green business Books

  • The Green Business Bible

    Business is coming under increasing pressure from Government, customers and campaigning groups to improve its environmental performance. Soaring oil, utility and compliance costs are hitting companies where it hurts - on their bottom line. But there is another way of looking at the green agenda - as an opportunity rather than a threat.Written by ...

  • Good to Green: Managing Business Risks and Opportunities in the Age of Environmental Awareness

    The business world is undergoing dramatic change. Driven by tough new legislation, expanded market-based initiatives, a new President in the White House and a sharp increase in consumer awareness around environmental issues, businesses need to adapt: Period. Smart businesses understand that their competitive advantage lies at the cutting edge of ...

  • Sustainability 101: A Toolkit for Your Business

    As more and more companies recognize the benefits and necessity of “going green,” many are asking, “Where do we begin?” To answer this critical question, we've partnered with fellow consultant Anca Novacovici to provide practical, hand-on ways to get started with a sustainability program. At just under 200 pages in length, this succinct ...

  • Greening the Car Industry

    Corporations, including those in the car industry, are increasingly keen to proclaim their green credentials. But what motivates firms to reduce the environmental impact of their products? Rather than accepting the conventional wisdom, John Mikler addresses this question in a novel way by taking a comparative institutionalist approach informed by ...

  • Life Cycle Assessment in Industry and Business

    The challenge of our time is the greening of products. Different tools and concepts to support this process have been developed in the past decade. Among others, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) appears as one of the most instructive management instruments for gaining insight into product-related environmental impacts and for supporting an effective ...

  • Greening the Supply Chain

    Since the Rio summit in 1992, the paradigm of corporate environmental responsibility has gradually and consistently extended beyond complying with increasingly stringent environmental regulation and taking up the proactive initiatives of a few world-class companies. Research indicates that the business and financial performance of companies may ...

  • Green Intentions: Creating a Green Value Stream to Compete and Win

    Developed by a plant manager who experienced first-hand the challenges to going green in a business environment, Green Intentions provides organizations with a simple, straightforward, and practical approach to green—the Green Value Stream (GVS) process—that is as mindful as it is profitable. Based on the highly successful, Lean philosophy, the ...

  • Report 4500: Green Building Markets

    Report 4500: Green Building Markets estimates the U.S. green building industry at $45 billion in 2007, leveling to $50-55 billion in 2008 and 2009, in terms of value of green buildings put in place during the calendar year. Annual growth was 30-40% from 2004-2007, after 50-60% growth in 2001-2003 when EBI Inc. started estimating the value of green ...

  • Green Jobs: Working for People and the Environment

    SummaryThe pursuit of so-called 'green jobs'—employment that contributes to protecting the environment and reducing humanity's carbon footprint—will be a key economic driver of the 21st century. 'Climate-proofing' the global economy will involve large-scale investments in new technologies, equipment, buildings, and infrastructure, ...

  • Lean and Green: Profit for Your Workplace and the Environment

    In 'Lean and Green', Pamela Gordon proves that capitalism and environmentalism are not mutually exclusive - quite the contrary. She shows how 'green' business practices enable organizations to save millions, even billions of dollars each year. 'Lean and Green':* Debunks the myth that businesses must choose between profit and the environment * ...

  • Greening Growth in Asia and the Pacific: Follow-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development

    The book explains three basic principles of Greening growth: quality of economic growth, eco-efficiency of economic growth, and environmental sustainability vis-a-vis environmental performance: and four pillars of Green growth: eco-tax reform, sustainable infrastructure, the greening of business and sustainable consumption. It explores them as ...

  • Environmental Aspects of Real Estate and Commercial Transactions: From Brownfields to Green Buildings, Third Edition

    This comprehensive guide examines the issues, problems and pitfalls involved in the intersection of real estate, business, and environmental law. A unique and practical resource, Environmental Aspects of Real Estate and Commercial Transactions, Third Edition, covers the entire range of environmental issues that arise when real estate is developed, ...

  • Environmental, Logistics and Renewable Energy Blog - WIH Resource Group

    WIH Resource Group launched an industry blog about a wide range of issues relative to: The Environment Green Business Recycling Trends Waste to Energy Renewable Energy & Fuels Alternative Fuels Solid Waste Management Landfills & Landfill Gas (LFG) Transfer Stations Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) Global Economy Strategic Business Planning ...

  • Adapt and Thrive: The Sustainable Revolution

    'Governments and businesses who are currently unable to see beyond the current political term/share price will oppose this book, but in twenty years they will be quoting it as the “Essential Guide for Survival”...' This book is way out ahead in green thinking with business identified as the primary agent for change. 25% discount ...

  • The ECO Guide to Careers that Make a Difference: Environmental Work for a Sustainable World

    How can you make a real difference in the world and make a good living at the same time? The ECO Guide to Careers That Make a Difference: Environmental Work for a Sustainable World provides the answer.Developed by The Environmental Careers Organization (ECO, the creators of the popular Complete Guide to Environmental Careers), this new volume is ...

  • Environmental Governance

    In Environmental Governance, Lamont C. Hempel considers the nature of global environmental change and the institutional responses needed to manage it. While environmental problems are increasingly transboundary in scope and significance, governance remains sharply fragmented and territorial. For political institutions to cope successfully with ...

  • Sustainable Sport Management book

    Sustainable Sport Management is a comprehensive guide to managing sport organizations of all types and size in a more responsible manner.This book, sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program, takes up the torch from Greening our Games, David Chernushenko’s 1994 book, which introduced many in the sporting world to the concept of ...

  • Corporate Environmentalism and Public Policy

    This is the first book to provide a hard-headed economic view of the voluntary approaches to environmental issues, especially toxic chemicals, waste disposal and global warming, that have become prominent in recent years. Corporate environmental initiatives are seen as a tool for influencing the behaviour of environmental activists, legislators, ...

  • State of the World 2010: Transforming Cultures

    Like a tsunami, consumerism has engulfed human cultures and Earth’s ecosystems. Left unaddressed, we risk global disaster. But if we channel this wave, intentionally transforming our cultures to center on sustainability, we will not only prevent catastrophe, but may usher in an era of sustainability—one that allows all people to thrive ...

  • Carbon Reduction: Policies, Strategies and Technologies

    In this time of increasingly pressing concern about global climate change and its potentially irreversible and detrimental impacts on the world's population, it is considered urgent to find effective means for significantly reducing local, regional, national and international greenhouse gas emissions in homes, businesses, industries and ...

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