It is vitally important for businesses to have a holistic understanding of the many issues surrounding and shaping sustainability, from competitors to government and political factors, to economics and ecological science. This integrated textbook for MBA and senior-level undergraduates offers a comprehensive overview of the issues of sustainability as they relate to business and influence corporate strategy. It also features a wide range of cases and an extensive discussion of tools to incorporate sustainability issues into strategic decision making, helping instructors and students to build and then apply a solid understanding of sustainability in business.

chapter 1|18 pages

Book Outline and Rationale

part |2 pages

Part I: Foundations

chapter 5|30 pages

An Overview of Environmental Economics

chapter 6|16 pages

A Brief Outline of Ecological Economics

chapter 8|8 pages

Placing a Value on Human Life

chapter 10|28 pages

Some Relevant Ecological Principles

part |2 pages

Part II: The Private Sector

chapter 14|10 pages

Assessing Interface Ltd.

chapter 15|10 pages

Eco-Effi ciency and Other Paradigms

chapter 16|14 pages

Closing the Loop—Mimicking Nature

chapter 22|24 pages

Assessing Ooteel’s Strategic Options

chapter 23|26 pages

Case Study of Suncor, Inc.

chapter 24|10 pages

Assessing Suncor

chapter 27|12 pages

Sustainability and Corporate Culture

chapter 28|10 pages