Green Business: An A-to-Z Guide, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412973791
  • ISBN-13: 9781412973793
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 585 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released July 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Overview

Businesses increasingly recognize their capacity to help solve global environmental and social challenges, and the most innovate understand the business case for addressing such issues as climate change, water scarcity, pollution, poverty, hunger, and inequality. Via 150 signed entries, Green Business: An A to Z Guide provides an overview of key principles, approaches, strategies, and tools that businesses have used to reduce environmental impacts and contribute to sustainability. Entries reflect the expertise of scholars and practitioners from varied fields and provide references to other entries as well as citations for further reading. Together, they provide an understanding of green business practices that will be valuable for managers, policymakers, students, scholars, and citizens interested in the complex relationship between businesses and the environment. Vivid photos, searchable hyperlinks, numerous cross references, an extensive resource guide, and a clear, accessible writing style make the Green Society volumes ideal for classroom use.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
About the Editors.
Introduction.
Reader's Guide.
List of Articles.
List of Contributors.
Green Business Chronology.
1: Abatement.
2: Appropriate Technology.
3: Balanced Scorecard.
4: Best Available Control Technology.
5: Best Management Practices.
6: Bio-Based Material.
7: Biofuels.
8: Biological Resource Management.
9: Biomimicry.
10: Bioremediation.
11: Biotechnology.
12: Blended Value.
13: Body Shop, The.
14: Bottom of the Pyramid.
15: British Telecom.
16: Brownfield Redevelopment.
17: Carbon Footprint.
18: Carbon Neutral.
19: Carbon Sequestration.
20: Carbon Trading.
21: Cause-Related Marketing.
22: Ceres Principles.
23: Certification.
24: Clean Fuels.
25: Clean Production.
26: Clean Technology.
27: Closed-Loop Supply Chain.
28: Cogeneration.
29: Compliance.
30: Conservation.
31: Coopetition.
32: Core Competencies.
33: Corporate Social Responsibility.
34: Cost-Benefit Analysis.
35: Cradle-to-Cradle.
36: Demand-Side Management.
37: Dematerialization.
38: Deposit Systems.
39: Design for Environment.
40: Discounting.
41: Distributed Energy.
42: Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
43: Ecoeffectiveness.
44: Ecoefficiency.
45: Ecoindustrial Park.
46: Ecolabels.
47: Ecological Economics.
48: Ecological Footprint.
49: Economic Value Added.
50: Ecosystem Services.
51: Ecotourism.
52: Emissions Trading.
53: Energy Performance Contracting.
54: Energy Service Company.
55: Environmental Accounting.
56: Environmental Assessment.
57: Environmental Audit.
58: Environmental Economics.
59: Environmental Impact Statement.
60: Environmental Indicators.
61: Environmental Justice.
62: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing.
63: Environmental Management System.
64: Environmental Marketing.
65: Environmental Risk Assessment.
66: Environmental Services.
67: Equator Principles.
68: E-Waste Management.
69: Exposure Assessment.
70: Extended Producer Responsibility.
71: Extended Product Responsibility.
72: Externalities.
73: Factor Four and Factor Ten.
74: Fair Trade.
75: General Electric (GE).
76: Genuine Progress Indicator.
77: Global Reporting Initiative.
78: Global Sullivan Principles.
79: Green Building.
80: Green Chemistry.
81: Green-Collar Jobs.
82: Green Design.
83: Green Retailing.
84: Green Technology.
85: Greenwashing.
86: Gross National Happiness.
87: Herman Miller.
88: IKEA.
89: Industrial Ecology.
90: Industrial Metabolism.
91: Industrial Nutrients.
92: Informational Regulation.
93: Integrated Bottom Line.
94: Integrated Pest Management.
95: International Organization for Standardization.
96: ISO 14000.
97: ISO 19011.
98: Leadership in Green Business.
99: Life Cycle Analysis.
100: Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS).
101: Material Input Per Service Unit (MIPS).
102: Maximum Achievable Control Technology.
103: National Income and Product Accounts.
104: National Priorities List.
105: Natural Capital.
106: Natural Step.
107: Newman's Own Organics.
108: New Source Review.
109: Organic.
110: Patagonia.
111: Persistent Pollutants.
112: Pollution Offsets.
113: Pollution Prevention.
114: Precautionary Principle.
115: Quantitative Risk Assessment.
116: Recycling, Business of.
117: Remanufacturing.
118: Resource Management.
119: Responsible Sourcing.
120: Restoration.
121: Reverse Logistics.
122: Right to Know.
123: Sainsbury's.
124: Service Design.
125: Seventh Generation.
126: Six Sigma.
127: Smart Energy.
128: Smart Growth.
129: Social Entrepreneurship.
130: Socially Responsible Investing.
131: Social Marketing.
132: Social Return on Investment.
133: Steady State Economy.
134: Stewardship.
135: Stonyfield Farm.
136: Sunedison.
137: Superfund.
138: Supply Chain Management.
139: Sustainability.
140: Sustainable Design.
141: Sustainable Development.
142: Systems Thinking.
143: Take Back.
144: Tesco.
145: Toxics Release Inventory.
146: Toyota.
147: Transparency.
148: Triple Bottom Line.
149: Upcycle.
150: Value Chain.
151: Voluntary Standards.
152: Waitrose.
153: Waste Reduction.
Green Business Glossary.
Green Business Resource Guide.
Green Business Appendix.
Index.