Managing Sustainable Stakeholder Relationships

Author: Linda O'Riordan
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9783319843537
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This book examines corporate approaches to responsible management by investigating the stakeholder relationships between business and society. Though concepts of responsible management continue to evolve, its key objective is to explore the opportunities and dilemmas which business decision-makers face when attempting to reconcile their organisation’s interests with those of other stakeholder groups. In this intensely debated field, it focuses on the power of entrepreneurial purpose and the opportunities which emerge when corporate choices and actions are driven by connected stakeholder interests. A case study of the pharmaceutical industry in the UK and Germany is presented to reveal how decision-makers in this particular sector are responding to their context-specific management challenges. The research findings are subsequently employed to examine and revise a pre-specified stakeholder management framework which was previously developed by the author. The proposed updated framework is the book’s main conceptual contribution. By depicting a set of inclusive, integrated, and inter-related steps, it is intended to provide an innovative, comprehensive, practical toolkit for stakeholder management. As such, it is designed to help decision-makers to attain the greatest possible outcome from the resources they invest by consciously basing their choices not merely on the impacts for their shareholders, but also and more holistically for a broader range of stakeholders. Ultimately, the book demonstrates how optimally harmonised stakeholder management can serve as a powerful catalyst for unlocking viable business opportunities which serve the interests of business and society.

Managing Sustainable Stakeholder Relationships

Author: Linda O'Riordan
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319502409
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This book examines corporate approaches to responsible management by investigating the stakeholder relationships between business and society. Though concepts of responsible management continue to evolve, its key objective is to explore the opportunities and dilemmas which business decision-makers face when attempting to reconcile their organisation’s interests with those of other stakeholder groups. In this intensely debated field, it focuses on the power of entrepreneurial purpose and the opportunities which emerge when corporate choices and actions are driven by connected stakeholder interests. A case study of the pharmaceutical industry in the UK and Germany is presented to reveal how decision-makers in this particular sector are responding to their context-specific management challenges. The research findings are subsequently employed to examine and revise a pre-specified stakeholder management framework which was previously developed by the author. The proposed updated framework is the book’s main conceptual contribution. By depicting a set of inclusive, integrated, and inter-related steps, it is intended to provide an innovative, comprehensive, practical toolkit for stakeholder management. As such, it is designed to help decision-makers to attain the greatest possible outcome from the resources they invest by consciously basing their choices not merely on the impacts for their shareholders, but also and more holistically for a broader range of stakeholders. Ultimately, the book demonstrates how optimally harmonised stakeholder management can serve as a powerful catalyst for unlocking viable business opportunities which serve the interests of business and society.

Sustainability Stakeholder Governance And Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: Sinziana Dorobantu
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787563170
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The chapters in this volume cover a wide range of theoretical perspectives grounded in strategy, economics and sociology, employ various methodological approaches, and offer new arguments on the connections that exist between firms’ decisions relating to sustainability, CSR, and the governance of their stakeholder relations.

Future Challenges In Evaluating And Managing Sustainable Development In The Built Environment

Author: Patrizia Lombardi
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119190711
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16.7 Sustainable development and environmental considerations -- 16.8 Aspirational or legally binding provisions -- 16.9 The future -- 16.10 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 17 Transforming Communication and Decision-making Practices for Sustainable Renewal of Urban Transport Infrastructure -- 17.1 Introduction -- 17.2 Aim, objectives and methods of study -- 17.3 Sustainable renewal of urban transport infrastructure -- 17.4 Analysis of key issues in urban transport renewal -- 17.5 Findings and discussion -- 17.6 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 18 Rethinking the Role of Time in Sustainable Urban Development -- 18.1 Introduction -- 18.2 Why time? -- 18.3 Planning with time -- 18.4 Time as a linking factor. Hermann Dooyeweerd's philosophy of the law idea -- 18.5 The grave of time. Why current planning approaches fail -- 18.6 Summary -- 18.7 A future challenge -- References -- Chapter 19 Suggestions for Future Sustainability: Philosophical and Practical -- 19.1 Sustainability -- 19.2 Dooyeweerd's philosophy -- 19.3 The longer view -- 19.4 The importance of attitudes and beliefs to sustainability -- 19.5 Conclusion -- References -- Index -- EULA

