Perspectives on Sustainable Growth

Law and the Transition to Business Sustainability

Editors: Cahoy, Daniel R., Colburn, Jamison E. (Eds.)

  • Combines theoretical and experiential accounts of firm behavior and legal regulation as they intersect
  • Integrates insights from different bodies of law, including environmental law, energy, government regulation and intellectual property
  • Covers a variety of geographic regions where law, sustainability and business interact
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About this book

This book expands on law-related research by examining the legal aspects of sustainability with a focus on the impact on business strategies. It recognizes that firms must adopt an integrated approach to law and sustainability, considering multiple disciplines and goals, and serve as a forum for bringing together scholarship from fields such as environmental law, energy, government regulation and intellectual property. Firms increasingly have an interest in transitioning to sustainable business practices that take into consideration the fact that global resources are finite and will be increasingly scarce. They acknowledge that current actions have social, economic and environmental consequences and employ options to ensure that future generations have the same options and benefits. Examples of sustainable practices increasingly employed by firms include the institutionalization of “whole life-cycle” analysis in marketing and product design, utilization of sustainable inputs and energy sources, tracking and reporting sustainability performance, attempting the valuation of future generation prosperity and happiness as a discounting mechanism, and integrating sustainability into firm culture and management goals. It is clear that law and regulation have an extremely important role to play in the transition to more sustainable business practices. Broadly stated, law can provide structure for firms responding to forces that pull transition by enabling sustainability leadership and competitive advantage through funding models, intellectual property rights and collaboration means. Additionally, law can work to push transition by compelling firms to act through regulatory structures, accounting and governance mechanisms.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Design for Regulation: Integrating Sustainable Production into Mainstream Regulation

    Malloy, Timothy F.

    Pages 1-23

  • Mandating Sustainability: When Federal Legislation May Preempt the Best Green Building Code Intentions

    Prum, Darren A.

    Pages 25-40

  • An Operational Look at Take-Back Legislation

    Atasu, Atalay

    Pages 41-55

  • Subsidizing Sustainability: The Role of the State and Civil Society in Implementing Wal-Mart’s Local Produce Sourcing Program

    Bloom, J. Dara

    Pages 57-83

  • IPRs and the Transfer of Technologies that Combat Climate Change: The Untapped Potential of Licensing

    Veen, Menno (et al.)

    Pages 85-102

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04723-2
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04722-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38017-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Law and the Transition to Business Sustainability
Editors
  • Daniel R. Cahoy
  • Jamison E. Colburn
Series Title
Perspectives on Sustainable Growth
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04723-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04723-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04722-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38017-9
Series ISSN
2199-8566
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 153
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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