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Innovation & Social Development

  • DreamMakers

    Innovating for the Greater Good, 1st Edition

    By Michele Hunt

    DreamMakers: Innovating for the Greater Good profiles stories of businesses, cross-sector initiatives and movements and whole communities that are collaborating to create a flourishing world. They all share attitudes and beliefs that transcend: who they are, where they live, or their individual…

    Paperback – 2017-01-30

  • Transformational Resilience

    How Building Human Resilience to Climate Disruption Can Safeguard Society and Increase Wellbeing, 1st Edition

    By Bob Doppelt

    Using the author’s extensive experience of advising public, private and non-profit sectors on personal, organization, and community behavioral and systems change knowledge and tools, this book applies a new lens to the question of how to respond to climate change. It offers a scientifically…

    Paperback – 2016-02-25

  • Can the World be Wrong?

    Where Global Public Opinion Says We're Headed, 1st Edition

    By Doug Miller, John Elkington

    When the global economy and world order become uncertain, where do we look for a sense of where things are heading? Can the World Be Wrong? lays out a compelling case for looking to long-term trends in global public opinion to help predict the future. Written by a pioneer of global polling,…

    Paperback – 2015-10-31

  • Responsible Innovation

    1st Edition

    By Philippe de Woot

    Economic development is rooted in disruption, not in equilibrium. And a powerful engine of economic development is innovation; but is this innovation always for the common good? The dark side of the extraordinary dynamism of innovation lies precisely in its destructive power. If simply left to…

    Paperback – 2015-10-29

  • Base of the Pyramid 3.0

    Sustainable Development through Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fernando Casado Caneque, Stuart L. Hart

    For well over 4 billion people – approximately 60% of all humanity – annual income is less than $1,500. The term "Base of the Pyramid" was first coined by Stuart L. Hart and C.K. Prahalad in 2002 and has become synonymous with both the method by which we can more effectively address poverty and the…

    Paperback – 2015-03-30

  • Sustainable Cities

    Inspirational Case Studies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Simon Mills

    Winners and nominees of the 2013/14 Sustainable City Awards present their case stories in a new collection, Sustainable Cities: Inspirational Case Studies. These short, easy-to-read stories will serve as an inspiration to others around the world in the quest to make our cities more sustainable.The…

    Paperback – 2014-12-15

  • Rethinking the Enterprise

    Competitiveness, Technology and Society, 1st Edition

    By Philippe de Woot

    The challenges of the 21st century are immense: implementing a more sustainable development model, maintaining markets and societies as open as possible, deploying entrepreneurial dynamism in the service of the common good, boosting employment, reindustrializing Western countries while promoting…

    Paperback – 2014-06-16

  • Social Intrapreneurism and All That Jazz

    How Business Innovators are Helping to Build a More Sustainable World, 1st Edition

    By David Grayson, Melody McLaren, Heiko Spitzeck

    In response to the world’s rapidly growing social, economic and environmental challenges, a growing wave of "social intrapreneurs" are harnessing the power of large companies to create new business solutions to address societal problems. Social Intrapreneurism and All That Jazz reveals how these…

    Paperback – 2014-03-17

  • Tackling Complexity

    A Systemic Approach for Decision Makers, 1st Edition

    By Gilbert Probst, Andrea Bassi

    Our socio-economic systems continue to grow and evolve. We need to acknowledge that, consequently, our decisions often fail – they are ineffective and create unexpected side effects. The speed of execution is increasing constantly and markets and systems respond almost immediately, making…

    Hardback – 2014-01-31

  • Pathways to Systemic Change

    Inspiring Stories and a New Set of Variables for Understanding Social Innovation, 1st Edition

    By Heloise Buckland, David Murillo

    The world’s social, ecological and economic 
problems are so complex and diverse that there
will never be a “one-size-fits-all” model for 
social innovation. The very nature of social 
innovation as a new, better way of solving 
social problems means that it is not even in the 
interest of social…

    Paperback – 2013-11-29

  • Business-NGO Partnerships

    A special theme issue of The Journal of Corporate Citizenship (Issue 50), 1st Edition

    Edited by Malcolm McIntosh, Esben Rahbek Gjerdrum Pedersen, Janni Thusgaard Pedersen

