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How Governmental Sustainability Policy Can Speed the Transition to a Cleaner Economy

January 20, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

Emilio Cogliani

In the next several days, Jossey-Bass will publish a new book I have co-authored with my Columbia University colleagues Bill Eimicke and Alison Miller. It is entitled: Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy. The book is an effort to describe what government is already doing and what the U.S. government should be doing to partner with the private sector to build a sustainable economy–the role that government should play in moving us from an economy that is destroying our ecosystems to one that will work to sustain them. In my 2011 book, Sustainability Management, I tried to define the sustainability problem as an issue of organizational management. Sustainability management remains a critical part of the equation.

Sustainability management is simply the latest step in the evolution of the field of organizational management. Twentieth century managers were concerned with finances, human resources, information, production, performance, marketing…

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