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Green Public Procurement Strategies for Environmental Sustainability

Green Public Procurement Strategies for Environmental Sustainability Book
Author : Shakya, Rajesh Kumar
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2019-02-22
ISBN : 1522570845
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The worldwide consumption of resources is causing environmental damage at a rate that cannot be sustained. Apart from the resulting environmental and health problems, this trend could threaten economic growth due to rapidly decreasing natural resources and the cost of addressing these issues. The public sector has a responsibility to stimulate the marketplace in favor of the provision of more resource-efficient and less polluting goods, services, and works in order to support environmental and wider sustainable development objectives. Green Public Procurement Strategies for Environmental Sustainability provides innovative insights on the adoption and implementation of green public procurement for sustainable practice in order to contribute to environmental protection. The content within this publication examines climate change, sustainable development, and document analysis and is designed for policymakers, environmentalists, managers, suppliers, development agencies, government officials, academicians, researchers, students, and professionals.

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Book
Author : Thomas E. Johnsen,Mickey Howard,Joe Miemczyk
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-10-26
ISBN : 1351661922
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For too long, business has focused on short-term cost advantages through low-cost country sourcing with little regard for the longer-term implications of global sustainability. Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Second Edition, not only fully addresses the environmental, social and economic challenges of how companies manage purchasing and supply chains, but also delves deeper into emerging areas such as modern slavery, digital technologies and circular supply chains. In addition to explaining the basic principles and processes of both purchasing and supply chain management, the book evaluates how to develop strategic and sustainable purchasing and supply chain management. Our key message is that purchasing and supply chain management needs to focus on value creation rather than cost cutting. This requires the development of new purchasing and supply chain models that involve circular supply structures, supply chain transparency and collaboration with new stakeholders in traditional sourcing and supply chain settings. Aimed at students, educators and practitioners the book integrates sustainability into each chapter as a core element of purchasing and supply chain management. This second edition incorporates new examples and case studies from industry throughout, striking a balance between theoretical frameworks and guidelines for implementation in practice.

Developing a sustainable procurement strategy for Fashion Buyers in the German retail sector

Developing a sustainable procurement strategy for Fashion Buyers in the German retail sector Book
Author : Mehtap May Isen
Publisher : diplom.de
Release : 2012-05-15
ISBN : 3842831374
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Inhaltsangabe:Introduction: 1.1 Subject and background: The global economic situation by its ever-changing business dynamics, such as ambiguities about the market, fierce competition, consumer behaviour and their changing preferences significantly increases Business Management responsibilities. Today as never before people are concerned with the environment and social issues; rapidly rising oil prices, increasing transparency and consumer interest in how products are made and where they come from, pressures Business Managers to create a more transparent and sustainable industry. Especially Purchasing Managers play a key role in using their procurement function to foster sustainable development. Referring to an international study that was carried out by Capgemini Consulting, sustainability efforts constitute the second important business driver on multiple supply chain agendas for 2010 (Haarman et al., 2009). Companies are rapidly adopting the term into their business or corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports. However, a review of the literature will show that the tem sustainability has been inconsistently defined. More specifically, most of the recent sustainability research has examined issues such as environment, human rights and safety in a standalone fashion (Seuring et al., 2008). Especially Purchasing Managers fail to take the emerged challenge of sustainability into a more integrative perspective: They often limit their purchasing policies on environmental considerations only. More precisely, there does not appear to be a corporate strategy that integrates environmental and social issues together into one purchasing plan. Hence, the sustainability challenges pressures Purchasing Managers to take the effect of their purchasing actions on the triple bottom line (TBL) into account, which refers to people, planet and profit. 1.2 Reason for choice of subject: The clothing and textile industry is massive. It is worth over US$1trillion worldwide, and contributes to 7% of world exports and employs nearly 26 million people (Tokatli, 2007). Paying a greater attention to fashion retailers, the high street dynamic pushed the retail prices for clothing extremely down. Sadly, consumers are demanding more of low price clothing and consequently fashion becomes more and more disposable. In lieu thereof silent sounds approach mainstream retailers; sounds from degrading working conditions in manufacturing facilities and threatening environmental [...]

