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1 online resource (337 pages) : illustrations (some color), tables.
  • The Global Compact: Corporate Sustainability in the Post 2015 World. About the Authors. Copyright page. Beyond the UN Global Compact: Institutions and Regulations. Advances in Sustainability and Environmental Justice. Beyond the UN Global Compact: Institutions and Regulations. International Business Risk Management and the Emerging Market Crises as Challenges for the UN Global Compact. The Institutionalization of CSR: At the Crossroads of Home and Host Countries Institutional Settings, Multinational Corporations, and Multinational Institutions. Incorporating Voluntary Standards into National Law: An Overview of the Scandinavian Experience. List of Contributors. Corporate Impact on the Environment and the Judicial Development of the Norm of Corporate Sustainability: Implications for the Implementation of the UN Global Compact. Sustainable Processes and Production Methods (PPMs) in Private Standards: A Proxy for Trade Barriers or Decentralised Mechanisms for Environmental Governance?. Environmental Sustainability in the CAFTA-DR Region: Impact of the Treaty's Environmental Provisions on Country and Multinational Firm Level Sustainability. IFRS Adoption and the Environment: Is Africa Closing Her Eyes to Something?. Innovation-Driven Economic Development Model: A Way to Enable Competitiveness in Nigeria. Governments as Owners: Nationalization of International Business and Social Responsibility. Public Management and Smart Mobs despite the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: Reflections on the Contemporary Organizational Model in Comparison with the UN Global Compact Initiative. Trade Openness, Financial Liberalization, Economic Growth, and Environment Effects in the North-South: New Static and Dynamic Panel Data Evidence. Labour Relations and International Business: The Doctrine of Constructive Dismissal and Labour Relations in Malaysia. List of Figures. List of Tables.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785605581 20180530
This book offers African, Asian, Latin American, European, and North American perspectives on institutions and regulations promoting sustainable economic growth in the post-2015 development agenda in areas such as environment, labour, risk management, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and innovation. The chapters address sustainability issues at the firm, national, regional and international levels from a multidisciplinary perspective. The chapters of this volume address the challenge of enhancing economic competitiveness of the supply side economies while pushing a sustainable development agenda. This work addresses the existing inequalities, environmental degradation, and economic/financial instability under current dynamics of international and domestic power relations in order to meet the set objectives for the post-2015 era. This volume advances the perspectives on the non-compulsory alternative to markets regulations, the United Nations Global Compact, explored in the previous volume 'The UN Global Compact: Fair Competition and Environmental and Labour Justice in International Markets' vol. 16.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785605581 20180530
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39 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xiii, 296 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
  • Contents: Preface Introduction Moazzem Hossain PART I: FUTURE ISSUES OF ASIA 1. Agriculture, Structural Change and Socially Responsible Development in China and Vietnam Clem Tisdell 2. Population, Poverty and Responsible Social Protection Issues of Asia Moazzem Hossain 3. Resource Constraints and Asia's Growth: Regional Cooperation for Enhancing Energy Security Shanawez Hossain and Tapan Sarker PART II: RESPONSIBLE POLICY MATTERS 4. Taxing for the Future: An Intergenerational Perspective Tapan Sarker 5. Indian Agriculture in the Era of Global Warming Ranajit Chakrabarty and Smwarajit Lahiri Chakravarty 6. China's Changing Public Health Paradox and the New Generation of Health NGOs Lai-Ha Chan and Ronald C. Keith 7. Towards Universal Sanitation: The Cambodian Case Paul Howard 8. Decentralization and Poverty Reduction in Indonesia: The Case of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Yenny Tjoe 9. Migration of Bangladeshi Workers to Malaysia: Emerging Lessons of Economic and Social Costs and Benefits at the Migrant, Migrant Household and Community Levels Munshi Israil Hossain, M. Adil Khan and Patricia Short PART III: REALIZING THE ASIAN CENTURY: THE CHALLENGES 10. Sustainable Resource Development in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities Vigya Sharma and Tapan Sarker 11. Business's Challenge: Relating Corporate Sustainability, Strategy and Leadership Vikram P. Murthy 12. The Asian Century is the Chinese Century and the Century of Turbulence Malcolm McIntosh Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781005743 20160612
This path-breaking book investigates the challenges of realising the Asian century. Prosperity in Asia does not only mean economic growth, the issues of public health, sanitation, income equality, social safety net and efficient use of natural resources are also important. It argues for new policy initiatives in social, environmental and natural resource areas of South, Southeast and East Asia. This insightful volume is presented in three parts: part I identifies the major socio-economic factors which are likely to take away the opportunities in realising the Asian century by 2050; part II presents the responsible policy issues which would be needed to overcome the hurdles such as public finance, natural resources, public health and sanitation, intra Asia migration and decentralised governance; part III articulates major challenges in realising the Asian prosperity including sustainable international business and sustainable growth. The topics examined are ranged from demographic conditions, tax reform to responsible use of natural resources in the years to come. The Asian Century, Sustainable Growth and Climate Change will appeal to academics in the fields of Asian studies and environment ecology. The major challenges in the future for South Asian growth due to the impact of climate change will prove invaluable for practitioners and the policy-makers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781005743 20160612
Green Library
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ix, 149 p. : ill ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Environmental sustainability, economic growth and structural transformation: conceptual issues
  • Resource use and productivity in Africa: some stylized facts
  • Policies for sustainable structural transformation
  • Structural transformation and sustainable development in Africa: main findings and recommendations.
