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About this book
Considers the corporate governance of sustainability from a co-evolutionary perspective, exploring the linkages between pro-active approaches at the corporate level, market-based incentives and environmental networks.
Contents: PART I: ANALYZING CORPORATE GOVERNANCE OF SUSTAINABILITY: INSIGHTS FROM RESEARCH AND POLICY ANALYSIS 1. Scope and Main Thesis Raimund Bleischwitz 2. Sustainability as a Business Challenge - The Concept of Responsible Corporate Governance Michael Kuhndt and Burcu Tuncer 3. Competition and Responsible Corporate Governance Oliver Budzinski 4. A Co-evolutionary View on Market and Government Failures Raimund Bleischwitz 5. Outline of Governance Structures: Co-evolution at the Meso-level Raimund Bleischwitz 6. Integrated Systems Analysis Jose Acosta Fernandez and Stephan Ramesohl 7. Conclusions Raimund Bleischwitz PART II: NETWORK ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION 8. Overall Approach and Research Premises Thomas Langrock and Raimund Bleischwitz 9. Networks, Decision Making of Companies and Evalutation: Concepts and Terminology Thomas Langrock and Raimund Bleischwitz 10. Application to Case Studies: Approach and Appraisal of Results Thomas Langrock, Raimund Bleischwitz and Bettina Bahn-Walkowiak PART III: CASE STUDIES ON SUSTAINABILITY AT THE MESO-LEVEL 11. ProKlima - Funding Local Climate Protection Stephan Ramesohl 12. Ecoprofit - Local Learning for Integrated Environmental Technologies Holger Wallbaum 13. PIUS - Product Integrated Environmental Protection Holger Wallbaum 14. Eco-industrial Parks - Burnside and Kalundborg Ulf-Manuel Schubert 15. Energy+ - A Public-Private Market Transformation for Household Appliances Stephan Ramesohl 16. Responsible Care Initiative - Transboundary Chemical Network Michael Kuhndt and Burcu Tuncer 17. BP plc - Tradable Permits at Corporate Level Thomas Langrock 18. Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Oliver Karius PART IV: CONCLUSIONS 19. Conclusions for Policy Analysis and the Emipirical Assessment of Corporate Environmental Networks, for Policymakers and Corporate Actors Raimund Bleischwitz and Bettina Bahn-Walkowiak References