    This Special Issue makes an important contribution to the literature on corporate-NGO relations and I commend the presenters, authors and editors on their effort and execution I encourage you to read and reflect on [these] excellent papers." -  Jonathan Doh, Director of the Center for…

    Paperback – 2013-09-23

  • Leading Sustainable Innovation

    1st Edition

    By Nick Coad, Paul Pritchard

    Sustainability will play an increasingly key role in the innovation process within businesses. Leading companies are already integrating these agendas, and preparing their sustainability executives to take the lead. This book demonstrates why sustainability requires innovation; explains how this…

    Paperback – 2013-07-30

  • The Necessary Transition

    The Journey towards the Sustainable Enterprise Economy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Malcolm McIntosh

    Life on Earth for humanity and our ecosystems is at a point of great change. There is much to be learnt about previous great disruptions. The key words are *adaptation* and *transformation*. Most international companies operate across multiple social and environmental geographies, so they know this…

    Paperback – 2013-07-21

  • Working Collaboratively

    A Practical Guide to Achieving More, 1st Edition

    By Penny Walker

    The really big sustainability challenges for your business can’t be solved by your business. But they can be solved by your business working in collaboration with others. Working Collaboratively provides tools to help you understand and manage successful collaborations: identify potential…

    Paperback – 2013-07-08

  • Sustainability Decoded

    How to Unlock Profit Through the Value Chain, 1st Edition

    By Laura Musikanski

    The value chain is the tried and true foundation of any profitable business.Sustainability Decoded is a no-nonsense business book that shows you how to increase profits by integrating sustainability into your company's value chain. This practical guide provides innovative tools and approaches for…

    Paperback – 2013-05-07

  • A Journey to People who are Changing the World – and What We Can Learn from Them

    A Journey to People who are Changing the World – and What We Can Learn from Them, 1st Edition

    By joanna Hafenmayer, wolfgang Hafenmayer

    Are you looking for sense and meaning in your work? Would you like to be successful but expect more in the way of reward and fulfilment than just a paycheque? The Future Makers offers 23 encouraging responses to these questions. It tells the diverse stories of people from around the world who have…

    Paperback – 2013-04-15

  • Rare Diseases

    Challenges and Opportunities for Social Entrepreneurs, 1st Edition

    By Nicolas Sireau

    There are 7,000 rare diseases affecting 6%–8% of the global population. That's 3.5 million people in the UK alone. Yet only 200 rare diseases have approved treatments. In recent years, there has been a surge of interest from business and social entrepreneurs in the field of health – including…

    Paperback – 2013-04-01

  • Putting the Poor First

    How Base-of-the-Pyramid Ventures Can Learn from Development Approaches, 1st Edition

    By Piera Waibel

    In order to make progress toward the UN Millennium Development Goals – and particularly in terms of poverty alleviation – business has a pivotal role to play: in terms of core business; purchasing products from the poor; employing them; and selling them affordable services and products. Serving the…

    Hardback – 2012-10-01

  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability

    1st Edition

    Edited by Marcus Wagner

    This book addresses the intersection of entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability (EIS), presenting high-quality research illuminating the relationship between the three fields. The EIS nexus is particularly relevant from a European point of view given the focus of the European Commission on…

    Hardback – 2012-04-01

  • User Integration in Sustainable Product Development

    Organisational Learning through Boundary-Spanning Processes, 1st Edition

    By Esther Hoffmann

    Changes in production and consumption patterns are a crucial element in advancing the sustainability agenda. Many companies are now contributing to such efforts through a focus on sustainable innovation when developing new products and services. However, problematically, many such products fail as…

    Hardback – 2012-02-01

  • Evolving Partnerships

    A Guide to Working with Business for Greater Social Change, 1st Edition

    By Jem Bendell

    By bringing together their respective competencies and resources for the greater good, governments, business, civil society and multilateral agencies have been seeking innovative ways to work together to respond to the myriad global challenges of our time: the impact of climate change; human…

    Paperback – 2011-07-01

  • Case Studies in Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

    The oikos collection Vol. 2, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jost Hamschmidt, Michael Pirson

    In 2008, Ashoka launched the "Changemaker Campus Initiative" which applies Ashoka's rigorous criteria to select and support universities as they develop and implement a comprehensive social entrepreneurship plan. Through the lessons learned from this network, and with input from its broader global…