This report provides concrete policy recommendations for African policy makers and their development partners on how to promote sustainable structural transformation in Africa, meaning a sustainable structural transformation that integrates the relative decoupling of natural resource use and environmental impacts from the growth process. The Report also discusses why a strategy of sustainable structural transformation is important for Africa, how strategic priorities can be identified and the role of the national State and the international community in such a strategy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211128536 20160609
Green Library
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xiii, 150 p.
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xvi, 171 p. : ill.
  • An analytical framework for green growth
  • Fostering environment-friendly behavioral change through market and non-market mechanisms
  • Innovation and other industrial policies
  • Human capital: implications of green growth policies for labor markets and job creation
  • Natural capital
  • Physical capital: the role of infrastructure in green growth strategies
  • Crafting a green growth strategy.
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xvi, 171 p. : ill ; 27 cm.
  • An analytical framework for green growth
  • Fostering environment-friendly behavioral change through market and non-market mechanisms
  • Innovation and other industrial policies
  • Human capital: implications of green growth policies for labor markets and job creation
  • Natural capital
  • Physical capital: the role of infrastructure in green growth strategies
  • Crafting a green growth strategy.
As the global population heads toward 9 billion by 2050, decisions made today will lock countries into growth patterns that may or may not be sustainable in the future. Care must be taken to ensure that cities and roads, factories and farms are designed, managed, and regulated as efficiently as possible to wisely use natural resources while supporting the robust growth developing countries still need. Economic development during the next two decades cannot mirror the previous two: poverty reduction remains urgent but growth and equity can be pursued without relying on policies and practices that foul the air, water, and land. Inclusive Green Growth: The Pathway to Sustainable Development makes the case that greening growth is necessary, efficient, and affordable. Yet spurring growth without ensuring equity will thwart efforts to reduce poverty and improve access to health, education, and infrastructure services. Countries must make strategic investments and farsighted policy changes that acknowledge natural resource constraints and enable the world's poorest and most vulnerable to benefit from efficient, clean, and resilient growth. Like other forms of capital, natural assets are limited and require accounting, investment, and maintenance in order to be properly harnessed and deployed. By maximizing co-benefits and avoiding lock-in, by promoting smarter decisions in industry and society, and by developing innovative financing tools for green investment, we can afford to do the things we must.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821395516 20160609
Green Library
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1 online resource (xix, 226 p.)
