Sustainable Development Strategies

Sustainable Development Strategies
Author: Director for Strategies Planning and Assessment Barry Dalal-Clayton
Publsiher: Earthscan / James & James
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015055462173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book is a cornerstone resource for a wide range of organizations and individuals concerned with sustainable development at national and local levels, as well as for international organizations concerned with supporting such development. While the focus is on integrated strategies for sustainable development, the approaches and methods covered are equally relevant to poverty reduction, environmental and sectoral strategies, program development and review. Agenda 21 called for all countries to develop sustainable development strategies. For such strategies to be effective there needs to be a real commitment. In every country, government at all levels, the private sector and civil society must work together in a true partnership, in transparent ways which enable genuine stakeholder participation. The necessary mechanisms and processes need to be coordinated to enable continuous learning and improvement. This resource book provides flexible, non-prescriptive guidance on how to develop, assess and implement national sustainable development strategies. It sets out principles and ideas on process and methods, and suggests how these can be used. It is based on an analysis of past and current practice, drawing directly from experience in both developed and developing countries. Following a discussion of the nature and challeges of sustainable development and the need for strategic responses to them, the heart of the book covers the main tasks in strategy processes. Individual chapters offer a rich range of guidance, ideas and case studies on: * The nature of sustainable development strategies and current practice * Key steps in starting, managing and improving sustainable development strategies * Analysis of and for sustainable development * Participation for sustainable development * Information, education and communications * Strategy decision-making frameworks and procedures * The financial basis for strategies * Monitoring and evaluation systems.

Sustainable Development Strategies

Sustainable Development Strategies
Author: Mousumi Roy
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-08-19
ISBN 10: 0128189215
ISBN 13: 9780128189214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Development Strategies: Engineering, Culture and Economics provides policy guidance on good practice in developing and implementing strategies for sustainable development. The book integrates social, economic and environmental objectives, taking into account of their implications for different socioeconomic groups and for future generations. It examines and analyzes existing and new approaches to formulating a sustainable development strategy and its implementation through both quantitative and qualitative studies. In addition, it looks at the formulation of strategy and overcoming various issues from the standpoint of a diverse set of disciplines, including engineering, economics and social/political views. Clearly explains the most cutting-edge green technologies and methods for use in built communities Analyzes existing and new approaches to formulating a sustainable development strategy and its implementation Helps to facilitate the formulation of effective sustainability strategies through an interdisciplinary approach

The DAC Guidelines

The DAC Guidelines
Author: OCSE = OECD.,OECD Publishing,Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development,OECD Staff,Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Staff,Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Development Assistance Committee,Published By Oecd Publishing Oecd Published by Oecd Publishing
Publsiher: Organization for Economic
Total Pages: 71
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105111042672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Developing countries want to join in the globalisation process. However, the increasing complexity of global markets, the new challenges of the multilateral trading system and the competing demands of regional, bilateral and multilateral trade agreemen

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development
Author: Jitendra K. Das,Shallini Taneja,Hitesh Arora
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2021-06-22
ISBN 10: 1000395863
ISBN 13: 9781000395860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book critically analyzes the role of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in achieving sustainable development in emerging economies. It brings together recent developments, effective frameworks, business models, and strategies adopted by companies and looks at how they contribute to sustainable business growth. The volume discusses diverse themes such as green marketing for promoting sustainable development; digitization and sustainability concerns; communication strategies for CSR; ethical standards in Indian advertising; microfinance as an instrument for achieving sustainable development; the role of CSR in the Skill India initiative; and CSR activities of Indian listed companies. It also provides solutions to challenges in achieving sustainable development goals at local and global levels. Drawing on in-depth case studies, the book will be an essential read for corporate professionals, students, and researchers of CSR, management studies, development studies, business studies, economics, environmental studies, green marketing, and sociology. It will also be relevant for policy makers, NGOs, public and private sector corporations, and consultants in sustainability reporting, business ethics, and sustainable development.

