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Environmental Management

Environmental Management
Readings and Cases

Second Edition

November 2008 | 680 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

This collection is the only comprehensive source of readings and cases that can serve as a stand-alone text or supplement for courses in environmental strategy, ethics, green marketing, or clean production. The book is noteworthy for the premier quality of its contributions, with content taken from journals such as the Harvard Business Review, and written by recognized leaders in the field, such as John Elkington, Stuart Hart, Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, & Hunter Lovins, Forest Reinhardt, Daniel Esty, and William McDonough & Michael Braungart. Edited by an acknowledged leader in the field of environmental management and strategy, this book fills a major gap in the teaching of business and the environment. New to this edition:

  • 70% of the entries in this book are new to this edition, and cover many current and emerging topics, such as the Triple Bottom Line, Climate Change, Transparency & The Global Reporting Initiative, and Base of the Pyramid.
  • Updated coverage of topics such as Environmental Regulation, Green Marketing, Environmental Strategy, and Clean Operations.
  • Eleven new cases backed by six videos that ensure excellent classroom discussions.
  • Many of the readings and cases are international in flavor, ensuring adequate exposure to the global nature of environmental management.
  • An Instructor's Resource CD with complete teaching and cases notes is available to support use of this fine collection.

Intended Audience
The book will work perfectly as the core text for courses such as Environmental Management, Green Marketing, Clean Production, and Environmental Policy and Strategy. In addition, the book can support course modules in business and the environment that are part of many other courses.

PART I The Big Picture
Stuart L. Hart
1. Beyond Greening: Strategies for a Sustainable World
Thinking Globally and Inclusively About Sustainable Business Practices

L. Hunter Lovins
2. The Business Case for Climate Protection
Why Businesses Should Proactively Address the Climate Change Challenge

Elizabeth Economy and Kenneth Lieberthal
3. Scorched Earth: Will Environmental Risks in China Overwhelm Its Opportunities?
The China Factor in the Environmental Equation

John Elkington
4. The Triple Bottom Line: Sustainability’s Accountants
The Imperative for Companies to Perform Well on Multiple Dimensions

PART II Institutional and International Perspectives
Garrett Hardin
5. The Tragedy of the Commons
The Classic Discussion of Population and Common Resources

Paul R. Portney
6. EPA and the Evolution of Federal Regulation
Regulation and Economic Models for Meeting Pollution Reduction Goals

Timothy J. Brennan
7. Discounting the Future: Economics and Ethics
A Critical Analysis of the Practice of Discounting in Economic Analysis

Marc A. Levy
8. Measuring Nations’ Environmental Sustainability
Quantifying and Ranking National Environmental Performance

Daniel C. Esty
9. Bridging the Trade-Environment Debate
Capturing the Benefits of Free Trade While Protecting the Environment

Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer
10. Raising Global Standards: Hazardous Substances and E-Waste Management in the European Union
A European Approach to Toxics Regulation

PART III Managing to be Environmentally Responsive
Andrew W. Hoffman
11. Strategy Originates Within the Organization
Behavioral and Cultural Dimensions in Environmental Strategy

Bob Willard
12. Objection-Handling Clinic on Inhibiters to the Next Wave
A Script for Overcoming Organizational Nay-Sayers

Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins
13. The Next Industrial Revolution
Capitalism that Recognizes and Appreciates Living Systems

Forest Reinhardt
14. Environmental Product Differentiation: Implications for Corporate Strategy
When Will a Green Product Strategy Pay Off?

David L. Rainey
15. Transparency, Openness, and Accountability: A Imperative
Appreciating the Need for Broad Access to More Information

Kellie Fox, Beth Littlehales, and Ryan Keenan
16. A Primer on the Global Reporting Initiative
The Emerging Standard for Company Sustainability Report

Inc. Magazine
17. The Eco-Advantage
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Sustainability Opportunities

The Natural Marketing Institute
18. Excerpts from the 2006 Understanding the LOHAS Market Report
Appreciating the Characteristics of Green Consumers

Jacquelyn A. Ottman, Edwin R. Stafford, and Cathy L. Hartmann
19. Avoiding Green Marketing Myopia: Ways to Improve Consumer Appeal for Environmentally Preferable Products
How Win in the Marketplace for Green Products

