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vii, 203 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xv, 549 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
An expert on business strategy offers a pragmatic take on how businesses of all sizes balance the competing demands of profitability and employment with sustainability. The demands and stresses on companies only grow as executives face a multitude of competing business goals. Their stakeholders are interested in corporate profits, jobs, business growth, and environmental sustainability. In this book, business strategy expert Yossi Sheffi offers a pragmatic take on how businesses of all sizes-from Coca Cola and Siemens to Dr. Bronner's Magical Soaps and Patagonia-navigate these competing goals. Drawing on extensive interviews with more than 250 executives, Sheffi examines the challenges, solutions, and implications of balancing traditional business goals with sustainability. Sheffi, author of the widely read The Resilient Enterprise, argues that business executives' personal opinions on environmental sustainability are irrelevant. The business merits of environmental sustainability are based on the fact that even the most ardent climate change skeptics in the C-suite face natural resource costs, public relations problems, regulatory burdens, and a green consumer segment. Sheffi presents three basic business rationales for corporate sustainability efforts: cutting costs, reducing risk, and achieving growth. For companies, sustainability is not a simple case of "profits versus planet" but is instead a more subtle issue of (some) people versus (other) people-those looking for jobs and inexpensive goods versus others who seek a pristine environment. This book aims to help companies satisfy these conflicting motivations for both economic growth and environmental sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262037723 20180521
Green Library
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xvii, 227 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Reforming markets globally and the role of social innovation for sustainability / Hazel Henderson
  • What will happen in capitalist societies in the future : a dialogue on the future of modern civilization
  • Hiroshi Tasaka
  • Entrepreneurs creating the economic paradigm for the future / Paola Babos and Monica Sharma
  • Transformative entrepreneurship from a global and integral perspective / Nancy Roof
  • Towards a responsible market economy : Plan B 3.0 : mobilizing to save civilization / Lester R. Brown
  • Global footprint network : our role in ending overshoot / Mathis Wackernagel
  • Eco-social markets, a global Marshall plan and social entrepreneurs / Franz J. Radermacher
  • Featuring a new culture of agriculture / Franz-Theo Gottwald
  • Complementary currency systems / Jacqui Dunne
  • Twenty ideas that changed the way the world does business / Mal Warwick, Deborah Nelson ... [et al.]
  • Inclusive business--profitable business for successful development / Ricarda McFalls
  • Teekampagne--"citizen entrepreneurship" for a meaningful life / Guenter Faltin
  • Peak oil and resource wars : how can the business sector contribute to sustainable peace? / Daniele Ganser
  • The business case for involvement in conflict prevention, peace-building and post-conflict reconstruction / Steve Metcalfe
  • Giving more than money : the corporate social responsibility strategy of Deutsche Bank / Hanns Michael Hoelz
  • Trustworthy products from a credible employer / Heike Leitschuh-Fecht
  • Everyone a "social activist" / Yasuyuki Nambu.
