Book
1 online resource (982 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • About the Editors ix Preface xi PART I: PROMISING INNOVATION IN BIOMASS CONVERSION 1 Metabolic Engineering: Enabling Technology for Biofuels Production 3 Mitchell Tai and Gregory N. Stephanopoulos 2 Hydrolysis and Fermentation for Cellulosic Ethanol Production 11 Charilaos Xiros, Evangelos Topakas and Paul Christakopoulos 3 Lipid-Based Liquid Biofuels from Autotrophic Microalgae: Energetic and Environmental Performance 33 Lucas Reijnders 4 Catalytic Pyrolysis of Biomass for Transportation Fuels 45 Angelos A. Lappas, Kostas G. Kalogiannis, Eleni F. Iliopoulou, Kostas S. Triantafyllidis and Stylianos D. Stefanidis 5 Integrated Biomass Hydropyrolysis and Hydrotreating: A Brief Review 57 Martin Linck, Larry Felix, Terry Marker and Michael Roberts 6 Transportation Fuels from Biomass via Fast Pyrolysis and Hydroprocessing 65 Douglas C. Elliott 7 Biomass Gasification for Synthesis Gas Production and Applications of the Syngas 73 Reinhard Rauch, Jitka Hrbek and Hermann Hofbauer 8 Hydrogen Generation from Biomass Materials: Challenges and Opportunities 93 Pravakar Mohanty, Kamal K. Pant and Ritesh Mittal 9 Production of Renewable Hydrogen by Reformation of Biofuels 109 Paraskevi Panagiotopoulou, Christina Papadopoulou, Haris Matralis and Xenophon Verykios 10 Fischer Tropsch Conversion of Biomass-Derived Synthetic Gas to Liquid Fuels 131 Andreas Helland Lillebo, Anders Holmen, Bjorn Christian Enger and Edd Anders Blekkan 11 Critical Factors for High Temperature Processing of Biomass from Agriculture and Energy Crops to Biofuels and Bioenergy 149 Stelios Arvelakis and Emmanuel G. Koukios 12 Second-Generation Biofuels:Why They are Taking so Long 163 Daniel J. M. Hayes 13 Separation Technologies for Current and Future Biorefineries Status and Potential of Membrane-Based Separation 193 Lan Ying Jiang and Jia Ming Zhu 14 Catalysis at Room Temperature: Perspectives for Future Green Chemical Processes 209 Frank Leung-Yuk Lam, Michael C. L. Li, Rock S. L. Chau, Rick A. D. Arancon, Xijun Hu and Rafael Luque 15 Co-Firing of Biomass with Coal in Thermal Power Plants: Technology Schemes, Impacts, and Future Perspectives 233 Emmanouil Karampinis, Panagiotis Grammelis, Michalis Agraniotis, Ioannis Violidakis and Emmanuel Kakaras PART II: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FOR BIOMASS SUPPLY 16 Bioenergy and Land Use Change State of the Art 251 Goran Berndes, Serina Ahlgren, P *al Borjesson, and Annette L. Cowie 17 Forest Energy Procurement: State of the Art in Finland and Sweden 273 Johanna Routa, Antti Asikainen, Rolf Bjorheden, Juha Laitila and Dominik Roser 18 Options for Increasing Biomass Output from Long-Rotation Forestry 285 Gustaf Egnell and Rolf Bjorheden 19 Recovery Rate of Harvest Residues for Bioenergy in Boreal and Temperate Forests: A Review 293 Evelyne Thiffault, Ariane B'echard, David Par'e and Darren Allen 20 Forest Bioenergy Feedstock Harvesting Effects on Water Supply 317 Daniel G. Neary and Karen A. Koestner 21 Best Management Practices for Forest Bioenergy Programs 333 Daniel G. Neary 22 Principles of Nutrient Management for Sustainable Forest Bioenergy Production 351 Donald Mead and Charles Smith 23 Crop Coefficients of Jatropha (Jatropha Curcas) and Pongamia (Pongamia Pinnata) UsingWater Balance Approach 363 Kaushal K. Garg, Suhas P. Wani and A. V. R. Kesava Rao 24 Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol: Developments so far and Challenges for the Future 373 Arnaldo Walter, Marcelo Valadares Galdos, Fabio Vale Scarpare, Manoel Regis Lima Verde Leal, Joaquim Eug enio Abel Seabra, Marcelo Pereira da Cunha, Michelle Cristina Araujo Picoli and Camila Ortolan Fernandes de Oliveira 25 The Climate Benefit of Swedish Ethanol: Present and Prospective Performance 395 P *al Borjesson, Serina Ahlgren and Goran Berndes 26 Performance of Small-Scale Straw-to-Heat Supply Chains in Norway 411 Helmer Belbo and Bruce Talbot 27 Transport Sector in Ireland: Can 2020 National Policy Targets Drive Indigenous Biofuel Production to Success? 419 Egle Gusciute, Ger Devlin, Fionnuala Murphy and Kevin McDonnell 28 Prospects for Domestic Biofuels for Transport in Sweden 2030 Based on Current Production and Future Plans 431 Maria Grahn and Julia Hansson 29 Land and the Food Fuel Competition: Insights from Modeling 447 Sylvia Prieler, Gunther Fischer and Harrij van Velthuizen 30 The Impact of Biofuel Demand on Agricultural Commodity Prices: A Systematic Review 465 U. Martin Persson 31 How do Sustainability Standards Consider Biodiversity? 483 Oskar Englund and Goran Berndes 32 A Global Survey of Stakeholder Views and Experiences for Systems Needed to Effectively and Efficiently Govern Sustainability of Bioenergy 507 Inge Stupak, Jamie Joudrey, C. Tattersall Smith, Luc Pelkmans, Helena Chum, Annette Cowie, Oskar Englund, Chun Sheng Goh and Martin Junginger Index 535.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118957875 20170502
The increasing deployment of bioenergy frequently raises issues regarding the use of land and raw materials, infrastructure and logistics. In light of these sometimes conflicting interests Advances in Bioenergy provides an objective and wide-ranging overview of the technology, economics and policy of bioenergy. Offering an authoritative multidisciplinary summary of the opportunities and challenges associated with bioenergy utilization, with international researchers give up-to-date and detailed information on key issues for biomass production and conversion to energy. Key features: *Discusses different bioenergy uses such as transportation fuels, electricity and heat production. *Assesses emerging fields such as bio-based chemicals and bio-refineries. *Debates conditions for the mobilization of sustainable bioenergy supply chains and outlines governance systems to support this mobilization. * Dedicated chapters to sustainability governance and emerging tools such as certification systems and standards supporting growth of a sustainable bioenergy industry. *Considers the political, environmental, social and cultural context related to the demand for energy resources, the impact of this demand on the world around us, and the choices and behaviours of consumers. This book will be a vital reference to engineers, researchers and students that need an accessible overview of the bioenergy area. It will also be of high value for politicians, policymakers and industry leaders that need to stay up to date with the state-of-the-art science and technology in this area.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118957875 20170502
Book
xiv, 119 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Feeding Everyone No Matter What presents a scientific approach to the practicalities of planning for long-term interruption to food production. The primary historic solution developed over the last several decades is increased food storage. However, storing up enough food to feed everyone would take a significant amount of time and would increase the price of food, killing additional people due to inadequate global access to affordable food. Humanity is far from doomed, however, in these situations - there are solutions. This book provides an order of magnitude technical analysis comparing caloric requirements of all humans for five years with conversion of existing vegetation and fossil fuels to edible food. It presents mechanisms for global-scale conversion including: natural gas-digesting bacteria, extracting food from leaves, and conversion of fiber by enzymes, mushroom or bacteria growth, or a two-step process involving partial decomposition of fiber by fungi and/or bacteria and feeding them to animals such as beetles, ruminants (cows, deer, etc), rats and chickens. It includes an analysis to determine the ramp rates for each option and the results show that careful planning and global cooperation could ensure the bulk of humanity and biodiversity could be maintained in even in the most extreme circumstances. * Summarizes the severity and probabilities of global catastrophe scenarios, which could lead to a complete loss of agricultural production* More than 10 detailed mechanisms for global-scale solutions to the food crisis and their evaluation to test their viability* Detailed roadmap for future R&D for human survival after global catastrophe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128021507 20160618
Green Library
Book
131 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 27 cm
  • Introduction
  • Recent and long-term trends of global land use
  • Factors driving increased demand for cropland
  • Balancing consumption with sustainable production
  • Options for sustaining global use of land.
