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Sustainable development cannot be prescribed – rather, it results from conscious personal choices in government, business and NGOs. This thought-provoking book explores both the origins and future of the global sustainable development movement, and provides an original overview of the driving forces of sustainable development, including market forces and past and future trends.
The contributors, leading experts in the field, identify and analyze the sustainability attitudes of key actors in government, corporate and NGO leadership that have shaped sustainable development history. The importance of a new and unconventional role of governments in promoting sustainability is highlighted, while corporations and NGOs feel both the risk of failures and the importance of long-term global stability more directly.
Exploring the present and future scope of emerging global sustainable development movement, this stimulating and thought-provoking book will prove invaluable to a wide-ranging audience encompassing: academics, researchers, students and business practitioners with an interest in sustainable development and corporate social responsibility, public administration and public-private interactions; and policymakers involved in environmental, social and economic issues in both government and non-governmental organizations.
PART I: THE CORE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
1. Sustainable Development: Taking Responsibility for the Whole Kees Zoeteman
2. A Short History of Sustainable Development Kees Zoeteman and Jaco Tavenier
3. The Mission Reflected in the Sustainable Development Concept: Uplifting Society Kees Zoeteman and Hans Mommaas
4. Can Sustainable Development be Measured? Kees Zoeteman
PART II: LEADERSHIP AND INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT
5. Leadership and Sustainability Attitudes in Personal Life Kees Zoeteman
6. Individual and Organizational Development Phases towards Sustainability Margarete van den Brink
PART III: NATIONS, BUSINESSES AND MARKETS
7. Ranking of Nations Kees Zoeteman
8. Drivers of Corporate Social Responsibility Johan Graafland and Hugo Smid
9. Understanding Differences in Business Sectors Kees Zoeteman
10. Sustainability Attitudes in Local Area Development in the Netherlands Jules Hinssen
PART IV: NGOS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
11. NGOs and Sustainability Attitudes Wouter Kersten, Elena Akadanova and Kees Zoeteman
12. The Sustainability Community Paul van Seters
13. The Case of the Center for Human Emergence Netherlands Lisette Schuitemaker, Peter Merry and Anne-Marie Voorhoeve
PART V: PAST AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
14. Building Consensus for Sustainable Development Larry Susskind and Mattijs van Maasakkers
15. Trends, Crises and Sustainability Kees Zoeteman
16. The Conflict of Our Time Otto Scharmer
"This book is state-of-the-art. The authors present refreshing ideas about sustainability. It is a challenging approach to the conceptualization, measurement and ranking of sustainable development. This goes far beyond technicalities, discussing political, managerial and spiritual aspects of societal change."
- Jan Pronk, International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands