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Strategic Sustainability
A Natural Environmental Lens on Organizations and Management

ISBN 9781138916579
Published April 5, 2016 by Routledge
354 Pages

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Book Description

Strategic Sustainability examines how organizations can implement environmental sustainability science, theories, and ways of thinking to become more competitive. Including examples and ideas implemented in various countries, it is based on known scientific principles about the natural world and organizational principles focusing on the work domain. The intersection of these two realms of research creates a powerful and new approach to comprehensive, seemingly contradictory issues.

Daniel S. Fogel draws from disparate fields and creates a story about organizations, their future and how people are part of the problem and, more importantly, part of the solution. Readers will find ways to take action to improve organizations and avoid denigrating our natural environment, learning to be mindful of the urgency we should feel to improve our impact on the world. The focus on the natural environment provides a powerful focus for creating value in organizations and addressing the major challenges we all face.

Advanced sustainability students, working professionals and board members, managers and legislators responsible for governing organizations or implementing public policy will find this book useful. A companion website features an instructor’s manual with test questions, as well as 38, 10-minute videos for classroom use.

Table of Contents

PART I. PRESSURES ON THE FIRM 1. The Environment and Natural Capital 2. Social Pressures on Organizations 3. Environmental Regulation and Its Impact on Organizations PART II. STRATEGY FORMULATION 4. Strategy with an Environmental Lens 5. Strategy Principles and Analyses to Inform Strategy 6. Competencies and Tactics to Support Strategies 7. Business Strategy and Corporate Strategy PART III. SUPPORT FOR STRATEGY 8. Measuring and Reporting Environmental Strategy 9. Marketing, Labeling, and Analyzing Products 10. High Performance Operations 11. Keeping Focus PART IV. UNIQUE SITUATIONS 12. Environmental Sustainability in Unique Situations Name Index Subject Index About the Author

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Daniel S. Fogel is the Graduate School Research Professor in Sustainability and Director of the Master of Arts in Sustainability at Wake Forest University, USA. He has been recognized for his work consulting for organizations like General Electric, Bank of America, and Raleigh City Government, and has published widely in behavioral studies, education, health care, psychology, sociology, economics, and management journals and books. He is Chairman of EcoLens, Chairman of The EcoLens Network and Chairman and CEO of SP3.