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Business and environmental sustainability : foundations, challenges and corporate functions

By: Wagner, Sigrun MMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: Abingdon Routledge 2021Description: 423pISBN: 9781138632424Subject(s): Sustainable Development | Business Logistics | Economic Development - Environmental AspectsDDC classification: 338.7 Summary: This book provides theoretical foundations from science, economics, policy, and strategy, introduces three environmental challenges (climate change, pollution, and waste) and looks at how corporate functions can address these. This textbook provides a thorough foundation by introducing readers to the science, reasoning and theory behind environmental sustainability and then delves into how these ideas translate into principles and business models for organisations to use. Next, it covers environmental challenges from climate change, pollution, and waste, and then goes on to examine the different corporate functions (from supply chain management to human resources) to illustrate how environmental sustainability is managed and put into practice in organisations. Finally, a set of integrative case studies draws everything together and enables the reader to apply various analytical tools, with the aim of understanding how companies can not only reduce their environmental footprint but can positively contribute to environmental sustainability. Written by an award-winning lecturer, Business and Environmental Sustainability boasts a wealth of pedagogical features, including examples from a range of industries and countries, plus a companion website with slides, quiz questions and instructor material. This will be a valuable text for students of business, management and environmental sustainability and will also be suitable for broader courses on corporate responsibility and sustainability across environmental studies, political science and engineering.
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Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Introduction: the past and the present
Part I: Foundations
Chapter 2: Theoretical perspectives or “behind the scenes” of economics and science: why business should know and care about environmental sustainability
Chapter 3: Principles, philosophies, and policies for corporate environmental sustainability: from tensions to tools for regulators and companies
Chapter 4: Strategies and business models for sustainability

Part II: Environmental Challenges
Chapter 5: Climate Change
Chapter 6: Pollution
Chapter 7: Waste

Part III: Corporate Functions: Managing for environmental sustainability
Chapter 8: Supply chain management for sustainability
Chapter 9: Design, production, and operations – greener and (c)leaner
Chapter 10: Marketing, communication, and sustainable consumption
Chapter 11: Information technology and management systems for the environment
Chapter 12. Accounting: sustainability reporting, accounting, and finance
Chapter 13. Human resource management for environmental sustainability

Part IV: Conclusion
Chapter 14: Integrative case studies
Chapter 15: Conclusion: the future

This book provides theoretical foundations from science, economics, policy, and strategy, introduces three environmental challenges (climate change, pollution, and waste) and looks at how corporate functions can address these. This textbook provides a thorough foundation by introducing readers to the science, reasoning and theory behind environmental sustainability and then delves into how these ideas translate into principles and business models for organisations to use. Next, it covers environmental challenges from climate change, pollution, and waste, and then goes on to examine the different corporate functions (from supply chain management to human resources) to illustrate how environmental sustainability is managed and put into practice in organisations. Finally, a set of integrative case studies draws everything together and enables the reader to apply various analytical tools, with the aim of understanding how companies can not only reduce their environmental footprint but can positively contribute to environmental sustainability. Written by an award-winning lecturer, Business and Environmental Sustainability boasts a wealth of pedagogical features, including examples from a range of industries and countries, plus a companion website with slides, quiz questions and instructor material. This will be a valuable text for students of business, management and environmental sustainability and will also be suitable for broader courses on corporate responsibility and sustainability across environmental studies, political science and engineering.

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