Chapter Synopses

Chapter 1

  • The business world, as well as society, has reached a tipping point: economic, social, and environmental incidents have forced industry to begin to address how they conduct business, as evidenced by the tremendous growth in sustainability practices and reporting by businesses of all sizes.
  • Research on the cause of the problems now being faced reveals the need to develop an updated worldview, one that is more adequate in explaining the reason behind those problems.
  • Studies have shown that this revised paradigm, based on a principle of interdependency between systems, has gained traction, not only in science, but also in many disciplines, and in commerce.
  • In the broader view, sustainability is the ability for economic, ...

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