Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science

Ahead of the Curve

Cases of Innovation in Environmental Management

Editors: Green, K., Groenewegen, P., Hofman, P.S. (Eds.)

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The debate on sustainable production often ends in discussions on the feasibility of far-reaching changes in relation to the competitiveness of companies. Industry itself and policy-makers tend to back away from engaging in profound processes of industrial transformation. Examples of companies who have voluntarily moved beyond what is seen as 'reasonable' and 'feasible' can overcome this deadlock. This book collects a fine sample of companies who have taken up their responsibility in this respect. To quote the editors of this book: "They are cases that might provide other firms and policy-makers with ideas for innovative environmental responses that are outside the slowly rising trend of improvement that we are currently observing: in short, the cases are of firms and ideas that are ahead of the curve". The editors and many of the authors of this volume are members of the Greening of Industry Network and have been debating with one another for years. Founded in 1991, the Greening of Industry Network comprises over 1500 individuals representing academia, business, public interest, labor and government from more than 50 countries. Participants work together to build policies and strategies toward creating a sustainable future through many vehicles -- coordinating research efforts, publications, planning and participating in workshops, public forums and conferences. To provide benefit to broader society, the Network stimulates public dialogue and brings together academic researchers from many disciplines with other stakeholders who traditionally do not work together in coalitions.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Ahead of the Curve: Introduction

    Green, Ken (et al.)

    Pages 5-17

  • The Role of Visioning in Environmental Management and Organisational Change: The Case of Abitibi-Price

    Roome, Nigel

    Pages 19-40

  • Introducing Environmental Management in a Printing Company

    Bruijn, Theo

    Pages 41-62

  • Waste Costing for a Korean Steel Producer

    Byung-Wook, Lee

    Pages 63-75

  • Sustainable Banking at the Rabobank

    Schrama, Geerten J. I.

    Pages 77-91

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ahead of the Curve
Book Subtitle
Cases of Innovation in Environmental Management
Editors
  • K. Green
  • P. Groenewegen
  • P.S. Hofman
Series Title
Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-0908-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-0908-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6804-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-3815-7
Series ISSN
1389-6970
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 241
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