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EcoManagement: The Elmwood Guide to Ecological Auditing and Sustainable Business
     

EcoManagement: The Elmwood Guide to Ecological Auditing and Sustainable Business

by Ernest Callenbach, Lenore Goldman, Fritjof Capra, Rudiger Lutz
 

The challenge of the '90s is to create sustainable societies in which business and government can satisfy our current needs without diminishing the prospects for future generations. Business managers today are seeking guidance in the new ways of thinking that are called for to meet this challenge. This book takes a major step in that direction by helping business

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The challenge of the '90s is to create sustainable societies in which business and government can satisfy our current needs without diminishing the prospects for future generations. Business managers today are seeking guidance in the new ways of thinking that are called for to meet this challenge. This book takes a major step in that direction by helping business people identify what can be done to reduce the impact of their companies on the environment. It shows how to systematically set priorities and create an action plan for implementing improvements. It will also help sell an impact reduction program to top management. In contrast to the current practice of "compliance auditing, " a process focused on meeting governmental regulations, this Elmwood Institute guide shows how to conduct an "eco-audit" - a complete examination of an organization in relation to its long-term ecological sustainability. Such an audit scrutinizes every aspect of the organization and its operations, including product design and manufacture, management techniques, corporate culture and goals. EcoManagement is the first book to provide a comprehensive and practical guide to the new era of business ecological responsibility. It features a framework for companies planning to design their own audits, and offers thirteen checklists to guide managers through the audit process, covering such topics as energy, materials, wastes, finance, marketing, transportation, and international business relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781881052272
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Series:
BK Currents (Hardcover) Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.58(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

Ernest Callenbach is the author of "Bring Back the Buffalo!" (1996), "Ecotopia Emerging" (1981), and "Ecotopia" (1975). He lives in the Bay Area.

FRITJOF CAPRA received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Vienna and has written and lectured extensively about the philosophical implications of modern science. He is the author of "The Web of Life," "The Turning Point and Uncommon Wisdom," Currently a director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, he lives in Berkeley with his wife and daughter.

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