Environment and Sustainability

New and Key Titles 2014

Sustainable Business, Economics and Finance

  1. Sustainable Event Management

    A Practical Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Meegan Jones

    Gatherings of people for a purpose always have and always will be a part of the human story. Those staging these events have a social and environmental responsibility to manage their impacts and enhance their positive lasting legacies. Written by a leader in the field, this book is a practical,...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  2. An Introduction to the Green Economy

    Science, Systems and Sustainability

    By Adrian C. Newton, Elena Cantarello

    The green economy is widely seen as a potential solution to current global economic and environmental crises, and a potential mechanism by which sustainable development might be achieved in practice. Considerable investments are now being made into the development of green technology, renewable...

    Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Cheaponomics

    The High Cost of Low Prices

    By Michael Carolan

    Do you really think you are getting a good deal when given that free mobile phone for switching service providers, if a multinational retailer undercuts its competitors or by the fact that food is relatively cheaper today in many countries than ever before? Think again! As Michael Carolan...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Planetary Economics

    Energy, climate change and the three domains of sustainable development

    By Michael Grubb

    How well do our assumptions about the global challenges of energy, environment and economic development fit the facts? Energy prices have varied hugely between countries and over time, yet the share of national income spent on energy has remained surprisingly constant. The foundational...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Emerging Economies and Challenges to Sustainability

    Theories, strategies, local realities

    Edited by Arve Hansen, Ulrikke Wethal

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    The rise of emerging economies represents a challenge to traditional global power balances and raises the question of how we can combine sustainability with continued economic growth. Understanding this global shift and its impact on the environment is the paramount contemporary challenge for...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. A New Blueprint for a Green Economy

    By Edward B. Barbier, Anil Markandya

    Published in 1989, Blueprint for a Green Economy presented, for the first time, practical policy measures for 'greening' modern economies and putting them on a path to sustainable development. This new book, written by two of the Blueprint for a Green Economy authors, revisits and updates its main...

    Published February 1st 2013 by Routledge

  7. Greening India's Growth

    Costs, Valuations and Trade-offs

    Edited by Muthukumara Mani

    India’s sustained and rapid economic growth offers an opportunity to lift millions out of poverty. But this may come at a steep cost to its environment and natural resources. This insightful book analyses India’s growth from an economic perspective and assesses whether India can grow...

    Published September 25th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Measuring Welfare beyond Economics

    The Genuine Progress of Hong Kong and Singapore

    By Claudio O. Delang, Yi Hang Yu

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    Developed in the 1930s, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was never meant to be an indicator of the level of welfare of a population, but its emphasis by politicians and news outlets has made it become one of the most popular indicators of “development”. Increasingly scholars have criticized the...

    To Be Published July 29th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Socio-Economic Insecurity in Emerging Economies

    Building new spaces

    Edited by Khayaat Fakier, Ellen Ehmke

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    Taking a unique comparative approach to the respective development paths of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA), this book shows that people and governments in all three countries are faced with similar challenges of heightened insecurity, caused by liberalization and structural adjustment. The...

    Published May 26th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Emerging Economies and Challenges to Sustainability

    Theories, strategies, local realities

    Edited by Arve Hansen, Ulrikke Wethal

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    The rise of emerging economies represents a challenge to traditional global power balances and raises the question of how we can combine sustainability with continued economic growth. Understanding this global shift and its impact on the environment is the paramount contemporary challenge for...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  11. Environmental Management in a Low Carbon Economy

    By Stephen Tinsley

    Each government recognises that there is a potential loss of competitive advantage of its business sector if future economic growth strategies are not aligned with a low carbon future. Some multinational organizations recognise this imperative and the importance of aligning business activities to a...

    Published March 5th 2014 by Routledge

  12. Sustainable Business

    Key Issues

    By Helen Kopnina, John Blewitt

    Series: Key Issues in Environment and Sustainability

    Sustainable Business: Key Issues is the first comprehensive introductory-level textbook to address the interface between environmental challenges and business solutions to provide an overview of the basic concepts of sustainability, sustainable business, and business ethics. The book introduces...

    Published August 18th 2014 by Routledge

  13. Tourism in the Green Economy

    Edited by Maharaj Vijay Reddy, Keith Wilkes

    The concept of the green economy has now entered mainstream policy debates and been endorsed by a range of United Nations and other organizations. The Rio+20 UN conference specifically draw attention to the green economy approach in the context of sustainable development to move away from...

