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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