  • Preface-- 1. Sustainability as a Competitive Business Advantage-- 2. Situation Analysis-- 3, Strategy Development-- 4. Action Plan Development-- 5. Examples-- Appendices and Supporting Documents.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789048191260 20160605
Dealing with environmental issues should no longer be considered simply as a cost of doing business. Effective environmental improvements to a company's products and services can be turned into business opportunities. This book was written with the express purpose of helping managers of companies, in particular of Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs), to better deal with environmental challenges and address customer requirements, all in order to turn their environmental inve- ments into competitive market advantages. Several examples are provided throughout the book, but also warning signs (Alert Boxes). These "Alerts" are posted to help managers avoid typical traps when working with environmental considerations in business processes. The authors have many years of experience in the various aspects of impleme- ing Ecodesign. This experience includes working in industry for many years; le- ing the environmental departments in a multinational company; managing research projects in eco-product development; Life Cycle Assessment; and national and international environmental communication and marketing. This book is the latest in a series. The 2002 "Ecodesign Pilot" introduced a tool and software to help design more environmentally compatible products. It was directed specifically at designers. The 2004 book, "Ecodesign Implementation", was written to help project managers optimize product development processes from an environmental perspective.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789048191260 20160605
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x, 124 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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x, 205 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction * Part I: Past * Progress and its Discontents * From Muir to Meadows * Sustainability Emerging * From Rio to Kyoto and Later Disappointments * Part Two: Present * What Does 'Sustainable Development' Mean? * Taking Sustainability into Economics * 'Putting a Price on the Planet' * The Ethics of Sustainability * Part Three: Future * The End of Sustainability? * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844077069 20160528
At a time of increasingly rapid environmental deterioration and climate change, sustainability is one of the most important issues facing the world. Can we create a sustainable society? What would that mean? How should we set about doing it? How can we bring about such a profound change in the way things are organized? This text tackles these questions directly. It covers: historical development of the concept of sustainability; contemporary debates about how to achieve it; and obstacles and the prospects for overcoming them. This new fully revised edition covers the latest on the climate change front, particularly the advances in scientific understanding and political awareness of climate change. Other updates include more recent economic analyses, particularly the Stern Report, and the global shift away from faith in markets over the past five years.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844077069 20160528
Green Library
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129 p.
  • pt. 1. Africa and the west : beyond the rhetoric of development
  • pt. 2. Africa's home grown development initiatives
  • pt. 3. Leadership issues in Africa.
Book
xvii, 486 p. : ill.
  • 0. Sustainable Development: Towards a Broader Policy Agenda -- 1. Natural Capital, Resource Dependency and Poverty in Developing Countries: The Problem of "Dualism within Dualism" -- 2. Measuring Development Prospects by 'Greening' the National Accounts -- 3. Impacts of Macroeconomic Policies on the Environment, Natural Resources and Welfare in Developing Countries -- 4. Political Economy and Natural Resource Use -- 5. Structural Adjustment and Sustainable Development -- 6. Trade and the Environment in Developing Economies -- 7. Environmental Policy Instruments in Developing Countries -- 8. Energy, Equity and Economic Development -- 9. Water Institutional Reforms in Developing Countries: Insights, Evidences, and Case Studies -- 10. Water Quality Issues in Developing Countries -- 11. Urban Air Pollution, Health and Policy Instruments -- 12. The Economics of Terrestrial Biodiversity Conservation in Developing Nations -- 13. Conservation of Tropical Forests: Addressing Market Failure -- Appendix.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199297993 20180521
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xvii, 486 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • 0. Sustainable Development: Towards a Broader Policy Agenda-- 1. Natural Capital, Resource Dependency and Poverty in Developing Countries: The Problem of "Dualism within Dualism"-- 2. Measuring Development Prospects by 'Greening' the National Accounts-- 3. Impacts of Macroeconomic Policies on the Environment, Natural Resources and Welfare in Developing Countries-- 4. Political Economy and Natural Resource Use-- 5. Structural Adjustment and Sustainable Development-- 6. Trade and the Environment in Developing Economies-- 7. Environmental Policy Instruments in Developing Countries-- 8. Energy, Equity and Economic Development-- 9. Water Institutional Reforms in Developing Countries: Insights, Evidences, and Case Studies-- 10. Water Quality Issues in Developing Countries-- 11. Urban Air Pollution, Health and Policy Instruments-- 12. The Economics of Terrestrial Biodiversity Conservation in Developing Nations-- 13. Conservation of Tropical Forests: Addressing Market Failure-- Appendix.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199297993 20160528
Economic growth as we know it today cannot persist indefinitely if it entails continuous degradation of natural resources and the environment. While in a few countries around the world it appears that environmental degradation has been the result of rapid economic growth, in the vast majority of the developing countries the environment has been equally spoiled despite slow or even negative economic growth. This book provides new insights on the common roots of economic stagnation, poverty and environmental degradation which, unfortunately, generally reside in misguided government policies and priorities. By doing this, the volume seeks to provide a broader policy option framework than those found in conventional policy analyses, mainly dominated by the "Washington Consensus". It shows that a major omission of the conventional view is that governments tend to allocate government expenditures in a biased way favouring subsidies to the economic elites to the detriment of investments in public goods, including human capital, R&D, as well as the development of institutions (environmental and otherwise), which are vital for long run growth, poverty reduction and environmental sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199298006 20160528
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xxiii, 359 p. : ill.
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xxiii, 359 p. : ill.

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