Offers step-by-step guidance on integrating environmental sustainability considerations into business plans and practices. Deals exclusively with tools and strategies that have been proven to work in real-world businesses. Free of environmental ideology or broad theory, this guide offers 100% practical know-how that can be used in businesses today.
Following the evolution of business attitudes toward environmental concerns, Esty and Winston offer a series of fascinating plays by corporations such as Wal-Mart, GE and Chiquita (Banana), the bad guys who made good, and the good guys -- watchdogs and industry associations, mostly -- working behind the scenes.
Contents Basic elements of green economics -- Analytical methods of green economics -- Formulation of green economic policies : optimality, efficiency and equity -- Institutions and policy design -- Reform of policies of global institutions -- Green economic policies : corporate, local and national levels -- Green economic policies : regional and global levels -- Policy framework -- Concluding observations.
Designed to help smaller enterprises share in the benefits that flow from sustainability, this book presents case histories showcasing 12 small to medium-size enterprises (SMEs) that have outstanding records of sustainability. Details each company's journey from initial idea through building a new culture, engaging stakeholders, gaining competitive advantage, and planning for the future. Also covers the challenges encountered, successes and failures, and lessons learned.