Global Sustainability As A Business Imperative

Author: J. Stoner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230115438
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This first volume in the series addresses the pressing need to align business practices with the requirements of a sustainable world. Delivering new models for conducting business, implications of undertaking new approaches, and ways businesses are transforming and being transformed by their environments.

Ethical Models And Applications Of Globalization Cultural Socio Political And Economic Perspectives

Author: Wankel, Charles
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1613503334
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Continued growth of the global market necessitates research that establishes norms and practices and ensures the appropriate level of ethical concern for those who contribute to the process of globalization and are being affected by globalization. Ethical Models and Applications of Globalization: Cultural, Socio-Political and Economic Perspectives presents the work of researchers who seek to advance the understanding of both the ethical impact of globalization and the influence of globalization on ethical practices from various cultural, socio-political, economic, and religious perspectives. The aim of this reference work is to put forward empirically grounded methods for understanding both the effect that the process of globalization has on ethical practices in organizations and how this research can shape the course of economic globalization.

Managing Climate Change Business Risks And Consequences

Author: J. Stoner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137011432
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Although the title of this volume and its major focus will be on one major aspect of global sustainability - climate change - this volume continues with the overall framing of the series: global sustainability is a multi-faceted, global, multi-generational, economic, social, environmental, and cultural phenomenon and challenge to our species.

Sustainability In A Digital World

Author: Thomas Osburg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319546031
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This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the different emerging concepts in the innovative area of sustainability and digital technology. More than 20 leading thinkers from the fields of digitalization, strategic management, sustainability and organizational development share clearly structured insights on the latest developments, advances and remaining challenges concerning the role of sustainability in an increasingly digital world. The authors not only introduce a profound and unique analysis on the state-of-the art of sustainability and digital transformation, but also provide business leaders with practical advice on how to apply the latest management thinking to their daily business decisions. Further, a number of significant case studies exemplify the issues discussed and serve as valuable blueprints for decision makers.

Strategic Corporate Sustainability

Author: R.A. Fernando
Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
ISBN: 1482854058
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R.A Fernando draws upon his experiences at the United Nations Global Compact, his studies at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and his time working at multinational corporations as he explores how to overcome the world’s toughest challenges. He outlines why global warming, the depletion of natural resources, and pollution should be everyone’s concern—and how these things will devastate entire nations. That is, unless we do something to stop it. Tackling the problems will require business leaders to include sustainability as part of their long-term plans, he argues. Sweeping corporate changes must be made to ensure the Earth’s preservation. In this carefully researched book packed with valuable statistics, current figures, historical data, and scary projections, he explores seven imperatives for sustainable businesses and how businesses can improve returns on capital by investing in sustainability-led differentiation and innovation. Embedding sustainability into corporate strategy could be just what businesses need to do, to boost operations while galvanizing peers and competitors to do what’s right. Learn how companies, employees, and shareholders can win by working for Strategic Corporate Sustainability.

Sustainable Markets For Sustainable Business

Author: Professor Güler Aras
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472433416
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Today, sustainability risks and opportunities have become a global imperative and a megatrend for business. The sustainability of markets is closely related to business and sustainable development, and environmental issues such as climate change, pollution, land degradation and biodiversity loss are, in part, the result of market failures, present in most sectors of the economy. The world's markets have the potential to improve the lives of billions in developing countries, reducing poverty and securing environmental quality for future generations. Often they fail to capture the full value of natural resources or promote the interests of poor people. Therefore, an effective public policy framework is required. Market governance and the relationship between the market and political authority remains a core question at the heart of the sustainability debate.

