Managing the Business Case for Sustainability

Managing the Business Case for Sustainability

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The difficulties in moving towards corporate sustainability raise the question of how environmental and social management can be integrated better with economic business goals. Over the last decade, the relationship between environmental and economic performance, and more recently the interaction between sustainability performance and business competitiveness, have received considerable attention in both theory and practice. However, to date, only partial aspects of the relationship between sustainability performance, competitiveness and economic performance have been studied from a theoretical as well as an empirical perspective. And, to date, no unique relationship has prevailed in empirical studies. This is the starting point for this book, which compiles insights on a large number of aspects of the link between sustainability performance, business competitiveness and economic success in an attempt to provide a comprehensive and structured view of this relationship.In 2004, Ford sold about 6, 500 Focus vehicles in Sweden, of which about 5, 500 were the Flexi-fuel ethanol version. ... significant progress in addressing environmental problems if we analyse them as we would other business issues, the caseanbsp;...

Title:Managing the Business Case for Sustainability
Author:Stefan Schaltegger, Marcus Wagner
Publisher:Greenleaf Publishing - 2006-01-01


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