Global cropland is expanding with changing trends in both the production and consumption of land-based products increasing pressure on land resources across the globe. This report discusses the need and options to balance consumption with sustainable production. It focuses on land-based products (food, fuels and fibre) and describes methods which enable countries to determine whether their consumption levels exceed sustainable supply capacities. Strategies and measures are outlined which will allow adjusting the policy framework to balance consumption with these capacities. The report distinguishes between gross and net expansion of cropland. Net expansion is a result of rising demand for food and non-food biomass which cannot be compensated by higher yields.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789280733303 20160618
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
87 p.
Green Library
Book
x, 214 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction 1 Privatisation of the land 2 Reclaiming the common good 3. The ends of the Earth 4 Shifting conceptual landscapes 5 A landscape at our service 6 The great food challenge 7 Valuing land and landscapes 8 Living landscapes 9 Lessons for tomorrow's world 10 The people's land.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848139626 20160606
The landscapes that humanity have inhabited throughout our evolutionary history have met our needs and also substantially shaped our progress. We too, have substantially shaped the landscape, atmosphere and waters of this resilient yet finite world, appropriating increasing proportions of the resources of nature to meet our shifting and growing demands whilst simultaneously degrading the quality and extent of ecosystems together with their capacities to meet the needs of a burgeoning population. Notwithstanding our total dependence on the Earth's natural resources, this relationship between humanity and the land has shifted significantly and frequently throughout our tenure, brief as it is relative to the evolution of planetary life. Common Ground explores the shifting relationship between human society and the landscapes that bear it. In so doing, it explores changing understandings of the natural world and its management and exploitation, presenting suggestions for solutions in the nature of ecosystem services.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848139626 20160606
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
xx, 401, [46] p. : Ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
307 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction: Choosing Freedom. 1. The Wall of Finance. 2. The Wall of Poverty and Inequality. 3. The Most Basic Basics. 4. The Wall of Conflict. 5. Our Future. Notes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745651385 20160602
Crisis? Whose crisis? Today we are in the midst of a multifaceted crisis which touches the lives of everyone on the planet. Whether it's growing poverty and inequality or shrinking access to food and water, the collapse of global financial markets or the dire effects of climate change, every aspect of this crisis can be traced to a transnational neoliberal elite that has steadily eroded our rights and stripped us of power. And yet our world has never been so wealthy, and we have, right now, all the knowledge, tools and skills we need to build a greener, fairer, richer world. Such a breakthrough is not some far-fetched utopia, but an immediate, concrete possibility. Our future is in our hands.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745651385 20160602
Crisis? Whose crisis? Today we are in the midst of a multifaceted crisis which touches the lives of everyone on the planet. With her usual verve, passion and intelligence, Susan George explores each dimension of this deepening planetary emergency, arguing that it presents an extraordinary opportunity for humankind. Our future is in our hands.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745651378 20160602
Green Library
Book
84 pages ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xvii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Business reality reshaped : the big three trends
  • To the desert and back : a brief history of value
  • What would a strategist do?
  • Cool strategies for a heated world
  • Embedded sustainability
  • Hot competencies for a cool world
  • Change management redux
  • One possible pathway from strategy to action
  • Accepting the limits of business as an agent of world benefit
  • The world in 2041 (the story of Jake Marstreng).
We are in the midst of a sea-change. In years past, corporate social responsibility may have been seen as a feather in a corporation's cap but, today, ecological and social pressures require a new type of business response. In "Embedded Sustainability, " authors Chris Laszlo and Nadya Zhexembayeva convincingly show how companies can better leverage global challenges for enduring profit and growth. In this outstanding book, readers will learn about the marquis concept of "embedded sustainability": the incorporation of environmental, health, and social value into core business activities with no trade-off in price or quality. When Clorox introduced its new line of Green Works cleaners or Nissan developed its Leaf 100% electric car, these firms were pursuing a profit shift in mainstream markets. In addition to churning out smarter (instead of just greener) products for consumers at large, embedded sustainability is capable of hugely motivating employees. Most of all, it enables companies to create even higher returns for investors, while responding to the new market realities of declining resources, radical transparency, and rising customer expectations. This book helps readers to comprehend--and act on--the notion of embedded sustainability, explaining why it is now a requisite in every sector, how smart companies are creating even higher value for their customers and investors, and what new management competencies are needed to compete in today's marketplace.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804775540 20160605
Green Library
Book
1 electronic text (xxxi, 272 p.) : ill.
  • Developing the business case ; Sustainability and the collaborative management model ; The sustainability transfer function ; Sustainability measurement and reporting ; Transformational change and the power of teams ; Sustainability and real estate ; Six sigma sustainability project examples ; Design for six sigma ; Stakeholder management ; Conclusion: letters to tomorrow's corporate leaders.
Two Six Sigma Master Black Belts show how to create and implement a corporate sustainability strategy using Six Sigma Six Sigma for Sustainability explains how to get started with a corporate sustainability program or take existing sustainability programs to a higher level of systematic management and production of results. Regardless of why large companies are going green, the shift is never an easy one, particularly within large corporations, where change can be glacial. That's where this book comes in--it's the perfect resource for CEOs launching or professionalizing an environmental sustainability program, and Six Sigma Green or Black Belts charged with running a green or sustainability strategy. The authors show how typical Six Sigma/DMAIC structures lend themselves to sustainability, and how to use the power and tools of Six Sigma to help solve the challenge of sustainability. They explain in detail how typical sustainability problems such as carbon emissions, energy conservation, materials recycling, water use, and finance can be solved using Six Sigma tools. This is a practical, case-based book on the topic of sustainability program implementation. Six Sigma for Sustainability Offers a unique approach--familiarizes the Six Sigma expert with sustainability issues, and vice versa Includes valuable advice on how to successfully apply Six Sigma to green initiatives that promote long-term sustainability while driving bottom-line results Provides case-based examples of concrete Six Sigma projects, including energy program design and solar energy within the government Approaches sustainability from a value chain perspective, leveraging and engaging employees, suppliers, and customers in the initiative Demonstrates the leadership framework necessary to drive sustainability Discusses how to be "more good" instead of "less bad" Uses examples from The Natural Step and the 4 systems conditions (extraction, creation, disruption, and basic human needs) Provides an overview of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and the Carbon Disclosure Project Complete coverage: Sustainability as a Core Strategy and a Leadership Imperative; The Business Case; The Sustainability Transfer Function; Sustainability Leadership and the Collaborative Management Model; Driving Organizational Change to Support Sustainability Initiatives; Sustainability Measurement Systems; Transformational Change and the Power of Teams; Six Sigma Methodologies Applied to Sustainability Initiatives; Projects and Case Studies; Design for Six Sigma; Engaging All of the Stakeholders, Employees, Customers, and Suppliers; Stakeholder Management; Supply Chain Management; "Customer Chain" Management; Conclusion.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071752442 20160613
Book
1 online resource.
