Sustainability in Australian Business: Principles and Practice

ISBN: 9781118389348

Sustainability in Australian Business: Principles and Practice explores how sustainability is moving from the margins of business thinking and practice to the centre. Key factors and major global issues transforming the business environment include renewable energy requirements, climate change, Asian sweatshops, patterns of international poverty, indigenous rights, and the introduction by governments of carbon taxes or emissions trading schemes. A new paradigm of business — sustainable business — is emerging: that is, organisations having to accept a wider responsibility for both environmental and social wellbeing.

At the same time, the notion of sustainable business also offers organisations the potential for enhanced business value: better management of risk and new market opportunities. Businesses that adopt sustainability principles and practices can strategically position themselves for market leadership in this new environment. This text outlines the key principles and practice of sustainable business, presenting a challenging and stimulating view of contemporary business for university studies. It provides both aspiring and current managers with a detailed insight into how sustainability principles can be applied in core business areas such as accounting, finance, marketing and production. It is a guide to business in the sustainability age.

Features

  • Real world chapter opening examples set the scene for each chapter topic

  • Learning objective icons indicate where each chapter learning objective is covered in the body of the chapter, for ease of study and navigation
  • Spotlight boxed examples appear regularly in each chapter, outlining the practical application of key concepts
  • Key terms and concepts are highlighted in the body text and defined in the margin for ease of reference
  • Self-study and/or class activities at the end of each chapter include review and discussion questions, as well as a closing case study for further student analysis.
Gianna Moscardo
Geoffrey Lamberton
Geoffrey Wells
Wayne Fallon
Phillip Lawn
Anna Rowe
Jacquelyn Humphrey
Retha Wiesner
Brad Pettitt
Don Clifton
Marguerite Renouf
Will Kershaw
Chapter 1 Sustainability, economy and society

Chapter 2 Sustainability, stakeholders and the nature of the rm

Chapter 3 Business ethics, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility

Chapter 4 The economics of sustainable development

Chapter 5 Sustainable business models

Chapter 6 Carbon management

Chapter 7 Strategy

Chapter 8 Sustainability accounting and reporting

Chapter 9 Finance

Chapter 10 Marketing and sustainability

Chapter 11 Sustainable production

Chapter 12 Human resources and sustainability

Chapter 13 Global environment

Chapter 14 Global development

Chapter 15 Social business

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