Today a deepening global recession is causing economic hardships for all kinds of businesses. 'Earth Capitalism' attributes the crisis to inappropriate macroeconomic policies and excessive expansion of financial institutions in blind pursuit of profit, lack of self-discipline among financial institutions, and the failure of supervision and regulation to keep up with financial innovations. Collectively, these are some of the main causes of the current global economic malaise. Petit argues that human greed and insatiability are the true source of disparities around the world. Greed is the reason why we are depleting the Earth's natural resources and destroying its ecosystems. He argues that instead, a good life should be based on balanced give-and-take. When we take something from society or the Earth, we have to maintain a balance by giving something equivalent back. Happiness is founded on gratitude for what one has, and one should engage in an overall appraisal of life, not what one lacks. He believes the same principle should be applied to management of the Earth's natural resources and goods. The current global crisis impels us to create a responsible capitalism, one that benefits all living beings on this planet. It reminds us to live a simpler life based on true well-being and life-satisfaction, but simple living is not about living in poverty. As its subtitle suggests, 'Earth Capitalism"s contributors present leading edge economic concepts, business models, and best practices that show the path toward creation of responsible capitalism--a viable scenario emerging from the current global economic and financial crisis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781412811064 20160604
Green Library
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233 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
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207 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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126 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • 25 Jahre Nachhaltigkeitspolitik im Rückblick / Gerhard Voss
  • Methoden und Instrumente zur Steigerung der Ressourceneffizienz / Holger Techert
  • Klimawandel und Klimapolitik / Esther Chrischilles
  • Politischer Handlungsbedarf bei der Anpassung an den Klimawandel / Hendrik Biebeler
  • Problemfeld Stadtverkehr / Thomas Puls
  • Unternehmen und Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement / Mahammad Mahammadzadeh
  • Nachhaltigkeit ist erwachsen geworden / Hubertus Bardt
  • Kurzdarstellung/Abstract
  • Die Autoren.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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114 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Kurzfassung
  • Abstract
  • Nachhaltige Entwicklung : neues und altes Schlüsselthema
  • Einführung
  • Begriffsrahmung
  • Übersicht
  • Divergierende Interpretationsansätze
  • Messbarkeit der Nachhaltigkeitsziele
  • Indikatorisierung
  • Begriff des Indiktors
  • Deutsche Indiktoren-Sets
  • Aktuelle Diskussion der nachhaltigen Entwicklung
  • Genese der Agenda
  • Millenniumsgipfel von 2000
  • UN-Bericht 2014 zu den Millenniums-Entwicklungsziele
  • Millenniums-Erklärung
  • Millenniumsziele
  • Rio+20-Gipfel
  • Einführung
  • Abschlusserklärung
  • Bekenntnis zur "Grünen Ökonomie"
  • Kritik an den Ergebnissen von Rio+20
  • Open Working Group
  • High-level Panel
  • Synthesebericht des UN-Generalsekretärs
  • Endgültige Fassung der 2030 Agenda
  • Internationale Verhandlungen
  • Final Draft : Endgültige Entwicklungsagenda
  • Kritische Anmerkungen
  • Beteiligung der EU am 2030 Agenda-Prozess
  • Beteiligung Deutschlands am Post-25-Agenda-Prozess
  • Unterschied zwischen verkündeter und realer Politik
  • Positionspapier der deutschen Bundesregierung
  • Bundestagsdrucksache "Agenda für den Wandel zu nachhaltiger Entwicklung
  • Aufnahme des Nachhaltigkeitsgebots in das Recht
  • Vorbemerkungen
  • Verfassung
  • Umweltrecht
  • Reformdiskussion
  • Integration der Nachhaltigkeit in das deutsche Recht
  • Positionen der Wissenschaft
  • Nachhaltigkeits-Politik in Europa und Deutschland
  • Europäische Nachhaltigkeitspolitik
  • Die Europäische Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie von 2001
  • Revidierte Nachhaltigkeitstrategie von 2006
  • Fortschrittsberichte der Kommission
  • Nachhaltigkeitspolitik der Bundesrepublik
  • Übersicht
  • Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie und Fortschrittsberichte
  • Nachhaltigkeitsziel 15 : Nachhaltiges Landmanagement
  • Landmanagement in der Agenda
  • Kritik
  • Landmanagement in anderen Kontexten
  • Steuerung der nachhaltigen Entwicklung
  • Einführende Bemerkungen
  • Steuerung durch New-Governance
  • Ersetzung des klassischen Steuerungsmodells
  • Neues Steuerungsmodell
  • Kritik
  • Weiterentwicklung des Instrumentariums
  • Steuerung durch den Markt
  • Übersicht
  • Sichtweise des Neoliberalismus
  • Globalisierung und Neoliberalismus
  • Kritik
  • Steuerung der nachhaltigen Entwicklung durch Planung
  • Umfassende Planungskonzepte
  • Umfassende Nachhaltigkeitsplanungen
  • Steuerung durch die Rechtsordnung
  • Einführende Überlegungen
  • Funktionen des Rechts
  • Vorherrschaft des Ordnungsrechts
  • Recht als Innovation
  • Neue Nachhaltigkeitsziele.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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124 pages ; 23 cm
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (xxvi, 166 pages) : illustrations.
