Strategic Responses for a Sustainable Future

Strategic Responses for a Sustainable Future considers how modern organizations can respond to and deal with increasingly uncertain environmental conditions with the aim of creating effective solutions that can sustain business growth and ...

Author: Torben Juul Andersen

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1800719302

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Strategic Responses for a Sustainable Future considers how modern organizations can respond to deal with increasingly uncertain environmental conditions with the aim of creating effective solutions that can sustain business growth and performance.

Strategic Responses for a Sustainable Future

... 52, 68 Strategic fit, 50, 52–54,56 Strategic management, 80 Strategic planning process, 58–59 Strategic response ... 141–142 Sustainability, 22 Sustainable development, 8 Sustainable firms, 8 Systematic literature review, ...

Author: Torben Juul Andersen

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781800719316

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Strategic Responses for a Sustainable Future considers how modern organizations can respond to and deal with increasingly uncertain environmental conditions with the aim of creating effective solutions that can sustain business growth and performance.

Mapping the Journey

This illuminating new book presents a series of in-depth case studies from around the world based on numerous personal interviews with organizational leaders and focusing on their journey towards sustainability.

Author: Lorinda R. Rowledge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351282796

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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This illuminating new book presents a series of in-depth case studies from around the world based on numerous personal interviews with organizational leaders and focusing on their journey towards sustainability. The aim is to provide visions of a more sustainable future, and shed light on the path, milestones and solutions – in particular the management processes these organizations employed – to provide a reliable compass that others can follow. Although each organization must take steps to fit its particular circumstance, business conditions and culture, Mapping the Journey proves that valuable lessons can be learned by setting aside critique as to where these organizations may yet make progress and instead focusing on the guidelines, targets, measures of success, tools and techniques and valuable wisdom about how pioneer organisations are travelling toward a prosperous, sustainable future. Each organization included has crafted its own unique strategic responses to an identified need for increased sustainability. While none can be said to have reached the end-point of a sustainable development strategy, all have found that, by addressing the challenge of sustainable industrial practices, they have found innovative solutions, new opportunities for revenue generation, better relationships with customers, new business and product opportunities and a boost to morale from the executive ranks to front-line employees. Mapping the Journey examines both public and private organizations worldwide: SJ Rail of Sweden; Sony Corporation; SC Johnson; TransAlta Corporation; Patagonia; Henkel; Volvo; ASG; Interface Flooring Systems; Suncor; DaimlerChrysler; AssiDoman; Germany's Centre for Technology Assessment and the Dutch National Environmental Policy Plan. These case studies provide an inspiring framework of effective processes for defining a sustainable development strategy and transforming it successfully into actions and results.

Sustainable Development Strategies

This book is a cornerstone resource for a wide range of organizations and individuals concerned with sustainable development at national and local levels, as well as for international organizations concerned with supporting such development ...

Author: Director for Strategies Planning and Assessment Barry Dalal-Clayton

Publisher: Earthscan / James & James

ISBN: UOM:39015055462173

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

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This book is a cornerstone resource for a wide range of organizations and individuals concerned with sustainable development at national and local levels, as well as for international organizations concerned with supporting such development. While the focus is on integrated strategies for sustainable development, the approaches and methods covered are equally relevant to poverty reduction, environmental and sectoral strategies, program development and review. Agenda 21 called for all countries to develop sustainable development strategies. For such strategies to be effective there needs to be a real commitment. In every country, government at all levels, the private sector and civil society must work together in a true partnership, in transparent ways which enable genuine stakeholder participation. The necessary mechanisms and processes need to be coordinated to enable continuous learning and improvement. This resource book provides flexible, non-prescriptive guidance on how to develop, assess and implement national sustainable development strategies. It sets out principles and ideas on process and methods, and suggests how these can be used. It is based on an analysis of past and current practice, drawing directly from experience in both developed and developing countries. Following a discussion of the nature and challeges of sustainable development and the need for strategic responses to them, the heart of the book covers the main tasks in strategy processes. Individual chapters offer a rich range of guidance, ideas and case studies on: * The nature of sustainable development strategies and current practice * Key steps in starting, managing and improving sustainable development strategies * Analysis of and for sustainable development * Participation for sustainable development * Information, education and communications * Strategy decision-making frameworks and procedures * The financial basis for strategies * Monitoring and evaluation systems.

Sustainable Development Strategies

This book is a cornerstone resource for a wide range of organizations and individuals concerned with sustainable development at national or local levels, as well as for international organizations concerned with supporting such development.

Author: Stephen Bass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136555732

Category: Political Science

Page: 382

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This book is a cornerstone resource for a wide range of organizations and individuals concerned with sustainable development at national or local levels, as well as for international organizations concerned with supporting such development. Whilst the focus is on integrated strategies for sustainable development, the approaches and methods covered are equally relevant to poverty reduction, environmental and sectoral strategies, programme development and review. Agenda 21 called for all countries to develop sustainable development strategies. For such strategies to be effective there needs to be a real commitment. In every country, government at all levels, the private sector, and civil society, must work together in a true partnership, in transparent ways which enable genuine stakeholder participation. The necessary mechanisms and processes need to be coordinated to enable continuous learning and improvement. This resource book provides flexible, non-prescriptive guidance on how to develop, assess and implement national sustainable development strategies. It sets out principles and ideas on process and methods, and suggests how these can be used. It is based on an analysis of past and current practice, drawing directly from experience in both developed and developing countries. Following a discussion of the nature and challenges of sustainable development and the need for strategic responses to them, the heart of the book covers the main tasks in strategy processes. Individual chapters offer a rich range of guidance, ideas and case studies.

