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A Review of Green Business

verfasst von : Theoharis Tziovaras, Georgia Valaoras

Erschienen in: Current Environmental Issues and Challenges

Verlag: Springer Netherlands

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Abstract

This chapter critically examines the role of business in fostering a more sustainable society. It offers a short historical review of the wider institutional role of business within the framework of global environmental governance and underlines the factors that have encouraged businesses in taking into account sustainability in their business model. It surveys some practices and tools that businesses utilise in this venture. It outlines the role of sustainable production by discussing tools such as eco-efficiency, biomimicry and life-cycle analysis. It also offers insights into the role of environmental management systems and environmental certification. A discussion on the significance of corporate social responsibility is included, along with an inspection of the emerging role of benefit corporations. Finally, some remarks are offered on the wider institutional changes needed for businesses to be aided in their drive to become more sustainable.

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Metadaten
Titel
A Review of Green Business
verfasst von
Theoharis Tziovaras
Georgia Valaoras
Copyright-Jahr
2014
Verlag
Springer Netherlands
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8777-2_15