  • About the Editors ix Preface xi PART I: PROMISING INNOVATION IN BIOMASS CONVERSION 1 Metabolic Engineering: Enabling Technology for Biofuels Production 3 Mitchell Tai and Gregory N. Stephanopoulos 2 Hydrolysis and Fermentation for Cellulosic Ethanol Production 11 Charilaos Xiros, Evangelos Topakas and Paul Christakopoulos 3 Lipid-Based Liquid Biofuels from Autotrophic Microalgae: Energetic and Environmental Performance 33 Lucas Reijnders 4 Catalytic Pyrolysis of Biomass for Transportation Fuels 45 Angelos A. Lappas, Kostas G. Kalogiannis, Eleni F. Iliopoulou, Kostas S. Triantafyllidis and Stylianos D. Stefanidis 5 Integrated Biomass Hydropyrolysis and Hydrotreating: A Brief Review 57 Martin Linck, Larry Felix, Terry Marker and Michael Roberts 6 Transportation Fuels from Biomass via Fast Pyrolysis and Hydroprocessing 65 Douglas C. Elliott 7 Biomass Gasification for Synthesis Gas Production and Applications of the Syngas 73 Reinhard Rauch, Jitka Hrbek and Hermann Hofbauer 8 Hydrogen Generation from Biomass Materials: Challenges and Opportunities 93 Pravakar Mohanty, Kamal K. Pant and Ritesh Mittal 9 Production of Renewable Hydrogen by Reformation of Biofuels 109 Paraskevi Panagiotopoulou, Christina Papadopoulou, Haris Matralis and Xenophon Verykios 10 Fischer Tropsch Conversion of Biomass-Derived Synthetic Gas to Liquid Fuels 131 Andreas Helland Lillebo, Anders Holmen, Bjorn Christian Enger and Edd Anders Blekkan 11 Critical Factors for High Temperature Processing of Biomass from Agriculture and Energy Crops to Biofuels and Bioenergy 149 Stelios Arvelakis and Emmanuel G. Koukios 12 Second-Generation Biofuels:Why They are Taking so Long 163 Daniel J. M. Hayes 13 Separation Technologies for Current and Future Biorefineries Status and Potential of Membrane-Based Separation 193 Lan Ying Jiang and Jia Ming Zhu 14 Catalysis at Room Temperature: Perspectives for Future Green Chemical Processes 209 Frank Leung-Yuk Lam, Michael C. L. Li, Rock S. L. Chau, Rick A. D. Arancon, Xijun Hu and Rafael Luque 15 Co-Firing of Biomass with Coal in Thermal Power Plants: Technology Schemes, Impacts, and Future Perspectives 233 Emmanouil Karampinis, Panagiotis Grammelis, Michalis Agraniotis, Ioannis Violidakis and Emmanuel Kakaras PART II: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FOR BIOMASS SUPPLY 16 Bioenergy and Land Use Change State of the Art 251 Goran Berndes, Serina Ahlgren, P *al Borjesson, and Annette L. Cowie 17 Forest Energy Procurement: State of the Art in Finland and Sweden 273 Johanna Routa, Antti Asikainen, Rolf Bjorheden, Juha Laitila and Dominik Roser 18 Options for Increasing Biomass Output from Long-Rotation Forestry 285 Gustaf Egnell and Rolf Bjorheden 19 Recovery Rate of Harvest Residues for Bioenergy in Boreal and Temperate Forests: A Review 293 Evelyne Thiffault, Ariane B'echard, David Par'e and Darren Allen 20 Forest Bioenergy Feedstock Harvesting Effects on Water Supply 317 Daniel G. Neary and Karen A. Koestner 21 Best Management Practices for Forest Bioenergy Programs 333 Daniel G. Neary 22 Principles of Nutrient Management for Sustainable Forest Bioenergy Production 351 Donald Mead and Charles Smith 23 Crop Coefficients of Jatropha (Jatropha Curcas) and Pongamia (Pongamia Pinnata) UsingWater Balance Approach 363 Kaushal K. Garg, Suhas P. Wani and A. V. R. Kesava Rao 24 Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol: Developments so far and Challenges for the Future 373 Arnaldo Walter, Marcelo Valadares Galdos, Fabio Vale Scarpare, Manoel Regis Lima Verde Leal, Joaquim Eug enio Abel Seabra, Marcelo Pereira da Cunha, Michelle Cristina Araujo Picoli and Camila Ortolan Fernandes de Oliveira 25 The Climate Benefit of Swedish Ethanol: Present and Prospective Performance 395 P *al Borjesson, Serina Ahlgren and Goran Berndes 26 Performance of Small-Scale Straw-to-Heat Supply Chains in Norway 411 Helmer Belbo and Bruce Talbot 27 Transport Sector in Ireland: Can 2020 National Policy Targets Drive Indigenous Biofuel Production to Success? 419 Egle Gusciute, Ger Devlin, Fionnuala Murphy and Kevin McDonnell 28 Prospects for Domestic Biofuels for Transport in Sweden 2030 Based on Current Production and Future Plans 431 Maria Grahn and Julia Hansson 29 Land and the Food Fuel Competition: Insights from Modeling 447 Sylvia Prieler, Gunther Fischer and Harrij van Velthuizen 30 The Impact of Biofuel Demand on Agricultural Commodity Prices: A Systematic Review 465 U. Martin Persson 31 How do Sustainability Standards Consider Biodiversity? 483 Oskar Englund and Goran Berndes 32 A Global Survey of Stakeholder Views and Experiences for Systems Needed to Effectively and Efficiently Govern Sustainability of Bioenergy 507 Inge Stupak, Jamie Joudrey, C. Tattersall Smith, Luc Pelkmans, Helena Chum, Annette Cowie, Oskar Englund, Chun Sheng Goh and Martin Junginger Index 535.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118957875 20170403
The increasing deployment of bioenergy frequently raises issues regarding the use of land and raw materials, infrastructure and logistics. In light of these sometimes conflicting interests Advances in Bioenergy provides an objective and wide-ranging overview of the technology, economics and policy of bioenergy. Offering an authoritative multidisciplinary summary of the opportunities and challenges associated with bioenergy utilization, with international researchers give up-to-date and detailed information on key issues for biomass production and conversion to energy. Key features: *Discusses different bioenergy uses such as transportation fuels, electricity and heat production. *Assesses emerging fields such as bio-based chemicals and bio-refineries. *Debates conditions for the mobilization of sustainable bioenergy supply chains and outlines governance systems to support this mobilization. * Dedicated chapters to sustainability governance and emerging tools such as certification systems and standards supporting growth of a sustainable bioenergy industry. *Considers the political, environmental, social and cultural context related to the demand for energy resources, the impact of this demand on the world around us, and the choices and behaviours of consumers. This book will be a vital reference to engineers, researchers and students that need an accessible overview of the bioenergy area. It will also be of high value for politicians, policymakers and industry leaders that need to stay up to date with the state-of-the-art science and technology in this area.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118957875 20170403
Book
viii, 135 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction / Kid Schwarz & Bas Steins Bisschop
  • Corporate social responsibility : the standard for 21st century business / Willem Lageweg
  • Towards sustainability : from government to governance / Jacqueline Cramer
  • Sustainable business development : there is no alternative! / André Veneman
  • Cracking the impermeable ceiling of corporate sustainability performance levels / Sybren de Hoo
  • Corporate responsibility, beyond voluntarism : regulatory options to reinforce the license to operate / Jan Eijsbouts.
