sustainable business teaching Articles

  • Using Experiential Simulation to Teach Sustainability

    Untitled Document Introduction Creating sustainable business solutions requires seeing a business as part of a much larger system ...


    By Realia Group

  • What can a snake teach Chinese business?

    As China celebrated the beginning of the Year of the Snake last week, what should the business community be focusing on as the country strives to promote sustainable growth and long term prosperity? Those born in the Year of the Snake in the Chinese Zodiac are said to be characterised as being wise and having good judgement - useful traits for amassing riches. In 2013 all businesses in China ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Book Review: Teaching Business Sustainability Volume 2: Cases, Simulations and Experiential Approaches by Chris Galea

    Teaching Business Sustainability. Volume 2: Cases, Simulations and Experiential Approaches, by Chris Galea. Canada, Saint Francis Xavier University, 2007. 208pp. ISBN 978-1-874719-73-1Keywords: book ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The new corporate social responsibility: a call for sustainability in business education

    Researchers have studied the role of social responsibility in organisations for decades. Despite this extensive work, the teaching of corporate social responsibility in the classroom across the business curriculum remains somewhat limited. In order for educators in business to catch up with corporations who are increasingly focusing on issues and stakeholders beyond the bottom line, there must be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Challenges of teaching corporate environmental management in Brazil

    This paper sheds light on the main challenges of teaching Corporate Environmental Management (CEM) in Brazil. Thus, we analysed the main challenges for CEM in Brazil from the viewpoint of teachers. The objective of the research is achieved by means of interviews performed with five renowned professors responsible for teaching CEM in undergraduate courses. Results indicate five types of barriers ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Education for environmentally responsible behaviour in business

    The aim of this study was to explore the possibility of teaching the subject of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to higher education students. Increasingly, business activity is recognised as impacting, often negatively, on the environment. Calls to mitigate this result in a response usually called CSR. CSR may be regarded as the means by which businesses deliver sustainable development. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Intellectual property transfer from universities to business: requisite for sustained competitive advantage?

    Business is experiencing an ongoing fundamental shift in the competitive environment, which highlights the need for knowledge development and the interdependence between users and producers, including universities, government, and society. This interdependence is specifically accentuated by the transfer of intellectual property from universities to corporations that are intent on developing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What `The Three Stooges` Teach Us About Safety

    If you grew up watching the Three Stooges, chances are you're familiar with their physical humor – over exaggerated and slapstick comedy. In almost every episode, Moe, Larry, and Curly (Stooges) played the roles of blue-collar laborers. From construction and plumbing to painting and welding, the Stooges did it all. Of course things never went as planned for the ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Doing business in Christian way

    The first part of the paper analyses the main two antagonistic world orderings and highlights their major consequences reaching to deadlock. The centrally planned economy collapsed and the world failed to learn from the lesson of the recent economic crises and the capitalism in its current form does not fit the world around us. A global transformation is urgently needed focusing on reinstating a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What You Allow, You Ultimately Teach: A Lesson for Leaders

    I was in a Bank of America branch some time ago standing in line for the teller. There were about four of us in the queue when in walks this young man in his early 20s with purple hair, a gallery of tattoos on his arms, a pierced nose wearing a ball cap that read F*#@ YOU. As it happens, this is the USA and we enjoy freedom of speech, so if an individual wants to be boorish there is a certain ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Good for Business, Good for the Planet

    Good for Business, Good for the Planet Companies are turning to environmental managers to create sustainable new strategies. Humans have been seeking to manage their environment responsibly and maximize resources for hundreds of years now, but it wasn't until the 1960s that the effort began to gain a planet-wide urgency, said James Boretti, CEO of Boretti Inc. and a leader in the environmental, ...

  • Green curricula? An analysis of environmentally oriented curricula in economics and business administration at German institutions of higher education

    The concept of sustainability is becoming more and more important as a result of growing environmental problems. Education is an essential premise to promote this concept, especially at universities and other institutions of higher education, because that is where future managers gain their education. Sustainability-oriented teaching and research is not only important in natural science, but also ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reframing the game: the transition to a new sustainable economy – book review

    In Reframing the Game: The Transition to a New Sustainable Economy, Mike Townsend, Founder and CEO Earthshine, has set out on a difficult – dare I say – near impossible mission – writing from the future. Difficult because the future never unfolds as we think it might. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Food sustainability: Key resources

    From contentious hunger estimates to trends in agriculture, Zareen Pervez Bharucha outlines a range of resources. Hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity The website of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is a key resource and offers access to several reports on hunger and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Strategic Standards Management: Enhancing Academic Training - New Website Debuts, Hosted by Northwestern University

    Sandards are boring and should just be left to standards developers. At least that is what many clearly think. Despite the best efforts of ASTM International and other standards organizations, and despite the emergence of new technologies, increased global competition and other factors that enhance the significance of standards, coverage of their strategic importance and ...


    By ASTM International

  • The Kitchen Factory: a training tool for Cleaner Production

    Successful integration of Cleaner Production concepts and technologies into businesses and industries requires effective education and training of the professionals. Cleaner Production, in spite of its conceptual simplicity, implies a new way of thinking about processes and products and a more sustainable approach to problem solving. Teaching university students about Cleaner Production is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How can we create a less toxic world?

    If we want companies to create products that are safe and healthy for humans and the environment, teaching green chemistry is our best bet. When you look to the year ahead, what do you see? Ensia recently invited eight global thought leaders to share their vision for the environment as it relates to business, culture, ecosystems, energy, food, health, water and the world ( ...


    By Ensia

  • The power of incremental innovation

    Humans are suckers for shiny objects. Whether its Star Trek or Sharper Image, we love to believe in the promise of future tech. Shiny futuristic innovations are a big part of sustainability. Hydrogen fusion, fuel cells, solar farms…we love them for the promise and possibilities they hold. But so much sustainability is just plain common sense. Innovations that are so simple, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Asian organizations commit to advance corporate action on climate change

    Companies around the world are increasingly measuring and managing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in response to drivers like consumer preference, purchaser demands, and sustainability goals. As a growing number of Asian companies look to manage their emissions, they’ll require training and resources available in their own languages and cultural contexts. To that end, the ...

  • 3 Ways Multinational Corporations Can Help Vulnerable Communities Adapt to Climate Change

    Multinational companies (MNCs) typically have operations and supply chains in many parts of the world. The way they respond to climate change, therefore, can affect many populations, including poor communities in developing countries, where many people are especially vulnerable to heat waves, sea level rise, and other climate change impacts. MNCs sometimes find themselves in tension with local ...

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