The Resource Eco-Business : A Big-Brand Takeover of Sustainability, Peter Dauvergne and Jane Lister

Eco-Business : A Big-Brand Takeover of Sustainability, Peter Dauvergne and Jane Lister

Label
Eco-Business : A Big-Brand Takeover of Sustainability
Title
Eco-Business
Title remainder
A Big-Brand Takeover of Sustainability
Statement of responsibility
Peter Dauvergne and Jane Lister
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"McDonald's promises to use only beef, coffee, fish, chicken, and cooking oil obtained from sustainable sources. Coca-Cola promises to achieve water neutrality. Unilever has set a deadline of 2020 to reach 100 percent sustainable agricultural sourcing. Walmart has pledged to become carbon neutral. Today, big-brand companies seem to be making commitments that go beyond the usual "greenwashing" efforts undertaken largely for public relations purposes. In Eco-Business, Peter Dauvergne and Jane Lister examine this new corporate embrace of sustainability, its actual accomplishments, and the consequences for the environment. For many leading-brand companies, these corporate sustainability efforts go deep, reorienting central operations and extending through global supply chains. Yet, as Dauvergne and Lister point out, these companies are doing this not for the good of the planet but for their own profits and market share in a volatile, globalized economy. They are using sustainability as a business tool. Advocacy groups and governments are partnering with these companies, eager to reap the governance potential of eco-business efforts. But Dauvergne and Lister show that the acclaimed eco-efficiencies achieved by big-brand companies limit the potential for finding deeper solutions to pressing environmental problems and reinforce runaway consumption. Eco-business promotes the sustainability of big business, not the sustainability of life on Earth."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dauvergne, Peter
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.E5
LC item number
.D346 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lister, Jane
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sustainable development
  • Branding (Marketing)
  • Branding (Marketing)
  • Sustainable development
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Markenpolitik
  • Nachhaltigkeit
Label
Eco-Business : A Big-Brand Takeover of Sustainability, Peter Dauvergne and Jane Lister
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Acronyms -- The politics of big brand sustainability -- The eco-business setting -- The eco-business market advantage -- Eco-business tools of supply chain power -- The supply chain eco-business of brand growth -- Eco-business governance -- Bibliographical references -- Index
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 194 pages
Isbn
9780262018760
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012026833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022068902
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)802183087
  • (OCoLC)ocn802183087
Label
Eco-Business : A Big-Brand Takeover of Sustainability, Peter Dauvergne and Jane Lister
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Acronyms -- The politics of big brand sustainability -- The eco-business setting -- The eco-business market advantage -- Eco-business tools of supply chain power -- The supply chain eco-business of brand growth -- Eco-business governance -- Bibliographical references -- Index
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 194 pages
Isbn
9780262018760
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012026833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022068902
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)802183087
  • (OCoLC)ocn802183087

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