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Practical Sustainability From Grounded Theory to Emerging Strategies

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ISBN-10: 0230104525

ISBN-13: 9780230104525

Edition: 2011

Authors: Nasrin R. Khalili

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This book is fully devoted to thePracticalityaspects of environmental sustainability in business practice. The presented elements, and originality of the topics discussed clearly distinguish this book in this growing field. The need for inclusion of the core values of sustainability in business practice is presented and justified using "social, environmental, financial and economic indicators". A structured guideline for development and implementation of business strategies, programs, and models with core sustainability values is then proposed and explicitly discussed, drawing upon management models, tools and techniques proven to be effective in organizational decision-making and prognostication. Utilizing this multi-faceted approach and simultaneously emphasizing responsible surveillance, performance monitoring and communication frameworks, this book subsequently illustrates mechanisms for the integration of sustainability in business practice and the potential for augmenting competitive advantage and enhancing economic viability.
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Book details

List price: $80.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 12/15/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 280
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgment
Theory and Concept of Sustainability and Sustainable Development
Introduction
What Is Sustainability?
Sustainable Development
Sustainability-Related Policies, Rules, and Regulations
Summary
Case Study
Global Warming Effect on Midwestern Heat Waves
Strategic Tools for Achieving Long-Term Sustainability
Introduction
Strategic Tools and Techniques for Achieving Sustainability
Practical Sustainability Model and the Sea Framework
Summary
Case Study
Sustainability Approach at CSX Corporation
Laying the Foundation: Creating a Sustainable Culture and Shift in Business Paradigms
Introduction
Definition of Culture
Importance of Culture in Organizations
Summary
Case Study and Examples
Business Case for Sustainability
Introduction
Developing a Business Case for Sustainability
Summary
Case Study
A Business Case for Managing GHG Emissions at the Stuart School of Business
Sustainable Supply Chain Management
Introduction
Managing Sustainability Risk by Matching Supply and Demand
Collaborating on Specifications and Logistics
Promoting Product and Production Stewardship
Aligning Incentives via a Contractual Relationship
Using Evironmental Criteria in Supplier Selection
Summary
Mini-Case (CD)
Green Marketing: A Future Revolution
Introduction
Creation of Regulations
Sustainability and Marketing Strategy
Global Survey on Green Marketing
Rich Feeding on the Poor: Is It a Misuse of Green Marketing?
Green Marketing: Trend or Just a Whim?
Hurdles to Green Marketing
Summary
A Case Study: Green Marketing Campaign 2010
Sustainability Measurement, Assessment, and Reporting
Introduction
Decision Analytical Frameworks for Sustainability Management
Sustainability Indicators
Sustainability Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking
Sustainability Reporting Framework
Summary
Case Study
Measuring Corporate-Wide Sustainability Performance
The Finance of Sustainability: New Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges
Introduction
Financing Sustainability Projects
Financing and Investing in Climate Change
Corporate Sustainability Initiatives and Reporting in the United States
Capital Markets: Carbon Credits and Carbon Trading
Sustainability Investment Risk Management
Summary
Case Studies
Goldman Sachs Sustainability Programs
Sustainability Accounting and Reporting
Introduction
Corporate Sustainability
Accounting Issues
Ontario Hydro Case Study
Green Accounting at AT&T: Case Study
The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol
Business Goals Served by GHG Inventories
Summary
Promoting Sustainable Consumption
Introduction
Promoting Sustainable Consumption
Summary
Case Studies
The Energy Star Success
Development of Index of Environmentally Sustainable Consumption
Approaches to Long-Term Global Sustainability Ecological, Carbon, and Water Footprints
Introduction
Ecological Footprints
Climate Change and GHG Emission Management
Sustainable Water Management
Summary
Case Studies
Electric Power Research Institute GHG Emission Management
Alcoa: Taking Advantage of Renewable Energy Certificates
Notes on Contributors
Index