Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and the Environment: Business Imperatives

Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and the Environment: Business Imperatives

by Ruth Hillary
     
 

This book tackles a largely neglected topic: small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their environmental impact. Over 90% of all firms are SMEs. Their importance to the health of national and international economies is recognised. But what of their environmental impact? Individually, this may be small but, collectively, they pose a huge and largely

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This book tackles a largely neglected topic: small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their environmental impact. Over 90% of all firms are SMEs. Their importance to the health of national and international economies is recognised. But what of their environmental impact? Individually, this may be small but, collectively, they pose a huge and largely unregulated threat to national and indeed the global environment.

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"This is an excellent guide to the environmental attitudes, impacts and strategies of SMEs. The contributors come from a wide variety of backgrounds and Hillary has cleverly moulded their work into a coherent whole ... This makes a strong claim to be the definitive work on SMEs and the Environment."

"... should be recommended reading for anyone with an active interest in environmental issues, whether as a policy maker, a planner, or a manager, or those involved in academic research ... the strength of this book is that the experiences documented are of such a high quality."

Community Affairs Briefing
"This is an excellent guide to the environmental attitudes, impacts and strategies of SMEs. The contributors come from a wide variety of backgrounds and Hillary has cleverly moulded their work into a coherent whole ... This makes a strong claim to be the definitive work on SMEs and the Environment."
Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
"... should be recommended reading for anyone with an active interest in environmental issues, whether as a policy maker, a planner, or a manager, or those involved in academic research ... the strength of this book is that the experiences documented are of such a high quality."
Chris Fay Chairman
In SMEs and the Environment, the complexities of how to engage small businesses in environmental stewardship are addressed by contributions from an international set of authors from academia, multilateral organisations and business. The book provides an excellent r‚sum‚ of the issues and is peppered with practical ideas on how to achieve success.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781874719229
Publisher:
Greenleaf Publishing UK
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x (h) x (d)

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