sustainable economy Articles

  • The economy of sustainable tourism

    Sustainability, as defined by the Brundtland Commission, which mentions the needs of present and future generations, is a concept that transcends concern with the environment, though this consideration remains important. Sustainability also relates to culture, way of living and economy. Applied to tourist destinations, sustainability offers guidance of great clarity. Tourism brings significant ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Economic sustainability of the economy: concepts and indicators

    Every society can be described as comprising four dimensions, the economic, social, environmental and institutional. Each of them is a complex, dynamic, self-organising and evolving entity in its own right, making the coupled system one of tremendous complexity. For this system to be sustainable, each of the four subsystems has to maintain its capability to survive and evolve, while the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Green economy with sustainable value chains

    From habitat to home – responsible agro-commodity governance – palm oil CHALLENGE: Agricultural output is expected to double and resource efficiency increase tenfold in the coming decades. Only a rapid transformation in the way products and services are produced and consumed will ensure the continued delivery of essential ecosystem services provided by a healthy environment ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Sustainable Economy Indices and their application to Austria

    This paper presents the sustainability evaluation of the Austrian economy using the Sustainable Economy Indices (SEI) and the respective accounting system designed for it. In the first part of the paper, the backgrounds and the theoretical basis for the measuring system are outlined. Differences from existing methods of sustainability measurement and accounting are analysed. The second part of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable use of nature is good for the economy

    Nature provides all kinds of goods and services that offer economic opportunities, such as a water, food, building materials and recreation areas. However, this 'natural capital' is under pressure due to the growing world population and increased economic prosperity. Businesses, civic organisations and governments are therefore looking for sustainable ways to profit from natural capital, now and ...

  • 5 reasons sustainability will transform the global economy

    Customers want it, regulations are moving toward it and investors are seeking it out. Strong crosswinds are in the global economy. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here, with pervasive transparency, unlimited information access and ...


    By Ensia

  • The sustainability of unions' wage coordination in an integrated economy

    In a two–country duopoly model with integrated product markets, this paper investigates the incentives for unions to coordinate wage demands in the presence of transaction costs, and the sustainability of unions' wage collusion. Contrary to conventional wisdom that wage collusion is always welfare–detrimental, this work shows that wage coordination in the presence of low minimum wages ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Circular economy - Sustainable business framework for growth

    What is the circular economy / sustainable business framework? In short, the circular economy (or closed loop) is a generic term for an industrial economy where materials flow in continuous cycles: either a biological cycle (via composting) or a technical cycle, where materials retain their high quality for the manufacturing of new (upgraded) products over and over again. Essentially ...


    By EMG CSR Consulting LLP

  • The path to a sustainable economy: sustainable consumption, social identity and ecological citizenship

    Green economists have argued for years about the need to develop sustainable economies. Given the central focus on consumption activity in post-industrial economies, a change in attitude towards 'sustainable consumption' will be needed in order for societies to engage on a sustainability path. Among three approaches to sustainable consumption, it is argued here that only the ecological ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Occupational gender segregation in Slovenia: sustainable economy perspective

    This paper aims to study occupational gender segregation in Slovenia as one of the indicators of social equity, which is one of the bottom lines of sustainable development, and to compare it to other EU countries. Females in Slovenia are still in an unfavourable position and the process towards a market economy has not solved the issue. The historical effects of declarative equality in Slovenia ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Successful strategies for sustainability in China and the global market economy

    This paper is about the perceptions of 30 Chinese executives who are working for 20 foreign multinational enterprises in China about their corporate social responsibility programmes in China. It is based on the author's extensive literature review, five years' field work in China, Japan, and the USA, and personal reflections. There are two common problems of sustainability of foreign ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable development and the worldwide market economy: a necessary but difficult reconciliation

    The only satisfactory concept of development is a global one, of which the usual notion of sustainable development is only a part. The only economic system providing efficiency is the market, with a high level of responsibility given to decentralised and autonomous decision-makers. However, the market economy does not automatically generate globally desirable development. It has to be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The preorder economy: coordinating supply and demand on the way to a sustainable future

    This paper argues that a large-scale coordination failure between supply and demand is partially to blame for the unsustainable aspects of our present market system. Overproduction, overconsumption and an unhealthy saturation of advertising all stem from the inability of our economy to adequately synchronise the preferences of society with the actual goods produced. This paper theorises that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Zero waste, circular economy, sustainability impact the bottom line

    What is zero waste? In manufacturing zero waste's goal is to reuse left over materials from the manufacturing of products, putting them back into the process to manufacture new products. Zero waste can also be carried out when a manufacturer of a product that is recyclable takes it back to its facility to reuse recycled product in the production of a new similar product. This closely resembles ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Sustainable strategic management in rapidly emerging economies: the case of Chile

    This paper describes Sustainable Strategic Management (SSM) activities and evaluates Chile's performance in attempting to manage its economy within the framework of SSM principles. It discusses the economic, environmental and social factors that have shaped the development of SSM policies in Chile. Although, Chile has enjoyed significant economic advances during the last three decades, the nation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Crisis aversion and sustainable strategic management (SSM) in emerging economies

    Recent research has challenged the long-term viability of traditional competitive strategies, primarily from environmental and ecological points of view and has sought to bridge the gap between these ostensibly contradictory perspectives. This paper builds on previous work by considering the notion of sustainable strategic management (SSM) in emerging economies. Emerging countries can harbour ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • More Businesses Pursue Triple Bottom Line for a Sustainable Economy

    New Worldwatch Institute study examines the rise of benefit corporations and other companies that prioritize people and the planet, as well as profits Washington, D.C.—As corporations of all sizes increasingly choose to monitor and report on their social and environmental impacts, a growing number of mostly small and medium-sized companies are going even further: They are ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Fiscal policy in select transition economies: opportunities for sustainable development

    This paper views fiscal policy as an instrument of sustainable development during ongoing economic transformation. Empirically testing fiscal policy sustainability, this study focuses on primary surplus to debt relation for two transition economies groups: net exporters and net importers. Although results suggest sustainability, mainly for net exporters, recent successes may not be sustainable in ...


    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

  • The green economy and the knowledge economy: exploring the interface

    UK, along with many other developed countries, is now considered to be primarily a knowledge economy. According to this model, future prosperity will depend on the development of knowledge-intensive, high value-added economic activities, and on a highly skilled workforce. At the same time, the development of the green economy has recently moved towards the centre of political discourse, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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