Business and the Environment: A Reader

Business and the Environment: A Reader

by Richard Welford
     
 

ISBN-10: 1560326093

ISBN-13: 9781560326090

Pub. Date: 07/01/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This Reader brings together, in one volume, the most important and innovative articles written on the interaction of business and the environment. The contributions - by some of the world's leading business and environmental consultants, academics and practitioners - have been selected as the result of a wide-ranging consultation process involving an advisory team

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This Reader brings together, in one volume, the most important and innovative articles written on the interaction of business and the environment. The contributions - by some of the world's leading business and environmental consultants, academics and practitioners - have been selected as the result of a wide-ranging consultation process involving an advisory team of recognized experts in the field, to ensure that readers have the best and most useful selection possible.

This is an essential reference, not only for students in business schools, management studies and environmental courses, but for environmental managers and consultants and all those interested in 'greening' the business environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560326090
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/1996
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Editorial Advisory Team
Biographical Information on Authors
Pt. IPerspectives on Business on the Environment
Introduction3
1A Teasing Irony5
2Shaping the Post-Modern Economy: Can Business Play a Creative Part?17
Pt. IIBusiness Strategy and the Environment
Introduction31
3America's Green Strategy33
4It's Not Easy Being Green36
5The Challenge of Going Green45
6Green and Competitive: Ending the Stalemate61
7Strategic Management for a Small Planet78
8Corporate Strategy and the Environment85
Pt. IIIResearch, Development and Technology
Introduction105
9Introduction to Clean Technology109
10A Clean Break? From Corporate Research and Development to Sustainable Technological Regimes129
11Beyond the Technical Fix145
Pt. IVTechniques for Environmental Improvement
Introduction171
12Corporate Reporting for Sustainable Development: Accounting for Sustainability in AD2000173
13Industrial Ecology: A Practical Framework for Environmental Management197
14Breaking the Link Between Quality and the Environment: Auditing for Sustainability and Life-Cycle Assessment208
Pt. VBusiness and the Economy
Introduction221
15Business and the Genesis of the European Community Carbon Tax Proposal223
16Green Jobs? The Employment Implications of Environmental Policy241
17Business, the Environment and Local Government251
Publication Details269
Further Reading271
Index275

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