Developing sustainable governance systems for regional sustainability programmes and 'green' business practices: the case of 'green' timber

Cadman, Tim and Hume, Margee (2012) Developing sustainable governance systems for regional sustainability programmes and 'green' business practices: the case of 'green' timber. In: Sustainable systems and energy management at the regional level: comparative approaches. IGI Publishing (IGI Global), Hershey, PA. United States, pp. 365-382. ISBN 9781613503447

Abstract

Achieving sustainable consumption and sustainable living is a response to the scientific and international communities' concern that the world is living beyond its ecological systems, facing a potential crisis with regard to its environmental and other resources (Packard, 1960; Daub & Ergenzinger, 2005; Dolan, 2002). Placet, Anderson and Fowler (2005) argue if goals pertaining to environmental and social responsibility are met, the more likely economic prosperity will follow for the company (Placet et al, 2005; Robbins, 1999). The Stern Review (2006) concluded that all individuals, firms and communities, in relation to production of housing, transport and food consumption decisions must unite to develop sustainable change and well being. While solutions to unsustainable consumption involve a diverse stakeholder group they also extend to a diverse range of disciplines and fields including environmental, social and economic paradigms. Consequently, examination into sustainable systems requires a number of different knowledge disciplines to be involved including political science, economics, environmental science, marketing, general business, design, sociology, and consumer behaviour scientists in the design and practice of sustainable living (Tukker, Cohen, de Zoysa, Hertwich, Hofstetter, Inaba, Lorek, and Sto, 2006; 2008; Uiterkamp & Vlek, 2007).


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright policy. Print copy held in the USQ Library at call no. 333.79 Sus. http://www.igi-global.com/bookstore/titledetails.aspx?titleid=53009
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Margee Hume
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2012 06:25
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 00:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainability; governance; green marketing; green business; regional sustainability; green SME's; sustainable living
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150303 Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0705 Forestry Sciences > 070504 Forestry Management and Environment
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160507 Environment Policy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960799 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-344-7.ch019
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19519

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