Business, Ethics, and the Environment Imagining a Sustainable Future

ISBN-10: 013189174X

ISBN-13: 9780131891746

Edition: 2007

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Description: This book provides a framework for business ethics in the age of sustainability.nbsp; The book examines the many ways that business is changing, and should change, to meet the demands of a sustainable future. This book blends philosophical and ethical analysis with real-world practical cases and examples to show what sustainable business can and should become. Thisnbsp;book covers the shift to sustainable business models, environmental sustainability, alternative economic model of sustainable economics, sustainable production, and consumerism.nbsp; People interested in the stdy of Business, Ethics, and Sustainability.

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List price: $58.60
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Joe DesJardins is Professor in the philosophy department formed jointly by the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University in Minnesota. He presently serves as the Executive Director of the Society for Business Ethics. Among his publications are: An Introduction to Business Ethics (McGraw Hill), Environmental Ethics: An Introduction to Environmental Philosophy (Wadsworth), of Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics, co-editor, with John McCall, (5th Ed, Wadsworth) , and the forthcoming Business, Ethics, and Sustainability: Ethics for the Next Industrial Revolution (Prentice Hall). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and taught for many years at Villanova University before moving to Minnesota.

Preface
The Coming Age of Sustainable Business
Introduction
Economics, Ecology, Ethics
Individuals, Government, and Business
Economic Growth: Problem or Solution?
The Sustainability Paradigm
Sustainability as Social Justice
Sustainability: Two Caveats: 200%" soNormal>
The Biosphere: Facts and Values
Introduction
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State of the Biosphere
Food
Climate
Energy
Values and the Biosphere: Pragmatism and Diversity
Economic Growth, Free Markets, and Business Responsibility
Introduction
Economic Growth as the Economic Good
Free Market Environmentalism
Free Market Ethics
Corporate Social Responsibility and the Standard Model
Corporate Environmental Responsibility
The failure of market-based policies
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The Ethics of the Conventional Model
Summary and Conclusions
Ecological Economics and Sustainable Business Ethics
Introduction
Ecological Economics
Policy Implications of Ecological Economics: Accounting for Natural Capital
Policy Implications of Ecological Economics: Globalized Trade and Finance
Ecological Economics and Corporate Social Responsibility
The ldquo;Business Caserdquo; for Sustainability and Sustainable Business Models
Introduction
The Business Case for Sustainability
Models for Sustainable Business: Natural Capitalism and Industrial Ecology
Models for Sustainable Business: The Natural Step and Cradle-to-Cradle
Sustainable Production and Sustainable Products
Introduction
Sustainable Products
Sustainable Production: Pollution and Waste
Life-Cycle Responsibility, Dematerialization, and Sustainable Energy Use
Business as Consumers: Supply-Chain Responsibility
Sustainable Consumption
Introduction
Sustainable Consumption
Consumption: Too Much of a Good Thing?
Why do we Consume as we do?
Businessrsquo; Responsibility for Consumption
Philosophical Reflections on Consumerism
Creating Sustainable Professions and Sustainable
Communities
Introduction
Sustainable Marketing
Sustainable Accounting, Auditing, Finance
Sustainable HR and Operations
Sustainable Communities
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