CHAPTER 1

Sustainability: Meaning and Context

Learning Objectives

•   Understand the various meanings of sustainability, including its relationships with nature and technology, applying a global point of view

•   Differentiate between the concepts sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and corporate accountability

•   Become familiar with sustainability as seen from a corporate perspective

•   Grasp the concept of the supply chain and its importance to sustainability in the business context

•   Become familiar with A Primer’s approach to sustainability

To begin our exploration of sustainability, we focus on its definition, an area that is a bit more complicated than we might think at first. We look at the supply chain, an important ...

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