Dennis A. Rondinelli and Ted London
20. How Corporations and Environmental Groups Collaborate
How Stakeholders Collaborations Can Improve Environmental Outcomes

C. K. Prahalad and Stuart L. Hart
21. The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid
The Vast Potential in Serving the World’s Poor

PART IV Technical Perspectives
Brain Nattrass and Mary Altomare
22 A Framework for Management
Unifying Scientific Principles with Sustainability

Environmental Protection Agency
23. An Introduction to Environmental Accounting as A Business Management Tool
A Tool Kit for Incorporating the Environment into Accounting Practice

Susan Svoboda
24. Note on Life-Cycle Analysis
A Methodology for Identifying All Costs Across the Life of Products

Thomas E. Graedel and Braden R. Allenby
25. The LCA Impact and Interpretation Stages
Quantifying Life Cycle Impacts and Comparing Alternatives

William McDonough and Michael Braungart
26. A World of Abundance
Viewing Environmental Stewardship as a Design Challenge

Stefan Schaltegger, Roger Burritt, and Holger Petersen
27. Environmental Management Systems and Eco-Control
Tools for Bringing Environmental Performance to Facility Operations

PART V Cases
Michael V. Russo
28. Pacific Lumber Company
Christopher A. Cummings, Barbara L. Marcus, R. Edward Freeman, and Jason Lunday
29. Oil in the Ecuadorean Rainforest
Aileen Ionescu-Somers, Wolfgang Amann, and Ulrich Steger
30. Hindustan Lever (A): Leaping a Millennium
Christopher H. Stinson
31. Cost Accounting and Hazardous Waste at Specialty Glass, Inc.
Forest Reinhardt
32. Southern Company: Acid Rain
Daniel R.Goldstein and Michael V. Russo
33. Seventh Generation: Balancing Customer Expectations with Supply Chain Realities
Magali Delmas and Erica Plambeck
34. Environment Product Differentiation by the Hayward Lumber Company
Derek O. Reiber and Michael V. Russo
35. Coastwide Laboratories: Clean and Green
Alexander Nick, Oliver Salzmann, and Ulrich Steger
36. Transforming the Global Fishing Industry: The Marine Stewardship Council at Full Sail?
Eva Collins, Steve Bowden, and Kate Kearins
37. Phoenix Organic: Valuing Sustainability while Desiring Growth
Paul Hardy and Stuart L. Hart
38. Deja Shoe (A)
Jens Hamprecht and Daniel Corsten
39. Supply Chain Strategy and Sustainability: The Migros Palm Oil Case
Murray Silverman and Tom Lanphar
40. Benziger Family Winery
Panfeng Chen, Priya Narayan, and Luk N. Wassenhove
41. The WEEE Challenge
Pierre Batellier and Emmanuel Raufflet
42. Cascades Environmental Strategy in 2006: At the Crossroads
43. Procter & Gamble Inc: Disposable and Reusable Diapers—A Life-Cycle Analysis Management Institute for Environment and Business
Sandra Rothenberg, Michael Lenox, Benjamin Jordan, and Frank Field III
44. Alpha Motors, Ltd.: Integrating Life-Cycle Environmental Concerns Into Product Design
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The book is extremely interesting since its approach is based in a set of case studies thus making the understanding of the subjects more appealing

Professor Alzira Dinis
Faculty of Science and Technology, Fernando Pessoa University
May 6, 2014

The book provides a good mixture of theoretical and practical material from a wide range of perspectives. Whilst it is not necessarily suited as a core text, it is definitely valuable material in supplementing essential texts.

Dr Sigrun Wagner
School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London
June 27, 2012

It supports the course rather well but does not cover all aspects of CSR.

Professor Gyongyi Kovacs
Marketing, Hanken School of Economics
September 20, 2010

Although this book's content is too specific, while at the same time too comprehensive for my course, I think it has volumes of great information. The chapter most applicable to the course I teach is chapter 5. In addition, my course is based to a large degree on "place-based" environmental education because it is an introductory course.

This book would make a great text for course with global perspectives and those that are upper level courses.

Dr Jeffrey Walsh
Recreation Dept, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
January 26, 2010

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