Eco-Efficiency: The Business Link to Sustainable Development by Livio D. Desimone

Eco-Efficiency: The Business Link to Sustainable Development

byLivio D. Desimone, Frank Popoff

Paperback | February 28, 2000

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The term "eco-efficiency" describes business activities that create economic value while reducing ecological impact and resource use. This book outlines the principles of eco-efficiency and presents case studies of their application from a number of international companies, including 3M and the Dow Chemical Company. It also discusses the value of partnerships--with other companies, business associations, communities, regulators, and environmental and other nongovernmental groups. In the conclusion, the authors argue that business must become more eco-efficient and that governments need to change the conditions under which business operates, including tax and regulatory regimes, to make them more conducive to eco-efficiency.

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Title:Eco-Efficiency: The Business Link to Sustainable DevelopmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:308 pages, 8.9 × 5.8 × 0.8 inPublished:February 28, 2000Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0262541092

ISBN - 13:9780262541091

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The World Business Council has produced a book of case studies from major corporations such as Dow Chemical and 3M called Eco-Efficiency: The Business Link to Sustainable Development. Editors Livio D. DeSimone and Frank Popoff define eco-efficiency as creating a profit without reducing resources or damaging the environment. This up-to-the-minute book, commissioned by a group that acts as an advocate for big business on related environmental issues, accuses governments, consumers and various ecological regulative groups as being the real culprits behind the incalculable damage done to the environment.

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The Eco-Efficiency book, by Livio D. DeSimone and Frank Popoff, is not about theory: it is about action. Through concrete cases. it shows that without commitment and imagination, both economic benefits and environmental improvements can be achieved.