Practical Sustainability: From Grounded Theory to Emerging Strategies

Hardcover | December 15, 2010

byNasrin R. Khalili, Nasrin R Khalili

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The practical aspects of environmental sustainability are crucial to businesses.  The need for inclusion of the core values of sustainability in business practice is presented and justified using social, environmental, financial, and economic indicators. This book provides a viable roadmap through those organizational approaches to sustainability.  Khalili provides leading business practices while demonstrating how the systematic inclusion of core sustainability values in long term business planning  increases efficiency, improves shareholder values, and mitigates environmental and financial risks.

This book is fully devoted to the Practicality aspects of environmental sustainability in business practice. The presented elements, and originality of the topics discussed clearly distinguish this book in this growing field. The need for inclusion of the core values of sustainability in business practice is presented and justified using “social, environmental, financial and economic indicators”.  A structured guideline for development and implementation of business strategies, programs, and models with core sustainability values is then proposed and explicitly discussed, drawing upon management models, tools and techniques proven to be effective in organizational decision-making and prognostication. Utilizing this multi-faceted approach and simultaneously emphasizing responsible surveillance, performance monitoring and communication frameworks, this book subsequently illustrates mechanisms for the integration of sustainability in business practice and the potential for augmenting competitive advantage and enhancing economic viability.

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The practical aspects of environmental sustainability are crucial to businesses.  The need for inclusion of the core values of sustainability in business practice is presented and justified using social, environmental, financial, and economic indicators. This book provides a viable roadmap through those organizational approaches to sus...

Nasrim R. Khalili is a researcher and practitioner within the areas of Sustainable Environmental Management System Designs (SEMS), Characterization of the Clean Production Projects, Pollution Prevention and Pollution Control Systems, and Environmental Project Cost Valuations. She currently teaches Environmental Economics, Managerial D...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9.56 × 6.18 × 0.83 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230104525

ISBN - 13:9780230104525

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER I Theory and Concept of Sustainability and Sustainable Development Nasrin R. Khalili, Ph.D. * Chapter 2 Strategic Tools for Achieving Long-term Sustainability Nasrin R. Khalili, and Whynde Melaragno  * CHAPTER 3  Laying the Foundation: Creating a Sustainable Culture and Shift in Business Paradigms * Chapter 4 Business Case for Sustainability Nasrin R. Khalili Ph.D. * CHAPTER 5 Sustainable Supply Chain Management Navid Sabbaghi, Omid Sabbaghi * Chapter 6 Green Marketing: A Future Revolution * Siva K. Balasubramanian, Ph.D. Gaurav Jain * Chapter 7 Sustainability Measurements Assessment and Reporting Nasrin R. Khalili. Ph.D. * Chapter 8 The Finance of Sustainability: New Trends, Opportunities and Challenges Nasrin R. Khalili, Ph.D. Debbie Cernauskas, Ph.D. * Chapter 9  Sustainability Accounting and Reporting Charles T.  Hamilton, Ph.D. * Chapter 10 Promoting Sustainable Consumption  Nasrin R. Khalili, Ph.D. Whynde Melaragno, MSc in EM Ghazale Haddadian, MBA * Chapter 11 Approaches to a Long-term Global Sustainability Ecological, Carbon, and Water Footprints Nasrin R. Khalili, Ph.D.

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“An excellent analysis of  the concept of sustainability, its application in the context of an organization, and how to operationalize this concept strategically.” --Zia Hassan, Dean Emeritus and Professor, IIT Stuart School of Business