  • Risk Level Control In Ecological-Economic Systems.- Control Mechanisms at The Level of Industrial Enterprises.- Control Mechanisms at The Level of Regional Authorities.- Simulation Models for Control Mechanisms in Ecological-Economic Systems.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319109145 20160618
This monograph presents and analyzes the optimization, game-theoretic and simulation models of control mechanisms for ecological-economic systems. It is devoted to integrated assessment mechanisms for total risks and losses, penalty mechanisms, risk payment mechanisms, financing and costs compensation mechanisms for risk level reduction, sales mechanisms for risk level quotas, audit mechanisms, mechanisms for expected losses reduction, economic motivation mechanisms, optimization mechanisms for regional environmental (risk level reduction) programs, and mechanisms for authorities' interests coordination. The book is aiming at undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as at experts in mathematical modeling and control of ecological economic, socioeconomic and organizational systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319109145 20160618
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vii, 274 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: The Color of Growth 1. Growth: A Historical Accident? 2. The Spaceship Problem: An Optimal Population Size? 3. Degrowth: Good Questions, Bad Answers 4. Introducing the Environment into the Calculation of Wealth 5. "Natural Capital" Revisited 6. Hotelling: Beyond the Wall of Scarcity 7. Nature Has No Price: How Then Is the Cost of Its Degradation to Be Measured? 8. Beyond Hotelling: Natural Capital as a Factor Required for Growth 9. Water, the Shepherd, and the Owner: A Choice of Green Growth Models 10. How Much Is Your Genome Worth? 11. The Enhancement of Biodiversity: Managing Access, Pricing Usage 12. Climate Change: The Challenges of Carbon Pricing 13. International Climate Negotiations 14. The "Energy Transition": Not Enough or Too Much Oil and Gas? 15. The Inescapable Question of the Price of Energy 16. Nuclear Energy: A Rising-Cost Technology 17. Growth-Generating Innovations 18. Planning or the Market: What Are the Catalysts? 19. European Strategy: Jump Out of the Warm Water! Conclusion: Green Capital, Green Capitalism? Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231171403 20170612
Many believe economic growth is incompatible with ecological preservation. Green Capital challenges this argument by shifting our focus away from the scarcity of raw materials and toward the deterioration of the great natural regulatory functions (such as the climate system, the water cycle, and biodiversity). Although we can find substitutes for scarce natural resources, we cannot replace a natural regulatory system, which is incredibly complex. It is therefore critical that we introduce a new price into the economy that measures the costs of damage to these regulatory functions. This change in perspective justifies such innovations as the carbon tax, which addresses not the scarcity of carbon but the inability of the atmosphere to absorb large amounts of carbon without upsetting the climate system. Brokering a sustainable peace between ecology and the economy, Green Capital describes a range of valuation schemes and their contribution to the goals of green capitalism, proposing a new approach to natural resources that benefits both businesses and the environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231171403 20170612
Law Library (Crown)
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vii, 274 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: The Color of Growth 1. Growth: A Historical Accident? 2. The Spaceship Problem: An Optimal Population Size? 3. Degrowth: Good Questions, Bad Answers 4. Introducing the Environment into the Calculation of Wealth 5. "Natural Capital" Revisited 6. Hotelling: Beyond the Wall of Scarcity 7. Nature Has No Price: How Then Is the Cost of Its Degradation to Be Measured? 8. Beyond Hotelling: Natural Capital as a Factor Required for Growth 9. Water, the Shepherd, and the Owner: A Choice of Green Growth Models 10. How Much Is Your Genome Worth? 11. The Enhancement of Biodiversity: Managing Access, Pricing Usage 12. Climate Change: The Challenges of Carbon Pricing 13. International Climate Negotiations 14. The "Energy Transition": Not Enough or Too Much Oil and Gas? 15. The Inescapable Question of the Price of Energy 16. Nuclear Energy: A Rising-Cost Technology 17. Growth-Generating Innovations 18. Planning or the Market: What Are the Catalysts? 19. European Strategy: Jump Out of the Warm Water! Conclusion: Green Capital, Green Capitalism? Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231171403 20170612
Many believe economic growth is incompatible with ecological preservation. Green Capital challenges this argument by shifting our focus away from the scarcity of raw materials and toward the deterioration of the great natural regulatory functions (such as the climate system, the water cycle, and biodiversity). Although we can find substitutes for scarce natural resources, we cannot replace a natural regulatory system, which is incredibly complex. It is therefore critical that we introduce a new price into the economy that measures the costs of damage to these regulatory functions. This change in perspective justifies such innovations as the carbon tax, which addresses not the scarcity of carbon but the inability of the atmosphere to absorb large amounts of carbon without upsetting the climate system. Brokering a sustainable peace between ecology and the economy, Green Capital describes a range of valuation schemes and their contribution to the goals of green capitalism, proposing a new approach to natural resources that benefits both businesses and the environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231171403 20170612
Green Library
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345 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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xxix, 299 p.