Stakeholder Management The Sustainable Management Of Nestl S Cocoa Supply Chain In The Ivory Coast

Author: Rodrigue Bienvenue Nanfack
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656841853
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Essay from the year 2014 in the subject Business economics - Business Ethics, Corporate Ethics, grade: 3, University of Wuppertal (Schumpeter school of business), course: CSR, language: English, abstract: Stakeholder Management with long-term sustainability is decisive in determining whether a business organization is being successful or not. Stakeholder Management has a direct impact on the company’s competitiveness and its environment. The most profitable companies have strong relationships with their relevant stakeholders groups, that is, the stakeholders in their business field. Stakeholder Management has a wide actively and effectively challenge to manage these important relationships with their different stakeholders groups. Strong customer relationships, successful relationships with suppliers, committed employees and good relationships with other stakeholders groups define the winners of today in the world ́s global economy and that is why companies like Nestlé understand, that they should keep an important and a great relationship with their stakeholders. To be able to achieve a sustainable stakeholder management, organizations first have to define who their key stakeholders are, they have to be able to understand their needs, then secondly, they should define what kind of stakeholder management system applies thereto.

Sustainable Success With Stakeholders

Author: Sybille Sachs
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 023027174X
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This book shows managers how they can identify their stakeholders and cooperate with them in a mutually successful and satisfying way. It includes numerous examples from case studies and international firms, illustrating the stepping stones to a comprehensive stakeholder management.

The Stakeholder Strategy

Author: Ann Svendsen
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609943937
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In today's highly networked and competitive global economy, mounting social and environmental problems are forcing corporations to focus on more than just their stockholders' interest in meeting bottom line profitability. More and more companies are recognizing the value of identifying and building relationships with all of their organization's stakeholders-employees, customers, suppliers, and even communities. In fact, recent research has shown that companies that treat their employees well, create jobs in the local economy, develop innovative products and services, take care of the environment, and contribute to the community, are often more profitable. In The Stakeholder Strategy, sociologist Ann Svendsen presents an effective and practical step-by-step guide that companies can use to forge a network of powerful and profitable collaborative stakeholder relationships. While some forward-thinking corporations have tried limited collaborative approaches-focusing on one stakeholder group at a time-few have taken a comprehensive and strategic approach to building relationships with all of their stakeholders, notes Svendsen. And, while considerable commitment to the idea of stakeholder collaboration exists, there is a lack of knowledge and understanding about how to develop these relationships. The Stakeholder Strategy is the first book to show business leaders and managers how to establish and maintain positive, mutually beneficial stakeholder relationships. Based on a synthesis of ideas from community relations, corporate philanthropy, stakeholder management, organizational change, sustainability, and the corporate social responsibility literature, it offers an integrated framework, as well as the practical tools for developing new kinds of collaborative relationships. Svendsen uses easy-to-grasp concepts from everyday life, such as the process we go through in finding a mate or developing a long-term friendship, to illustrate these relationship-building strategies. She lays out the steps a company should take to create a collaboration-friendly organization: establishing a social mission, values, and ethical guidelines; assessing corporate readiness for collaboration; and making changes in communication, information and reward systems to support internal and external collaboration. Featuring case study examples from companies in North America and Europe who are working to build collaborative relationships with their stakeholders, The Stakeholder Strategy is the first book to provide a detailed explanation of how to conduct stakeholder audits and social audits so that companines can evaluate their relationship-building success and keep on track.

Engaging With Stakeholders

Author: Adam Lindgreen
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429833393
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Engaging with Stakeholders: A Relational Perspective on Responsible Business contends that meaningful and constructive stakeholder engagement efforts should be rooted in a deep relational process of shared understanding, expectations, and viewpoints, through honest, continued dialogue between stakeholders and company management. This anthology follows and reaffirms this view, which also establishes the increasing need to explore the subtleties of how companies can respectfully engage their stakeholders in ways that reflect the corporate strategy and contribute to the ongoing development of business activities and creation of value, for themselves and stakeholders, from social, environmental, and economic perspectives. Stakeholder engagement practices, however, remain highly complex and difficult to manage; their ability to generate value in an inclusive way requires critical consideration. Sound stakeholder engagement efforts also constitute a keystone for responsible business activities. Drawing on a wide range of literature and studies, this book addresses key dimensions of stakeholder engagement, through a responsible business lens, and thereby contributes to identifying the opportunities, challenges, and key organizational implications associated with their unfolding. The four main topics covered are: • Delineating the nature and multiple raisons d’être of stakeholder engagement • Dialogical and communicational foundations of stakeholder engagement • Engaging with diverse stakeholders throughout the value chain • Reaping organizational returns and relational rewards of stakeholder engagement efforts

