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Sustainable Development

  • The Land-Water-Energy Nexusby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2017; US$ 21.00

    This report contributes to the discussion of interconnections between scarce resources by highlighting the nexus between land, water and energy (the LWE nexus). It focuses on a dynamic, integrated, and disaggregated analysis of how land, water and energy interact in the biophysical and economic systems. The report provides projections for the biophysical... more...

  • Multinational Enterprises and Sustainable Developmentby Pervez N. Ghauri; Xiaolan Fu; Juha Väätänen

    Emerald Publishing Limited 2017; US$ 134.95

    This volume reports the results of the large international ‘MNEmerge’ research project, financed by the European Commission, and provides an understanding of the impact of multinational enterprises on United Nations Millennium Development Goals and successive Sustainable Development Goals in developing countries. more...

  • Greener Purchasingby Trevor Russel

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 64.00

    Every organization, public and private, no matter what its size, purchases goods and services. Large organizations also have considerable influence over the practices of their suppliers. As greener purchasing practices have become more common in large organisations, the implications for companies in the supply chain have similarly increased. Yet greener... more...

  • UpSizingby Gunter Pauli

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 26.95

    "Zero emissions" has become a definitive term in the debate on sustainable development in the last few years. This radical book focuses on a world where the waste for one process can become the raw material for another – a cascade of materials once thought worthless supporting new products, new processes and new wealth – as industries that were previously... more...

  • Integral Ecology and Sustainable Businessby Ove Jakobsen; Laszlo Zsolnai; Manas Chatterji

    Emerald Publishing Limited 2017; US$ 124.95

    This collection addresses the relationship between business, the natural environment, ethics and spirituality with insights from economists, business scholars, philosophers, lawyers, theologians and practitioners globally. The contributions offer new and invigorating approaches to sustainable business practices and sustainability leadership. more...

  • Social Entrepreneurship for Developmentby Margaret Brindle; Ron Layton

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 59.95

    This book presents a fresh approach to poverty alleviation by bridging the fields of international development and social entrepreneurship. The authors present a six-step model for developing an IP business positioning strategy that allows developing country producers to position themselves better as owners of retail brands in foreign market countries.... more...

  • Regenerative and Positive Impact Architectureby Shady Attia

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 51.36

    This book is a guide to energy efficiency and environmental impact assessment in high-performance buildings projects. It compares four state-of-the-art buildings to examine the steps needed for a transition from negative impact reduction architecture to positive impact regenerative architecture, utilizing life cycle analysis. The book provides a solid... more...

  • Stress, Affluence and Sustainable Consumptionby Cecilia Solér

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 19.95

    Why do affluent consumers almost automatically acquire new versions or variations of products already at their disposal? Even though most of us know that this novelty consumption poses a serious threat to an environmentally and socially sustainable future, we continue to do it. Why? Research shows that consumption of new automobiles, clothing, furniture,... more...

  • CSR und Corporate Volunteeringby Suska Dreesbach-Bundy; Barbara Scheck

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2017; US$ 23.08

    In diesem Buch wird bürgerschaftliches Mitarbeiterengagement in Deutschland ganzheitlich dargestellt. Der Leser gewinnt Einblicke in die Rahmenbedingungen, Formate sowie die operative Umsetzung von deutschen Corporate-Volunteering-Projekten. Die vielfältigen Aspekte dieser CSR-Maßnahme werden aufgezeigt, um abschließend einen Ausblick auf aktuelle... more...

  • Institutional Innovations in the Delivery of Farm Services in Indiaby Sukhpal Singh

    Springer India 2017; US$ 119.45

    This book uses primary evidence to assess the value of agro-input and service delivery business models in terms of their inclusiveness, effectiveness and impact from a small farmer perspective, in the form of case studies in three Indian states: Punjab, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. The services discussed include custom rental of farm machinery and equipment,... more...