Green Consumerism Perspectives Sustainability and Behavior

Green Consumerism  Perspectives  Sustainability  and Behavior Book
Author : Ruchika Singh Malyan,Punita Duhan
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-10-26
ISBN : 1351138022
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This new volume, Green Consumerism: The Behavior of New Age Consumer, provides a holistic understanding the importance of promoting green products and discusses consumers’ buying intentions and decisions. The chapters consider consumer behavior theory in the context of green or ecologically friendly products from both the academic and business perspectives. The chapters present the latest empirical and analytical research in the field of green marketing and provide an abundance of information about profitable and sustainable ways and strategies to deal with environmental problems. The volume considers how consumers are taking responsibility and becoming more aware, driving change in the marketplace. In response, companies are integrating appropriate green strategies into their operational activities, product development processes, and marketing activities to achieve a competitive advantage in saturated markets. This helps companies gain market share and minimize their production costs. Topics discussed in the volume include green pricing, green consumer behavior, various dimensions of consumer purchase intention, sustainable marketing, innovation techniques used to go green, eco-awareness, and other ongoing developments in this rapidly expanding area. Key features: • Discusses research on the latest trends in the field of green marketing, green practices, green products, eco-literacy, environment awareness, protection, management etc. • Provides insight about current consumer behavior, consumers’ eco-literacy levels, and their desires to go green • Covers a multitude of topics, including green pricing, green consumer behavior, sustainable marketing, innovation techniques used to go green, eco-awareness, and more

Sustainability Considerations for Procurement Tools and Capabilities

Sustainability Considerations for Procurement Tools and Capabilities Book
Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,Policy and Global Affairs,Science and Technology for Sustainability Program,Committee on Fostering Sustainability Considerations into Public and Private Sector Procurement Tools and Capabilities
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2012-09-27
ISBN : 0309262623
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Federal laws, regulations, and executive orders have imposed requirements for federal agencies to move toward the sustainable acquisition of goods and services, including the incorporation of sustainable purchasing into federal agency decision making. Since the federal government is such a significant player in the market, its move to incorporate sustainable procurement practices could have a profound impact on the types of products being developed for the market as a whole. The General Services Administration (GSA) has played a key role in furthering sustainable procurement practices throughout the federal government. GSA is responsible for formulating and maintaining government-wide policies covering a variety of administrative actions, including those related to procurement and management. GSA has several ongoing activities related to sustainable procurement to assess the feasibility of working with the federal supplier community - vendors and contractors that serve federal agencies to measure and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the supply chain while encouraging sustainable operations among suppliers. GSA has also been actively developing programs to assist federal agencies in making sustainable procurement decisions. As federal agencies cannot directly fund the development of sustainable procurement tools, they are particularly interested in understanding how to foster innovation and provide incentives for collaboration between developers and users of tools for sustainable purchasing throughout the supply chain. The training of procurement professionals is also a priority for these agencies. To assist efforts to build sustainability considerations into the procurement process, the National Research Council appointed a committee to organize a two-day workshop that explored ways to better incorporate sustainability considerations into procurement tools and capabilities across the public and private sectors. The workshop was designed to help participants assess the current landscape of green purchasing tools, identify emerging needs for enhanced or new tools and opportunities to develop them, identify potential barriers to progress, and explore potential solutions. The workshop provided an opportunity for participants to discuss challenges related to sustainable purchasing and to developing new procurement tools. Sustainability Considerations for Procurement Tools and Capabilities reviews the presenters' recommendations and tools currently used in sustainable procurement, such as databases for ecolabels and standards, codes, or regulations and other nontechnological tools such as policies, frameworks, rating systems, and product indexes.

Green Supply Chain Management

Green Supply Chain Management Book
Author : Joseph Sarkis,Yijie Dou
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-10-05
ISBN : 1351869744
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book gives students a thorough overview of the environmental issues that impact the supply chain and details strategic methods of addressing the political, social, technological, market, and economic concerns that have caused organizations to reconsider their impact. Readers will learn how to integrate the fields of operations management, procurement and purchasing, logistics, and marketing into a successful green supply chain, looking outward to form sustainable partnerships rather than focusing their efforts within the company. Each chapter describes a function or dimension of green supply chains, supplemented with short vignettes to ground the theory in practice. The authors examine various industries, including electronics, food products, and manufacturing, and draw on case studies from the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Oceania, allowing students to compare and contrast domestic and international practices. Blending industry insights with the latest academic thinking, they also consider hot button topics like global–local relationships, the role of third parties, green multitier supplier management, and blockchain technology management. Conclusive chapter summaries and plenty of visual aids help readers retain the information they need to improve environmental performance within, and beyond their organizations. Green Supply Chain Management is an excellent introduction to the topic for students and practitioners of supply chain management and environmental sustainability.

