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The Business of Greening

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Edited By: Stehen Fineman

224 pages, 4 line drawings2 tables


Hardback | Dec 2000 | #111422 | ISBN: 0415224330
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Industry cannot be separated from nature. Indeed, linked to the current high profile of environmental issues is a growing sense that industrialization has now caused damage to the environment that will be difficult, if not impossible, to rectify. The Business of Greening debates the relationship between business and greening, and the future form this relationship could take. The book gives voice to industrial actors - employees, employers, managers, technical specialists, regulators - in the context of their organizations, within industrial sectors or as part of wider institution regimes. The business of greening is taken as socially constructed, shaped through tensions and competing interests which produce outcomes that are sometimes unexpected, sometimes hopeful. Contributors write from a wide range of different social sciences including sociology, geography, organizational science and psychology. This is a unique collection of findings from field projects within the Global Environmental Change research programme of the UK Economic and Social Research Council, and will be of particular interest to students and researchers of environmental and business studies, and to those who shape environmental policy in government and industry. Stephen Fineman University of Bath Andrea Coulson University of Strathclyde Frances Drake Leeds University Ken Green UMIST Simon Guy University of Newcastle


The business of greening - an introduction, Stephen Fineman; Part I: constructing the environment; the manager, the business and the big wide world, Martin Purvis, Frances Drake, Jane Hunt and Deborah Millard; buying the environment - the multiple meanings of green supply, Steve New, Ken Green and Barbara Morton; framing environmental choices - mediating the environment in the property business, Simon Guy; banking on the environment, Andrea Coulson. Part II: regulating; being a regulator, Stephen Fineman; regulation matters - global environmental discourse and business response, Jane Hunt and Sujatha Raman; the business of building regulation, Sujatha Raman and Elizabeth Shove. Part III: learning and Change; smaller enterprises and the environment, Judith Petts; agents of change in corporate 'greening' - case-studies in water and electricity utilities, Anja Schaefer and Brian Harvey. Part IV: the green organization?; green myths, green realities, Stephen Fineman.

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