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Main Title Costing the earth : the challenge for governments, the opportunities for business /
Author Cairncross, Frances.
Publisher Harvard Business School Press,
Year Published 1992
OCLC Number 24428984
ISBN 0875843158 (alk. paper); 9780875843155 (alk. paper); 0875844103; 9780875844107
Subjects Environmental policy. ; Social responsibility of business. ; Marketing--Social aspects. ; Green marketing. ; Politique de l'environnement. ; Industrie--Aspect de l'environnement. ; Gestion--Aspect de l'environnement. ; Entreprises--Aspect de l'environnement. ; Umweltpolitik. ; Umweltschutz. ; Wirtschaft. ; Marketing--Environmental aspects
Local Library Info
Library Local Subject Local Note
N/A Sustainability Collection
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  HC79.E5C27 1992 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 01/21/2005
EJBM  HC79.E5C27 1992 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/21/2015
EKBM  HC79.E5C27 1992 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/15/1993
Collation viii, 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"First published in Great Britain by Business Books Ltd., an imprint of Random Century Ltd., in association with the Economist Books Ltd."--Title page verso. Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-326) and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Growth and sustainable development -- Costs and benefits -- Where governments fail -- Making polluters pay -- Energy efficiency -- Conservation -- International environmental management -- The challenge to companies -- The green consumer -- Waste disposal -- Recycling -- Cleaner processes, cleaner products -- Environmental management -- Industry and the global environment. In Costing the Earth, Frances Cairncross shows the ways in which government can and must create the right conditions for businesses to develop environmentally sound practices and products. Covering issues such as water pollution, the greenhouse effect, and the destruction of the rain forests in a global context, the author shows how governments can design environmental policies that spur industry to innovate. Using economically based arguments, she demonstrates how the needs of industry must go hand in hand with those of ecology.