CHAPTER 3

Systems and Sustainability

Chapter 1 introduced the concept of a systems framework as an enhanced and more effective mental model with which to understand the complexities present in the world and specifically in business today. The notion of sustainability was introduced, and was then further developed and tied into the systems perspective in Chapter 2, providing a foundation for illustrating how these related concepts are creating a shift in the world of global commerce. This chapter delves deeper into the three aspects of sustainability, the economic, social, and environmental, and their impact on commerce. It starts with a look at how conceptions of wealth are related to both systems and business.

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