Waste to Wealth

Author: Peter Lacy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137530707
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Waste to Wealth proves that 'green' and 'growth' need not be binary alternatives. The book examines five new business models that provide circular growth from deploying sustainable resources to the sharing economy before setting out what business leaders need to do to implement the models successfully.

The Circular Economy

Author: Ken Webster
Publisher: Ellen MacArthur Foundation Publishing
ISBN: 9780992778460
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book provides an overview of a circular economy. This model has profound consequences for production, employment, education, money & finance but also induces a shift in public policy and taxation. Its economic advantage lies in designing out waste and favouring radical resource productivity with the prospect of rebuilding capital & resilience.

Business Models in the Circular Economy

Author: Roberta De Angelis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319751271
Format: PDF
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This book focuses on the role of corporations in the transition towards an economy that works more in line with ecological limits. It is centred on business model innovation in the context of the circular economy, which is gaining consensus across business, policy and academic circles by proposing more resource efficient industrial processes. Interest in circular business models is growing within academic and practitioner literature yet the concept is not clearly understood, with potential negative consequences for theory building and practical implementation. Therefore, this book conceptualises circular business models and investigates their theoretical foundations in relation to the rationale for adopting them, drawing on circular economy, business model, strategic management and neo-institutional literature and secondary data.

Supply Chain Ethics

Author: John Manners-Bell
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749479469
Format: PDF, Mobi
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It is increasingly clear that traditional supply chains which focus on sourcing products from the lowest possible cost suppliers are failing to exploit their full potential. Supply Chain Ethics, through case studies, surveys and unique research, identifies and outlines best practice employed by global manufacturers, retailers and logistics companies. It examines the so-called 'triple advantage' that accrues to businesses when strategies that combine bottom line profits, sustainable environmental practices and positive societal impact are employed. Narrow supply chain strategies which focus on only one of these three factors will inevitably fail. Supply Chain Ethics covers the following issues which affect senior supply chain, operations and manufacturing managers: 'triple advantage' best practice and how it can create value for global businesses; product design; sourcing and warehousing; transportation and recycling; environmental practices of logistics companies and suppliers; supply chain technologies. There is also an invaluable Ethical Supply Chains survey of top global companies.

Product Stewardship in Action

Author: Helen Lewis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135128486X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Product Stewardship in Action describes how and why leading companies are taking responsibility for the environmental impact of their products and packaging. Product stewardship, often referred to as "extended producer responsibility" or EPR, is the idea that everyone that benefits commercially from a product, including manufacturers, distributors and retailers, has a shared responsibility to minimize its environmental impacts. Written primarily for a business audience, it draws on the knowledge and experience of industry practitioners and other experts to provide a structured approach to product responsibility within firms. This will help those new to the field, as well as more experienced practitioners, to develop an effective response to stakeholder concerns about the environmental impacts of their products and packaging. Unlike other resources on product stewardship and EPR, which tend to focus on the design or evaluation of public policy, this book highlights the business case for action. It argues that companies can achieve "shared value" — both public and commercial value — when they take a proactive and knowledge-based approach to the life-cycle management of their products. Product Stewardship in Action focuses on product stewardship as an effective business strategy rather than a philanthropic exercise. To be effective it needs to be based on a good understanding of product impacts and stakeholder concerns, and the risks and opportunities that these present to the business. The most effective responses will be those that address material issues in the product life-cycle while supporting the achievement of other corporate goals and priorities.

Organizational Culture and Behavioral Shifts in the Green Economy

Author: Sima, Violeta
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522529667
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Business development in the contemporary world takes place in an economically, politically, and socially complex environment. Today, it is necessary to recognize the tremendous cultural diversity of the world and it is essential to consider the specific cultural values in managerial strategy and business practice worldwide. Organizational Culture and Behavioral Shifts in the Green Economy provides emerging research on the relationships between organizations in the context of culture and diversity within a sustainable economy. This book provides important insights into topics such as circular economy, green advertising, and sustainable development. Additionally, it addresses the significance of concepts such as culture, organizational culture, individual culture, and the style of leadership, which have been the concern of many management professionals and scholars. This publication is a vital resource for business managers, professionals, practitioners, students, and researchers seeking current research on the impact of organizational culture and behavioral shifts on sustaining a green economy.

Environmentalism

Author: Elias Kahraman
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Environmentalism is a broad philosophy and social movement centered on a concern for the conservation and improvement of the environment. This book puts forward some key strategies for promoting Cleaner Production in China, for instance, integrating CP into sustainability strategies, technology innovations and industrial ecology. Furthermore, the authors examine the Energy Masting Planning, a comprehensive plan that addresses energy supply and consumption through 2020. The plan includes energy efficiency, renewable energy and infrastructure and land use policies and emphasises both the benefits and the limits of the approach. Furthermore, removal of toxic and heavy metal contaminants from aqueous environments is one of the most important environmental issues to face the world. In this book, aerobic degradation through bioaccumulation by bacteria and microalgae and enzyme-catalysed reduction-based remediation of toxicants from waste waters are discussed. Other chapters in this book examine the attitudes of university students towards the environment and environmental problems, the influence on the causes of forest decline and an analysis of specific factors that influence the nominal median price of single-family homes across states, with a particular emphasis placed on the capitalisation of environmental factors such as environmental pollution in the form of toxic chemical releases.

Vision

Author: Gary Mueller
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780964186606
Format: PDF, Kindle
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