    Hardback – 2011-06-01

  • Minority Women Entrepreneurs

    How Outsider Status Can Lead to Better Business Practices, 1st Edition

    By Mary Godwyn, Donna Stoddard

    How does gender and minority status shape entrepreneurial decision-making? This question seems long overdue since minority women in the US start new businesses at four times the rate of non-minority men and women.  This book is about minority women entrepreneurs in the United States. Though…

    Paperback – 2011-01-01

  • The Base of the Pyramid in Latin America

    A special themed issue of Greener Management International (Issue 56), 1st Edition

    Edited by Miguel Angel Gardetti

    The purpose of this special issue is to continue promoting the BoP conceptualization in the Latin American region, a contribution that began with the creation of the Argentine Base of the Pyramid Learning Laboratory in September 2005. The call for papers for this special issue of Greener Management…

    Paperback – 2010-05-01

  • Leading Change toward Sustainability

    A Change-Management Guide for Business, Government and Civil Society, 2nd Edition

    By Bob Doppelt

    As the world struggles to cope with the growing threat of a global carbon crisis, Doppelt has revised one of the best books ever written about change management, leadership and sustainability to focus on de-carbonisation. Doppelt's research, presented in this hugely readable book, demystify…

    Paperback – 2009-12-01

  • Innovative Stakeholder Engagement

    A special theme issue of The Journal of Corporate Citizenship (Issue 36), 1st Edition

    Edited by David Cooperrider, Ronald Fry

    This issue features some of the smartest thinking in the world as it relates to the innovation-creating potential of a stakeholder view of the firm. It’s a changing world out there, and we hope this issue provides a sense that it’s time to seize this moment. Corporate citizenship is entering a new…

    Paperback – 2009-12-01

  • Hybrid Organizations

    New Business Models for Environmental Leadership, 1st Edition

    By Brewster Boyd, Nina Henning, Emily Reyna, Daniel Wang, Matthew Welch, Andrew J. Hoffman

    This book offers a glimpse into the future. The companies it describes are pioneers, the first-movers in market shifts that will eventually become mainstream. These "hybrid organizations" – or what others call "values-driven" or "mission-driven" organizations – operate in the blurry space between…

    Paperback – 2009-06-01

  • Sustainability Entrepreneurship Research

    A special themed issue of Greener Management International (Issue 55), 1st Edition

    Edited by Fiona Tilley, Bradley D. Parrish

    As the number of researchers interested in the relationship between entrepreneurship and sustainable development continues to grow, a window of opportunity exists to create a vibrant research community to advance a deeper understanding of the nature, promise and limitations of sustainability…

    Paperback – 2009-02-01

  • Sustainability Challenges and Solutions at the Base of the Pyramid

    Business, Technology and the Poor, 1st Edition

    Edited by Prabhu Kandachar, Minna Halme

    Around the turn of the millennium it had become painfully evident that development aid, charity or "global business-as-usual" were not going to be the mechanisms to alleviate global poverty. Today, there is little dispute that poverty remains the most pressing global problem calling for innovative…

    Hardback – 2008-09-01

  • The 13 Key Performance Indicators for Highly Effective Teams

    1st Edition

    By Allam Ahmed, George Siantonas, Nicholas Siantonas

    An organisation's most important asset is its people. And critical to an organisation's success is the extent to which its people interact effectively – both with each other as team members and with the wider organisation. This is why managing teams has become a key area for a growing number of…

    Paperback – 2007-12-01

  • An Exploratory Journey towards the Research and Practice of the ‘Base of the Pyramid'

    A special themed issue of Greener Management International (Issue 51), 1st Edition

    Edited by Prabhu Kandachar

    Today, there is little dispute that poverty is one of the most pressing global problems calling for innovative solutions. One approach currently attracting much attention is the so-called base-of-the-pyramid (BOP; also referred to as "bottom-of-the-pyramid") concept, a novel approach that, it is…

    Paperback – 2007-06-16

  • China: The Challenges of Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability

    A special themed issue of Greener Management International (Issue 50), 1st Edition

