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  • Biosafety and the Environmental Uses of Micro-Organismsby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 68.00

    Micro-organisms play a fundamental role in the environment. Yet their role is the result of complex biogeochemical processes by consortia of micro-organisms and the function of individual species is not clear in many cases. This publication provides an overview of the current situation and relevant developments in environmental microbiology, as well... more...

  • Écologie, la fin des illusionsby Christian Gerondeau

    Editions Toucan 2012; Not Available

    « Les générations futures se demanderont avec étonnement pourquoi, au début du XXIe siècle, le monde développé a littéralement paniqué devant une augmentation globale de la température de quelques dixièmes de degré, et, sur la base d?exagérations grossières de modèles informatiques incertains, s?est engagé sur la voie d?un recul de l?âge industriel »... more...

  • OECD Green Growth Studies Material Resources, Productivity and the Environmentby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    Improving resource productivity and ensuring a sustainable resource and materials management building on the principle of the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) is a central element of green growth policies. It helps to improve the environment, by reducing the amount of resources that the economy requires and diminishing the associated environmental impacts,... more...

  • Green Finance and Investment Mapping Channels to Mobilise Institutional Investment in Sustainable Energyby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 42.00

    What are the channels for investment in sustainable energy infrastructure by institutional investors (e.g. pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds) and what factors influence investment decisions? What key policy levers and risk mitigants can governments use to facilitate these types of investments? What emerging channels (such... more...

  • Stakeholders, the Environment and Societyby S. Sharma; m. Starik

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00

    The role of stakeholders is integral to corporate sustainability as society increasingly demands that corporations play a role in achieving environmental objectives in addition to building shareholder wealth. In this, the first book to gather cutting-edge research on the interactions between stakeholders and organizations within the context of corporate... more...

  • Beyond Good Companyby B. Googins; P. Mirvis; S. Rochlin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 33.00

    The authors have conducted extensive research into the role of business in public life. This book takes a practice-oriented look at corporate citizenship, and uses real, behind the scenes examples from well-known companies to show that for many firms social responsibility is becoming more integrated into corporate strategy. more...

  • The Durable Corporationby Professor Güler Aras; Professor David Crowther

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 134.95

    The Durable Corporation combines rigorous applied research with practical examples of best practice from around the world as it explores the nature, value and role of sustainability in business. more...

  • Microfinance in Russiaby Sylvie K. Bossoutrot

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 9.99

    In Russia, small-scale entrepreneurship has emerged in response to the collapse of state-ownership and unemployment in the early 1990s. Small businesses typically lack adequate collateral and credit history, making them “unbankable” by the mainstream financial sector. To fund their businesses, micro-entrepreneurs are forced to rely on funds... more...

  • Engaging with Fragile Statesby Soniya Carvalho

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    During fiscal 2003-05, World Bank lending and administrative budgets to fragile states amounted to $4.1 billion and $161 million, respectively. IEG's report assesses the effectiveness of this Bank support. The report finds that the Bank and the donor community have improved their operational readiness to engage with fragile states, and made substantial... more...

  • Small Statesby Gene Marvin Tidrick

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) prepared this synthesis note as an input to the ongoing process surrounding the international agenda for Small States. Its purpose is to provide a perspective on some of the issues small states face through a review of World Bank experience with country and project assistance. The lessons and findings are drawn... more...