Recommendation N 43 Sustainable Procurement

Recommendation N  43   Sustainable Procurement Book
Author : Economic Commission for Europe
Publisher : United Nations
Release : 2020-05-02
ISBN : 9210042646
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Procurement usually prioritizes cost aspects; however, it is becoming increasingly important to consider an appropriate balance between financial, environmental and social considerations. This recommendation proposes an approach to both sustainable public-sector procurement as well as sustainable private-sector procurement. It provides key references in this area and offers a sample code of conduct in annex. The purpose of this document is to identify a minimal, common set of policies, standards and good practices that will allow buying corporations to comply with sustainability principles without burdening their MSME suppliers with additional administrative tasks that would go against the good principles of trade facilitation. From a methodological point of view, the concept of sustainability is conceived here according to an integrated perspective—encompassing environmental, social and economic impacts in order to avoid the limiting processes of “Greening the Economy”.

What s in Your Paper

What s in Your Paper  Book
Author : Nathaniel Christian Elser
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Institutions of higher education (HEI) today often pursue sustainability in a holistic manner, integrating sustainability into their day to day operations as well as their long-term strategic plans. One challenge that HEIs have faced as attention to sustainability has grown is how to best assess the performance of sustainability initiatives. From an operational perspective, measuring the impact of sustainability practices is necessary for assessing the efficacy of those practices and for identifying opportunities for improvement. Sustainability metrics are also an effective tool for communicating organizational values to interested stakeholders. One area in which sustainability metrics are not yet well-developed is procurement. Institutional purchasing is crucial to the overall sustainability performance of HEIs. Despite this, the metrics used to evaluate and report sustainability performance of procurement outcomes often focus on the overall reduction of purchased materials and the acquisition of products carrying third-party environmental certifications. While such metrics are useful for encouraging better purchasing decisions, they have limited utility for assessing the environmental impact of those decisions. For many universities, paper products are a core area of minor procurement expenditures. Paper, or rather the fiber it is composed of, is a worthwhile area to focus sustainability efforts due to the environmental burdens associated with its production. Even responsibly sourced paper products can have sizeable impacts on environmental indicators. Those impacts can also differ significantly between products that are effectively identical in form and function. As such, reliance on third-party certifications (e.g., FSC, SFI) is an inadequate method for improving sustainability performance in this procurement area. In order to effectively manage sustainability of paper consumption, universities must analyze their own fiber consumption patterns. This research consisted of two related but distinct projects, each investigating different aspects of organizational fiber consumption. The first part of the research is a descriptive study offering a critical evaluation of sustainability metrics related to fiber consumption and corporate attempts at quantifying environmental impacts in the form of footprint-type measures. The second part of the research was rooted in behavioral science and investigated human factors that influence fiber consumption in organizations. The study sought to explain the roles of behavioral attitudes and social norms in employee purchasing decisions. Specifically, Penn State employees who purchased select paper products in the prior year were surveyed to measure environmental concern, attitudes and norms toward green purchasing, task discretion, and green purchasing intention. Secondary purchasing data was obtained from the Department of Purchasing Services and linked to survey responses to measure behavioral outcomes. In the areas of sustainability reporting and corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices, the concept of a forest footprint metric has not yet been addressed in the scientific literature. As such, this study offers the first critical examination of these metrics and presents recommendations for advancing the concept. Within the sustainable supply chain management and procurement fields of study, relatively little research has been published on the impact of minor procurement on the sustainability performance of organizations. Likewise, very little research has been dedicated to the purchasing decisions of staff level employees, with the bulk instead focused on senior level organizational buyers and supply managers. This research highlights the roles of administrative support employees and minor procurement decisions in sustainable supply chain management strategies of large organizations.

The Green Multiplier

The Green Multiplier Book
Author : L. Preuss
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2005-05-31
ISBN : 0230512747
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What contribution can industry make to environmental protection? One corporate function has so far remained outside academic limelight, namely purchasing and supply chain management. This book seeks to redress the balance by putting forward a theory that places environmental responsibility firmly in the hands of supply chain managers - the green multiplier. By influencing purchasing decisions up and down the supply chains, managers can make a difference to the world's natural environment.