    Edited by Betty J. Deiner, Anna Rowe

    The purpose of this special issue is to continue promoting the BoP conceptualization in the Latin American region, a contribution that began with the creation of the Argentine Base of the Pyramid Learning Laboratory in September 2005. The call for papers for this special issue of Greener Management…

    Paperback – 2007-03-01

  • Make Poverty Business

    Increase Profits and Reduce Risks by Engaging with the Poor, 1st Edition

    By Craig Wilson, Peter Wilson

    Poor people in developing countries could make excellent suppliers, employees and customers but are often ignored by major businesses. This omission leads to increased risk, higher costs and lower sales. Meanwhile, businesses are asked by governments and poverty activists to do more for economic…

    Hardback – 2006-11-01

  • Sustainable Innovation

    The Organisational, Human and Knowledge Dimension, 1st Edition

    Edited by René Jorna

    HOW SUSTAINABLE IS INNOVATION?  Problematically, most contemporary patterns of innovation in human social systems and organisations are not sustainable. This prevents people from learning effectively, from recognising and solving their problems, and from operating in sustainable ways. It is…

    Hardback – 2006-10-01

  • Societal Learning and Change

    How Governments, Business and Civil Society are Creating Solutions to Complex Multi-Stakeholder Problems, 1st Edition

    By Steve Waddell

    Constructing roads in Madagascar; forestry along Canada's Pacific Coast; water and sanitation projects in South Africa; community banking in the United States; constructing a new global system for corporate reporting. These all have something in common. They provide great illustrations of the types…

    Paperback – 2005-06-01

  • Raising the Bar

    Creating Value with the UN Global Compact, 1st Edition

    Edited by Claude Fussler, Aron Cramer, Sebastian van der Vegt

    This book, produced by a unique team of business experts and UN agencies, is designed to fill a critical void-between the support of more than 1,000 organisations for the globally recognised Principles of the United Nations Global Compact and the need for this support to be translated into the…

    Paperback – 2004-06-01

  • Putting Partnerships to Work

    Strategic Alliances for Development between Government, the Private Sector and Civil Society, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Warner, Rory Sullivan

    The World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg clearly identified the corporate sector as one of the key actors in the delivery of national and international poverty reduction targets in developing countries. "Partnerships" between government, civil society and business were proposed…

    Hardback – 2004-05-01

  • The United Nations Global Compact

    A special theme issue of The Journal of Corporate Citizenship (Issue 11), 1st Edition

    Edited by Malcolm McIntosh, David Murphy, Rupesh Shah

    A broad range of contributors, including the Compact's Georg Kell, bring us up to date on the first steps of this nascent initiative . …

    Paperback – 2003-07-01

  • Environmental Entrepreneurship

    A special themed issue of Greener Management International (Issue 38), 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Schaper

    It is now time to pay more attention to the role that entrepreneurs can play in the move to a more sustainable economic and commercial system. When the enthusiasm, initiative and creative energy of individuals are applied to developing business solutions that help move enterprise along more…

    Paperback – 2003-05-01

  • Terms for Endearment

    Business, NGOs and Sustainable Development, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jem Bendell

    Business and NGOs are seen by many to be locked in a perpetual war of values and ideologies. What this book demonstrates is that the war has moved on. Many companies are now engaging with their stakeholders – even those with which they have traditionally had antagonistic relationships – as part of…

    Paperback – 2000-07-01

  • Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and the Environment

    Business Imperatives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ruth Hillary

    This book tackles a largely neglected topic: small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their environmental impact. Over 90% of all firms are SMEs. Their importance to the health of national and international economies is recognized. But what of their environmental impact? Individually, this may…

    Hardback – 2000-02-01

  • Business-NGO Relations and Sustainable Development

    A special themed issue of Greener Management International (Issue 24), 1st Edition

    Edited by Jem Bendell

    In this specially extended issue, writers from NGOs, businesses, consultancy and academia consider the problems associated with partnerships between businesses and NGOs, and how such relationships can be made to work in practice.…

    Paperback – 1999-08-17

  • Green Logic

    Ecopreneurship, Theory and Ethics, 1st Edition

    By Robert Isaak

    Economic activity imposes increasing costs on the global environment. The lack of progress being made in environmental management is often not as much a question of economics, technology or even of interest, as it is of perception, assumptions and how one approaches problems. Green Logic seeks…

    Paperback – 1998-11-01