This Reader brings together, in one volume, the most important and innovative articles written on the interaction of business and the environment. The contributions - by some of the world's leading business and environmental consultants, academics and practitioners - have been selected as the result of a wide-ranging consultation process involving an advisory team of recognized experts in the field, to ensure that readers have the best and most useful selection possible.
This is an essential reference, not only for students in business schools, management studies and environmental courses, but for environmental managers and consultants and all those interested in 'greening' the business environment.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. A Teasing Irony 2. Shaping the Post-Modern Economy: Can Business Play a Creative Part? 3. Business Strategy and the Environment Introduction 4. America's Green Strategy 5. It's Not Easy Being Green 6. The Challenge of Going Green 7. Green and Competitive: Ending the Stalemate 8. Strategic Management for a Small Planet 9. Corporate Strategy and the Environment 10. Research, Development and Technology Introduction 11. Introduction to Clean Technology 12. A Clean Break? From Corporate Research and Development to Sustainable Technological Regimes 13. Beyond the Technical Fix 14. Techniques for Environmental Improvement Introduction 15. Corporate Reporting for Sustainable Development: Accounting for Sustainability in AD2000 16. Industrial Ecology: A Practical Framework for Environmental Management 17. Breaking the Link Between Quality and the Environment: Auditing for Sustainability and Life-Cycle Assessment 18. Business and the Economy Introduction 19. Business and the Genesis of the European Community Carbon Tax Proposal 20. Green Jobs? The Employment Implications of Environmental Policy 21. Business, the Environment and Local Government