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Sustainable Business : Key Issues.

Author: Helen Kopnina; John Blewitt
Publisher: Milton : Routledge, 2018.
Series: Key Issues in Environment and Sustainability Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kopnina, Helen.
Sustainable Business : Key Issues.
Milton : Routledge, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Kopnina; John Blewitt
ISBN: 9781351615273 1351615270 9781351615280 1351615289 9781351615266 1351615262 9781315110172 1315110172
OCLC Number: 1032709400
Notes: Role of consultancies in promoting sustainability.
Description: 1 online resource (319 pages).
Contents: Sustainable Business- Front Cover; Sustainable Business; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of boxes; Foreword to the second edition; Using this book; List of abbreviations; PART I: Key concepts; Chapter 1: Introduction: key concepts in sustainability and business; What is this book about?; Business sustainability; Eco-efficiency; What links business, ethics and sustainability?; Chapter organization; Case study: Patagonia --
'don't buy this jacket; Key terms; Discussion questions; End of chapter summary. Class activity: identifying companies with the most impactChapter 2: Business ethics; Linking sustainability and ethics; Different types of ethics; Corporate social responsibility (CSR); Human rights; Labour issues: poverty, pay, and working conditions; Business and poverty --
'bottom of the pyramid; Corporate governance; Case study: Tata Steel, ethics, and sustainability; Key terms; Discussion questions; End of chapter summary; Class activity: Volkswagen (VW) management game; PART II: Critical evaluation: key challenges; Chapter 3: Environmental challenges; What is meant by 'environment'? Environmental problemsCauses and explanations; Commodification of nature; Ecological restoration and pollution control; Ethical considerations; Case study: Marriott; Key terms; Discussion questions; End of chapter summary; Class activity; Chapter 4: Social and economic challenges; Poverty; Economic development; Population growth; What is sustainable development?; Business and sustainable development; Case study: who is the victim of climate change?; Key terms; Discussion questions; End of chapter summary. Class activity: debate whether economic growth can be decoupled from an increase in consumption of natural resourcesChapter 5: Key challenges for making sustainability a reality; The changing global business environment; Paradoxes of sustainability; Practical challenges; Disputing the mainstream sustainable business models; Short-term versus long-term solutions; Ethical challenges; The question of demographics; The role of decision-makers; Case study: smartphones at school; Key terms; Discussion questions; End of chapter summary; Class activity: No Impact Man. PART III: Globalization, technology, and new trends in businessChapter 6: Globalization and business; What is meant by globalization?; The relationship between globalization and sustainability; Globalization of technology; Digital technology; Globalization of neo-liberal democracy; 'Groupthink' or cultural hegemony: global spread; Theories of development and innovation; Case study; Key terms; Discussion questions; End of chapter summary; Class activity: imagine you are the CEO of a global company; Chapter 7: Strategic change for sustainability; Sustainability and competitive advantage.
Series Title: Key Issues in Environment and Sustainability Ser.

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