Sustainability Strategies for Industry

Sustainability Strategies for Industry

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Sustainability Strategies for Industry contains essays by members of the Greening of Industry Network that examine the emerging picture of sustainability and its implications for industry and for the relationship between industry and other social actors -- consumers, employees, and the community at large. The book seeks to define sustainability in an industrial context, and addresses how the shift to sustainaibility will affect the role of industry in society, its managerial functions, and its relationships with stakeholders and the environment.An introductory chapter establishes the scope of the book and its contents, sets out the historical context, and explores the unifying concepts and themes running through the text. Chapters examine.the meaning of sustainability for industry from a theoretical stance corporate environmentalism company paradigms technology reporting and management systems the role of networks and systems developing country perspectives implications for business research and management educatio.Contributors -- including Thomas Gladwin, Richard Welford, Andrew Hoffman, John Ehrenfeld, and David Pearce -- offer a bold vision of the sustainable industrial organization of the future and the role and approach that managers in sustainable organizations will assume.Sustainability Strategies for Industry represents an important work for those interested in the relationship between sustainability and environmental management and protection, and for those interested in the future direction of industrial organization. It will be a valuable text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in business and economics, as well as in environmental studies programs, and for researchers interested in business strategy and interactions between business practice and the environment.... main environmental problems occur over these two product stages (as with automobiles, washing machines, refrigerators). By providing services such as maintenance and repair the product life can be expanded and the environmental impact ... Producers may ask what business they are in: Is Siemens in the business of selling building-control equipment or in the ... by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (see WBCSD, 1995), where needs are satisfied with lessanbsp;...

Title:Sustainability Strategies for Industry
Author:Nigel Roome
Publisher:Island Press - 1998-08-01


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