Sustainability: Essentials for Business

Sustainability: Essentials for Business

By: Scott T. Young (author), Kanwalroop Kathy Dhanda (author)Paperback

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Sustainability: Essentials for Business is the first survey text of its kind to offer a comprehensive treatment of the relationship between business and sustainability. The book begins with a macro perspective of the renewable resources such as air, water, forests, energy, etc. This discussion provides a starting point for the students unfamiliar with this sphere, so that the later chapters on environmental challenges can be framed within an appropriate context. The book then segues into the micro issues by shifting toward stakeholder interests and choices. Here, the chapters explore the various stakeholders involved - from organizations to consumers to non-governmental organizations, etc. The third section of the book aims to present business solutions designed to address and promote sustainability. This section will also discuss transparent and voluntary reporting along with the standards. The last section of the book concludes with ideas and questions about moving towards a sustainable future.

About Author

Scott T. Young is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Management, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University. Previously, he was Associate Dean for Academic Programs (1997-1999) at the University of Utah. Awards and honors he has won include the Doctoral Faculty Teaching Award, 1994; Outstanding Teacher, U of Utah College of Business, 1988; and Joseph Rosenblatt Award for Innovative Education, U. of Utah, 1988. Professor Young has published numerous articles in journals such as the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Review of Business, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of World Business, Information and Management, International Business Review, Production and Inventory Management Journal, Production and Operations Management, International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management, and the Journal of Education for Business. In addition, he is author of Managing Global Operations, (with Winter Nie), Westport, CT: Quorum Books, 1996. Kanwalroop Kathy Dhanda is Associate Professor in the Department of Management, Dreihaus College of Business at DePaul University. Previously, Kathy was an Assistant Professor in the School of Business Administration at the University of Portland, Oregon where she was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Professor Award and the Pamplin Fellow Award. She is also an invited professor at AUT University in New Zealand, American University in Paris, and the Aalto University, Finland. Kathy's academic scholarship focuses on sustainability issues with a primary emphasis in the areas of environmental modelling, carbon markets, emissions trading, corporate social responsibility and reverse logistics. She has been published in Operations Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Academy of Management Perspectives, Energy Economics, Journal of Public Policy and Marketing Policy Watch, Organization & Environment, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, as well as other journals. She is also the co-author of Environmental Networks: A Framework for Economic Decision-Making and Policy Analysis (Edward Elgar). Kathy graduated cum laude from Angelo State University and received her doctorate degree in Management Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She lives in northern suburbs of Chicago with her husband, Adrian, and her two children, Arman and Ariana. She loves to read, travel and cook spicy food.


I. SUSTAINABILITY--ESSENTIALS FOR BUSINESS Introduction II. RENEWABLE RESOURCES 1. Air and Climate Issues 2. Water Issues 3. Sustainable Agriculture and Food 4. Forests, Wildlife, and Biodiversity 5. Alternative Clean Energy and Fuels III. STAKEHOLDER INTEREST AND CHOICES 6. Sustainability Strategies and Frameworks 7. Role of the Consumer 8. Role of the Corporation 9. Role of Governments and Nongovernmental Organizations IV. STRATEGIES FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE 10. Transparent Reporting, Measurement, and Metrics 11. Carbon Markets: Offsets and Standards 12. Designing Sustainable Cities and Communities 13. Green Marketing

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  • ISBN13: 9781412982849
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 440
  • ID: 9781412982849
  • weight: 710
  • ISBN10: 1412982847

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