Strategies for Sustainable Development

Strategies for Sustainable Development
Author: United States. Agency for International Development
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 42
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822016873176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Improving the Sustainable Development Goals

Improving the Sustainable Development Goals
Author: Lars Niklasson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2019-04-12
ISBN 10: 0429633165
ISBN 13: 9780429633164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Improving the Sustainable Development Goals evaluates the Global Goals (Agenda 2030) by looking at their design and how they relate to theories of economic development. Adopted unanimously by the member states of the United Nations (UN) in 2015, the goals are remarkable for the global commitment on a set of targets to reach by 2030, but also for the lack of a strategy of implementation. The choice of appropriate action is handed over to individual governments, some of which are limited by their lack of resources. This book explores how implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) can be developed, especially in developing countries. The content, strengths and weaknesses of the SDGs are critically examined, alongside their relationship to ongoing academic research. The authors also investigate the actions of governments over the past three years by looking at the national strategies they have presented at annual meetings of the UN High-Level Political Forum. Improving the Sustainable Development Goals takes a critical but constructive approach, pointing out risks as well as possible remedies. The SDGs are seen as an opportunity for a global conversation on what works in solving some fundamental problems relating to poverty and environmental degradation. With the inclusion of a chapter by Tobias Ogweno, former member of the Kenya’s UN mission, this book will appeal to all those who are interested in policy analysis with a focus on development issues.

Population and Strategies for National Sustainable Development

Population and Strategies for National Sustainable Development
Author: Gayl D Ness,Meghan V Golay
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-07-26
ISBN 10: 1000151840
ISBN 13: 9781000151848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The guide serves as a resource for national-level policy makers and the staff of conservation organizations who wish to integrate population and environmental conditions in planning for sustainable development. It presents the basic rationale for linking population and environmental issues, including the demonstrable impact that growth in population and consumption is having on the environment. At the same time, it acknowledges the difficulty of achieving integration due to long-entrenched disciplinary and institutional specialization. The guide refrains from making blanket prescriptions, but rather emphasizes that policy and planning responses must be attuned to the location-specific nature of population-environment interactions. A number of mechanisms for achieving integration are presented, including placement of demographers within national planning organizations, or creation of country-based networks of population and conservation professionals who meet regularly to share knowledge and experience. For those less familiar with previous research, the book includes a primer on demographic change and models and frameworks for understanding the links between population dynamics (births, deaths, growth, migration) and environmental change. Originally published in 1996

Implementing Sustainable Development

Implementing Sustainable Development
Author: William M. Lafferty,James Meadowcroft
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2000-11-30
ISBN 10: 0191522279
ISBN 13: 9780191522277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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At the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, political leaders from more than a hundred countries made a formal commitment to intensify efforts to resolve global environment and development problems and to strive for sustainable development. This volume examines how governments in the developed industrial world have responded to the challenge of sustainable development since it was catapulted into the international stage. It focuses on the central government engagement with sustainable development in Australia, Canada, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union. The study shows that sustainable development has been integrated into governmental idiom in most jurisdictions and has come to be associated with a series of changes to the structures and approached deployed to manage environmental problems. Yet, it also reveals significant differences of interpretation and priority, and in enthusiasm with which sustainable development has been received.

Pioneering Family Firms Sustainable Development Strategies

Pioneering Family Firms    Sustainable Development Strategies
Author: Pramodita Sharma,Sanjay Sharma
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-03-26
ISBN 10: 1789904420
ISBN 13: 9781789904420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book describes the sustainable development journey of 15 business families committed to using their enterprises as a force of societal good. In turn, each family reaps benefits of high economic returns, while contributing to society and environment. The youngest family firm is in its 20s, while there are others over 100 years of age. Size, industry, locations vary. But all these business families share a deep shared commitment towards sustainable development, control over strategic decision-making in their firms and trans-generational continuity intentions. Family values embed their enterprises with a strong sense of purpose to achieve their chosen sustainable development goals. Professionalized systems and processes foster the development of capabilities, and partnerships with a variety of stakeholders ensure the simultaneous achievement of social, environmental and profitability goals.