Our planet is finite. Our political and economic systems were designed for an infinite planet. These difficult truths anchor the perceptive analysis offered in The Other Road to Serfdom and the Path to Sustainable Democracy. With wit, energy, and a lucid prose style, Eric Zencey identifies the key elements of "infinite planet" thinking that underlie our economics and our politics-and shows how they must change. Zencey's title evokes F. A. Hayek, who argued that any attempt to set overall limits to free markets-any attempt at centralized planning-is "the road to serfdom." But Hayek's argument works only if the planet is infinite. If Hayek is right that planning and democracy are irreducibly in conflict, Zencey argues, then on a finite planet, "free markets operated on infinite planet principles are just the other road to serfdom." The alternative is ecological economics, an emergent field that accepts limits to what humans can accomplish economically on a finite planet. Zencey explains this new school of thought and applies it to current political and economic concerns: the financial collapse, terrorism, population growth, hunger, the energy and oil industry's social control, and the deeply rooted dissatisfactions felt by conservative "values" voters who have been encouraged to see smaller government and freer markets as the universal antidote. What emerges is a coherent vision, a progressive and hopeful alternative to neoconservative economic and political theory-a foundation for an economy that meets the needs of the 99% and just might help save civilization from ecological and political collapse.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781584659617 20180521
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xxix, 299 p.
Our planet is finite. Our political and economic systems were designed for an infinite planet. These difficult truths anchor the perceptive analysis offered in The Other Road to Serfdom and the Path to Sustainable Democracy. With wit, energy, and a lucid prose style, Eric Zencey identifies the key elements of "infinite planet" thinking that underlie our economics and our politics-and shows how they must change. Zencey's title evokes F. A. Hayek, who argued that any attempt to set overall limits to free markets-any attempt at centralized planning-is "the road to serfdom." But Hayek's argument works only if the planet is infinite. If Hayek is right that planning and democracy are irreducibly in conflict, Zencey argues, then on a finite planet, "free markets operated on infinite planet principles are just the other road to serfdom." The alternative is ecological economics, an emergent field that accepts limits to what humans can accomplish economically on a finite planet. Zencey explains this new school of thought and applies it to current political and economic concerns: the financial collapse, terrorism, population growth, hunger, the energy and oil industry's social control, and the deeply rooted dissatisfactions felt by conservative "values" voters who have been encouraged to see smaller government and freer markets as the universal antidote. What emerges is a coherent vision, a progressive and hopeful alternative to neoconservative economic and political theory-a foundation for an economy that meets the needs of the 99% and just might help save civilization from ecological and political collapse.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781584659617 20180521
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xvii, 211 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
  • Part 1: Towards a Socio-Economic Theory of the Environmental Issue Introduction 1. Contemporary Approaches to Environmental Economics 2. The Regulation Theory and the Environmental Issue 3. Collective Action, New Social Movements and Regulation Theory Part 2: Sustainable Development as a Social Compromise 4. Environmentalist Business Leaders? 5. A New Societal Model.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415617703 20160607
This book argues that current economist theories do not take into account the socially constructed nature of the debate surrounding the environment and environmental policy. It examines whether proposed economic solutions to environmental policy are, in fact, viable in practice. The book demonstrates that social conflicts cause policy compromises, which shape the economic system of a post-industrial ecological society. The author offers an innovative socio-economic theory of environmental politics, which illuminates the transformation dynamics brought about by the ecological crisis. Regulation Theory and Sustainable Development will be of interest to students and scholars of environmental politics, policy and governance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415617703 20160607
Green Library
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xvii, 259 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Something happened on the way to the twenty-first century
  • Cost-benefit analysis : beware
  • What on earth is sustainable development?
