Business and the Environment: A Reader

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560326090
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/1/1996
  • Pages: 304

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Editorial Advisory Team
Biographical Information on Authors
Pt. I Perspectives on Business on the Environment
Introduction 3
1 A Teasing Irony 5
2 Shaping the Post-Modern Economy: Can Business Play a Creative Part? 17
Pt. II Business Strategy and the Environment
Introduction 31
3 America's Green Strategy 33
4 It's Not Easy Being Green 36
5 The Challenge of Going Green 45
6 Green and Competitive: Ending the Stalemate 61
7 Strategic Management for a Small Planet 78
8 Corporate Strategy and the Environment 85
Pt. III Research, Development and Technology
Introduction 105
9 Introduction to Clean Technology 109
10 A Clean Break? From Corporate Research and Development to Sustainable Technological Regimes 129
11 Beyond the Technical Fix 145
Pt. IV Techniques for Environmental Improvement
Introduction 171
12 Corporate Reporting for Sustainable Development: Accounting for Sustainability in AD2000 173
13 Industrial Ecology: A Practical Framework for Environmental Management 197
14 Breaking the Link Between Quality and the Environment: Auditing for Sustainability and Life-Cycle Assessment 208
Pt. V Business and the Economy
Introduction 221
15 Business and the Genesis of the European Community Carbon Tax Proposal 223
16 Green Jobs? The Employment Implications of Environmental Policy 241
17 Business, the Environment and Local Government 251
Publication Details 269
Further Reading 271
Index 275
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