    To Be Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge

  14. The Measurement of Environmental and Resource Values

    Theory and Methods, 3rd Edition

    By A. Myrick Freeman III, Joseph A. Herriges, Catherine L. Kling

    The first edition of this important work was the winner of the 2002 Publication of Enduring Quality award by the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. The continuing premise for the book is that estimates of the economic values of environmental and natural resource services are...

    Published June 26th 2014 by RFF Press

  15. Sustainable Capitalism and the Pursuit of Well-Being

    By Neil E. Harrison

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    Sustainable development is the central challenge of the 21st Century. How can human civilization continue to develop without destroying the natural systems on which it depends?Environmentalists tell us that capitalism is the problem because it feeds our self-interest. They tell us that we have to...

    Published December 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  16. Finance Policy for Renewable Energy and a Sustainable Environment

    By Michael Curley

    Series: Energy and the Environment

    Environmental finance is about creating the greatest environmental benefit for the largest number of people at the lowest possible cost. That is the first and most important principle listed in Finance Policy for Renewable Energy and a Sustainable Environment. Focusing on what the author considers...

    Published March 18th 2014 by CRC Press

  17. Investor Oriented Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting

    By Jane Thostrup Jagd

    Reporting organizations' corporate social responsibility activities is difficult - a lack of regulation means that the communication of these activities varies significantly and there is a multitude of ways in which mistakes can be made. The author provides the tools and insights required to...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  18. Sustainability Accounting and Accountability

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Jan Bebbington, Jeffrey Unerman, Brendan O'Dwyer

    The management and balancing of social, environmental and economic sustainability is one of the most complex and urgent challenges facing both private and public sector organizations today; with these challenges of sustainability posing many risks to, and many opportunities for, advancing the aims...

    Published May 28th 2014 by Routledge

  19. Organizational Change for Corporate Sustainability

    3rd Edition

    By Suzanne Benn, Dexter Dunphy, Andrew Griffiths

    Series: Routledge Studies in Organizational Change & Development

    Since this classic book was first published in 2003, sustainability has increasingly become mainstream business for leading corporations, whilst the topic itself has also been a hotly debated political issue across the globe. The sustainability phase models originally discussed in the book have...

    Published May 8th 2014 by Routledge

  20. Waste and Recycling

    Theory and Empirics

    By Takayoshi Shinkuma, Shunsuke Managi

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

    As "business as usual" has become the mantra of today's world, it's unlikely to see a decrease in hazardous waste generated from greater economic growth. Written by renowned experts, the book suggests a solution, supported by theoretical arguments to this waste problem. The book discusses how main...

    Published September 12th 2013 by Routledge

  21. Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

    A Sustainability Perspective

    By Thomas Johnsen, Mickey Howard, Joe Miemczyk

    This is the ground-breaking new book for aspiring purchasing and supply chain leaders and anyone with a keen interest in this rapidly evolving field. For too long business has focused on short-term cost advantages through low-cost country sourcing with little regard for the longer-term implications...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge

  22. Sustainability in Accounting Education

    Edited by Maria Cadiz Dyball, Ian Thomson, Richard M.S. Wilson

    Accounting sustainably involves accounting for and to the natural environment, and accounting for and to society, including groups currently oppressed or disadvantaged by unsustainable processes and practices. This book creates a compelling case for the inclusion of sustainability at the heart of...

    Published May 13th 2014 by Routledge

  23. Sport Management and the Natural Environment

    Theory and Practice

    Edited by Jonathan Casper, Michael E. Pfahl

    Sport leaves a significant environmental footprint, from fans travelling to local league games to massive infrastructure projects for international mega-events. With climate change and other environmental issues becoming increasingly prominent, any successful sport organization now has to...

    To Be Published March 14th 2015 by Routledge

  24. Business and the Sustainability Challenge

    An Integrated Perspective

    By Peter N. Nemetz

    It is vitally important for businesses to have a holistic understanding of the many issues surrounding and shaping sustainability, from competitors to government and political factors, to economics and ecological science. This integrated textbook for MBA and senior-level...

    Published August 13th 2013 by Routledge