This book covers the presentations held at the launching event of the Institute for Corporate Law, Governance and Innovation Policies (ICGI) at Maastricht University. The thought provoking presentations were held by three distinguished speakers: Willem Lageweg (Director of MVO Nederland and member of the ICGI Advisory Board), Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Cramer (Director of the Utrecht Sustainability Institute and Professor in Sustainable Innovation at Utrecht University) and Dr. Andre Veneman (Corporate Director Sustainability/Health Safety and Environment at AkzoNobel). In addition to these presentations, the inaugural lectures of Professor Eijsbouts and Professor De Hoo have been updated and are included in the book. This book is of interest not only to legal scholars and practitioners with an interest in the legal challenges brought about by the corporate social responsibility debate, but also for managers of stock quoted- as well as small- and medium sized companies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789462360907 20160613
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xii, 236 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Sustainable innovation
  • Betting on change
  • Challenges to sustainable innovation
  • Nexus work
  • Managing science and policy
  • Recombinant innovation
  • Designing revolutions
  • Business model innovation
  • Beyond capabilities.
If we can carry in our pockets more computing power than the Apollo program needed to put a man on the moon, why can't we solve problems like climate change, famine, or poverty? The answer lies, in part, in the distinctive challenges of creating innovations that address today's pressing environmental and social problems. In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Hargadon shows why sustainable innovationthe development of financially viable products that support a healthy environment and communitiesis so difficult when compared to creating the next internet ventures or mobile apps that disregard these criteria. While other books treat innovation across sectors equally, Hargadon argues that most effective innovation strategies hinge on attention to the context in which they are pursued. Instead of relying on a stale set of "best practices, " executives must craft their own strategies based on the particulars of their industries and markets. But, there are some rules of the road that foster a triple bottom line; this book provides a research-based framework that outlines the critical capabilities necessary to drive sustainable innovation: a long-term commitment, nexus work, science and policy expertise, recombinant innovation, and robust design. "Sustainable Innovation" draws on a wide range of historical and contemporary examples to show business readers and their companies how to stand on the shoulders of successful pioneers.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804792509 20160618
Green Library
Book
xi, 403 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Foreword Kate Fletcher Introduction Miguel Angel Gardetti and Ana Laura Torres PART I: The systemic vision and the value chain in the textile and fashion industry 1 Slow fashion: Tailoring a strategic approach for sustainability Carlotta Cataldi, Crystal Grover and Maureen Dickson, Co-founders, Slow Fashion Forward 2 Wisdoms from the fashion trenches Lynda Grose, Fashion Design for Sustainability, California College of the Arts, USA 3 From principle to practice: Embedding sustainability in clothing supply chain strategies Alison Ashby, Melanie Hudson Smith and Rory Shand, Plymouth Business School, UK 4 Managing chemical risk information: The case of Swedish retailers and Chinese suppliers in textile supply chains Kristin Fransson, Birgit Brunklaus and Sverker Molander, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden Yuntao Zhang, The Fourth Research and Design Engineering Corporation of CNNC, China 5 Innovation power of fashion focal companies and participation in sustainability activities in their supply network Harrie W.M. van Bommel, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands 6 Sustainable colour forecasting: The benefits of creating a better colour trend forecasting system for consumers, the fashion industry and the environment Tracy Diane Cassidy, University of Leeds, UK 7 Fashioning use: A polemic to provoke pro-environmental garment maintenance Tullia Jack, The University of Melbourne, Australia 8 Fashion design education for sustainability practice: Reflections on undergraduate level teaching Lynda Grose, California College of the Arts, USA 9 Upcycling fashion for mass production Tracy Diane Cassidy, University of Leeds, UK Sara Li-Chou Han, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK 10 Creating new from that which is discarded: The collaborative San Francisco Tablecloth Repurposing Project Connie Ulasewicz and Gail Baugh, San Francisco State University, USA PART II: Marketing, brands and regulatory aspects in the textile and fashion industry 11 Sustainable consumption and production patterns in the clothing sector: Is green the new black? Ines Weller, University of Bremen, Germany 12 Redefining "Made in Australia": A "fair go" for people and planet Cameron Neil and Kirsten Simpson, Net Balance, Australia Eloise Bishop, Ethical Clothing, Australia 13 "Sustainability isn't sexy": An exploratory study into luxury fashion Iain A. Davies and Carla-Maria Streit, University of Bath, School of Management, UK 14 Ethical fashion in Western Europe: A survey of the status quo through the digital communications lens Ilaria Pasquinelli and Pamela Ravasio, texSture, UK 15 Effectiveness of standard initiatives: Rules and effectiveimplementation of transnational standard initiatives (TSI) in the apparel industry: An empirical examination Claude Meier, University of Zurich and University of Applied Sciences Zurich (HWZ), Switzerland PART III: The practice in textiles and fashion 16 Corporate responsibility in the garment industry: Towards shared value Anna Larsson, U&We, Sweden Katarina Buhr, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and Linkoping University, Sweden Cecilia Mark-Herbert, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden 17 Zigzag or interlock? The case of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition Kim Poldner, University of St Gallen, Switzerland 18 Garments without guilt? A case study of sustainable garment sourcing in Sri Lanka Patsy Perry, George Davies Centre for Retail Excellence, Heriot-Watt University, UK 19 Next one, please: Integrating sustainability criteria in the procurement of operating-room textiles: The case of Germany Edeltraud Gunther, Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany Holger Hoppe, SCHOTT Solar, Germany Gabriel Weber, ENT Environment & Management, Spain Julia Hillmann, Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany 20 Development and the garment industry: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Sarah E. Heidebrecht, Alumna, Kansas State University, USA Joy M. Kozar, Kansas State University, USA PART IV: Consumer: purchase, identity, use and care of clothing and textiles 21 Young academic women's clothing practice: Interactions between fast fashion and social expectations in Denmark Charlotte Louise Jensen and Michael Sogaard Jorgensen, Department of Development and Planning, Aalborg University, Denmark 22 Connecting meanings and materials: Identity dynamics in sustainable fashion Fernando F. Fachin, HEC Montreal, Canada 23 Consumers' attitudes towards sustainable fashion: Clothing usage and disposal Helen Goworek and Alex Hiller, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK Tom Fisher, School of Art and Design, Nottingham Trent University, UK Tim Cooper, School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University, UK Sophie Woodward, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester, UK Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781906093785 20160612
There is no doubt that the textile industry - the production of clothing, fabrics, thread, fibre and related products - plays a significant part in the global economy. It also frequently operates with disregard to its environmental and social impacts. The textile industry uses large quantities of water and outputs large quantities of waste. As for social aspects, many unskilled jobs have disappeared in regions that rely heavily on these industries. Another serious and still unresolved problem is the flexibility textile industry companies claim to need. Faced with fierce international competition, they are increasingly unable to offer job security. This is without even considering the informal-sector work proliferating both in developing and developed countries. Child labour persists within this sector despite growing pressure to halt it. Fashion demands continuous consumption. In seeking to own the latest trends consumers quickly come to regard their existing garments as inferior, if not useless. "Old" items become unwanted as quickly as new ones come into demand. This tendency towards disposability results in the increased use of resources and thus the accelerated accumulation of waste. It is obvious to many that current fashion industry practices are in direct competition with sustainability objectives; yet this is frequently overlooked as a pressing concern. It is, however, becoming apparent that there are social and ecological consequences to the current operation of the fashion industry: sustainability in the sector has been gaining attention in recent years from those who believe that it should be held accountable for the pressure it places on the individual, as well as its contribution to increases in consumption and waste disposal. This book takes a wide-screen approach to the topic, covering, among other issues: sustainability and business management in textile and fashion companies; value chain management; use of materials; sustainable production processes; fashion, needs and consumption; disposal; and innovation and design. The book will be essential reading for researchers and practitioners in the global fashion business.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781906093785 20160612
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (xvii, 243 p.)