Handbook of Sustainable Development

Handbook of Sustainable Development
Author: Radha R. Sharma
Publsiher: Business Expert Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-07-14
ISBN 10: 1953349439
ISBN 13: 9781953349439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable development has garnered the attention of the global community when United Nations created Brundtland Commission in 1983 to suggest various ways to save the human environment and natural resources and promote economic and social development. Sustainable development is a way of organizing that an organization can function in the long term. United Nation’s sustainable development goals provide a framework to translate these into solutions through responsible business and investment by incorporating the ten Principles of the UN Global Compact into strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity which are expected to bring out transformative change and create enabling environment for doing business globally. Thus, corporate sustainability, to a large extent, would depend on the capability of the firm to function over a long period with sustainable relationships with the stakeholders. The Handbook of Sustainable Development: Strategies for Organizational Sustainability provides guiding principles and diagnostic tools for transformation, generates knowledge about sustainable organizational designs, co-creating value with multiple stakeholders, managing diversity responsibly, ecopreneurship with entrepreneurial bricolage, sustainable business model, developing positive synergy, sustainability reporting and organizational transformation for sustainability which are pivotal issues to be addressed in management education and corporate world.

Port Strategy for Sustainable Development

Port Strategy for Sustainable Development
Author: Elvira Haezendonck
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2021-03-23
ISBN 10: 3036500901
ISBN 13: 9783036500904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Today, most large port hubs include the circular economy transformation challenge, together with smart digitalization and Internet of Things (IoT), in their strategic priorities. However, many ports do not seem to have progressed beyond incremental, small-scale sustainable innovations or the support of rather fragmented sustainability initiatives. The challenges are complex, since ports do not only have to reconsider their own core activities but also their role in the supply chain of shippers, to lift themselves out of the linear lock-in. Opportunities are also created, and port authorities and businesses need to embrace circular learning and turn these projects into sustainable business models. This strategic change or refocus requires new insights into innovative governance and business frameworks, the link between strategy and commercially viable business models, systems innovation, intensified stakeholder collaboration and co-creation, altered traffic segments and hinterland focus, amongst others. These Special Issue articles address current CE transition concerns salient to port strategists and managers, such as first strategic changes towards circular ports, building awareness on the importance of sustainability data and available space, and how port authorities can develop circular business models.

Energy Policies for Sustainable Development Strategies

Energy Policies for Sustainable Development Strategies
Author: Nnaemeka Vincent Emodi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2016-05-18
ISBN 10: 9811009740
ISBN 13: 9789811009747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In this book, a number of long-term energy scenarios are developed for Nigeria considering the impact of vital factors that may influence energy policies in the country’s future energy system. The energy scenarios were developed through the Long-Range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP) model. The model identified the future energy demand and supply pattern using a least-cost combination of technology options while limiting the emission of greenhouse gases. The book presents four scenarios, and key parameters considered include GDP, households, population, urbanization and the growth rates of energy-intensive sectors. Further, it highlights the findings of the cost-benefit analysis, which reveal the costs of implementing selected policies and strategies in Nigeria, including those focusing on energy efficiency and fuel/technology switching. The book also discusses the application of the LEAP-OSeMOSYS Model in order to identify lowest-cost power plants for electricity generation. Some sustainable strategies that can ensure a low carbon development in Nigeria are also explored on the basis of successful country cases in relation to the Nigerian LEAP model. As such, the book will help policy makers devise energy and sustainable strategies to achieve low carbon development in Nigeria.

