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The sustainability of business, both economically and ecologically, is one of this century's central debates. While corporations can have positive effects on society and the environment, they can also impact it negatively. This book raises important questions such as 'how do corporations become truly sustainable?'
Bringing together global issues of ecological sustainability, human resource management, corporate citizenship and community renewal, this book creates a unified approach to global sustainability. Outlining the long-term corporate benefits, it examines the changes required to achieve true sustainability.
This timely and novel approach to a very topical subject, has been written by a team of well-known and respected international authors. It includes case studies, critical vignettes, boxed features, chapter summaries, and will be of particular interest to anyone studying or working in the areas of management, environmental studies, sustainability or organizational studies.
Part 1: Towards Third Wave Corporations 1. Setting the Agenda 2. The Drivers of Change 3. The Sustaining Corporation Part 2: Managing the Persistent Past: Dealing with First Wave Corporations 4. Compliance and Beyond Part 3: The Dominant Current Reality: Understanding and Reconstructing Second Wave Corporations 5. Achieving Sustainable Efficiencies 6. Sustainability: The Strategic Advantage Part 4: Pathways to Sustainability 7. The Incremental Path 8. The Transformational Path 9. Leading Towards Sustainability