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The Earthscan Reader in Business and Sustainable Development

Edited By: Richard Welford and Richard Starkey

364 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 2001 | #106690 | ISBN: 1853836397
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Hardback | Dec 2001 | #106693 | ISBN: 1853836591
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Brings together a selection of recent seminal writings on the topic by the leading thinkers in the field. Covering both the environmental and social aspects of sustainable development, the Reader provides various perspectives on what business is doing, could do and should do to contribute to society's transition to a sustainable future.


Section 1 Overview: Introduction - Richard Starkey and Richard Welford Beyond Greening, Strategies for a Sustainable World - Stuart L. Hart; The "Triple Bottom Line for 21st-century Business" - John Elkington. Section 2 Business Opportunities: Introduction - Richard Starkey and Richard Welford; Bringing the Environment Down to Earth - Forest Reinhardt; The Imperfect Market - Ernst Ulrich von Weizs cker, Amory B Lovins and L Hunter Lovins; A Road Map for Natural Capitalism - Amory B Lovins, L Hunter Lovins and Paul Hawken; The Firm, its Routines and the Environment - H Landis Gabel and Bernard Sinclair-Desgagne. Section 3 Environmental and Social Accounting: Introduction - Richard Starkey and Richard Welford; What is Social Accounting? - Rob Gray, Dave Owen and Carol Adams; The Green Bottom Line - Martin Bennett and Peter James; Struggling with the Praxis of Social Accounting: Stakeholders, Accountability, Audits and Procedures - Rob Gray, Colin Dey, Dave Owen, Richard Evans and Simon Zadek; Balancing Performance, Ethics and Accountability - Simon Zadek. Section 4 Critical Perspectives: Introduction - Richard Starkey and Richard Welford; Multinational Corporations' Impacts on the Environment and Communities in the Developing World - a Synthesis of the Contemporary Debate - Titus Moser and Damian Miller; The Responsibility of Business to the Whole - David C. Korten; Global Spin - Sharon Beder; Mixed Messages - Carl Frankel; Getting Engaged - Business-NGO Relations on Sustainable Development - David F. Murphy and Jem Bendell. Section 5 Trade and Sustainable Development: Introduction - Richard Starkey and Richard Welford16. Business, Trade and the Environment - an Agenda for Stability in World Trade - Paul Ekins; Reaping the Benefits - Trade Opportunities of Developing-country Producers from Sustainable Consumption and Production - Nick Robins and Sarah Roberts; Conclusion - Win-Win Revisited, a Buddhist Perspective - Richard Starkey and Richard Welford.

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