Ants, Galileo, and Gandhi: Designing the Future of Business through Nature, Genius and Compassion

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

ISSN: 1467-6370

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

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(2004), "Ants, Galileo, and Gandhi: Designing the Future of Business through Nature, Genius and Compassion", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 5 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijshe.2004.24905bae.004

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Ants, Galileo, and Gandhi: Designing the Future of Business through Nature, Genius and Compassion

Ants, Galileo, and Gandhi: Designing the Future of Business through Nature, Genius and Compassion

Edited by Sissel WaageGreenleaf PublishingSheffieldOctober 2003ISBN 1-874719-76-4

Keywords: Business planning, Sustainable development, Accountability, Financing

This collection, developed from The Natural Step’s conference on sustainability and innovation in 2002, provides radical ideas for generating a new perspective on the dynamics of business systems. The book examines the emergence of twenty-first century enterprises that recognise their reliance on broad social and ecological systems (“ants”), incorporate sparks of genius rooted in rigorous analyses (“Galileo”), and acknowledge the importance of compassion and determination within any endeavour (“Gandhi”).

The book is divided into five sections to present a set of theories emerging about sustainability and its application to: business strategy and operations, financial-sector practices, accountability and reporting drivers, and organisational change pathways. Together, these sections illustrate the current range of sustainability theories and applications. To place an order for this title or to view “The preface” by Sissel Waage or Ray Anderson’s “Introduction” online, please visit the Greenleaf Web site at: www.greenleaf-publishing.com/catalogue/antsgg.htm