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An Introduction to Corporate Environmental Management
Striving for Sustainability
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This wide-ranging introductory text puts the manager center-stage and the relationship between management and environmental issues at the very core of the book's many themes. It provides a comprehensive and succinct introduction and review of the world of corporate environmental management and the current issues in that world ... we have to see the academics teaching this and similar material in Business Schools and Universities. - Social and Environmental Accounting | | This book provides a textbook-style exploration of the ways in which companies can engage in environmental management, and why engagement can be profitable for business. - Corporate Citizenship Briefing, July 2003 | | This is one of the first texts to offer a comprehensive overview of the principles of corporate environmental management ... few readers will fail to find something new and useful here ... it succeeds in providing an integrated approach to corporate environmental management that will be of value to students and to practitioners. - Environment, June 2004
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Prof. Dr Stefan Schaltegger is a full professor of Corporate Environmental Management and director of the Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM) at the University of Luneburg, Germany. Between 1996 and 1998 he was an assistant professor of economics leading the chair of public economics and policy at the University of Basel, Switzerland, where he became an associate professor for management in 1998. After his PhD in Environmental Management in 1992 he spent one year as a visiting research fellow at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. His research areas include environmental accounting and information management, sustainable finance, sustainable entrepreneurship, stakeholder management and the integration of environmental economics and management. Stefan is member of the editorial board of the international journals Business Strategy and the Environment and Greener Management International, and of the editorial advisory board of Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, the steering committee of the European Eco-management and Accounting Network (EMAN-EU), the SustainAbility Faculty, London and the board of the RIO Impulse Management Forum, Switzerland. Stefan has lectured at various universities, including the Universities of Basel and Bern, the Norwegian School of Management BI, Oslo, the University of Jyvaskyla Finland, and the HCMC University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Roger L. Burritt, BA (Jt Hons) (Lancaster, UK), M. Phil (Oxford, UK), FCPA (Australia), CA (Australia), CMA (Australia), ACIB (London), is a Reader in the School of Business and Information Management and member of the National Institutes of the Environment, and Economics and Business, at The Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia, where the environment, management and accounting are his main areas of research and teaching. He is also the International Co-ordinator of the Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Accountability (APCEA), a networking group for people with an interest in environmental management, environmental accounting, reporting and accountability. APCEA has branches in Argentina, Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, and South Korea. Roger has lectured widely throughout the world, is a member of the Environmental Management Accounting Network-Asia Pacific (EMAN-AP) Steering Committee and the Sustainability Experts Reference Group for the ACT Government in Australia. Holger Petersen has been working at the UmweltBank AG Nurnberg, since January 2003. The UmweltBank AG Nurnberg is a leading environmentally focused financial institution in Germany. Between 1999 and 2002 he worked as a research assistant to Prof. Stefan Schaltegger at the Centre for Sustainability Management at the University of Luneburg. His PhD was on the subject of ecopreneurship and strategic management. Holger conducted empirical research and wrote case studies on the competitiveness of leading environmental companies with a special focus on SMEs. Together with Stefan Schaltegger, Holger Petersen has written more than ten German course books on corporate environmental management and co-ordinated the course materials on environmental management for the leading German distance-learning university in Hagen. At the Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM) he was an initiator of the world's first MBA programme on Sustainability Management and Entrepreneurship which is currently under development.
Part 1: Overview 1. Purpose, structure and contents of this textbook 2. Management and business companies 3. Environmental orientation 4. Sustainable development 5. Business management on its way to sustainability 6. Business management and its stakeholders Part 2: Success factors and fields of action 7. Balanced socioeconomic management of the environmental challenge 8. Markets, efficiency and eco-efficiency 9. Systems of legal regulation, environmental norms and standards 10. Partnerships and legitimacy 11. Political arenas Part 3: Strategic environmental management 12. Strategic process and strategic options 13. Basic corporate environmental strategies 14. Competitive strategies 15. Risk management strategies Part 4: Concepts and tools of corporate environmental management 16. Eco-marketing 17. Environmental accounting 18. Environmental management systems and eco-control 19. Outlook and future of corporate environmental management Appendix: Model environmental agreement Bibliography