  • Leadership : greening from the top
  • Audits : measuring where you are
  • The plan : implementing your sustainability vision
  • Metrics : if you can measure it, you can manage it
  • Design : making it sustainable from the start
  • Facility : making your workplace green
  • Energy : using renewable energy, energy audits, and conservation
  • Carbon : quantifying and reducing your carbon footprint
  • Purchasing : using your dollar to save the planet
  • Reduce : getting to net zero emissions and releases
  • Waste : turning an environmental problem into a business opportunity.
"Street Smart Sustainability" is designed to be a road map to the sustainable low-hanging fruit at a time when the public is hungry for businesses that demonstrate genuine respect for the environment. Individual chapters are designed to act as standalone sets of action steps on particular topics. For example, one chapter will discuss the physical facilities while another challenges the traditional concept of the supply chain. The book includes a chapter on management techniques and one that provides a system of metrics to measure the organization's progress toward sustainability. If you read only the chapter on physical facilities, you'll be equipped to put into effect those recommendations, while preparing for another initiative in another chapter. Most small and medium-sized businesses spend their time operating without the luxury of management depth and outside advisors. They need to operate their businesses while making progressive changes over a period of time. Read the chapter on purchasing, and you may implement those recommendations while managing your enterprise in a day-to-day manner. Do everything in all the chapters, and your organization will become much more sustainable. The book will also include tools that will measure progress and savings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781605094656 20160614
Book
1 online resource (320 pages) : illustrations.
  • Best practices in management institutions for global leadership: policy aspects / Mukund Deshpande
  • Multicultural orientations for 21st century global leadership / Sulaiman Olusegun Atiku, Ziska Fields
  • Revamping pedagogies in Indian B-schools to create global leaders / Shalaka Sudhir Parkar
  • Professional integrity in business management education / José G. Vargas-Hernández
  • Relevance of teaching values and ethics in management education / Damini Saini
  • Holistic management education at Tanzanian rural development planning institute / Stephen James, Emmanuel Hauli
  • Job satisfaction and teachers retention: critical review of Indian management education / Rupali Singh, Ginni Chawla, Avani Desai
  • Excellence perspective for management education from a global accountants' hub in Asia / Samanthi Senaratne, A. D. Nuwan Gunarathne
  • E-learning and management education at African universities / Vannie Naidoo
  • Learner centred approach for global leadership in management education / Neeta Baporikar
  • EFQM in management education: a tool for excellence / José Manuel Saiz-Alvarez, Beatriz Olalla-Caballero
  • Paradigm shift in management education: need for a cross functional perspective / Smitha Nayak, Nandan Prabhu
  • Enhancing sustainability through experiential learning in management education / Aasha Jayant Sharma.
An individual's success as a manager is largely dependent on the effectiveness of the training and education they received. However, as new technologies and management techniques emerge within the field, it becomes necessary to evaluate ways to optimize management education programs. Management Education for Global Leadership examines the complexities and challenges present in improvising the learning process in education programs. Highlighting real-life experiences, theoretical concepts, and practical applications within the field, as well as the role of information technologies in management education and training programs, this publication is a critical reference for scholars, practitioners, policy makers, students, politicians, and managers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522510130 20170321
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xi, 260 p.
  • 1. Taking up the challenge 2. Educating for inquiring practice in sustainability 3. Ideas and practices 4. Promoting alternative questioning, policies and practices in mainstream organisations - Catalysing a strategic approach to sustainability in a major IT company Chris Preist - On being a change agent for sustainability Christel Scholten - Imbuing work with ecological values Helen Goulden - Thinking out of the box: Introducing action research into neighbourhood practice in the north-west of England Helena Kettleborough - Choose life James Barlow - Leadership for change in USA public food procurement: People, products and policy Karen Karp - Two worlds? Mark Gater - Putting my learning into practice Prishani Satyapal 5. Establishing sustainability practices in organisations and industries - Working below the parapet Alison Kennedy - Protesting and engaging for change Kene Umeasiegbu - Building an iconic eco-factory Vidhura Ralapanawe 6. Paying attention to everyday practices of sustainable living - Like a river flows: How do we call forth 'a world worthy of human aspiration'? Helen Sieroda - Sport as inquiry: Safe escape, activism and a journey into self Jon Alexander 7. Seeking to shift systemic rules and awareness - Lessons from the entrepreneurial path Charles O'Malley - Creating places to stand and the levers to move the world David Bent - Leading by nature Jen Morgan - The practice of making business responsible Paul Dickinson - The gap between discourse and practice: Holding promoters of Amazon infrastructure projects to account Roland Widmer 8. Connecting up stakeholders for more sustainable outcomes - Katine Jo Confino - Challenging the system with the success of inquiry Nick Pyatt - Collaborative conservation Simon Hicks 9. Itinerant change agents to professions and sectors - 'Holding up the tightrope' - helping us all act for sustainability Charles Ainger - Doing things right - and doing the right thing Simon Cooper 10. Working through community and society - The journey to CONVERGE Ian Roderick - GYVA.LT: An initiative to promote environmentally friendly living and sustainability in Lithuania Indre Kleinaite - CultureWork for a world in transition Paula Downey 11. Working with young people - Growing food - growing people Jane Riddiford - Learning for sustainability: Living a new world-view Joanne Bailey - A journey of dialoguing: Peace and inner peace Lalith Gunaratne and Mihirini De Zoysa 12. Reflections Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781907643484 20160612
Those who advocate moving towards sustainability debate how change can be achieved. Does it have necessarily to be top-down or can it also be bottom-up? Can radical organisational and social change be spread from "the middle"? Who can lead change when those with seniority and credibility are necessarily embedded in currently dominant mind-sets and power structures? This book focuses on what it means to take up leadership for sustainability, from a variety of organisational and social positions, and considers the consequences of different strategies and practices for influencing change. Leadership for Sustainability shows what an action research based practice of leadership for sustainability looks like and provides a sense of the personal and professional challenges this involves; it demonstrates how people who are influencing change draw on reflective practice strategically (to create a context in which they can be influential) and also tactically (in moment-to-moment choices about how to act). It also illustrates and reflects on the kinds of outcomes that can be expected from this work, both the specific and strategic achievements, and the difficulties, challenges and disappointments. Thus the major part of this volume consists of accounts by graduates of an innovative Master's programme, the MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice, of their activities, projects, achievements and learning. Accompanying sections from the editors overview, analyse and reflect on these accounts and the issues they raise for notions of leadership, practice, sustainability and change. One substantial chapter offers ideas, frameworks and practices for people taking leadership. One of the most dispiriting aspects of the environmental challenges that beset us is the lack of agency that many people experience: we do not know what to do or how to do it. Many organisations espouse a sustainable approach. This may be lip service or it may be a genuine