Human Resource Management Practices for Promoting Sustainability

Human Resource Management Practices for Promoting Sustainability
Author: Atiku, Sulaiman Olusegun,Fapohunda, Tinuke
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2020-09-18
ISBN 10: 1799845230
ISBN 13: 9781799845232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the midst of climate change, responsible business practices and ecological modernization become essential tools for the promotion of sustainability. Due to the current level of demand for eco-friendly products and services, there is a need for green training and green human resource development to support green creativity and eco-innovation for sustainability. By incorporating green initiatives into human resource practices, organizations can maintain a positive impact on the environment. With a full understanding of sustainable business practices, positive impacts on the environmental management field become easier to produce. Human Resource Management Practices for Promoting Sustainability is a pivotal reference source that explores the incorporation of green initiatives into all aspects of human resource management practices in a variety of industries. The book delivers a discussion on green human capital, collective green intelligence, and competencies that are essential to cope with the challenges in Industry 4.0. It also provides a basis for green recruitment and selection processes as a way of promoting pro-environmental behavior in the labor markets. While highlighting a broad range of topics including employee relations, knowledge management, and recruitment, this book is ideally designed for executives, entrepreneurs, human resource managers, academicians, researchers, and students. The book is also suitable for conventional and corporate universities looking to meet sustainable development goals as well as policymakers as it provides a guideline in designing and implementing green creativity and eco-innovation based on a wide range of global issues confronting sustainability in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The Durable Corporation

The Durable Corporation
Author: Güler Aras,David Crowther
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2016-03-23
ISBN 10: 1317035194
ISBN 13: 9781317035190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainability is normally considered to be about choices for the future being limited by decisions made in the present, and is frequently portrayed as concerning environmental issues alone. The Durable Corporation rejects both of these notions to argue that sustainability is a more complex concept that involves balancing many factors. It explores the nature, value and role of sustainability in business and maintains that resource utilization must be based upon the twin pillars of equity and efficiency rather than attempting to ensure that our choices in the future are not reduced. The authors of The Durable Corporation propose a new model of sustainability and a fresh approach to managing resources. They extend this to the development of difference strategies for achieving sustainability and an alternative approach to managing for the future. These features make it essential reading for all those with responsibility for the sustainability or durability of the enterprises in which they are engaged or in the study of the issues at stake.

Business Strategy for Sustainable Development

Business Strategy for Sustainable Development
Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 116
Release: 1992-07-01
ISBN 10: 0788110489
ISBN 13: 9780788110481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Determines the role of bus. in SD and the market and profit opportunities it presents; defines the strategic choices available to bus. enterprises in relation to SD and the environment, the internat'l. usage of each strategy, and the determinants involved; assesses how managing for SD will require revisions to current mgmt. systems; explores in detail the stakeholder relations and corp. reporting aspects of the mgmt. system; and recommends action by gov't. , bus., and other parties that would encourage bus. enterprises to contribute more actively to global SD.

Land Reclamation and Restoration Strategies for Sustainable Development

Land Reclamation and Restoration Strategies for Sustainable Development
Author: Gouri Sankar Bhunia,Uday Chatterjee,Anil Kashyap,Pravat Kumar Shit
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2021-11-17
ISBN 10: 0128238968
ISBN 13: 9780128238967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Land Reclamation and Restoration Strategies for Sustainable Development: Geospatial Technology Based Approach, Volume Ten covers spatial mapping, modeling and risk assessment in land hazards issues and sustainable management. Each section in the book explores state-of-art techniques using commercial, open source and statistical software for mapping and modeling, along with case studies that illustrate modern image processing techniques and computational algorithms. A special focus is given on recent trends in data mining techniques. This book will be of particular interest to students, researchers and professionals in the fields of earth science, applied geography, and those in the environmental sciences. Demonstrates a geoinformatics approach to data mining techniques, data analysis, modeling, risk assessment, visualization, and management strategies in different aspects of land use, hazards and reclamation Covers land contamination problems, including effects on agriculture, forestry, and coastal and wetland areas Suggests specific techniques of remediation Explores state-of-art techniques based on commercial, open source, and statistical software for mapping and modeling using modern image processing techniques and computational algorithm

