The Path to Sustainable Business: Environmental Frameworks, Practices, and Related Tools

17 Pages Posted: 30 May 2017

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Andrea Larson

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Elizabeth Teisberg

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Richard R. Johnson

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Abstract

In the late 1980s, the concept of sustainable development gained prominence as a perspective for understanding the changing dynamic of business and the environment. It is a term that has come to mean different things to different people.

Excerpt

UVA-ENT-0033

The Path to Sustainable Business:

Environmental Frameworks, Practices, and Related Tools

According to a 1989 National Academy of Engineering report by Robert Ayres, 94% of the material used in industrial production is thrown away before the product is made.

Sustainability is an injunction not to satisfy ourselves by impoverishing our successors.

—Robert Solow

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Keywords: Entrepreneurship

Suggested Citation

Larson, Andrea and Teisberg, Elizabeth and Johnson, Richard R., The Path to Sustainable Business: Environmental Frameworks, Practices, and Related Tools. Darden Case No. UVA-ENT-0033. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2974244

Andrea Larson (Contact Author)

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/faculty/larson.htm

Elizabeth Teisberg

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

Richard R. Johnson

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States

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