attempt to integrate sustainability into business strategy. Whatever form it takes, organisational sustainability programmes need committed, intelligent, reflective leadership at all levels to make them work. The examples in this book show how people in very different contexts have seized the opportunities open to them and acted with courage and initiative to make a difference. This book will be relevant to a wide range of people, including managers, consultants and others in commercial, non-profit, public and intergovernmental organisations who want to contribute to the development of a sustainable world. It will be of particular interest to people working in organisations already thinking about issues of sustainability and those who are seeking to take on the role of change agents in organisations or communities. In addition, the book will be a resource for those in educational fields, primarily but not exclusively higher and further education, who wish to work with their students to develop leadership practices through action research based educational approaches. All contributors to this book have been associated with the MSc in Responsibility & Business Practice at the University of Bath, School of Management, UK, either as tutors or participants. This innovative degree course used action research to engage with challenging issues in a wide range of business, public service and civil society contexts. At the heart of this book are stories from 29 people who are seeking to make the world more environmentally sustainable and socially just. They report their purposes, journeys, impacts, learning and disappointments. Their accounts are diverse and from many different worlds, ranging from fast moving consumer goods to international forestry and conservation projects. They have in common that they are among the 254 graduates of an innovative Master's programme, the MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice community, who in one way or another are adopting action research as a practice of taking leadership for sustainability, and believe their actions can be significant contributions to the causes that matter to them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781907643484 20160612
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  • SURFING THE GREEN WAVE Problem Drivers and Indicators Climate Change Population Increase Rapidly Developing Nations and Resource Depletion Environmental Degradation and Loss of Biodiversity Government Agencies, Mandates, and Guidelines Green Project Terminology: The Language of the Green Wave Carbon Footprint and Sustainability The Cycle of Sustainability Cradle to Cradle The Natural Step Corporate Social Responsibility and the Green Project Manager Biodegradable Greenwashing Triple Bottom Line Eco Audit Reduce, Redesign, Reuse, Recycle Renewable Energy SMARTER Objectives Understanding Green Project Fundamentals Green, Quality, and Greenality Reducing Nonproduct Output The Project Management Institute and Greenality Cost of Greenality Project Life Cycle Thinking Project Cycle of Sustainability Environmental Scope Environmental Risks Stakeholders Types of Projects: A Rainbow of Green Green by Definition Green by Project Impact (or the Lack Thereof) Green by Product Impact GreenGeneral A Rainbow of Green HIKING THE PROJECT Project Ideation Why Are Projects Initiated? How Are Projects Chosen? Decision-Making Tools and the Green Component Creating the "Green"-Friendly Decision-Making Environment Changing the Way People Think About Green Decision-Making Tools Validation of the Decision Creating a Green Charter The Initial Project Kickoff Meeting Acting on the Idea Tools and Techniques Greenality of Project Communications The Spirit of the Communication Jeopardy and Escalation Processes Greenality of Suppliers Developing the Project Project Planning Sustainability and the WBS Who and What Are Required for the Project Greening the People Greening the Schedule Greening the Project Purchasing (Procurement)Process Greening Project Costs Greening Project Quality Risk and Greenality Greenality Outputs Environmental Management Plan Executing the Project The Project Team The Kickoff Meeting (Implementation) Greenality Assurance Tracking Project Process Status and Progress ReportingUsing Social Media to Green Communications Execution of Greenality Efforts Warning Signs of Greenality Problems Greenality of Suppliers Capturing Greenality Lessons Learned Taking the Watch (Monitoring and Controlling) Greenality Data Collection and Analysis Measuring the Performance of Greenality Controlling the Issues Keeping on an Even Keel Change Control and Greenality Effective Actions to Abate Greenality Issues APPROACHING THE FINISH LINE The Beginning and the End? Heaven on Earth Life Cycle Thinking Basics Life Cycle Assessment A Brief History Standards for LCA Carbon Footprinting Based on LCA Performing an LCA How to Promote the Use of an LCA The Life Cycle of the Product of Your Project LCA Software Tools Lean Thinking, Muda, and the Four Ls Lean Thinking and Your Project Lean Methods At the Top of Their Game Patagonia Timberland Interface Google Office Depot Microsoft General Electric Steward Advanced MaterialsHome of "The Toxin Terminator" Sun Chips Enabling Green to Earn You "Green" Green Government PurchasingEPA Grants and Rebates Actions Undertaken CROSSING THE FINISH LINE Tips, Tools, and Techniques to Green (A Green Project Manager's Toolbox) Resource Information Books We Think You Should Read or Reference Suggested Reading on Life Cycle Assessment Collaboration Tools and Resources Resource for Improving Team Collaboration Using Web-Based Media Green Efforts by Companies and Other OrganizationsA Sampler Web Sites Worth a Visit and a Stay Additional Tools and Resources for Green Project Managers Each chapter concludes with Endnotes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439830024 20160605
Winner of PMI's 2011 David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award Detailing cutting-edge green techniques and methods, this book teaches project managers how to maximize resources and get the most out of limited budgets. It supplies proven techniques and best practices in green project management, including risk and opportunity assessments. With illustrative case studies and insights from acknowledged leaders in green project management, the text: Explains how to tap into green incentives, including grants, rebates, and tax credits Includes case studies that illustrate how to integrate green techniques and methods to generate cost savings and maximize resources Provides green techniques that take little time to implement, can benefit all types of projects, and can generate immediate savings to your project's bottom line Praise for: A first-of-its-kind book ...a must-read for senior executives as well as project managers. -Harold Kerzner, Ph.D., Senior Executive Director for Project Management at The International Institute for Learning ...an impressive piece of work. -Jean Binder, PMP, MBA, award-winning author (David I. Cleland Literature Award, 2008) This important book defines the green field and sets out the steps for those who want to be ahead of the crowd...-Dr. David Hillson, PMP, FAPM, FIRM, MCMI, Director of Risk Doctor & Partners ...an incredible call to arms to increase your project greenality for a better world, or a bigger pay check, if you're still cynical on this topic. -Bas de Baar, ProjectShrink.com ...an excellent job of making the reader aware of how much influence a single project manager, let alone an entire discipline, can have on improving our environment. -Professor Schwalbe, Department of Business Administration, Augsburg College.
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Shale oil and gas have altered the energy landscape, possibly permanently. They burst upon the fossil energy scene with a suddenness that initially defied prediction. Even the political balance of the world has changed. But, with the methods employed, the vast majority of the oil and gas remains in the ground. At the same time, serious environmental impact issues have been raised. A new volume in the Emerging Issues in Analytical Chemistry series, Sustainable Shale Oil and Gas Production: Analytical, Biochemical, and Geochemical Methods was written on the premise that analytical methods to inform these areas were wanting. While not attempting to be comprehensive, it describes important analytical methods, some still in development. These methods are underpinned primarily by chemistry, but geochemistry and even biochemistry play significant roles. The book has a solutions flavor; problems are posed together with approaches to ameliorate them.