Environmental Sustainability and Development in Organizations

Environmental Sustainability and Development in Organizations
Author: Clara Ines Pardo Martinez,Alexander Cotte Poveda
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2021-05-21
ISBN 10: 1000350762
ISBN 13: 9781000350760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book aims to analyze contexts and perspectives in the relationships between environmental sustainability, human development and organizations. The book combines different scientific approaches for enhancing our understanding of environmental sustainability, development economics and evaluate what the actual conditions in emerging economies are and how developing new process could improve the well-being of developing countries. Employing a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach, the authors work to determine the main related factors and outcomes of the relationship between challenges and new strategies in the environmental sustainability, ultimately seeking to guide public policies to enhance the welfare of the population of an emerging economy.

Sustainable Development Concepts Rationalities and Strategies

Sustainable Development  Concepts  Rationalities and Strategies
Author: Sylvie Faucheux,Martin O'Connor,Jan van der Straaten
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN 10: 9401731888
ISBN 13: 9789401731881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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3 decision support techniques that do not depend exclusively on market incentives and monetary valuation. The World Conservation Strategy published by the mCN (1980) recognised the full dimensions of these problems, and introduced the concept of sustainable development, placing the emphasis on the exploitation of natural systems and the use of biological natural resources within limits so that the availability of these resources for use by future generations would not be jeopardised by the current use of them. At this time, the imposition of quotas and the definition of critical loads and environmental standards were suggested as the sorts of instruments necessary to cope with the problems of limited availability of environmental resources. Although the mCN publication did not obtain a high international profile, the idea of policy norms to respect critical loads has become quite widely accepted in the environmental policymaking of Western countries. This has often put the policy agencies in difficult situations. Polluting industries are inclined to argue that the critical loads are defined too restrictively. The complexity and time lags of ecological effects makes it hard to say exactly what constitutes a critical load beyond which there will be irreversible damage, and lobbying interests can play on these uncertainties to try and weaken the environmental standards. In addition, polluting industries can use the argument of negative impacts on "the economy" (particularly as regards employment and export prospects) to blackmail governments, regulatory agencies and the general public.

Green Accounting Initiatives and Strategies for Sustainable Development

Green Accounting Initiatives and Strategies for Sustainable Development
Author: Caraiani, Chira?a
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2015-07-24
ISBN 10: 1466687215
ISBN 13: 9781466687219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In today’s society, environmental concerns are at the forefront of entrepreneurial decision-making and planning. With increased attention on an organization’s environmental impact, researchers and business leaders strive to provide the best methodologies and strategies for effective environmental reporting and accountability. Green Accounting Initiatives and Strategies for Sustainable Development presents the latest scholarly research on the economic, social, and environmental objectives essential to the planning and support of future organizations and communities. This publication is an essential reference source for academicians, researchers, advanced level students, and professionals interested in designing business models and financial plans with consideration for environmental and social liabilities. This publication features timely, research based chapters on economic, social, and environmental policies including, but not limited to, green performance measurement, triple bottom line reporting, sustainable societies, environmental protection, and risk and adaptive management.

Sustainable Business Development

Sustainable Business Development
Author: David L. Rainey
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-05-20
ISBN 10: 113945711X
ISBN 13: 9781139457118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In a turbulent business environment, leaders must begin to think more broadly about what a corporation is and how it can create a richer future. With the globalisation of the world's economies, the intensification of competition, and quantum leaps in technological development, the insular and static strategic thinking of many global corporations has become inadequate for understanding the business environment and determining strategic direction. This 2006 book provides comprehensive and practical analysis of what sustainable business development (SBD) is and how companies can use it to make a significant difference. Case studies of companies in the US, Europe, the Pacific Rim and South America demonstrate that achieving innovation and integration depends on a comprehensive understanding of all of the forces which drive change and responding to them with fresh ways of strategic thinking. It is compulsory reading for MBA students and executives as well as professional readers.