Changing course: A global business perspective on development and the environment. Stephen Schmidheiney, Business Council for Sustainable Development Cambridge: MIT Press

Changing course: A global business perspective on development and the environment. Stephen... the social, scientific and economic concepts related to environmentally sensitive decision making. This is done in a very readable and well presented way. Whilst in some respects, the book offers little new information, it presents a new perspective which many students and some managers may find interesting, although perhaps it is a little too philosophical to be of widespread applicability. My main reservation about the book is that it waits until the last chapter to present a framework for a sustainable growth strategy. This chapter includes discussion of sustainable growth through total quality management, and an overview of the barriers to implementing sustainability strategies. This is the discussion that is needed. While the background material is undoubtedly important, most people are already convinced that something needs to be done. They now need to know about the 'nuts-and-bolts' of what to do and how to do it in an economically feasible way. It is when this practical discussion is suitably developed and communicated at a level that all decision makers can understand, that the true advances in environmental performance in industry will be achieved. Despite the good intentions of this book and the impressive presentation of the background issues, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Business Strategy and the Environment Wiley

Changing course: A global business perspective on development and the environment. Stephen Schmidheiney, Business Council for Sustainable Development Cambridge: MIT Press

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1993 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
ISSN
0964-4733
eISSN
1099-0836
DOI
10.1002/bse.3280020108
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the social, scientific and economic concepts related to environmentally sensitive decision making. This is done in a very readable and well presented way. Whilst in some respects, the book offers little new information, it presents a new perspective which many students and some managers may find interesting, although perhaps it is a little too philosophical to be of widespread applicability. My main reservation about the book is that it waits until the last chapter to present a framework for a sustainable growth strategy. This chapter includes discussion of sustainable growth through total quality management, and an overview of the barriers to implementing sustainability strategies. This is the discussion that is needed. While the background material is undoubtedly important, most people are already convinced that something needs to be done. They now need to know about the 'nuts-and-bolts' of what to do and how to do it in an economically feasible way. It is when this practical discussion is suitably developed and communicated at a level that all decision makers can understand, that the true advances in environmental performance in industry will be achieved. Despite the good intentions of this book and the impressive presentation of the background issues,

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Business Strategy and the EnvironmentWiley

Published: Mar 1, 1993

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