Journal of Management and Sustainability (JMS) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal for academics and practitioners of sustainable management. Published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education, JMS aims to provide an avenue for high-quality research in the fields of environmental sustainability, corporate social responsibility, economic sustainability and any disciplines concerning the interaction between management and enterprise sustainable development.
Business Ethics Quarterly (BEQ) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal which publishes theoretical and empirical research relevant to the ethics of business, corporate social responsibility, and corporate sustainability. Recognizing that contributions to the better understanding of these topics can come from any quarter, and that the best scholarship on these themes is often interdisciplinary in nature, it publishes scholarship from the humanities, social sciences, and professional fields, as well as scholarship that crosses disciplinary boundaries. It has published articles and reviews on a broad range of topics, including the internal ethics of business organizations, the ethics of specific business practices such as marketing, stakeholder relations, and international business, the role of business organizations in larger social, political and cultural frameworks, corporate social responsibility, sustainability and environmental ethics in business, and the ethical quality of market-based societies and relationships.
Business Strategy and the Environment (BSE) is the leading academic journal in its field with peer-reviewed contributions of a high quality. It seeks to provide original contributions that add to the understanding of business responses to improving environmental performance. It seeks to examine links between competitive strategy and environmental management as well as providing results of research into systems and standards, corporate environmental management tools, organisations and management, particular industry sectors and responses of business to contemporary environmental issues. It examines the role of regulation and policy in the business sector and encourages cross-country analysis. Contributions are encouraged which extend the scope of activity from environmental management to sustainable development in business. The journal should be of interest to a broad interdisciplinary audience including academics, practitioners, business managers and consultants.
The ELECTRONIC GREEN JOURNAL: professional journal on international environmental information (EGJ) is a peer-reviewed publication devoted to disseminating information concerning environmental protection, conservation, management of natural resources, and ecologically-balanced regional development. Since environmental issues frequently cross disciplines as well as national borders, EGJ welcomes scholarly manuscripts from all fields and countries. EGJ is one of the first peer-reviewed environmental on-line journals promoting an open access publishing model. Since its inception in July of 1994, the EGJ has allowed all users unrestricted access to original articles, book reviews, and information on international environmental topics.
This shortform textbook provides a core understanding of the intersection between business and the environment. The sector's rapid expansion means that many university programmes are focusing to a greater extent nowadays on the career opportunities generated by the ecological imperative - a curriculum increasingly referred to as "green business". Climate breakdown is a devastating issue facing contemporary society. With six out of the ten largest multinationals listed in the 2018 Fortune Global 500 being active in the energy sector, it is no surprise that more and more business schools are offering modules addressing the management of natural resources. The business world has made some progress incorporating green principles into their strategies and operations, but progress needs to accelerate in line with global agreements to prevent catastrophic ecological and environmental problems. Absolute Essentials of Green Businessstands out because of its singular focus on a subset of this wider curricular area. By covering both the macro (framework) and micro (business strategy) aspects of the topic, the book's structure is in line with the way modules of this nature are taught in universities today. Students of business and environmental studies will benefit from reading this concise textbook in order to develop their understanding of a fundamental element of the social science curriculum. ocus on a subset of this wider curricular area. By covering both the macro (framework) and micro (business strategy) aspects of the topic, the book's structure is in line with the way modules of this nature are taught in universities today. Students of business and environmental studies will benefit from reading this concise textbook in order to develop their understanding of a fundamental element of the social science curriculum.
The dynamically changing world economy, in an era of intensive development and globalization, creates new needs in both the theoretical models of management and in the practical discussion related to the perception of business. Because of new economic phenomena related to the crisis, there is a need for the design and operationalization of innovative business models for companies. Due to the fact that in times of crisis, the principles of strategic balance are particularly important; these business models can be sustainable business models. Moreover, it is essential to skillfully use different methods and concepts of management to ensure the continuity of business. It seems that sustainable business models, in their essence, can support companies' effectiveness and contribute to their stable, sustainable functioning in the difficult, ever-changing market. This Special Issue aims to discuss the key mechanisms concerning the design and operationalization of sustainable business models, from a strategic perspective. We invite you to contribute to this Issue by submitting comprehensive reviews, case studies, or research articles. Papers selected for this Special Issue are subject to a rigorous peer review procedure, with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.
While it is possible for a company achieve short-term profit, it is much more difficult to sustain corporate success over time. This book is intended for those who run, or want to run, a business whatever its size or activity, with the objective of making it sustainable so that it will be a legacy for future generations. Indeed, the real purpose of corporate strategy is not only to make quick profits, but more importantly to create an organization that will endure. There is much to learn from the experience of established firms that have existed for a hundred years or more. They provide the material for this clear and concise book, which details the main elements of corporate strategy. Recognizing that each firm is unique, the book resists the temptation of quick fixes, instead offering lessons to be pondered and used on a case-by-case basis.
Foreword from the First Edition John Elkington, SustainAbilityForeword from the First Edition Herman B. "Dutch" Leonard, Harvard Business SchoolPrefaceIntroduction:Improving sustainability and financial performance in global corporations1. A new framework for implementing corporate sustainability2. Leadership, organizational culture, and strategy for corporate sustainability3. Organizing for sustainability4. Costing, capital investments, and the integration of sustainability risks5. Performance measurement, evaluation, and reward systems6. The foundations for measuring social, environmental, and economic impacts7. Implementing a social, environmental, and economic impact measurement system8. Improving corporate processes, products, and projects for corporate sustainability9. External sustainability reporting and verification10. The benefits of sustainability for corporations and societyEndnotesBibliographyIndex
At a time when the human impact on the environment is more devastating than ever, business initiatives frame the quest to "green" capitalism as the key to humanity's long-term survival. Indeed, even before the rise of the environmental movement in the 1970s, businesses sometimes had reasons to protect parts of nature, limit their production of wastes, and support broader environmental reforms. In the last thirty years, especially, many businesses have worked hard to reduce their direct and indirect environmental footprint. But are these efforts exceptional, or can capitalism truly be environmentally conscious? Green Capitalism? offers a critical, historically informed perspective on building a more sustainable economy. Written by scholars of business history and environmental history, the essays in this volume consider the nature of capitalism through historical overviews of twentieth-century businesses and a wide range of focused case studies. Beginning early in the century, contributors explore the response of business leaders to environmental challenges in an era long before the formation of the modern regulatory state. Moving on to midcentury environmental initiatives, scholars analyze failed business efforts to green products and packaging--such as the infamous six-pack ring--in the 1960s and 1970s. The last section contains case studies of businesses that successfully managed greening initiatives, from the first effort by an electric utility to promote conservation, to the environmental overhaul of a Swedish mining company, to the problem of household waste in pre-1990 West Germany. Ranging in geographic scope from Europe to the United States, Green Capitalism? raises questions about capitalism in different historical, sociocultural, and political contexts. Contributors: Hartmut Berghoff, Ann-Kristin Bergquist, Brian C. Black, William D. Bryan, Julie Cohn, Leif Fredrickson, Hugh S. Gorman, Geoffrey Jones, David Kinkela, Roman Köster, Joseph A. Pratt, Adam Rome, Christine Meisner Rosen.