Strategies for the Green Economy Opportunities and Challenges in the New World of Business

So, how does a company succeed in a world gone green? In Strategies for the New Green Economy, Joel Makower, one of the world's foremost green business experts, provides a clear roadmap for this challenging terrain.

Author: Joel Makower

Publisher: Mcgraw-hill

ISBN: 0071600302

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Businesses are entering the green marketplace at breakneck speed to keep pace with customer and societal demands to reduce their environmental impacts. But greening one's business is no small feat. While clear opportunities abound in this new economy, business leaders pursuing a green strategy are finding few roadmaps and established rules and plenty of hidden twists and turns. So, how does a company succeed in a world gone green? In Strategies for the New Green Economy, Joel Makower, one of the world's foremost green business experts, provides a clear roadmap for this challenging terrain. Makower offers insights and inspiration gleaned from his 20 years' experience helping Fortune 500 companies and start-ups alike formulate strategies that align environmental and business goals. Providing a comprehensive and realistic look at both the opportunities and challenges, Strategies for the New Green Economy shows how leadership companies are finding their way in the green economy, while their competitors struggle. Strategies for the Green Economy systematically tackles the central issues of greening your business: What does it take to be seen as an environmental leader? What are the standards, implicit or explicit, that you must meet to be green? How do you communicate what your business is doing right--and what it's doing wrong? How can you overcome consumer, media, and activist distrust? How can your company be heard amid the “green noise” in the marketplace? What are the new opportunities emerging for companies in the green economy? Including groundbreaking data about customers' attitudes and behaviors regarding green products and services, Strategies for the Green Economy will lead you through the thicket of finicky customers, confusing research reports, and public cynicism regarding green marketing claims--and place you on solid footing in the growing green economy.
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Green Economy Opportunities and Challenges

In order to maximise opportunities from PCD, OECD countries have to make sure that their policies in areas other ... In particular developed countries need to ensure that their green growth policies do not promote the off-shoring of ...

Author: Ishwar C. Dhingra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000439519

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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This book is a conscious effort to discuss the immeasurable environmental damage caused by the human kind and it is by turning these into nature friendly or green as we call them, we can continue to live without any damage to our surroundings. The book has a global approach with an eye on our domestic issues as well. Note: T&F does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
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Green Economy and Trade

By addressing the critical nexus between a green economy and international trade, this report responds to the calls made by world leaders at Rio+20 for supporting the transition to a green economy that contributes to poverty eradication and ...

Author: United Nations Environment Programme

Publisher: United Nations (Un)

ISBN: 9211587263

Category: Economic development

Page: 299

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By addressing the critical nexus between a green economy and international trade, this report responds to the calls made by world leaders at Rio+20 for supporting the transition to a green economy that contributes to poverty eradication and sustainable development. Acknowledging international trade as an engine for development and sustained economic growth, this report provides an overview and examples on how the transition to a greener economy can create sustainable trade opportunities for developing countries. It also points to the main challenges related to the realisation of these opportunities and sets out enabling conditions for trade to contribute to environmental objectives while advancing economic and social development.
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Green Economy

This book is a conscious effort to discuss how turning the human activities into nature friendly we can continue to live without any damage to our surroundings.

Author: Ishwar C. Dhingra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1032073993

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Page: 434

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This book is a conscious effort to discuss how turning the human activities into nature friendly we can continue to live without any damage to our surroundings. Note: T& F does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
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Inclusive Green Growth

Although this new paradigm for development has the potential to create tremendous business opportunities, there are also challenges. This book provides empirical evidence on the conditions for the emergence of green businesses in Africa.

Author: Calvin Atewamba

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030441807

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

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Fostering inclusive green growth in Africa means addressing existing and emerging development challenges, while efficiently managing Africa’s natural capital and building resilience to environmental, social and economic risks. Although this new paradigm for development has the potential to create tremendous business opportunities, there are also challenges. This book provides empirical evidence on the conditions for the emergence of green businesses in Africa. It includes 13 case studies, which identify the determinants of small and medium-size enterprises’ engagement in inclusive and sustainable growth in rural Africa, and the factors that hinder eco-innovation in business and entrepreneurial activities. Furthermore it discusses appropriate regulations and policies to stimulate the development of green business in Africa. Offering insights into the relationship between eco-innovation, labor productivity and business competitiveness in rural Africa, this book appeals to scholars, policy makers and practitioners interested in a green economy for Africa.
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Opportunities and Challenges for Environmental Sustainability A Socioeconomic and Political Analysis

Thanks to this initiative and the work of other agencies, “green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication” was placed on the 2012 Rio+20 agenda and was acknowledged as a tool for achieving sustainable ...