Green It A Global Problem And An Imperative Business Opportunity

Author: Aamir Dawawala
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640635744
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Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2009 in the subject Organisation and Administration, grade: 60, University Of Wales Institute, Cardiff, language: English, abstract: Economic crisis and environmental sustainability are two major concerns the world is facing globally in recent times. Enterprises with their toughest times of economical survival need to pay attention on the environmental problem that is endangering existence. Although they are attempting to strongly hold their corporate social responsibility and aggressively planning Green Initiatives. But in this current time of crisis, unless an initiative does not satisfy their bottom line will have a short term consideration. The study attempts to highlight contemporary solution of Green IT which turns the climate change issue into an area of business opportunity. Typically Green IT adoption is associated as an investment towards acquiring energy efficient hardware devices in data centers to save power and reduce carbon emissions. The paper uncovers Green IT approach of server consolidation; through which enterprises can achieve eco-efficiency that relates to controlling environmental impacts as well as reducing cost of operations. Server consolidation in data centers are proven in the study to be strongly correlated with cost saving business advantages. The correlation analysis done from the survey responses clarifies the general misconception that Green solutions are not always cost driven but can also be cost effective. Out of detailed interviews conducted for the research, it is evident that enterprises are at a slow pace to accept Green IT solutions in UAE as they are not entirely realizing the benefits it derives. Realization of benefits is ambiguous due to the lack of appropriate tools that can quantify benefits gained from implementing Green IT. For the same, the recommendation include a measurement model to signify and provide strong business case showing imperative cost saving values for Green IT approach. The model calculates total operational as well as environmental savings with Green solution implementation in data centers. To further streamline Green IT benefit realization, the study finally recommends Rapid Business Justification process by which organizations can evaluate how Green IT solutions can save power, save cost and ultimately save the environment. The process aims to measure business benefits of Green IT initiative and justify tangible economical value. With the implementation of the process, enterprises will be able to substantiate quantitative business benefits that will encourage adoption of Green solutions aggressively.

Business Sustainability

Author: Zabihollah Rezaee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351284266
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Business sustainability has advanced from greenwashing and branding to being a business imperative. Stakeholders, including shareholders, demand, regulators require, and companies now need to report their sustainability performance. No longer is this a choice for businesses. A decade ago, fewer than 50 companies released sustainability reports, and now more 8,000 global public companies disclose sustainability performance information on some or all five economic, governance, social, ethical, and environmental (EGSEE) dimensions of sustainability performance, and this trend is expected to continue. Indeed, more than 6,000 European public companies would be required to disclose their environmental, social, governance and diversity information for their 2017 reporting year. However, the proper determination of sustainability performance, accurate and reliable reporting and independent assurance of sustainability information remain major challenges for organizations of all types and sizes. Through reading this book, you will: Identify sustainability strategies to create innovation in new products, services, energy-efficiency, environmental facilities and green initiatives. Understand the role and responsibilities of all participants in the corporate reporting process, including directors, officers, internal auditors, external auditors, legal counsel, and investors. See ways to improve public trust, investor confidence, business reputation, employee satisfaction, corporate culture, social responsibility and environmental performance. Learn all five economic, governance, social, ethical and environmental (EGSEE) dimensions of sustainability performance separately and their integrated and interactive effects on achieving the goal of creating sustainable value for all stakeholders, including shareholders. Learn how to adopt best practices in sustainability development and performance, and deliver effective integrated sustainability reporting and assurance.

The Step By Step Guide To Sustainability Planning

Author: Darcy E Hitchcock
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136552162
Size: 44.72 MB
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Sustainability is now the greatest business imperative, yet how do you actually develop and implement a sustainability plan if you arent an expert? From the authors of the award-winning handbook The Business Guide to Sustainability comes this highly practical guide to designing and implementing a customized sustainability plan in any business, organization or government department of any type and scale. This step-by-step guide explains how to create a sustainability plan and sustainability report. Each chapter has two vital sections. The first contains background reading, tips and case examples to help you be successful. The second presents a set of methods each with step-by-step instructions and a selection matrix to help choose the best methods. The book also contains sample worksheets and exercise materials that can be copied for organization-wide use.

Sustainability For Healthcare Management

Author: Carrie R. Rich
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351997661
Size: 54.81 MB
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Sustainability is not unique to health, yet sustainability is a unique vehicle for promoting healthy values. This book challenges healthcare leaders to think through the implications of our decisions from fiscal, societal and environmental perspectives. It links health values with sustainability drivers in order to enlighten leadership about the value of sustainability as we move toward a new paradigm of health. Fully updated for the second edition, the book now includes case studies about: Waste disposal and cost Chemicals of concern Cost of water Green building ratings This book is a unique resource for researchers, students and professionals working in health and healthcare management because the book connects key concepts of environmental sustainability with healthcare operations. Readers will gain an appreciation for translating leadership priorities into sustainability tactics with beneficial operational outcomes.