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The Business Student's Guide to Sustainable Management

Principles and Practice

Aimed at undergraduates, this is the first textbook to offer a full introduction to sustainable management, covering all subject areas relevant to business students. The book includes chapters and seminars on subjects such as: Corporate Sustainable Strategy; Sustainable Marketing; Sustainability Reporting; Supply Chain Management; Human Resources Management: Supporting Sustainable Business; Environmental Economics; Sustainable Operations Management; Greenhouse Gas Management and System Thinking in Sustainable Management.

The book contains nearly 30 ready-made seminars employing various teaching methods. Each chapter follows the same, easy-to-use format.

This book provides a true treasure chest of materials to support staff wanting to integrate sustainability into their teaching and provides support to effectively embed sustainability in the curriculum. The chapters also offer a starting point in developing teaching units for Masters and MBA students. The material is not just useful to people in business schools, but to those involved in wider scale curriculum change, and those looking to make links between different disciplines. 

In 400 pages of easy-to-read text, this book explains what sustainability means for management  … provides fully developed seminars for teaching sessions and an excellent collection of additional learning materials and further readings … the textbook really is a most useful guide as well for business managers who are interested in making their companies more sustainable.  

With new textbooks like The Business Student’s Guide to Sustainable Management, students, teachers and managers alike now have an opportunity to see how sustainability affects all aspects of a business and how profit-seeking businesses can indeed be good for both people and our planet.

on 14 Aug 2014 Francis Vorhies, Forbes

Explains what sustainability means for management … provides fully developed seminars for teaching sessions and an excellent collection of additional learning materials and further readings … the textbook really is a most useful guide as well for business managers who are interested in making their companies more sustainable.  

Francis Vorhies, Forbes

An important contribution for embedding sustainability into the business school curriculum

Katrin Muff , Dean, Business School Lausanne, Switzerland

An important contribution for embedding sustainability into the business school curriculum, this book can be used by students and professors alike to advance the very necessary and critical discussions about how business can truly become sustainable.

Katrin Muff , Dean, Business School Lausanne

We have a challenging and pressing journey to make in sustainability. Take this book with you - the "Sat Nav" of Sustainable Management.

Alison Edmonds, Head, GEMBA+ Global Executive MBA Programme, Manchester Business School

A rich and suggestive resource for educators across the business curriculum who want plug-and-play modules on sustainability for their courses or simply examples that they can build upon, enhance or use as models for entirely new class content. And for those students who want to go further than their courses, this book is a wonderful, compact and practical introduction to the questions, the frameworks and the action strategies they can take with them into their careers as sustainability-minded leaders and managers.

 

Mary C. Gentile, PhD, Babson College, Author of 'Giving Voice To Values: How To Speak Your Mind When You Know What's Right'

This book is far more than a "how to" guide. With the range of ideas and inspiration it provides it really leaves little excuse not to do what we can to make our curriculum fit for graduates who will need to lead the change for a fairer and more sustainable society.

Zoe Robinson, Director of Education for Sustainability, Keele University

[This chapter] covers all the basic areas of Marketing and overlays the concept of Sustainability, demonstrating how it can and should have a positive impact on Marketing. It ... engages the reader and ... provides useful activities and exercises to allow the students to relate Sustainability to their everyday life.

Alastair Allen, Principal Lecturer and Course Leader in Business Management & Marketing, Nottingham Business School

Foreword 
Zoe Robinson, Director of Education for Sustainability, Keele University

Introduction

1. The structure and purpose of this book 
Petra Molthan-Hill, Nottingham Business School

2. Introductory Note for Lecturers, Deans and other university staff who want to embed Sustainability into the Business School Curriculum 
Petra Molthan-Hill, Nottingham Business School

3. Introducing issues of sustainability 
Richard Howarth, Nottingham Business School

4. Integrating the three pillars of sustainability: Social, environmental and economic
Seraphina Brown and Aldilla Dharmasasmita, Nottingham Business School

Embedding sustainability into core subjects

5. Sustainability Reporting
Christian Herzig, and Biswaraj Ghosh, Nottingham Business School

6. Environmental Economics
Rosa Maria Fernandez, University of Birmingham

7. Human Resources Management: Supporting Sustainable Business 
Elaine Cohen, Beyond Business Ltd

8. Sustainable Marketing 
Helen Goworek, Nottingham Business School

9. Sustainable Operations Management 
Maggie Zeng, University of Gloucestershire

10. Sustainable Supply Chain Management 
Peter Lund-Thomsen, Copenhagen Business School and Lynn Oxborrow, Nottingham Business School

11. Developing Sustainable Responsible Strategies in Business  
Mathias Schuez, Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Adding core topics to the curriculum

12. Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Management 
Aldilla Dharmasasmita, Nottingham Business School, Helen Puntha, Ellie Kennedy, Nottingham Trent University and Richard Holmes, Third Stone Ltd

13. Stakeholder Engagement and Corporate Peacemaking 
Natalie Ralph, Corporate Peacebuilders and Ellie Kennedy, Nottingham Trent University

Bringing it all together

14. Systems Thinking and Sustainable Management 
Néstor Valero-Silva, Nottingham Business School

PETRA MOLTHAN-HILL is Principal Lecturer in Business Sustainability at Nottingham Business School, NTU and is Sustainability Coordinator, responsible for embedding sustainability and business ethics into the curriculum.

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