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Becoming an ecologically sustainable organization: The importance of learning

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 4 April 2008

Abstract

Purpose

Reviews the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoints practical implications from cutting‐edge research and case studies.

Design/methodology/approach

This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.

Findings

Growing importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the more narrowly focused ecological sustainability (ES) means that issues related to these concepts are expected to be near the top of any company agenda. Leaders do promise to develop environmentally‐friendly and socially responsible behaviors. But some organizations are more responsible than others and many stand accused of merely paying lip service to such objectives. Under the circumstances, it is hardly surprising that commitment levels fluctuate so widely.

Practical implications

Provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world's leading organizations.

Originality/value

The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy‐to‐digest format.

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Citation

(2008), "Becoming an ecologically sustainable organization: The importance of learning", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 22 No. 3, pp. 28-30. https://doi.org/10.1108/14777280810861811

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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