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Sustainable Development

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  • The Practical Guide to Corporate Social Responsibilityby Stephen Asbury; Richard Ball

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    Corporate social responsibility has gained substantial traction in recent decades but many still struggle with conveying the importance of integrating ethics and environmental and social values within the demands of a business world understandably concerned with making profit. First published in 2009 as ?Do the Right Thing?, The Practical Guide to... more...

  • The Idealistby Nina Munk

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Bloomberg ? Forbes ? The Spectator Recipient of Foreign Policy's 2013 Albie Award A powerful portrayal of Jeffrey Sachs's ambitious quest to end global poverty       "The poor you will always have with you," to cite the Gospel of Matthew 26:11. Jeffrey Sachs?celebrated economist, special advisor... more...

  • Cradle to Cradleby Michael Braungart; William McDonough

    Random House 2009; US$ 12.68

    'Reduce, reuse, recycle' urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart point out in this provocative, visionary book, this approach only perpetuates the one-way, 'cradle to grave' manufacturing model, dating to the Industrial Revolution, that... more...

  • OECD Environmental Performance Reviews 2001by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 33.00

    Coming at the end of the first round of Environmental Performance Reviews, this report summarises lessons learned during the round and presents a broad range of related comparative economic and environmental data. more...

  • Policies to Enhance Sustainable Developmentby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 33.00

    Sustainable development involves linking the economic, social and environmental objectives of societies in a balanced way. It stresses the importance of taking a broader view of what human welfare entails, of using a long-term perspective about the consequences of today's activities, and of recognising the global nature of many of the most pressing... more...

  • Towards Sustainable Developmentby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2000; US$ 131.00

    Until recently, governments have measured economic progress by tallying such statistics as GDP, inflation and balance of payments. Today they agree that economic expansion should be socially and environmentally sustainable. Hence measuring progress towards sustainable development is essential to support decision making and inform the public. How should... more...

  • Measuring Sustainable Developmentby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 151.00

    The papers in this conference proceedings address the various conceptual, measurement and statistical policy issues that arise when applying accounting frameworks to the concept of sustainable development. more...

  • OECD Environmental Performance Reviewsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2012; US$ 70.00

    This OECD Environmental Performance Review provides an independent assessment of Germany?s progress in achieving domestic and international environmental policy commitments, together with policy relevant recommendations. It has been conducted to promote peer learning, to enhance countries? accountability to each other and to the public, and to improve... more...

  • Scaling-up Finance Mechanisms for Biodiversityby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2013; US$ 42.00

    This report examines six mechanisms that can be used to scale-up financing for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use and to help meet the 2011-20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets. The mechanisms are environmental fiscal reform, payments for ecosystem services, biodiversity offsets, green markets, biodiversity in climate change funding, and biodiversity... more...

  • Sustainable Development, Decent Work and Green Jobsby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2013; US$ 16.00

    This report addresses two of the defining challenges of the twenty-first century: achieving environmental sustainability and turning the vision of decent work for all into a reality. It shows that not only are both challenges urgent, but they are also intimately linked and will have to be addressed together. more...