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Eco-business : a big-brand takeover of sustainability

Autore: Peter Dauvergne; Jane Lister
Editore: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2013] ©2013
Edizione/Formato:   eBook : Document : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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McDonald's promises to use only beef, coffee, fish, chicken, and cooking oil obtained from sustainable sources. Coca-Cola promises to achieve water neutrality. Unilever has set a deadline of 2020 to reach 100 percent sustainable agricultural sourcing. Walmart has pledged to become carbon neutral. Today, big-brand companies seem to be making commitments that go beyond the usual "greenwashing" efforts undertaken  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Electronic books
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Print version:
Dauvergne, Peter.
Eco-Business.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2012026833
(OCoLC)802183087
Tipo materiale: Document, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento Risorsa Internet, Computer file
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Peter Dauvergne; Jane Lister
{0} 9780262313063 0262313065 9781299284296 1299284299
Numero OCLC: 830324095
Descrizione: 1 online resource (x, 194 pages) : illustrations
Contenuti: The politics of "big-brand sustainability" --
The eco-business setting --
The eco-business market advantage --
Eco-business tools of supply-chain power --
The supply-chain eco-business of brand growth --
Eco-business governance.
Responsabilità: Peter Dauvergne and Jane Lister.
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McDonald's promises to use only beef, coffee, fish, chicken, and cooking oil obtained from sustainable sources. Coca-Cola promises to achieve water neutrality. Unilever has set a deadline of 2020 to reach 100 percent sustainable agricultural sourcing. Walmart has pledged to become carbon neutral. Today, big-brand companies seem to be making commitments that go beyond the usual "greenwashing" efforts undertaken largely for public relations purposes. In Eco-Business, Peter Dauvergne and Jane Lister examine this new corporate embrace of sustainability, its actual accomplishments, and the consequences for the environment. For many leading-brand companies, these corporate sustainability efforts go deep, reorienting central operations and extending through global supply chains. Yet, as Dauvergne and Lister point out, these companies are doing this not for the good of the planet but for their own profits and market share in a volatile, globalized economy. They are using sustainability as a business tool. Advocacy groups and governments are partnering with these companies, eager to reap the governance potential of eco-business efforts. But Dauvergne and Lister show that the acclaimed eco-efficiencies achieved by big-brand companies limit the potential for finding deeper solutions to pressing environmental problems and reinforce runaway consumption. Eco-business promotes the sustainability of big business, not the sustainability of life on Earth.

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