The Economics and Business of Sustainability
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Given the emergence of sustainability as the defining issue of our time, it is essential for university graduates, and especially business and economics students, to have a fundamental grasp of the key issues in this emerging multidisciplinary field of study.
Nemetz provides a comprehensive, detailed overview of the interlinked economic and ecological concepts central to this new discipline. Accompanying the introduction of the underlying theory is a broad array of real-world supporting data from Asia, Europe and North America. This volume also features a chapter on the threat of emerging pandemics and their significance for the achievement of a truly sustainable world.
This book accentuates the value and importance of a strong sustainability approach in an age of climate change emergency. It is an ideal companion for instructors and students of sustainability in business, economics, and related disciplines such as geography and political science.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Book Outline, Rationale and Context
Chapter 2: A brief historical overview of economic development and the environment – Part 1 Pre and Post Agricultural Revolution
Chapter 3: A brief historical overview of economic development and the environment – Part 2 The Industrial Revolution and Sequel
Appendix: A Primer on Input-Output Analysis
Chapter 4: What Are We Trying to Achieve? Measuring Wealth and Well-being
Appendix One: The World Bank’s Calculation of Total Wealth
Appendix Two: Well-being indicator variables used by the OECD
Chapter 5: An Overview of Environmental Economics
Appendix One: Case Study of Sulfur Dioxide Trading the U.S.
Appendix Two: The TRI and its Effects
Chapter 6: Cost-Benefit Analysis and Measuring Environmental Benefits
Appendix One: Applying Evaluation Methodology – Case Study of the U.S Clean Air Act
Appendix Two: Placing a Value on Ecosystem Services – Case Study of New York City’s Water Supply
Appendix Three: A Brief Overview of Multi-Attribute Decision Making
Chapter 7: Placing a Value on Human Life
Appendix: Philip Morris’ Report to the Government of Czechoslovakia
Chapter 8: Some Relevant Ecological Principles
Chapter 9: An Outline of Ecological Economics
Appendix One: Valuing Ecosystem Services of North America’s Boreal Forest
Appendix Two: Case Study of Thai Shrimp Farming
Chapter 10: Risk Analysis and the Precautionary Principle
Appendix One: Two classic examples of the framing of risk
Appendix Two: The Precautionary Principle and Global Warming
Chapter 11: Pandemics and Sustainability
Chapter 12: The Path Ahead
Peter N. Nemetz is a Professor of Strategy and Business Economics at The University of British Colombia, Canada.