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Hardcover | Out of Print | ISBN: 9780262041621 | 308 pp. | 5.8 x 8.9 in | October 1997
Paperback | $27.00 Short | £19.95 | ISBN: 9780262541091 | 308 pp. | 5.8 x 8.9 in | February 2000
eBook | $19.00 Short | ISBN: 9780262324632 | 308 pp. | February 2000

Eco-Efficiency

The Business Link to Sustainable Development

Overview

The term "eco-efficiency" describes business activities that create economic value while reducing ecological impact and resource use. This book outlines the principles of eco-efficiency and presents case studies of their application from a number of international companies, including 3M and the Dow Chemical Company. It also discusses the value of partnerships--with other companies, business associations, communities, regulators, and environmental and other nongovernmental groups. In the conclusion, the authors argue that business must become more eco-efficient and that governments need to change the conditions under which business operates, including tax and regulatory regimes, to make them more conducive to eco-efficiency.

Endorsements

“"[A] significant shift in business thinking. . . . While the debate on the role of business in environmental leadership will continue, there should be no doubt that the widespread implementation of the authors¹ approach by the business community would deliver benefits for the environment, society, and the economy." Paul Gilding , Worldlink"[A] comprehensive and thought-provoking view of the role of business as it moves toward sustainable development." William G. Brown , Environment”