Making Sustainability Work

Author: Marc J. Epstein
Editor: Berrett-Koehler
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To help managers and academics keep their eye on the ever-moving target of sustainability, award-winning author and academic Marc Epstein’s provides an authoritative and comprehensive guide to implementing corporate sustainability initiatives and to measuring both their social and financial impacts.

Unfolding Stakeholder Thinking 2

Author: Jörg Andriof
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351281828
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This book is the companion to "Unfolding Stakeholder Thinking: Theory, Responsibility and Engagement", which examined many emerging theoretical and normative issues and was released to acclaim in October 2002. "Unfolding Stakeholder Thinking 2" collects a series of essays by leading researchers worldwide to focus on the practice of stakeholder engagement in terms of relationship management, communication, reporting and performance. As stakeholder relationships and business in society have become increasingly central to the unfolding of stakeholder thinking, important new topics have begun to take centre stage in both the worlds of practice and academia. The first part of the book makes clear that simply engaging with stakeholders is insufficient to build successful stakeholder strategies. Companies, considered as the focal entity in a relationship, also need to actively communicate with stakeholders and manage their relationships. Dialogue is essential but can only be useful if companies listen to the messages that stakeholders are sending them. It is also essential to understand the role of power and influence in stakeholder engagement strategies especially if partnerships or collaborations emerge from the relationships that are engendered. The book examines a wide range of corporate–NGO collaborations to determine what makes them effective – and what makes them fail. Conflict management in stakeholder alliances is also discussed. The second part of the book addresses the critically important element of emerging schemes for the assessment, measurement and reporting of business in society and relationships involving stakeholders. A variety of current approaches to stakeholder assessment and reporting are discussed here including social auditing and sustainability reporting. The evolution of stakeholder thinking has led to a new view of the firm as an organism embedded in a complex web of relationships with other organisms. The role of management becomes immensely more challenging, when stakeholders are no longer seen as simply the objects of managerial action but rather as subjects with their own objectives and purposes. This book captures the complexity of managing relationships with stakeholders and will provide both practitioners and researchers with a wealth of information on the benefits and consequences of this practice.

Stakeholder Politics

Author: Robert Boutilier
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 135127970X
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The war is over. The largest corporations in the world are now committed to sustainability. But, behind the public relations gloss, corporate executives and managers are perplexed. The majority of them have a genuine desire to work in an ethical and sustainable manner. Yet, when they engage with their stakeholders for that purpose, they unexpectedly encounter a world of hardball politics full of hostile activists, self-interested elites and unpredictable attacks. Unfortunately, corporate management is too often unskilled in this rough-and-tumble world. While managers rely on facts and rational analysis, their self-appointed critics have mastered the arts of political discourse, issue framing and media manipulation. At the same time, as corporations extend their global reach, their third-world stakeholder communities are beset with a variety of poverty-maintaining and sustainability-thwarting conditions. In many parts of the world, communities suffer from entrenched divisions, exclusion from power, unpredictable violence and economic dependency. In order to both reduce reputational risk and to contribute to sustainable development, companies need the equivalent of roadmaps of the socio-political terrain in their stakeholder networks.This book moves on to next challenge of giving companies what they need now: namely, "how to" guides addressing the twin problems of firstly maintaining political legitimacy (talking the talk), and, secondly, promoting sustainable development (walking the walk). They need to learn how to both play stakeholder politics and collaborate with stakeholders towards sustainability goals. Most companies have already encountered or anticipated the barriers that this book addresses, and managers will recognize the dilemmas described.Stakeholder Politics is the first book to offer a method for classifying and dealing with these socio-political problems.The book presents a typology of stakeholder networks that will help managers and community leaders identify and improve the social capital patterns in their own networks. Once they know what patterns they have, they can move their networks towards those that foster sustainable community development. The author describes vivid cases in which managers and community stakeholders have already used the approach successfully. At the same time, managers get handy tools for predicting and avoiding community-level socio-political risk around stakeholder issues: most notably, the Stakeholder 360 which has been successfully used in Canada and Australia with large groups of managers learning about stakeholder engagement.The book has been written for an audience of both managers and academics. Those working in developing countries with difficult stakeholder issues will find it indispensable.

