Designing Business for a Crowded Planet
"Frugal Value" contests the notion that the answer to our socio-economic and environmental crises lies in existing “sustainable business” practices, which too-often mean business-as-usual. This book re-thinks the fundamental purpose and role of business to understand how commercial firms might help address the great challenges of our time.
The Sustainable Solutions series examines Portland State University, sharing best practice in community-engaged teaching and research with a sustainability focus. This volume looks at how barriers between disciplines and communities have been overcome, and introduces themes shaping PSU’s work: justice, partnership and climate change.
Environmental Stewardship as a Personal Calling
Distilling a lifetime’s work, Finding Purpose challenges our thinking on how humanity interacts with planet Earth. Hoffman considers this relationship through different lenses – business, academia, faith-based and cultural – to provide a holistic understanding. From student to CEO, readers are offered valuable guidance on considering their place in the world.
A Guide for Business
This definitive short guide distils the latest in scientific and policy literature, helping sustainability leaders understand what they can, and can’t, do with water footprint tools, includes practical experience and case studies and outlines the pros and cons of using Water Footprint Assessment and similar approaches.
New Strategies for 21st-Century Growth
This concise guide goes beyond just identifying the problems and helps organizations abandon "business as usual" thinking to begin solving the issues found at the food, water and energy nexus.
From Risk to Opportunity
Water is a resource under increased stress, with its management now cited as one of the greatest risks to business continuity and growth. This concise guide for professionals offers strategic steps for developing a corporate water stewardship strategy.
Preserving Organisational Value through Climate Change Adaptation
This unique book provides a comprehensive assessment of the management of climate change adaptation in the corporate sector. It provides a formal overview of the range of approaches available along with a series of practical case studies and examples that can be used by organizations to identify, assess and manage climate change adaptation.
A Business Fable on Clean Energy
An insightful introduction to the energy discussion, highlighting the most important debate of our generation: renewable energy versus fossil fuels. Greenergized approaches these significant and complex issues through a "Green Thinking Fable", engaging the general reader in an accessible way.
2.0 Enterprise Risk Management
Most companies do not yet recognize what it means to adapt to future climate change, and do not yet see it as a business priority. This book tackles two key questions facing decision makers: 1) Is adaptation worth it to me? and 2) If it is worth it, can I really tackle it?
A Guide to Reversing Deforestation for Forward Thinking Companies
A practical, inspiring publication targeted at busy business professionals, this book focuses on the nexus between tropical forest conservation projects and the sustainability practices of major global businesses.
This book explains, for a UK business audience, the technical, scientific and economic aspects of solar photovoltaics (PV) technologies. It is useful to anyone considering a business use of solar PV, whether an investor, potential purchaser, or thinking of setting up a company in the sector.
The Changing Profile of Corporate Climate Change Risk will help business executives to rethink their perceptions of climate risk, evaluate whether their company is effectively positioned and make informed and prudent business decisions about climate change risk in an environment rife with policy uncertainty.