Global Sustainability As A Business Imperative

Hardcover | December 15, 2010

EditorJames A.F. Stoner, Charles Wankel

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This first volume in The Palgrave Series on Global Sustainability addresses the pressing need to align business practices with the requirements of a sustainable world. The book’s authors address new models for conducting business, the implications of undertaking new approaches to business practice, and the ways businesses are transforming and being transformed by their environments.

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This first volume in The Palgrave Series on Global Sustainability addresses the pressing need to align business practices with the requirements of a sustainable world. The book’s authors address new models for conducting business, the implications of undertaking new approaches to business practice, and the ways businesses are transform...

Charles Wankel is associate professor of Management at Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John's University. James A.F. Stoner is professor of Management Systems and chair holder of Fordham University's James A.F. Stoner Chair for Global Sustainability.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:294 pages, 8.85 × 5.65 × 0.84 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230102816

ISBN - 13:9780230102811

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Table of Contents

NEW MODELS * How Business, Resources, and People Fit Together in a Sustainability Model * Business Logic for Sustainability * Sustainability as a Business Model * Investing in Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Business Ventures in the Developing World: Key Lessons and Experiences of the EcoEnterprises Fund * ACTION IMPLICATIONS: MOTIVATING AND INFLUENCING BUSINESS * Integrating Sustainability Contents into Business Curricula and * Understanding How to Do It * The Contribution of Interdisciplinary Skills to the Sustainability of Business * Public Disclosure of Firms’ Environmental Performance:  Effects and Consequences * The Influence of Corporate Governance on an Effective Approach to * Deal with Climate Change * Taxes and Sustainability * BUSINESS TRANSFORMATIONS OF AND BY ITS ENVIRONMENT * Advanced Energy Efficiency and Alternative Supplies for Profitable Climate Protection * From Carbon to Carbohydrates: Toward Sustainability in the Plastics Industry * Humanizing Sustainability: The Concept of Fair Value Chain Creation FVC2 * Sustainable Development in Latin America: In the Dumps? * Dynamics, Trends, and Developments in the Wine Industry * Participation of Agribusiness Stakeholders in Global Environmental Questions * The New Trends of Sustainable Consumption: Farmers’ Market as a Tool to Re-educate Consumers * CONCLUSION * New Directions to New Futures from the Nebulous Present

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“This work offers useful coverage of an emerging paradigm in which successful organizations are committing to a social contract emphasizing global sustainability while also providing a positive return to all their stakeholders. Recommended.” --Choice