Unfolding Stakeholder Thinking

Author: Jörg Andriof
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351281860
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This book – the first of a two-volume series – argues that, today, stakeholder thinking has evolved into the study of interactive, mutually engaged and responsive relationships that establish the very context of doing modern business, and create the groundwork for transparency and accountability. This book makes it clear that in today's societies successful companies are those that recognize that they have responsibilities to a range of stakeholders that go beyond mere compliance with the law or meeting the fiduciary responsibility inherent in maximizing returns to shareholders. If in the past the focus was on enhancing shareholder value, now it is on engaging stakeholders for long-term value creation. The process of engagement creates a dynamic context of interaction, mutual respect, dialogue and change – not a one-sided "management" of stakeholders. Indeed, the authors believe the very term "stakeholder management" to be outdated and corporate-centric. Companies can manage their relationships with stakeholders, but frequently cannot actually manage the stakeholders themselves, because, as the activist and collaborative initiatives described in this volume suggest, company-stakeholder relationships are not one-way streets and different institutions bring different agendas, goals and priorities to the engagement. There are clear implications to the way in which stakeholder thinking is unfolding today. If in the past corporate "social" responsibility was simply seen as profitability plus compliance plus philanthropy, now responsible corporate citizenship – or corporate responsibility – means companies being more aware of and understanding the societies in which they operate. Corporate responsibility means recognising that day-to-day operating practices affect stakeholders and that it is in those impacts where responsibility lies, not merely in efforts to "do good". Companies are now faced with a wide array of challenges that mean that senior executives and managers need to be able to deal with issues including greater accountability, human rights abuses, sustainability strategies, corporate governance codes, workplace ethics, stakeholder consultation and management. Stakeholder thinking needs to capture these new realities. The global reach of multinational corporations has served to highlight the need for the (re)integration of business into society, relationships into stakeholder relations, and ethics into managerial practice. The rise in power of global activism involving NGOs, and global business involving multinational corporations, makes it even more critical today for companies to consider the power and interests of corporate stakeholders when developing strategic plans. The interactivity and mutuality of relationships described in this book make it clear that firms and stakeholders share the power and responsibility to influence both the profit potential of the firm and how the benefits of the firm's success impact on society. This important volume brings together leading academic thought on stakeholder thinking for the first time. Unfolding Stakeholder Thinking will be indispensable to corporate managers, NGOs and academics seeking greater understanding of the dynamics of stakeholder thinking in a world of rapidly changing responsibilities.A companion volume, Unfolding Stakeholder Thinking 2, focusing on practical issues such as relationship management, communication, reporting, and performance, is also available.

Stakeholder Support And Collaboration In Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Author: Anne Kathrin Bischoff
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3844105778
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This thesis examines stakeholder relationships in entrepreneurial ecosystems by focusing on the importance of sustainability, education and culture in this context. A three-staged research approach on the topic is employed. First, based on a systematic literature review the relevance of stakeholder theory for the creation of sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems that encourage sustainable entrepreneurship is examined as conceptual approach. Second, a qualitative empirical stance is used to investigate stakeholder involvement from the entrepreneurial ecosystem at 20 higher educational institutions in 19 European countries with regard to entrepreneurship education. Third, comparative, quantitative empirical research is conducted to identify cross-cultural and stakeholder-related factors that determine the perceived strength of the sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems in Austria and Germany. The findings of this thesis indicate that stakeholder theory, sustainability, education and culture all matter for developing strong entrepreneurial ecosystems. These results can be of interest for policy makers, entrepreneurship educaters, entrepreneurs and other entrepreneurial stakeholders, who aim at strengthening regional entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Building Sustainability Into Your Organization Collection