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  • 1. Innovation attitudes
  • "Best in the world"
  • Current innovation incentives and barriers
  • The rise of severe crises: too big and quick to not fail
  • Mindless innovation and consumption
  • Defining the need
  • Towards sustainable innovation
  • 2. Inspiration from the natural and behavioral sciences
  • "Extreme innovation"
  • Natural superior innovation
  • Synthetic superior innovation
  • Superior behavioral scenarios and the "plurosis" principle
  • 3. Untapped sustainable innovation potential
  • Sustainability
  • Responsibility
  • Superiority
  • Peace
  • Before you begin: sustainable innovation requirements checklist
  • 4. Step-by-step guide to sustainable innovation
  • A word about interaction dynamics
  • Before you begin: sustainable innovation attitudes checklist
  • Overview of steps I - IX
  • Steps I - IX: questions section
  • 5. Notes on the application to 21st century challenges
  • Sustainable energy production and consumption (steps I - III)
  • Environmentally-friendly, abundant food production (steps III - V)
  • Control of emerging diseases (steps VI - VIII)
  • Verbal disputes and constructive freedom of speech (steps IV - V, IX)
  • 6. Personal step-by-step work section
  • 7. Looking to the future
  • Impact of sustainable innovation
  • Consequences of global competition
  • A global win-win scenario
  • Inspirational reading
  • A. Notes on teaching sustainable innovation
  • B. Examples of unlikely combinations parameters
  • C. Sustainable innovation requirements checklist
  • D. Sustainable innovation attitudes checklist
  • E. Examples of drivers and barriers to sustainable innovation
  • Other books by the author
  • Secrets to success in industry careers: essential skills for science and business
  • Industry immersion learning: real-life case studies in biotechnology and business
  • Out of the comfort zone: new ways to teach, learn, and assess essential professional skills
  • Author's biography.
Many of us wish we could design inventions and make decisions that were optimal and sustainable, but we do not know how to begin the approach. This book offers a guide to dramatically improve the quality of innovation and solution-making through the respectful use of existing and abundant, but often-ignored, resources. Sustainable innovation is about creative combination of ideas, materials, methods, and people, courage to derive value from opposition and diversity, integrative intelligence, virtuous planning, minimal consumption of resources, and definition of alternative plans. Using the method successfully requires that we are truly interested in the common good of humankind, that we care about our environment, and that we take time to think carefully about consequences before we act, invent, or make decisions. It is a call for a much-needed collaboration between people of different backgrounds, skills, and opinions with the intent to preserve individual and local integrity and adapt a win-win mindset. Try it, and partake in its positive and long-lasting effects!
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  • Global warming as a socioscientific controversy / Craig O. Stewart, Claire Rhodes
  • Water resources management: case study / Sabyasachi Nayak
  • Green School Frameworks / Anisa Baldwin Metzger
  • Developing a framework for next generation integrated agro food-advisory systems in developing countries / Alcardo Alex Barakabitze [and 3 others]
  • Regional development disparities in Romanian agriculture and rural development: a multi-criteria approach / Gabriel Popescu, Simona Bara
  • Transcritical carbon dioxide refrigeration as an alternative to subcritical plants: an experimental study / Adriana Greco, Ciro Aprea, Angelo Maiorino
  • Retrofitting of R404a commercial refrigeration systems with R410a and R407f HFCs refrigerants / Mauro Gamberi [and 3 others]
  • Basin-scale, real-time salinity management using telemetered sensor networks and model-based salt assimilative capacity forecasts / Nigel W.T. Quinn, Roberta Tassey, Jun Wang
  • Organic agriculture as a tool to make economy green / Mykhailo Guz, Ivan Ivolga
  • Nanotechnology applications for sustainable crop production / Gaurav Mishra [and 3 others]
  • Analyzing farmers' learning process in sustainable development: the case of organic paddy farmers in North Sumatra, Indonesia / Diana Chalil
  • Cultivating global entrepreneurs in the food supply chain / Ye-Sho Chen, Ismail Hakki Polat
  • The evolution of effective leadership practices in Botswana Horticulture Council / Cheneso Bolden Montsho, Dama Mosweunyane
  • Organic farming: growth and issues / Aditya Vikram Agrawal [and 5 others]
  • Can toxicity for different species be correlated?: the concept and emerging applications of interspecies quantitative structure-toxicity relationship (i-QSTR) modeling / Supratik Kar [and 3 others]
  • Management of drought and floods in the Dobrogea Region / Lucica Rosu, Lavinia Istratie Macarov
  • An agent based hydro informatics approach for the engagement of farmers in irrigation water management in Saudi Arabia / Tagelsir Mohamed Gasmelseid
  • Towards sustainable agri-food systems: the role of integrated sustainability and value assessment across the supply-chain / John E. Morrissey, Niall P. Dunphy
  • Trends in the evolution of Romania's agricultural resources in the context of sustainable development / Cornel Lazar, Mirela Lazar
  • Current and future trends of refrigerants development / M. V. Duarte [and 3 others].
The development of a sustainable agricultural system is a critical concern for any nation in modern society. By implementing proper supply chain processes, available natural resources and food can be better utilized. Agri-Food Supply Chain Management: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a compendium of emerging perspectives on the development of an effective agricultural value chain and the optimization of supply chain management within the agriculture and food sectors. Highlighting theoretical frameworks, real-world applications, and future outlooks, this book is a primary reference source for professionals, students, practitioners, and managers actively involved in agricultural development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522516293 20161213
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  • Future school: personalization plus intelligence / Eugenijus Kurilovas
  • Collaborating partnerships: a project-based legitimizing strategy amongst East African e-learning providers / Titus Tossy
  • Application of information communication technologies for agricultural development through extension services: a review / L. K. Mabe, O. I. Oladele
  • A set of principles for doing and evaluating classic grounded theory research in information systems / Andy Lowe, Titus Tossy
  • Cloud-based geo-information infrastructure to support agriculture activity monitoring / Shamim Akhter, Kento Aida
  • Profiling collaborating partners in e-learning in developing countries / Titus Tossy, Wallace Chigona
  • A comparative evaluation of e-learning adoption in private and public higher education institutions: a Tanzania survey / Mpe Paulo Mwamahusi, Titus Tossy
  • The impact of Web 2.0 on e-commerce adoption and use by tourism businesses - can SMMEs play the trick?: a case of the Eastern Cape Province / Pardon Blessings Maoneke, Naomi Isabirye
  • Cultivating recognition: a classic grounded theory of e-learning providers working in East Africa / Titus Tossy, Irwin T.J. Brown
  • Assessment of contribution of ICT for sustainable livelihoods in Kilosa District / C. Shirima, Camilius Aloyce Sanga
  • Doing classic grounded theory research in information systems: trust in emergence / Titus Tossy, Irwin T.J. Brown, Andy Lowe
  • Information and communication technologies (ICTs) for industrial development: challenges and opportunities / Felichesmi Selestine Lyakurwa, Joseph Sungau
  • Technology access and research prolificacy: an econometric analysis / Michael D'Rosario.
