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Landmarks for sustainability: events and initiatives that have changed our world

Author: Visser, Wayne Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing, 2009. ; University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, 2009.Language: EnglishDescription: 199 p. : Graphs/Ill./Photos ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781906093174Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references
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Book Asia Campus
Main Collection
Print GE42 .V57 2009
(Browse shelf)
Available 900201935
Book Europe Campus
Main Collection
Print GE42 .V57 2009
(Browse shelf)
Available 32419001254624
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Includes bibliographical references


Landmarks for Sustainability Events and initiatives that have changed our world Contents Introduction Polly Courtice, Director, Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership 7 A GLOBAL CHALLENGES I Environment, health and safety 1 State of the planet With spotlights on the VVWF Living Planet Index and the UN Millennium Ecosystem Assessment 10 12 14 2 Crisis events With spotlights on Exxon Valdez, Shell Brent Spar and Shell in Nigeria 22 30 38 46 48 56 64 3 Climate change With spotlights on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol 4 Health and safety. With spotlights on OHSAS 18001, 'Big Pharma' and access to AIDS drugs II Society and economy 5 Globalisation and its critics With spotlights on the protests in Seattle and Genoa, and Live 8 and Make Poverty History 6 Poverty and development With spotlights on the Millennium Development Goals and the Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP) model 7 Human rights With spotlights on Nike and the UN Norms on Business and Human Rights 8 Corruption and transparency With spotlights on Transparency International's indexes and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative 72 B GLOBAL RESPONSES III Leadership 9 World summits With spotlights on the Rio Earth Summit and the Johannesburg World Summit 80 82 84 10 Business associations With spotlights on the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the UN Global Compact 92 11 Leadership initiatives With spotlights on the World Economic Forum and the World Social Forum 100 108 116 118 126 134 142 150 152 160 168 12 Social enterprise With spotlights on Grameen Bank and the Schwab and Skoll Foundations IV Collaboration 13 Industinitiatives With spotlights on Responsible Care and the Forest Stewardship Council 14 Financial initiatives With spotlights on the UNEP Finance Initiative and the Equator Principles 15 Sustainable investment With spotlights on sustainability indexes and clean-tech investment 16 Sustainable consumerism With spotlights on eco-labelling and fairtrade V Management 17 Codes and standards With spotlights on ISO 14001 and SA8000 18 Corporate governance With spotlights on Enron's collapse and the King Report on Corporate Governance 19 Sustainability reporting With spotlights on the Global Reporting Initiative and the Carbon Disclosure Project 20 Stakeholder engagement With spotlights on McDonald's (McLibel and Super Size Me) and AccountAbility (AA1000 and Responsible Competitiveness Index) 176 Conclusion Mike Peirce, Deputy Director, Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership 184 Landmarks timeline About the author About CPSL 186 198 199

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