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The Natural Step for Business: Wealth, Ecology & the Evolutionary Corporation [NOOK Book]

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Acclaimed by some of the world's most respected scientists, The Natural Step is a new framework for a profound breakthrough in our understanding of the underlying basis for building a sustainable world. The Natural Step for Business examines how evolutionary corporations, such as IKEA, the worlds largest furniture business, have successfully adopted the principles of The Natural Step and provides key lessons for attaining long-term wealth.
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The Natural Step for Business: Wealth, Ecology & the Evolutionary Corporation

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Overview

Acclaimed by some of the world's most respected scientists, The Natural Step is a new framework for a profound breakthrough in our understanding of the underlying basis for building a sustainable world. The Natural Step for Business examines how evolutionary corporations, such as IKEA, the worlds largest furniture business, have successfully adopted the principles of The Natural Step and provides key lessons for attaining long-term wealth.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550923995
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Series: Conscientious Commerce
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Pt. 1 Designing the Future
1 The Challenge of Design: An Introduction 3
2 A New Framework for Management 9
3 Scientific Background to The Natural Step 31
Pt. 2 The Business of Sustainable Development
Introduction to the Case Studies 43
4 IKEA: "Nothing is Impossible" 47
5 Scandic Hotels: "Interactive Values Creation" 75
6 Interface Inc.: "The Next Industrial Revolution" 101
7 Collins Pine Company: "Journey to Sustainability" 125
Pt. 3 The Evolutionary Journey
8 Transformation by Design: Lessons, Tools, and Methodologies 149
9 A Compass for Environmental Management Systems 169
10 The Evolutionary Corporation 187
Afterword 201
Notes 204
Resources 208
Index 215
About the Authors 223
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