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Information Resources in the Area of Sustainable or "Green" Business
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  Key Definitions

Sustainable Development: “Development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs”  SOURCE: (1987) Brundtland Commission.

 

Key Definitions

Sustainable Development: general management, development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The concept of sustainable development was introduced by the Brundtland Report, the first report of the World Commission on Environment and Development, set up by the United Nations in 1983. It advocates the integration of social, economic, and environmental considerations into policy decisions by business and government. Particular emphasis is given to social, cultural, and ethical implications of development. Sustainable development can be achieved through environmental management and is a feature of a socially responsible businessSOURCE: (2006). In BUSINESS: The Ultimate Resource - Dictionary of Business and Management. Retrieved from Credo Reference

 

Sustainable or "Green" Business

From lean manufacturing to LEED-certified buildings to zero-waste supply chains, sustainable or "green" business is in the news almost every day.  This broad movement touches on related fields such as environmental studies, public policy, international development as well as the scientific and engineering advances that enable its progess.  

This guide provides links to some key resources in this area.  Please explore the tabs at the top of this guide and don't hesitate to contact John, Helga or Kim in the Crocker Business Library if you have any questions.

For additional information on related topics, please see these links as well:

Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Crocker Business Library Research Guides 
(including guides to specific industries)

 

Key Definitions

Green business (or commerce) involves the commercial provision of goods and services in a manner that minimizes environmental damages or provides environmental benefits beyond the requirements of the law. In some cases companies dedicate themselves to minimal or net-positive impacts on the environment. Their product or service could be nearly anything; what matters are the environmental impacts of production, distribution, use, and disposal. Ecotourism, organic/sustainable foods, and socially responsible investment funds are examples of green-business products and services [excerpt]. SOURCE: Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosopohy. Ed. J. Baird Callicott and Robert Frodeman. Vol. 1. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2009. p468-470. Retrieved from Gale Virtual Reference Library.

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Helga Haraldsson
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