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Product Stewardship in Action

The Business Case for Life-cycle Thinking

By Helen Lewis Published November 2016

Product Stewardship in Action describes how and why leading companies are taking responsibility for the environmental impact of their products. Written primarily for a business audience, it draws on the knowledge and experience of industry practitioners and other experts to provide a structured approach to product responsibility within firms. 

Somebody Else’s Problem

Consumerism, Sustainability and Design

By Robert Crocker Published November 2016

Somebody Else’s Problem calls for a radical change in how we design, make and use the products and services we need. Crocker challenges us to look at the systems we take for granted in daily life, and their cumulative role in our environmental crisis.

Gender Equality and Responsible Business

Expanding CSR Horizons

Edited by Kate Grosser, Lauren McCarthy and Maureen A. Kilgour Published October 2016

This illuminating book draws together voices from business, academia and civil society to focus on gender equality and its impacts not just in the boardroom, but the wider gender impacts of business in the marketplace – among suppliers, supply chains, communities, the environment and throughout corporate value chains. 

Companies that Mimic Life

Leaders of the Emerging Corporate Renaissance

By Joseph H. Bragdon Published October 2016

Industrial capitalism is broken. This book tells how transformation is taking root in the corporate world. It tells the stories of seven exceptional companies that have out-performed their competitors. Instead of modeling themselves on the assumed efficiency of machines – a thought process that emerged during the industrial age – these firms model themselves on living systems.

Values

How to Bring Values to Life in Your Business

By Ed Mayo Published October 2016

There is no one right or wrong set of values, but there is power and potential in making the most of the right values for your business. Ed Mayo, Secretary General at Co-operatives UK, presents how they can become a natural part of commercial life. With a range of case studies, this book offers practical approaches to make a success of values.

Responsible Business

The Textbook for Management Learning, Competence and Innovation

By Oliver Laasch and Roger Conaway Published September 2016

This textbook provides a theoretically sound, highly relevant, introduction to the topic of socially and environmentally responsible business. It takes an international perspective, has a strong theoretical basis, and fully integrates the topics of sustainability, ethics, and responsibility.

Sustainable Solutions: University–Community Partnerships

Edited by B.D. Wortham-Galvin, Jennifer H. Allen and Jacob Sherman Published September 2016

Sustainable Solutions shares best practice in community-engaged teaching and sustainability-focused research at Portland State University. This volume explores how these partnerships work in practice, analyzing 13 projects to offer pragmatic guidance, critical reflections and inspiration for creating effective university-community partnerships.

Business as an Instrument for Societal Change: In Conversation with the Dalai Lama

By Sander Tideman Published September 2016

The Dalai Lama rarely speaks directly on the topics of leadership, business and economics. Through in-depth dialogue with a number of leading social and economic thinkers, this important book sheds light on the most pressing questions that we face. It has the power to change your way of thinking.

The Future MBA

100 Ideas for Making Sustainability the Business of Business Education

By Giselle Weybrecht Published August 2016

A handy toolkit for all stakeholders within a business school to embed sustainability across the organization. It inspires new thinking about the role business schools play in embedding sustainability.

Sustainable Solutions: Let Knowledge Serve the City

Edited by B.D. Wortham-Galvin, Jennifer H. Allen and Jacob Sherman Published August 2016

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.

Overcoming Challenges to Gender Equality in the Workplace

Leadership and Innovation

Edited by Patricia M. Flynn, Kathryn Haynes and Maureen A. Kilgour Published August 2016

This volume is designed to support the rationale for gender equality in business and organizations. It provides evidence of implementation of gender equality in the workplace and how to deal with and overcome challenges in various contexts, including throughout supply chains.