As the developed world continues to become more digitized, lesser developed areas are starting to see more technological advancements being integrated into their society. These advancements are creating opportunities to improve both the economy and the lives of people within these areas. Information Technology Integration for Socio-Economic Development features theoretical concepts and best practices in the implementation of new technologies within developing areas around the world. Highlighting empirical research on the application of information technologies to bridge the digital divide within different countries, the book is ideally suited for technology developers, managers, and policy makers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522505396 20161213
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The Tsunami disaster of 26 December 2004 affected a dozen Indian Ocean countries, including Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India and Maldives, Malaysia and Myanmar, with a death toll reportedly exceeding 250,000 and millions more left homeless. Survivors found shelter in temporary barracks and tents. Since then, there has been a pressing need to provide survivors with adequate permanent housing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789280727821 20160527
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With issues like global warming and the loss of biodiversity becoming increasingly important to policymakers and scientists worldwide, the issue of sustainability cannot be ignored. Sustainable management of the biosphere has been the subject of much attention among ecologists, environmental engineers and other members of the scientific community. Yet although these issues are clearly rooted in economic behaviour and organization, the question of sustainability is not one that has been addressed directly by economists. This text presents a framework for understanding the Earth's future from an economic perspective. Geoffrey Heal's model begins with a reconciliation of the economist's and environmentalist's time horizon: in economics, discussions of "the long run" generally refer to a much shorter timeline than do those of the earth sciences. The work shows the benefits of viewing the environment as an economic asset that should be understood as part of a nation's income and explains how this approach can lead to more conservative patterns of resource use. It also provides complete mathematical templates for the valuation of a depletable stock and of renewable resources, the proper calculation of national income and the conduct of cost-benefit analysis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231113069 20160528
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  • Contents: Introduction Frieder Rubik, Anneke von Raggamby and Anna Hirschbeck PART I: PERCEPTION OF SUSTAINABILITY PROBLEMS 1. Understanding Sustainability Evaluation and its Contributions to Policy-Making Reinhard Stockmann 2. How to Select Policy-Relevant Indicators for Sustainable Development Frank J. Dietz and Albert H. Hanemaaijer 3. Should Evaluation be Revisited for Sustainable Development? Wolfgang Meyer PART II: POLICY FORMATION: THE ROLE OF EVALUATION/ASSESSMENT 4. A Basic Roadmap for Sustainability Assessments: The SIMPLE Methodology Candice Stevens 5. Political Challenges in Policy-Level Evaluation for Sustainable Development: The Case of Trade Policy Clive George and Colin Kirkpatrick 6. Integrated Approaches for Ex-Ante Impact Assessment Tools: The Example of Land Use Katharina Helming, Ignacio de la Flor and Katharina Diehl 7. Politics of (Non-)Knowledge: Problems of Evaluation, Validity and Legitimacy Stefan Boschen PART III: POLICY IMPLEMENTATION: SUSTAINABILITY EVALUATION/ASSESSMENT SYSTEMS IN DIFFERENT APPLICATION AREAS 8. How Informed Should Decisions Be? Stephen White and Jakub Koniecki 9. Impact Assessment in the European Union: The Continuation of Politics by Other Means? Anne C.M. Meuwese 10. Science-Policy Interface and the Role of Impact Assessments in the Case of Biofuels Bernd Hirschl, Timo Kaphengst, Anna Neumann and Katharina Umpfenbach PART IV: POLICY REFORMULATION: MONITORING AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT 11. Indicators as an Appraisal Technology: Framework for Analysing the Policy Influence of the UK Energy Sector Indicators Markku Lehtonen PART V: QUALITY AND EVALUATION 12. Quality Requirements for Sustainability Evaluations Anneke von Raggamby, Frieder Rubik, Doris Knoblauch and Rebecca Stecker 13. Bellagio SusTainability Assessment and Measurement Principles (BellagioSTAMP) - Significance and Examples from International Environmental Outlooks Jan Bakkes 14. Evaluation Quality in the Context of Sustainability Thomas Widmer 15. Developing and Mapping a Community for Evaluating Sustainable Development Andre Martinuzzi Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857932549 20160610
This pathbreaking book contributes to the discourse of evidence-based policy-making. It does so by combining the two issues of policy evaluation and sustainable development linking both to the policy-cycle. It covers contributions: * examining the perception of sustainability problems, which analyse the relationship between sustainability and assessment; * highlighting the role of evaluation and impact assessment studies during policy formulation; * looking at policy implementation by examining sustainability and impact assessment systems in different application areas; * addressing policy reformulation presenting monitoring and quality improvement schemes; * discussing quality of sustainability evaluations studies. Providing theoretic insights, reflections and case studies, this novel study will prove essential to postgraduate students, practitioners, policymakers and researchers in the area of sustainable development, policymaking and evaluation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857932549 20160610
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  • Part Introduction: general introduction - sustainability, potential for / constraints on sustainable development, the energy problem, (energy) models - general, energy forecast models, backcasting models, scope of this book. Part 2 Transition modelling framework: introduction to the transition models - general outline, world energy use and human activity, energy constraints on the final sustainable situation-- the basic model - energy demand, energy supply, constraints, sample calculations, sensitivity analysis-- extension with the primary energy-supply-system - introduction, the energy requirement for energy, sample calculations, sensitivity analysis-- extension with the materials supply system - introduction, total demand for materials, energy use per unit of material, sample calculations-- evaluation of the model structures and future options - general further development. Part 3 Discussion: conclusion and comparison to other studies - general conclusions from the sample calculations, comparison to other studies-- reflection - general, initiatives for transition, economy and environment, epilogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781858987316 20160527
Amounts of fossil fuels left on the planet are limited, and their use is further restricted due to constraints on CO2 emissions: there is a need to convert to a sustainable system. This book offers a backcasting approach to evaluate the physical constraints on sustainable development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781858987316 20160527
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  • The political economy of sustainable development, Tim O'Riordan, Heather Voisey-- governing institutions for sustainable development - the United Kingdom's national level approach, Heather Voisey, Tim O'Riordan-- Norway's institutional response to sustainable development, Liv Astrid Sverdrup-- the sustainability transition in Germany - some early stage experiences, Christiane Beuermann, Bernhard Burdick-- the evolution of sustainable development strategies in Portugal, Teresa G. Ribeiro, Valdemar J. Rodrigues-- Greece's institutional response to sustainable development, Panos Fousekis, Joseph N. Lekakis-- towards sustainability in the European Union? steps within the European Commission towards integrating the environment into other European Union policy sectors, David Wilkinson-- beyond the early stages of the sustainability transition, Tim O'Riordan, Heather Voisey.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780714648309 20160527
The transition to sustainable development will test government and democracy in a fundamentally radical way. There is probably no such end state as truly sustainable development. So the pathways towards it are endless. In any case, like a mirage, sustainable development will metamorphose like a more distant goal as it is approached. This series of essays looks at three elements of sustainable development in terms of the institutional challenge they pose, and from the viewpoint of five European Union Member States.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780714648309 20160527
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This volume draws together contemporary topics, themes and methodologies in the field of sustainability reporting and assurance to reveal how sustainability information is actually used, interpreted and processed by internal and external users. The volume covers the following topics: 1 value relevance of sustainability information; 2 methodology and performance of Socially Responsible Investment funds; 3 the current regulatory environment for both professional and legislative corporate sustainability reporting, and the case for more comprehensive systematic regulation 4 the role and effectiveness of shareholder activism in promoting improved sustainability practices among corporations; 5 accounting challenges of the carbon economy in developed and developing nations; 6 developing a theoretical framework for understanding the links between sustainability strategy, accounting and communication; 7 recent empirical evidence on how organisations collect, measure and integrate sustainability information for internal decision-making tasks; 8 understanding how to rank and rate the quality of corporate reporting from a sustainability perspective; 9 audit and assurance of sustainability information.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780520216 20160612

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