A Systems-based Strategic Approach to Sustainable Enterprise: requirements, utility and limits

Document type: Bookchapters
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): George Basile, Göran Broman, Karl-Henrik Robèrt
Title: A Systems-based Strategic Approach to Sustainable Enterprise: requirements, utility and limits
Book: The business of sustainability : trends, policies, practices, and stories of success
Year: 2011
Volume: 1
Editor: Scott G. McNall, James C. Hershauer, George Basile
ISBN: 0313384940
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (Sektionen för ingenjörsvetenskap - avd. för maskinteknik)
School of Engineering S- 371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.bth.se/ing/
Language: English
Abstract: In today's business environment, "garbage" isn't simply worthless refuse to be disposed of anymore; it often represents a material with monetary value. The human population is using up about 30 percent more natural resources in one year than the earth can regenerate. Because businesses constitute half of the world's largest economies, there can be no sustainability without sustainable businesses.

The Business of Sustainability: Trends, Policies, Practices, and Stories of Success is a foundation set that effectively captures and articulates the why, what, who, and how of sustainability and business. Volume I covers the scientific, economic, and social underpinnings of sustainability and identifies the challenges facing business leaders.
Subject: Sustainability\General
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