Sustainable Procurement knowledge and practice towards sustainable development e Book

Sustainable Procurement  knowledge and practice towards sustainable development   e Book Book
Author : APPOLLONI ANDREA,CHENG WENJUAN
Publisher : G Giappichelli Editore
Release : 2021-09-16
ISBN : 8892198971
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In recent decades, sustainability has become a goal to be achieved throughout the world; it is a direction into which efforts are to be put to solve the global challenges that people are facing today. The spectrum of Sustainable Goals is extensive and wide, ranging from poverty reduction, to human rights and equality of opportunity, and to environmental issues, such as biodiversity conservation, energy efficiency, climate mitigation and adaptation, and waste reduction (see, among others, UNEP, 2017 and UNOPS, 2017). The concept of sustainability has emerged since the 1970s. Today, it has become a crucial paradigm in supply chain management (SCM) (Seuring and Müller, 2008) and is also the foundation for one of the most significant international cooperation initiatives (i.e. the agenda for Sustainable Development Goals 2030), which explicitly highlights procurement as an effective way to support the achievement of sustainable objectives. Indeed, a variety of activities and processes have been substantially influenced and involved, and “procurement” is one of them.

The Business of Sustainability

The Business of Sustainability Book
Author : Scott G. McNall,James C. Hershauer,George Basile
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0313384940
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This three-volume set is a landmark comprehensive overview of the business of sustainability, providing 56 separate chapters from leaders in business, non-profit organizations, and from within the academic and policy world. * Contributions from more than 70 authors recognized for their work in sustainability * Several chapters with systemic frameworks * Numerous case studies demonstrating successful approaches by industry innovators * 55 figures with models and steps for analyses * A bibliography with each chapter

Purchasing Power

Purchasing Power Book
Author : Lisa Mastny,Thomas Prugh
Publisher : Worldwatch Inst
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Through the things that they buy, large institutions wield great influence over the future of our planet. Nearly every institutional purchase, from office paper to buildings, entails hidden costs for the natural environment and the world's people. Shifting just a portion of that spending away from harmful goods and services to more environmentally friendly alternatives can benefit ecosystems and communities, save money, and send a powerful message to markets on behalf of more sustainable options. Although not a panacea, harnessing institutional purchasing may be one of the most powerful tools available for shifting patterns of production and consumption toward sustainability. A number of organizations are working hard to push institutional purchasers to respond to rising demands for a more sustainable world.

The Truth About Green Business

The Truth About Green Business Book
Author : Gil Friend
Publisher : Que Publishing
Release : 2009-05-29
ISBN : 9780768694208
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Everything you need to know to green your business and grow your profit. • The truth about what climate change means for your business • The truth about running lean and green • The truth about future proofing your business Simply the best thinking THE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH This book reveals 52 PROVEN GREEN STRATEGIES and bite-size, easy-to-use techniques that get results. “This little book is inspiring in its range and practicality—not just for CEOs, but for every member of the enterprise…an exceptionally useful guide for ‘going green’ at any scale of enterprise.” CHIP CONLEY, CEO, Joie de Vivre Hospitality “In a world where green business advice is rampant, this is the one resource you need: a field guide that combines insight and inspiration with a solid, actionable path forward.” JOEL MAKOWER, Executive Editor, GreenBiz.com

Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management Book
Author : David B. Grant,Alexander Trautrims,Chee Yew Wong
Publisher : Kogan Page Publishers
Release : 2013-09-03
ISBN : 074946867X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management is the essential guide to the principles and practices of sustainable logistics operations and the responsible management of the entire supply chain. It offers practitioners and students the required understanding of sustainability science as well as an understanding of sustainability as it affects the supply chain. Examining the subject in an integrated manner and from a holistic perspective, it examines all the key areas, including: product design; procurement; cleaner production; freight transport; warehousing and storage; purchasing; supply management; reverse logistics; recycling; strategy and more. Written by three leading experts on the subject, Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a comprehensive, academic book that provides research-led applications and case studies.

Green Practices and Strategies in Supply Chain Management

Green Practices and Strategies in Supply Chain Management Book
Author : Syed Abdul Rehman Khan
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2019-09-11
ISBN : 1839621834
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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We look at green supply chain management from the vantage point of the triple bottom line: environmental, economic, and social. There are many sustainability decisions that can be made on which we have an incredible impact. Usually, managers have the opportunity to make decisions in five areas of the supply chain: plan, source, make, deliver, and return. Nowadays, consumers care more about where and how the products are produced and delivered, what they are made of, and who made them. Regulatory bodies are continuously creating pressure on firms to adopt eco-friendly practices in their businesses for better environmental sustainability. As a result, firms have just two choices: to adopt green and/or eco-friendly practices in their supply chain operations to fulfill their customers' and regulatory bodies' requirement or not to adopt green practices and lose their business position and potential customers.

