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Sustainability in the hospitality industry – The book

Sustainability in Hospitality How Innovative Hotels are Transforming the Industry Edited by Miguel Angel Gardetti and Ana Laura Torres This book intends to explore the different dimensions of sustainability within the hospitality industry. The call for papers for this book attracted 23 submissions, 19 of which were invited to the second round for full manuscript […]

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UN Report Promoting Low-Carbon Investment

The guide aim is to help investment promotion agencies (IPAs), especially those in developing countries, to promote low-carbon foreign investment with a view to maximizing the sustainable development impact on their host economies. The focus of the publication is on practical guidelines for identifying, targeting and servicing investors in line with defined development objectives. The […]

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Evolutions in Corporate Governance

When the financial crisis hit in 2008, Alison Dempsey was already penning his doctoral thesis that became the basis for “Evolutions in Corporate Governance”. This book proposes a new paradigm for understanding, developing and maintaining standards of corporate governance. Re-imagines a framework within which good corporate governance is addressed alongside profitability and competition Makes a […]

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Millennial City: How a New Generation Can Save the Future

This book is about cities and young people and how their future is bound up together. In the way that we envision and build and modify and retrofit the cities of the future we can unlock the mystery of whether we are, quite literally, going to make it or not. Canadian sustainability futurist and expert […]

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Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

“This book is not a tree,” says the introduction, and indeed it is not. The entire book, cover and pages, is printed on a plastic polymer that can be recycled into new books indefinitely while maintaining its high quality. More importantly, it is an example of what the authors William McDonough and Michael Braungart are […]

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You Can’t Eat GNP: Economics As If Ecology Mattered

Scientist Eric A. Davidson writes a valuable primer on economics versus ecology. The most recent thinking on the evolution of homo sapiens is that we shared the planet with as many as 15 to 20 other hominid species for four million years. This is in contrast to the single line evolution theory that was gospel. […]

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Are we eating ourselves out of a healthy planet?

Experts estimate that close to half of the human impact on the environment is directly or indirectly related to food production and consumption. This I pulled from the back cover of a book called “System Innovation for Sustainability 3“, case studies in sustainable consumption and production – food and agriculture. At first glance the book […]

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The Truth About Green Business

“Green business is suddenly big business,” Friend observes, “but too many businesses are leaving money on the table by not fully grasping the opportunity. That’s why I’ve packed my nearly 40 years of sustainable business and policy experience into The Truth About Green Business, with 52 focused ‘truths’ that provide a practical roadmap — for […]

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