent public and private sector experiments. Do management-based strategies lead to improved environmental outcomes? What kinds of strategies hold the most promise? Leveraging the Private Sector addresses these questions through studies of state pollution prevention planning laws, private sector purchasing requirements, and federal risk management regulations, among others. The contributors show that efforts to leverage private sector experience and knowledge can have a distinctive contribution in the future of environmental protection. Ultimately, a firm's broader management practices shape its environmental performance. Public and private sector strategies that seek to influence these practices directly can help bring about further environmental improvements. This book breaks new ground by investigating a new and promising approach for advancing the economy and the environment.

    Part I: Management-Based Strategies Management-Based Strategies: An Emerging Approach to Environmental Protection --Cary Coglianese and Jennifer Nash Environmental Management Style and Corporate Environmental Performance -- Robert A. Kagan Part II: Mandates and Regulation Evaluating Management-Based Regulation: A Valuable Tool in the Regulatory Tool Box? -- Lori Snyder Bennear The RMP Rule and Management-Based Regulation -- Paul R. Kleindorfer Environmental Management Under Pressure: How Do Private-Sector Mandates Affect Performance? --Richard N. L. Andrews, Andrew Hutson, and Daniel Edwards, Jr. Mandating Insurance and Using Private Inspections to Improve Environmental Management -- Howard Kunreuther, Shelley Metzenbaum, and Peter Schmeidler Part III: Incentives and Pressures The Promise and Limits of Voluntary Management-Based Reform: An Analysis of EPA‘s Strategic Goals Program -- Jason Scott Johnston Clean Charles 2005 Initiative: Why the 'Success'? -- Tapas Ray and Kathleen Segerson The Role of Management Systems in Stakeholder Partnerships -- Andrew King Part IV: Conclusion The Promise and Performance of Management-Based Strategies -- Cary Coglianese and Jennifer Nash


    Cary Coglianese is the Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is the director of the Penn Program on Regulation. He is also a senior research fellow at Harvard University?s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Jennifer Nash is executive director of the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative and director of the Regulatory Policy Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

    'Polarized politics have paralyzed environmental policy in Washington for the past decade. If the situation ever dissipates enough for Congress to agree on management-based approaches, the knowledge contained in this book should be tapped to provide a manual on how to do it properly.' Crosslands Bulletin