E-books: Environment & Business

  • SA8000: The First Decade: Implementation, Influence, and Impact book cover

    SA8000: The First Decade

    Implementation, Influence, and Impact, 1st Edition

    Edited by Deborah Leipziger

    This is the first book in the field of corporate social responsibility to examine the progress of a standard over a ten-year period.  Published in late 1997 and revised in 2001, the Social Accountability 8000 (SA8000) standard and verification system is a comprehensive tool aiming to assure…

    eBook – 2017-09-08

  • Societal Learning and Change: How Governments, Business and Civil Society are Creating Solutions to Complex Multi-Stakeholder Problems book cover

    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…

    eBook – 2017-09-08

  • Raising the Bar: Creating Value with the UN Global Compact book cover

    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…

    eBook – 2017-09-08

  • Ants, Galileo, and Gandhi: Designing the Future of Business through Nature, Genius, and Compassion book cover

    Ants, Galileo, and Gandhi

    Designing the Future of Business through Nature, Genius, and Compassion, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sissel Waage, Ray Anderson

    Although sustainability efforts in business are still a work in progress, it is increasingly clear that key elements of a new generation of enterprises will be radically different from those of our contemporary modern industrial economy. The core distinctions between what currently exists and what…

    eBook – 2017-09-08

  • Leaders and Laggards: Next-Generation Environmental Regulation book cover

    Leaders and Laggards

    Next-Generation Environmental Regulation, 1st Edition

    By Neil Gunningham, Darren Sinclair

    Consensus is growing internationally that traditional command-and-control approaches to environmental regulation have borne much of their low-hanging fruit. Yet it is far from clear what should complement or replace them. Regulatory agencies and policy-makers are struggling with a lack of…

    eBook – 2017-09-08

  • What is Sustainable Technology?: Perceptions, Paradoxes and Possibilities book cover

    What is Sustainable Technology?

    Perceptions, Paradoxes and Possibilities, 1st Edition

    By Karel Mulder, Didac Ferrer, Harro van Lente

    Designers of technology have a major responsibility in the current age. Their designs can have tremendous effects on society, in both the short and the long term. In fact, sustainable development itself has all the characteristics of a design project, albeit a vast one. But a failed product design…

    eBook – 2017-09-08

  • ISO 26000: The Business Guide to the New Standard on Social Responsibility book cover

    ISO 26000

    The Business Guide to the New Standard on Social Responsibility, 1st Edition

    By Lars Moratis, Timo Cochius

    Over the last ten years, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has grown from being criticised as a management fad to being endorsed as good business practice by the majority of the world's leading companies. It has also become ever more complex; and the majority of companies are now in need of…

    eBook – 2017-09-08

  • Networks for Sustainability: Harnessing people power to deliver your goals book cover

    Networks for Sustainability

    Harnessing people power to deliver your goals, 1st Edition

    By Sarah Holloway

    If your company has an ambitious set of sustainability goals, you’ll already know that they can’t be achieved from the safety of global headquarters. What you need is a network: a small army of people from across the business who know their department, country or brand inside out, and who can find…

    eBook – 2017-09-08

  • Evolutions in Corporate Governance: Towards an Ethical Framework for Business Conduct book cover

    Evolutions in Corporate Governance

    Towards an Ethical Framework for Business Conduct, 1st Edition

    By Alison L. Dempsey

    In a world where the implications and consequences of corporate actions and decisions are potentially far-reaching and lasting, ethical standards − their observance and their breach − must be part of the language of business conduct, whether in the context of corporate transgressions, regulatory…

    eBook – 2017-09-08

  • Environmental Ethics: An Introduction and Learning Guide book cover

    Environmental Ethics

    An Introduction and Learning Guide, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kees Vromans, Rainer Paslack, Gamze Isildar, Rob de Vrind, Jürgen Simon

    As the destructive consequences of environmental problems such as global warming, water scarcity and resource and biodiversity destruction have been felt ever more heavily, people are becoming more aware of the importance of and their responsibilities towards environmental protection. The causes of…

    eBook – 2017-09-08

  • The Three Levels of Sustainability book cover

    The Three Levels of Sustainability

    1st Edition

    By Elena Cavagnaro, George H | Curiel

    This book aims to provide the missing link in current debates around sustainability. The role of business, governments, NGOS and multilateral institutions are widely covered and many books discuss their possible actions, strategies and roles. But all of these organizations are made up of…

    eBook – 2017-09-08

  • Local Content in Procurement: Creating Local Jobs and Competitive Domestic Industries in Supply Chains book cover

    Local Content in Procurement

    Creating Local Jobs and Competitive Domestic Industries in Supply Chains, 1st Edition

    By Michael Warner

    Local Content in Procurement is the first book of its kind. Recognizing the substantial economic and social value brought to host countries and local communities through the procurement practices of large private and public companies, this book by Dr Michael Warner – Director of the consultancy…

    eBook – 2017-09-08

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