Business, Ethics, and the Environment: Imagining a Sustainable Future / Edition 1

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Overview

This book provides a framework for business ethics in the age of sustainability. The book examines the many ways that business is changing, and should change, to meet the demands of a sustainable future. This book blends philosophical and ethical analysis with real-world practical cases and examples to show what sustainable business can and should become. This book covers the shift to sustainable business models, environmental sustainability, alternative economic model of sustainable economics, sustainable production, and consumerism. People interested in the stdy of Business, Ethics, and Sustainability.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131891746
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/3/2007
  • Series: Basic Ethics in Action Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph DesJardins is a professor in the philosophy department at the College of Saint Benedict, Sain John's University in Minnesota.
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Table of Contents

Table of contents

Preface

Chapter One: The Coming Age of Sustainable Business

Introduction

Economics, Ecology, Ethics

Individuals, Government, and Business

Economic Growth: Problem or Solution?

The Sustainability Paradigm

Sustainability as Social Justice

Sustainability: Two Caveats

Chapter Two: The Biosphere: Facts and Values

Introduction

I = PAT

State of the Biosphere

Food

Climate

Energy

Values and the Biosphere: Pragmatism and Diversity

Chapter Three: Economic Growth, Free Markets, and Business Responsibility

Introduction

Economic Growth as the Economic Good

Free Market Environmentalism

Free Market Ethics

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Standard Model

Corporate Environmental Responsibility

Chapter Four: The failure of market-based policies

Introduction

Critique of Growth-Base Market Model: Internal Challenges

Critique of Growth-Base Market Model: External Challenges

The Ethics of the Conventional Model

Summary and Conclusions

Chapter Five: Ecological Economics and Sustainable Business Ethics

Introduction

Ecological Economics

Policy Implications of Ecological Economics: Accounting for Natural Capital

Policy Implications of Ecological Economics: Globalized Trade and Finance

Ecological Economics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Chapter Six: The “Business Case” for Sustainability and Sustainable Business Models

Introduction

The Business Case for Sustainability

Models for Sustainable Business: Natural Capitalism and Industrial Ecology

Models for Sustainable Business: The Natural Step and Cradle-to-Cradle

Chapter Seven: Sustainable Production and Sustainable Products

Introduction

Sustainable Products

Sustainable Production: Pollution and Waste

Life-Cycle Responsibility, Dematerialization, and Sustainable Energy Use

Business as Consumers: Supply-Chain Responsibility

Chapter Eight: Sustainable Consumption

Introduction

Sustainable Consumption

Consumption: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Why do we Consume as we do?

Business’ Responsibility for Consumption

Philosophical Reflections on Consumerism

Chapter Nine: Creating Sustainable Professions and Sustainable

Communities

Introduction

Sustainable Marketing

Sustainable Accounting, Auditing, Finance

Sustainable HR and Operations

Sustainable Communities

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