Pollution Prevention Economics: Financial Impacts on Business and Industry

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Environmental managers often find it difficult to assess investments in pollution prevention programs or equipment. This book provides basic economic and accounting principles to sharpen the skills that both small and large businesses can use to evaluate and financially justify investment in pollution prevention. Environmental engineers and managers will gain practical information on how to allocate resources and obtain investment capital from outside sources. Extensive use is made of current environmental issues...
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Overview

Environmental managers often find it difficult to assess investments in pollution prevention programs or equipment. This book provides basic economic and accounting principles to sharpen the skills that both small and large businesses can use to evaluate and financially justify investment in pollution prevention. Environmental engineers and managers will gain practical information on how to allocate resources and obtain investment capital from outside sources. Extensive use is made of current environmental issues through examples and case studies to illustrate and explain how economics impact the bottom line. Strengths and weaknesses of standard cost/benefit measures such as life-cycle costing net present value,payback period,and others are clearly spelled out. Time-saving ways to perform analyses are included.
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Outlines strategies, tactics, and weapons for environmental managers to use when they try to convince the board of directors to invest in pollution equipment programs or equipment. Explains how to discuss such matters as the program's financial benefit to the company, allocating resources and obtaining outside investment capital, and the strengths and weaknesses of standard cost-benefit measures. Also describes methods for performing the necessary financial analyses quickly. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070009936
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/1/1995
  • Pages: 169
  • Product dimensions: 6.17 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Microeconomics 1
2 Engineering Economics 39
3 Accounting Principles 67
4 The Mechanics of Establishing Pollution Prevention Alternatives 115
5 Some Last Thoughts 159
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