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The business of sustainability : trends, policies, practices, and stories of success

Author: Scott G McNall; James C Hershauer; George Basile
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2011.
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"This three-volume set is a landmark comprehensive overview of the business of sustainability, providing 56 separate chapters from leaders in business, non-profit organizations, and from within the academic and policy world"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott G McNall; James C Hershauer; George Basile
ISBN: 9780313384943 0313384940
OCLC Number: 712115023
Description: 3 volumes : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: V. 1. Global challenges and opportunities --
v. 2. The global supply web --
v. 3. The road to sustainability. Volume I. Global challenges and opportunities --
Part I. Understanding the challenges and the limits of Earth systems --
1. A systems-based strategic approach to sustainable enterprise: requirements, utility, and limits --
2. Understanding and valuing natural resources: the need for an ecological economic perspective / Thomas M. Power --
3. The wealth of thirsty nations / Montgomery F. Simus and James G. Workman --
Part II. The nature of a sustainable business --
4. Sustainable enterprise for the 21st century / Jeana Wirtenberg --
5. Is social equity achievable? Might nature's most abundant crop end hunger? / Mark Edwards --
Part III. Managing the values of sustainability --
6. Framing sustainability within an ethic of accountability / Jesse Dillard --
7. Beyond good versus evil: hedge fund investing, capital markets, and the sustainability challenge / Jed Emerson --
8. Managing business from a values-based perspective / Willie E. Hopkins --
Part IV. The role of governments and the legal framework for sustainability --
9. The role of government in advancing sustainable business practices / Jennifer H. Allen --
10. Adaptation or mitigation: the approach to rapid climate change / Nico Stehr and Markus Rhomberg --
11. The legal framework for sustainability: when equity calls / Bonnie Persons --
Part V. Changing behavior and organizations --
12. Will your next sustainability mistake be fatal? / Robert E. Mittelstaedt Jr. --
13. Human behavior and sustainability: what is possible? / Scott G. McNall --
14. Higher education's role in developing leadership for a just, secure, and sustainable future / Anthony D. Cortese --
Part VI. How do we create a sustainable future? --
15. The third industrial revolution: becoming energy independent and carbon neutral / Woodrow W. Clark II --
16. Policy to cool a fevered planet / Gar Lipow --
17. Energy efficiency and efficacy: America's path to sustainability and self-sufficiency / Thomas E. Kiser --
18. Innovating from life / Adrian A. Smith and Adelheid Fischer. Volume II. The global supply web --
Part I. Designing sustainable global supply webs --
1. Being strategic about sustainability: a pragmatic guide / George Basile --
2. "Heretical" innovation: tough questions to create new value / Andrew Winston --
3. Design for a sustainable future / Terry Irwin --
4. Redesigning the bottom line: how design thinking can help business become sustainable / Phil Hamlett and Barbara Sudick --
5. Sustainable engineering and industrial ecology / Brad Allenby --
6. Creating sustainable entrepreneurship / Bradley D. Parrish and Fiona Tilley --
7. Business leadership in advancing safer chemicals and products in supply chains / Joel Tickner and Melissa Coffin --
Part II. Managing responsible global supply networks --
8. Designing socially responsible supply networks: creating an environmental management system design / Dan L. Shunk --
9. Green purchasing policy development and implementation by higher education / Brian K. Yeoman --
10. The role of the chief purchasing/supply office in sustainable business practice / Phillip L. Carter and James C. Hershauer --
11. Sustainable marketing and marketing sustainability / Eric J. Arnould and Melea Press --
12. Aligning consumer decisions and sustainable energy objectives: energy efficiency in the residential retrofit market / Charlie Wilson and Hadi Dowlatabadi --
13. Making it happen: a practical guide to achieving energy sustainability and self-sufficiency / Thomas E. Kiser --
14. Sustainable, clean, carbon-neutral bioenergy while cleaning air and water / Mark Edwards --
Part III. Metrics and supply chain transparency --
15. Making greenhouse gas management practical for business / Christopher L. Weber, Andreas Vogel, adn H. Scott Matthews --
16. Wind power, energy technology, and environmental impact assessment / Hannes M. Hapke, Zhaohui Wu, Karl R. Haapala, and Ted K.A. Brekken --
17. Metrics-driven sustainability / James Niemann --
18. Regulatory compliance, sustainability, and transparency in the supply chain / Robert Johnson. Volume 3. The road to sustainability --
Part I. Energy --
1. Solarizing a university campus: developing solar through third-party partnerships / Dave Brixen, John Riley, and Bonny Bentzin --
2. Sustainable local governments: choices made and good practices / Dimitrios Laloudakis --
3. Energy efficiency implementation by Professional Supply, Inc. / Thomas E. Kiser --
Part II. New technologies and innovation --
4. Automotive industry case study / James C. Hershauer --
5. Ecotechnology: the Intel approach to sustainability / Todd Brady, John Harland, and Theodore D. Reichelt --
6. Carbolytic Materials Company: creating a business to enhance the environment / Stanley G. Schaffer --
7. Businesses coming together to solve safer chemistry challenges: innovation through the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council / Melissa Coffin and Joel Tickner --
Part III. The green building industry --
8. Market transformation: the green building story / Christine Ervin --
9. Combining passion, ethics, and business opportunities: the case of GreenLite Development / Aaron Halimi --
Part IV. The food and beverage industries --
10. Food security in an era of climate change / Mark Edwards --
11. Lundberg Family Farms / Jessica Lundberg --
12. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.: from home brew and dumpster diving to leadership in sustainability / Scott G. McNall --
13. Napa Valley: a journey to preserve America's first agricultural preserve / Remi Cohen --
Part V. Changing practices, saving resources, and solving problems through sustainability --
14. Sustainable transportation management practices / Will Toor --
15. Recology: eliminating waste from the American vocabulary / Malaika Thorne --
16. Global impact entrepreneurship: a case study of Light for Africa / Dan O'Neill --
Part VI. The role of governments, public agencies, and native peoples --
17. Defining roles of different levels of government on climate change: the case of California / Louise Bedsworth and Ellen Hanak --
18. Stewardship, ownership, and sustainability / Gene A. Keluche --
Part VII. Transforming entire organizations --
19. Greening maroon and gold: sustainability practices at Arizona State University / Ray Jensen and Bonny Bentzin --
20. Middlebury College's commitment to sustainability: changing culture as a learning process / Nan Jenks-Jay and Jack Byrne.
Responsibility: [edited by] Scott G. McNall, James C. Hershauer, and George Basile.

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