  • Useful insights from mainstream economics
  • Where mainstream economics dares not go
  • Free-market environmentalism : misinterpreting the Coase theorem
  • Real-world environmental policy
  • A brief history of climate negotiations
  • Criticisms of Kyoto
  • Beyond Kyoto.
This book's pluralistic, non-dogmatic, and committed investigation of the values of ecological sustainability, economic justice, and human dignity provides balanced analysis of environmental problems and their potential solutions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780765627957 20160605
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (xliv, 591 p.) : ill.
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
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x, 270 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Contents: Introduction Part I: Basic Concepts and Ideas Part II: Issues With the World Bank Part III: Issues in Ecological Economics and Sustainable Development Part IV: Testimony and Opinion Part V: Reviews and Critiques Part VI: Globalization Part VII: Philosophy and Policy.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847201010 20160527
"Ecological Economics and Sustainable Development" comprises a carefully chosen selection of some 25 articles, speeches, congressional testimonies, reviews, and critiques from the last ten years of Herman Daly's ever-illuminating work. This book seeks to identify the blind spots and errors in standard growth economics, alongside the corrections that ecological economics offers to better guide us toward a sustainable economy - one with deeper biophysical and ethical roots. Under the general heading of sustainability and ecological economics, many specific topics are here brought into relation with each other. These include: limits to growth; full-world vs empty world economics; uneconomic growth; definitions of sustainability; peak oil; steady-state economics; allocation vs distribution vs scale issues; non enclosure of rival goods and enclosure of non rival goods; production functions and the laws of thermodynamics; OPEC and Kyoto; involuntary resettlement and development; resource vs value added taxation; globalization vs internationalization; immigration; climate change; and the philosophical presuppositions of policy, including the policies suggested in connection with the topics above. This fascinating work will appeal to scholars and academics of ecological, environmental, development and environmental resource economics and studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847201010 20160527
Green Library
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viii, 374 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Part I: An Introduction to Ecological Economics, Sustainable Development, and the Steady-State Economy-- Part II: Sustainable Development and Natural Capital-- Part III: Sustainable Development Indicators-- Part IV: Sustainable Development: Theoretical and Policy Issues-- Part V: Sustainable Development and the International Dimension-- Part VI: Conclusion-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845428402 20160528
Ecological economics formally emerged in the late 1980s in response to the failure of mainstream economic paradigms to deal adequately with the interdependence of social, economic and ecological systems. "Frontier Issues in Ecological Economics" focuses on a range of cutting-edge issues in the field of ecological economics and outlines plausible measures to achieve a more sustainable, just, and efficient world for all. Covering a broad range of key subjects, this book deals with some of the frontier issues that have recently emerged in ecological economics and those that continue to remain a source of disagreement and debate. In doing so, the book highlights the importance of natural capital, the limits to growth and markets in achieving sustainable development, the policy-guiding value of sustainable development indicators, ecological tax reform considerations, environmental-macroeconomic issues such as the reconciliation of the ecological sustainability and full employment objectives, and measures to deal with growing globalisation concerns. The book concludes with the optimistic assessment that a transition to a steady-state economy - necessary to achieve sustainable development - is entirely compatible with a democratic-capitalist system. Philip Lawn's latest book will appeal to academics and researchers working in the areas of ecological, environmental and natural resource economics, sustainable development, green national accounting, environmental management and development studies. Policymakers, environmental managers and NGOs will also appreciate this book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845428402 20160528
Green Library

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