|Business, Ethics, and the Environment||
Business, Ethics, and the Environment
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For courses in Business Ethics, Business and Society, Applied Ethics, and Environmental Ethics.
This is the first text to bring the sustainability paradigm to the forefront of management and business ethics.
The concept of sustainability and sustainable development has taken hold throughout the world as a new guiding principle of economic development. Sustainability involves “meeting the real needs of the present without so harming the biosphere that future generations will be unable to meet their own needs.” As used by such institutions as the United Nations and the World Bank, sustainable development usually applies to entire economies and societies, and less so to industries and individual businesses. Yet already some corporations, especially in Europe, have adopted sustainable business practices. The future is clear: given present global environmental, population, and poverty trends, economic institutions will be judged by how well they meet environmental and ethical, as well as economic, goals. Joseph R. Desjardins wrote this book to make the case for this claim.
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Business, Ethics, and Sustainability is part of the Basic Ethics in Action series. See below for a complete listing of the wide-ranging anthologies and brief texts that focus on a particular theme or topic within one of four areas of applied ethics. A discount is offered when two or more titles in the series are packaged together. Click on any of the titles below for more information:
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Table of contents
Chapter One: The Coming Age of Sustainable Business
Economics, Ecology, Ethics
Individuals, Government, and Business
Economic Growth: Problem or Solution?
The Sustainability Paradigm
Sustainability as Social Justice
Sustainability: Two Caveats
Chapter Two: The Biosphere: Facts and Values
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State of the Biosphere
Values and the Biosphere: Pragmatism and Diversity
Chapter Three: Economic Growth, Free Markets, and Business Responsibility
Economic Growth as the Economic Good
Free Market Environmentalism
Free Market Ethics
Corporate Social Responsibility and the Standard Model
Corporate Environmental Responsibility
Chapter Four: The failure of market-based policies
Critique of Growth-Base Market Model: Internal Challenges
Critique of Growth-Base Market Model: External Challenges
The Ethics of the Conventional Model
Summary and Conclusions
Chapter Five: Ecological Economics and Sustainable Business Ethics
Policy Implications of Ecological Economics: Accounting for Natural Capital
Policy Implications of Ecological Economics: Globalized Trade and Finance
Ecological Economics and Corporate Social Responsibility
Chapter Six: The “Business Case” for Sustainability and Sustainable Business Models
The Business Case for Sustainability
Models for Sustainable Business: Natural Capitalism and Industrial Ecology
Models for Sustainable Business: The Natural Step and Cradle-to-Cradle
Chapter Seven: Sustainable Production and Sustainable Products
Sustainable Production: Pollution and Waste
Life-Cycle Responsibility, Dematerialization, and Sustainable Energy Use
Business as Consumers: Supply-Chain Responsibility
Chapter Eight: Sustainable Consumption
Consumption: Too Much of a Good Thing?
Why do we Consume as we do?
Business' Responsibility for Consumption
Philosophical Reflections on Consumerism
Chapter Nine: Creating Sustainable Professions and Sustainable
Sustainable Accounting, Auditing, Finance
Sustainable HR and Operations
Business, Ethics, and Sustainability
Sustainability-economic, environmental, and ethical-is the guiding idea that will shape business and economics into the foreseeable future. Business, Ethics, and Sustainability provides a concise, comprehensive introduction to the ethics and management of sustainable business, making the economic, environmental, ethical, and business case for adopting a sustainable business model. It covers topics ranging from the economics of sustainable development to sustainability in marketing and finance.
* An introductory chapter surveying environmental and ecological challenges facing business
* Detailed analysis of why economic growth alone cannot address these challenges
* Models for what a sustainable business might look like
* Detailed consideration of sustainable production and consumption
* A chapter surveying the impact of sustainability on Marketing, Human Resources, and Finance
* Full integration of ethical considerations and analyses
Business, Ethics, and Sustainability is part of the Basic Ethics in Action series, edited by Michael Boylan. For a complete list of our titles, please visit www.prenhall.com/philosophy.
Joseph DesJardins is a professor in the philosophy department at the College of Saint Benedict, Sain John's University in Minnesota.