Author: Peter A. Soyka
Editor: FT Press
ISBN: 0133115208
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A brand new collection of state-of-the-art techniques for building more sustainable, higher-performing organizations… now in a convenient e-format, at a great price! Three 100% practical primers help you drive competitive advantage by optimizing sustainability and operational performance To compete in today’s extraordinarily competitive global environment, organizations need to achieve new levels of sustainability and operational performance. This brand-new package brings together three practical, state-of-the-art primers for doing just that. Robert Palevich’s The Lean Sustainable Supply Chain offers start-to-finish guidance for redesigning company infrastructure and technologies to achieve the powerful benefits that come with integrating "lean" and "green." and benefits. Palevich introduces core concepts of lean green supply chain management, illuminating them with a comprehensive case study showing how to manage change, innovation, talent, execution, inventory, warehousing, and transportation. He demonstrates how to integrate supply chain sustainability into business scorecards; use 3PLs more effectively; drive more value from information, and systematically address every relevant technical issue. Next, in Creating a Sustainable Organization, Peter A. Soyka presents today’s most complete and actionable guide to improving business performance through sustainable practices. Soyka bridges the disparate worlds of the EHS/sustainability professional and the investor/analyst, outlining today’s best evidence about linkages between sustainability and value, discussing key stakeholder relationships, and introducing new practices for managing and measuring sustainability throughout the business. Finally, Arthur V. Hill’s The Encyclopedia of Operations Management is today’s most convenient and useful supply chain/operations management "field manual." Bringing together nearly 1,500 well-organized definitions, it helps you quickly map all areas of these fields, from accounting and distribution through quality management, strategy, transportation, and warehousing. Throughout, Hill offers a shared language and realistic insights for improving any process and supporting any training program. From world-renowned supply chain and operations experts Robert Palevich, Peter A. Soyka, and Arthur V. Hill

Creating A Sustainable Organization

Author: Peter A. Soyka
Editor: FT Press
ISBN: 0132874407
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The complete guide to improving business performance through sustainable practices: current knowledge, practical skills, real-world insight. * *How sustainability impacts today's enterprise: stakeholders, investor issues, performance management/measurement, and more. *Strengthening links between sustainability and shareholder value -- including updated coverage of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI). *For every environmental, health, and safety professional and decision-maker who wants to drive more value from sustainability. Organizations that prioritize environmental, health, and safety (EHS) issues are well placed to attract better customers, better talent, and today's growing number of socially responsible investors. But, to gain these benefits, companies must choose the right sustainability strategies, and then manage and measure them well. Now, leading business sustainability consultant Peter Soyka offers a complete and actionable guide to driving greater value through sustainability. Soyka bridges the disparate worlds of the EHS/sustainability professional and the investor/analyst, covering all this and more: * *What the evidence says about linkages between sustainability and value. *Key stakeholder relationships influencing corporate behavior related to EHS and social equity. *Best practices for managing sustainability throughout the business. *How sustainability posture and performance can be evaluated by investors, markets, and managers. *How to maximize the influence of organizational actors focused on sustainability This book will be invaluable for all environmental, health, and safety decisionmakers and professionals concerned with improving sustainability and value; for executives and strategists seeking competitive advantage; for analysts evaluating investments; and for researchers and MBA candidates currently studying the techniques and potential of corporate sustainability.

Towards A Conceptual Framework For Stakeholder Relationship Management On South African Wine Farms

Author: Eden Arlene D'Oliveira
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The importance of the South African wine industry has grown due to increased access to global markets and its growing contribution to the GDP. The sector contributed R36 billion (1.2%) to the GDP in 2018 and continues to directly and indirectly employ 300 000 people. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that the sector remains stable to drive further development. However, the industry outlook is uncertain. Rising production costs, climate and technological disruption is cause for concern. Wine farms are under pressure as wine production is declining and sustainability at the farm level is increasingly challenging. Sustainability and stabilisation do not simply lie in driving direct sales in regional, national and international markets. It is crucial that the industry comes together to drive inclusive growth which considers the quadruple bottom line of people, planet, profit and purpose. Literature shows stakeholder relationship management (SRM) is a key driver for sustainable and successful businesses across multiple industries. Stakeholder relationships are evident throughout the wine value chain; however, research on wine farms and SRM is limited. Furthermore, literature suggests that the wine industry as a whole should build and maintain resilient relationships. This should lead to mutual value creation which considers a diverse set of needs and wants from small and large wine farms, consumers, customers and other industry role players. The AccountAbility Stakeholder Engagement Standard (2015) is viewed as central for implementing SRM. This study adopted an ethnographic design to qualitatively answer the key question of what the best practices for SRM on South African wine farms could be. An industry body for the South African wine industry and several wine farms participated in this study. Interviews and organisational documents served as the sources of empirical evidence. The evidence suggests that the industry and selected wine farms value SRM as a business function. However, SRM practices are not being used to its full potential despite an understanding of the importance thereof. The major recommendation of this study is a conceptual framework which could enable wine farms to improve SRM practices and thus better identify and meet stakeholders' legitimate needs and wants. Future research would elevate this framework to a model.