Sustainable Procurement in Supply Chain Operations

Sustainable Procurement in Supply Chain Operations Book
Author : Sachin K. Mangla
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2019
ISBN : 9780429466328
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Procurement is an emerging concept in supply chain and operations management. Manufacturing industries have made improvements in moving from cost-based to quality-based, and customer-focused supply chain management strategies. This is becoming an integrated component in the supply chain system, with players becoming aware of the regulations and needs of the customer. It is imperative for production firms to look at the procurement activity as one of the strategic enablers for sustaining the business in the competitive global environment. This book will provide industries with an understanding of the concepts related to sustainable procurement policies and its implementation. Provides decision and theory development models in sustainable procurement supply chains Includes contributions in all three major analytics: descriptive, predictive, and perspectives in the context of sustainable procurement supply chain Discusses new business models with suppliers and opportunities for co-branding Covers how to develop new tools to measure and allocate the gains from sustainable practices among stakeholders Analyses the science of translating data into meaningful and actionable insights

Ethics and Decision Making for Sustainable Business Practices

Ethics and Decision Making for Sustainable Business Practices Book
Author : Oncioiu, Ionica
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2017-12-15
ISBN : 1522537740
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Alongside increasing demands for transparency and accountability, business governance is transforming due to decades of economic turmoil, regulatory reform, and technological change. There is now a holistic approach to this concept, as it is no longer just about running companies and organization efficiently. Ethics and Decision-Making for Sustainable Business Practices is a critical scholarly resource that examines issues of sustainability, ethics, governance, and cultural influence in the business world. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as entrepreneurship, cost management, environmental business, and cultural diversity, this book is geared towards managers, leaders, researchers, and organizations interested in the integration of sustainable business practices.

Responsible Food Purchasing

Responsible Food Purchasing Book
Author : United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Publisher : United Nations
Release : 2016-01-20
ISBN : 9210601866
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For many countries, tourism provides a significant source of foreign exchange and foreign direct investment. If managed sustainably, tourism can make an important contribution towards conserving natural and cultural heritage resources, generating and distributing wealth equitably, empowering the disadvantaged, generating jobs and supporting infrastructure development. This guide will help food purchasers in the tourism sector to understand better the importance to their business of responsible food purchasing, while providing practical advice and guidance to enable them to make the right decisions and choices.

Sustainability and Organizational Change Management

Sustainability and Organizational Change Management Book
Author : Stewart Clegg,João Amaro de Matos
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-10-02
ISBN : 1317373502
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There is no bigger challenge for organizational change management in the contemporary world than achieving greater sustainability. The challenges associated with sustainable development are multifaceted, including criteria pertaining to the delivery of environmental, social, ethical and economic results. Creating sustainable value requires companies to address issues that relate to pollution and waste, created by industrialization; to respond in a transparent manner to the challenges increasingly raised by the civil society, namely NGOs; to invest in emerging technologies that provide innovative solutions to many of today’s environmental problems; and to effectively respond to the challenges of increased poverty and inequality around the globe. On the other hand, to create shareholder value, managers must focus not only on cost reduction and risk control, but also on fostering innovation, enhancing corporate reputation within external stakeholders, and establishing a credible growth path for the future. The current global financial crisis has left few untouched: unprecedented unemployment figures, public deficits, bankruptcies, redundancies, austerity regimes, and governments bailing out banks all over the globe. World confidence is at a record low. How can management scholars encounter solutions for the dilemmas created by this scenario of change in which they can manage to change sustainably? This book provides some answers to these pressing questions. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Change Management.

Greening Business

Greening Business Book
Author : Ian Worthington
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0199535213
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book focuses on why, when and how businesses have responded to the growing pressures to improve on their environmental performance. Using a wealth of international research and supported by numerous examples of current practice including case studies of well-known firms, it examines the varied and contested nature of business responses and the competing claims over the business case for corporate greening. It illustrates how environmental protection hasincreasingly become a business issue at both the strategic and operational level for businesses of all sizes and across all continents.