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The Sustainable business challenge: a briefing for tomorrow's business leaders

Author: Willums, Olaf Corporate author: World Business Council for Sustainable Development Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing, 1998. ; World Business Council for Sustainable Development, 1998.Language: EnglishDescription: 180 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1874719179Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and glossary
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Book Europe Campus
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Print GE42 .W55 1998
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Includes bibliographical references and glossary


The Sustainable Business Challenge A Briefing for tomorrow's business leaders Contents Introduction Section One 9 The Sustainable Enterprise How to Remain Successful in the 21st Century The Sustainable Management Challenge The Greening of Industry Some Perspectives on Sustainable Development Applying Sustainable Development to Business Strategy Scenarios: Preparing for Possible Futures 11 12 15 17 21 26 33 Section Two Key Environmental Issues and Trends Atmosphere and Climate Water Fisheries Agriculture Forestry Biodiversity Energy Transport Waste 37 39 41 44 46 48 50 52 54 57 Section Three Policy Topics on Today's Board Agenda The Climate Negotiations The Challenge of Biodiversity Other Multilateral Environmental Agreements The Food Challenge The Developing Country Dimension 59 62 69 73 78 81 Section Four Emerging Themes for Business Corporate Social Responsibility Product Stewardship Shifting Consumer Needs Sustainable Consumption Trade and the Environment Technology Co-operation Risk and Uncertainty 87 90 93 97 99 102 111 114 Section Five Business Concepts for the 21st Century Eco-Efficiency By-Product Synergy Sustainable Shareholder Value Star Alliances and Partnerships 117 119 123 129 133 Section Six Tools for Managing the Sustainable Corporation Environmental Management Systems The Life-Cycle Approach Sustainability and Design: DFE Remanufacturing or Dematerialisation? Accounting for the Environment Environmental Reporting Closing the Manufacturing Processes Loop Supply-Chain Auditing 137 139 141 143 147 149 153 156 158 Section Seven Looking Ahead Board Challenges in 2020 Managing Complexity A Possible Board Agenda for 2020 Closing Letter from the Chairman 161 162 164 166 170 Appendix One A New Vocabulary for Business 172 175 176 179 Appendix Two WBCSD Members 1998 Notes Further Reading

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