Multi Agent Systems For Container Terminal Management

Author: Lawrence Edward Henesey
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Sustainability In Supply Chain Management Collection

Author: Peter A. Soyka
Editor: FT Press
ISBN: 0133480682
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A brand new collection of cutting-edge sustainable supply chain solutions… 3 authoritative books, now in a convenient e-format, at a great price! 3 authoritative eBooks deliver state-of-the-art guidance for leveraging supply chain sustainability to maximize business value Organizations that prioritize sustainability are well positioned to increase profitability, reduce risk, and attract better customers, talent, and investors. This unique 3 eBook package brings together all the techniques, best practices, and case studies you need to make sustainability work throughout your supply chain. In The Lean Sustainable Supply Chain, Robert Palevich illuminates the business benefits of combining "lean" and "green," offering start-to-finish guidance for redesigning company infrastructure and technologies to achieve these benefits. Through a comprehensive case study, he shows how to manage change, innovation, talent, execution, inventory, warehousing, and transportation; integrate supply chain sustainability into business scorecards; make more effective use of 3PLs, information systems, and much more. He systematically addresses key technical issues ranging from forecasting methodologies and supplier integration to carbon tracking and quantifying lean savings. Next, in Creating a Sustainable Organization, Peter Soyka shows how to choose the right sustainability strategies, and then manage and measure them well. Soyka's actionable guide bridges the disparate worlds of the EHS/sustainability professional and the investor/analyst. Discover what the evidence says about linkages between sustainability and value… how to manage key stakeholder relationships influencing corporate response to EHS and social equity issues… how to effectively manage sustainability throughout the business… how to evaluate sustainability posture and performance from the standpoint of external investors and internal management… how to maximize the influence of organizational actors focused on sustainability, and much more. Finally, the Sustainability in Supply Chain Management Casebook is the firstcomprehensive collection of original case studies on building sustainability into the supply chain. Steven Leon covers a wide spectrum of social, economic and environmental issues, as well as new areas such as closed-loop supply chains. Topics include strategy, implementation, decision making, transportation, supplier relationships, collaboration, lean, continuous improvement, finance/economics, worker safety and rights, procurement, production, delivery, packaging, logistics, reverse logistics, and global supply chains. Each case study is supported with an authoritative introduction, teaching notes, and Q-and-A sections. Whatever your role in the sustainable supply chain, this collection will help you transform its promise into reality. From world-renowned sustainable supply chain experts Robert Palevich, Peter A. Soyka, Stephen M. Leon

A Stakeholder Approach To Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: Philip Kotler
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317186583
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Corporate social responsibility has grown into a global phenomenon that encompasses businesses, consumers, governments, and civil society, and many organizations have adopted its discourse. Yet corporate social responsibility remains an uncertain and poorly defined ambition, with few absolutes. First, the issues that organizations must address can easily be interpreted to include virtually everyone and everything. Second, with their unique, often particular characteristics, different stakeholder groups tend to focus only on specific issues that they believe are the most appropriate and relevant in organizations' corporate social responsibility programs. Thus, beliefs about what constitutes a socially responsible and sustainable organization depend on the perspective of the stakeholder. Third, in any organization, the beliefs of organizational members about their organization's social responsibilities vary according to their function and department, as well as their own managerial fields of knowledge. A Stakeholder Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility provides a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge theories and research that can lead to a more multifaceted understanding of corporate social responsibility in its various forms, the pressures and conflicts that result from these different understandings, and some potential solutions for reconciling them.

Capitalism In Crisis Volume 2

Author: Charles Hampden-Turner
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ISBN: 9781912635986
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Capitalism in Crisis is the combined insights of three of the world's top analytical brains who have been guiding businesses and governments in their quest to find answers and shape strategy. In this two-volume work, they have laid out the problems and shown the solutions in a highly accessible way using illustrations as well as text.