Transforming Sustainability Strategy into Action: The Chemical Industry

Transforming Sustainability Strategy into Action: The Chemical Industry

Editor(s): Beth Beloff, Marianne Lines, Dicksen Tanzil

Published Online: 12 OCT 2005

Print ISBN: 9780471644453

Online ISBN: 9780471756132

DOI: 10.1002/047175613X

About this Book

"A highly informative and brilliant contribution to the growing sustainability literature."
-Dr. Brian and Mary Nattrass Managing Partners of Sustainability Partners and authors of The Natural Step for Business and Dancing with the Tiger

The goal of sustainable development, a recent focus in the corporate world, is to "ensure a better quality of life for everyone today and in generations to come." The challenge facing industry leaders is how to reconcile economically competitive strategies with environmentally sound and socially responsible practices.

Transforming Sustainability Strategy into Action: The Chemical Industry presents proven practical techniques to help managers in the chemical industry identify and assess options for improving the sustainability of their organizations, with a pragmatic emphasis on operational aspects, decision support, and guidelines for measuring progress. Employing a systematic approach and introducing globally proven problem-solving and decision-making tools designed to provoke questioning and creative thinking, the authors address some of the most challenging issues for the industrial world today.

The authors' combined expertise and extensive experience in translating sustainability strategies from theory into action make them uniquely qualified to deliver the kind of hands-on, responsive business solutions that will give corporate leaders the competitive edge in preparing for tomorrow's socially and environmentally conscious marketplace.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 3

      Views on Key Issues Facing the Chemical Industry (pages 27–88)

      Marianne Lines, Beverley Thorpe, Bernard K Gadagbui, Lynne T Haber, Michael L Dourson, Joel Tickner, Ken Geiser, Joanna D Underwood, Richard A Liroff, Richard Sigman, Agnes M Shanley and Peter H Spitz

    3. Chapter 4

      Planning for Sustainability (pages 89–161)

      Beth Beloff, Elizabeth C Girardi Schoen, Stephen Poltorzycki, Art Gillen, Rainer Ochsenkuehn, Robert B Pojasek, Karl-Henrik Robért, Sissel Waage, Dicksen Tanzil, Catherine Greener, Dave Sherman and Cate Gable

    4. Chapter 5

      Designing for Sustainability (pages 163–197)

      Dicksen Tanzil, Earl R Beaver, Lauren Heine and Martin A Abraham

    5. Chapter 6

      Implementing Sustainable Development: Decision-Support Approaches and Tools (pages 199–328)

      Dicksen Tanzil, Beth R Beloff, David J C Constable, Alan Curzons, Ailsa Duncan, Concepcion Jiménez-Gonzaález, Virginia L Cunningham, Ernst Schwanhold, Karina Funk, Pamela Cohen Kalafut, Jonathan Low, Lise Laurin, Greg Norris, Matthew Retoske, Mitchell Mathis, Karen L Coyne, Neil Smith, Paul Scarbrough, Brad Verrico, Rainer Ochsenkuehn, Jeff Weinrach, Stephanie Meyer, Thomas C Pasztor, Scott Berger and Joan Bigham

    6. Chapter 7

      Future Directions for the Chemical Industry (pages 329–360)

      Ken Geiser, Beverley Thorpe, Joanna D Underwood, Mark Dorfman, Mark R Wiesner and Andrea Larson

    7. Chapter 8

      The Business Case for Sustainable Development (pages 361–485)

      Beth Beloff, Andrew Savitz, Douglas Hileman, Michael Besly, Karina Funk, Dicksen Tanzil, Dawn G Rittenhouse, Mark Wade, Joe Machado, Ernst Schwanhold, David J C Constable, Alan Curzons, Ailsa Duncan, Concepcion Jiménez-González, Virginia L Cunningham, Keith J Miller, Don Reed, Marc Brammer, Richard Liroff and David Robert Taschler

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