Sustainable Development Strategies

Thus the goal of sustainable development has also become a concern of the private sector. ... and new financing mechanisms Sustainable development balances needs from PAGE THE NEED FOR STRATEGIC RESPONSES 17 New technologies.

Author: Stephen Bass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136555749

Category: Political Science

Page: 382

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This book is a cornerstone resource for a wide range of organizations and individuals concerned with sustainable development at national or local levels, as well as for international organizations concerned with supporting such development. Whilst the focus is on integrated strategies for sustainable development, the approaches and methods covered are equally relevant to poverty reduction, environmental and sectoral strategies, programme development and review. Agenda 21 called for all countries to develop sustainable development strategies. For such strategies to be effective there needs to be a real commitment. In every country, government at all levels, the private sector, and civil society, must work together in a true partnership, in transparent ways which enable genuine stakeholder participation. The necessary mechanisms and processes need to be coordinated to enable continuous learning and improvement. This resource book provides flexible, non-prescriptive guidance on how to develop, assess and implement national sustainable development strategies. It sets out principles and ideas on process and methods, and suggests how these can be used. It is based on an analysis of past and current practice, drawing directly from experience in both developed and developing countries. Following a discussion of the nature and challenges of sustainable development and the need for strategic responses to them, the heart of the book covers the main tasks in strategy processes. Individual chapters offer a rich range of guidance, ideas and case studies.

Responsible Business in Uncertain Times and for a Sustainable Future

Social sustainable supply chain management in the textile and apparel industry: A literature. ... Strategic responses to institutional processes. ... Conceptual framework development: CSR implementation in fashion supply chains.

Author: Nicholas Capaldi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030112172

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 223

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This book offers up-to-date insights into the theory and practice of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability management. Gathering contributions by a team of international scholars, it shares perspectives from a variety of academic disciplines, including management and tourism as well as accounting, higher education research and supply chain management. Guided by the credo of achieving 'Responsible Business for Uncertain Times and a Sustainable Future,' the authors present their latest reflections on, and possible solutions for, sustainable and responsible business practices. All of the contributions presented here are critical, evidence-based and solution-oriented, making the book both practical and insightful reading for academics and practitioners alike.

Environmental Economic Impact on Sustainable Development

We are now seeing the development of proactive sustainability approaches with regional sustainability strategies for future development pathways and Resources/Processes/Outcomes/Response model considering operational activities from the ...

Author: J.L. Miralles i Garcia

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 9781784662455

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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Delegates to the 3rd International Conference on Environmental and Economic Impact on Sustainable Development contributed the peer-reviewed papers contained in this book. The papers discuss the most serious problems affecting sustainable development. They consider the impact of economic constraints on the environment, taking into account the social aspects as well as the over-use of natural resources. Uncontrolled development can also result in damage to the environment in terms of the release of toxic substances and hazardous waste. Thus, attention is paid to issues related to whether some forms of development are compatible with environmental protection, particularly in cases of possible serious contamination and toxicity. The focus in the book is on more constructive and progressive approaches to the problems discussed, to ensure sustainability. The hope is that through the shared experiences of experts, we can learn from past failure, to avoid repeating similar mistakes, while attempting to prevent emerging threats to the environmental and ecological systems. Fundamental to these concepts are an analysis of the inherent risks and the development of appropriate strategies. The papers in this book cover such topics as: Environmental assessments; Environmental policies and planning; Water resources management; Natural resources management; Legislation and regulations; Development issues; Economic impact.

The Shades of blue upgrading coastal resources for the sustainable development of the Caribbean SIDS

The first presents an overview of the UNESCO Strategic Response to the issue of promoting sustainable development in the SIDS. The second chapter on Coastal Resources and Sustainable Economic Development in Caribbean SIDS: An Overview ...

Author: UNESCO. Office of the Caribbean

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 9789231041549

Category: Coastal zone management

Page: 140

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Building a Sustainable Future

The Africa Region Environment Strategy Agi Kiss. Health Providing water and sanitation services and hygiene ... and disaster management planning Institutional issue Proposed strategic responses Select phased programs with longer 67.

Author: Agi Kiss

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 082135146X

Category: Nature

Page: 126

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Printed on Demand. Limited stock is held for this title. If you would like to order 30 copies or more please contact [email protected] Contact [email protected], if currently unavailable. In Africa, most especially Sub-Saharan Africa, the World Bank?s mission, to fight poverty, is strongly linked with environmental protection and better management of renewable natural resources. In both rural and urban areas, the poor of Africa are impacted by the loss of natural resources and environmental services. They are also at the highest risk from natural disasters--most particularly floods and drought. This environmental strategy report identifies the current thinking of the Africa region within the World Bank Group. It helps detail the World Bank?s commitment to assist African countries make the transition to sustainable economic development by implementing improved management of natural resources and the environment.