Leveraging the Private Sector: Management-Based Strategies for Improving Environmental Performance

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Leveraging the Private Sector offers the first sustained analysis of public and private sector initiatives designed to encourage firms and industries to use their own management expertise to improve their environmental performance. Cary Coglianese and Jennifer Nash bring together original empirical studies by the nation's leading experts on recent public and private sector experiments. Do management-based strategies lead to improved environmental outcomes? What kinds of strategies hold the most promise? Leveraging the Private Sector addresses these questions through studies of state pollution prevention planning laws, private sector purchasing requirements, and federal risk management regulations, among others.
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'Polarized politics have paralyzed environmental policy in Washington for the past decade. If the situation ever dissipates enough for Congress to agree on management-based approaches, the knowledge contained in this book should be tapped to provide a manual on how to do it properly.'
Crosslands Bulletin
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781891853968
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/15/2005
  • Series: RFF Press Ser.
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Cary Coglianese is the Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is the director of the Penn Program on Regulation. He is also a senior research fellow at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Jennifer Nash is executive director of the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative and director of the Regulatory Policy Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Management-Based Strategies Management-Based Strategies: An Emerging Approach to Environmental Protection —Cary Coglianese and Jennifer Nash Environmental Management Style and Corporate Environmental Performance — Robert A. Kagan Part II: Mandates and Regulation Evaluating Management-Based Regulation: A Valuable Tool in the Regulatory Tool Box? — Lori Snyder Bennear The RMP Rule and Management-Based Regulation — Paul R. Kleindorfer Environmental Management Under Pressure: How Do Private-Sector Mandates Affect Performance? —Richard N. L. Andrews, Andrew Hutson, and Daniel Edwards, Jr.
Mandating Insurance and Using Private Inspections to Improve Environmental Management — Howard Kunreuther, Shelley Metzenbaum, and Peter Schmeidler Part III: Incentives and Pressures The Promise and Limits of Voluntary Management-Based Reform: An Analysis of EPA’s Strategic Goals Program — Jason Scott Johnston Clean Charles 2005 Initiative: Why the “Success”? — Tapas Ray and Kathleen Segerson The Role of Management Systems in Stakeholder Partnerships — Andrew King Part IV: Conclusion The Promise and Performance of Management-Based Strategies — Cary Coglianese and Jennifer Nash

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