Author: Fritz Dufour

Publisher: Fritz Dufour

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 213

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This report is a socioeconomic and political analysis of environmental sustainability in terms of the present state of the environment, what we can do to reverse the negative trends, and what the current and potential barriers are. First, it offers a background of the issue through a historical perspective. How we got here has a lot to do with how previous generations behaved towards the environment. Similarly, how we behave will determine the kind of environment future generations will have to contend with. It looks at the dynamics likely to impact the balance of nature. Also, because understanding what is biodiversity and why is it important are essential in order to grasp the concept of sustainability, this report looks at the types of ecosystems that form the biosphere and brings an answer to this important question, “Is the Maximum sustainable yield (MSY) concept a fallacy?” Moreover, the importance of cities is a key factor in environmental sustainability. So, the report shows the pros and cons of cities in both the preservation of the environment and the conservation of its biodiversity. The social, economic, and political analyses use the latest data and views from experts, scientists, and scholars alike and also the views of the common people. The result is that all three levels have positives and negatives and so, none of them should be individually prioritized over the other two. To tackle this dilemma, the report offers an alternative: an inclusive, pluralistic, and global approach which aims at motivating all stakeholders – from rich and poor countries – and people from all walks of life to work together towards a common goal and common interests. Such an approach, says the report should be bottom-up instead of top-down, that is, the needs of local populations, especially those closer to biodiversity, must come first before those of large corporations. However, while in the present and short terms, this approach may be successful, in the long term or a distant future, there are reasons to be skeptical for the environment is constantly changing and generations are different from one another. And that is very important because what constitutes the cornerstone of environmental sustainability is this: the present use of natural resources should not be harmful to future generations. Therefore, the report looks into the future. While acknowledging that, in terms of environmental sustainability, predicting the future is a daunting task – because it is better to think that the future is now – the report shows how we can prepare a soft landing for our great grand-children by laying the groundwork for them. We can accomplish this last task because we still have time.
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TOWARD GREEN ECONOMY OPPORTUNITIES AND OBSTACLES FOR WESTERN BALKAN COUNTRIES

Grozdanic, R. RadovicMarkovic, M. Jevtic, B. (2013), New technologies, green growth and jobs, Rural Entrepreneurship: Opportunities and challenges, Beograd: VŠPEP, pp. 92112. 7. Laganin, O. (2010). Uspostavljanje politike o klimatskim ...

Author: M.Radovic-Markovic; Z.Nikitovic

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781503532960

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

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The green economy represents an important support to economic growth, investments and competitiveness. Therefore, it is considered to be an important alternative in attaining the general wellbeing of the humans, which is seen in the decrease of the risk while preserving the environment and using alternative energy sources. Atmospheric gases, especially carbon dioxide, create the greenhouse effect which influences the climate changes. They are already generating the extreme weather conditions, including powerful hurricanes and floods which have recently affected the Western Balkans. Having this in mind, this book is created with the intention not only to point out to the extent to which the Western Balkan countries have accepted the concept of green growth, but also to see what results are achieved in respect of implementation of this concept with the goal of overcoming the economic and financial crisis and creating the conditions for sustainable growth of this Region. Besides this, the intention was to emphasise the political, economic and legal limitations that are blocking faster development of green economy, as well as the possibilities of their overcoming, This monograph has a very broad topic range, with the goal of comprising the most important aspects and considerations of these issues. As the end result of theoretical and research considerations of the author, in approximately twenty chapters, one gets a clear insight in how the Region has progressed in respect of making the most important sectors „green“.
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Halal Market Economy Opportunities and Challenges

The sizeable and growing Muslim consumer market across the globe will continue to fuel the halal industry's double digit growth, creating a plethora of opportunities in the market for halal products and services.

Author: Hussein Elasrag

Publisher: Hussein Elasrag

ISBN: 9783882544473

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 100

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The Islamic Halal Industry is at the cusp of major growth and widespread recognition, having gained traction as Muslims assert their religiosity and traditional values. Muslims spent $2.02 trillion in 2019 across the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, fashion, travel and media/recreation sectors, all of which are impacted by Islamic faith-inspired ethical consumption needs.. This book provides a deep understanding of challenges and opportunities of the halal market economy .
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Handbook of Green Economics

This book will be a valuable resource for graduate students and academic researchers whose focus is on the green economy.

Author: Sevil Acar

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128166444

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Handbook of Green Economics reveals the breadth and depth of advanced research on sustainability and growth, also identifying opportunities for future developments. Through its multidimensional examination, it demonstrates how overarching concepts, such as green growth, low carbon economy, circular economy and others work together. Some chapters reflect on different discourses on the green economy, including pro-growth perspectives and transformative approaches that entail de-growth. Others argue that green policies can spark economic innovation, particularly in developing and emerging market economies. Part literature summary, part analysis and part argument, this book shows how the right conditions can stimulate economic growth while achieving environmental sustainability. This book will be a valuable resource for graduate students and academic researchers whose focus is on the green economy. With an increasing interest in the topic among researchers and policymakers, users will find different theoretical perspectives and explore policy implications in this growing subject area. Covers the failures of the past, the challenges of the present, and the opportunities of the future Surveys 10 aspects of the green economy, including conceptualization, natural capital, poverty and inequality, welfare, and finance Emphasizes the theoretical and empirical aspects of greening approaches that are policy-relevant
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Green Finance and Green Investments Opportunities and challenges of new business models

The book focuses primarily on ecological and sustainable investments in the financial sector. This is because enormous investments are needed to achieve a green economy.

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Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783346587251

Category: Business & Economics

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Document from the year 2020 in the subject Business economics - Investment and Finance, , language: English, abstract: Climate change is happening. The results of numerous climate researchers and studies have long since confirmed it. Species extinction, floods, droughts - global warming is changing the world we live in. Despite all this, many consumers do not see the need to limit their consumption and lifestyle. Yet they could long ago determine the direction of industry's production. As this publication shows, only society, politics and business can work together to create a Green Economy. The Paris Climate Agreement and the UN summits in 2015 set the milestones for a green economy. It explains whether, why and to what extent green investments make sense. The book focuses primarily on ecological and sustainable investments in the financial sector. This is because enormous investments are needed to achieve a green economy. It presents various investment approaches as well as the opportunities and challenges of green finance. From the contents: - Capital Investment; - Investment; - Finance; - Environmental protection; - Sustainability
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