Hijacking Environmentalism: Corporate Responses to Sustainable Development

1st Edition

Richard Welford

Routledge
Published March 1, 1997
Reference - 268 Pages
ISBN 9781853833991 - CAT# Y122695

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Summary

This text demonstrates how businesses and institutions continue to operate outside the ecological carrying capacity of the environment, and highlights the need for participation and social innovation on their part. It asserts that senior executives and middle management in large corporations have often sought, deliberately or unconsciously, to block the advancement of environmentalism. Industry has reconstructed the more radical environmental agenda to suit its own purposes, in effect hijacking it, by taking it out of its traditional discourse and placing it in a liberal-productivist framework. The book concludes by examining the way forward for more sustainable business, presenting new models that place greater emphasis on issues such as equity and ethics.

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