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Design, appraisal, and management of sustainable development projects
By Nihal Amerasinghe

Kindle Edition: 34475 KB, £48.33
Publisher: Asian Institute of Management
Published: July 2015

This comprehensive book is based on the hands-on experience of author Dr. Amerasinghe, who worked as a director general at the Asian Development Bank, and covers all facets of the project management cycle. It addresses all the contemporary requirements in the preparation and implementation of development projects.

Financial inclusion at the bottom of the pyramid
by Carol Realini and Karl Mehta 


Hardcover: 256 pages, £20.99
Publisher: FriesenPress
Published: July 2015
ISBN: 1460265513 

Half the planet's population exist as "financial nomads", who struggle at the base of the societal pyramid in an exhausting state of financial exclusion and insecurity. Advances in communications have reconfigured the ease with which we interact with our money-and this book explains how these advances can provide innovative financial services to the unbanked and underserved.

Crowdfunding: The corporate era
by Kevin Berg Grell, Dan Marom and Richard Swart


Paperback: 218 pages, £12.08
Publisher: Elliott & Thompson
Published: July 2015
ISBN: 1783961619      

No longer the sole purview of entrepreneurs, many corporations have begun to adopt and adapt the principles of crowdfunding. This book explores how, by leveraging the power of the crowd and the concept of community, crowdfunding transforms processes such as marketing, innovation, sales, intrapreneurship, market validation, customer engagement and more, giving companies a key advantage in tomorrow's market.

Who's responsible for corporate responsibility?
By Christine Bader


Kindle: 2569 KB, £6.44
Publisher: Atlantic Media Group
Published: July 2015         

Christine Bader, a former UN advisor and visiting scholar at Columbia University, interviews leaders from Google, Microsoft, Gap, MasterCard, Levi Strauss, Motorola, AT&T, and many other companies to explore the opportunities (and limitations) for employees at all levels—from CEOs and lawyers to designers and supply-chain managers—to show what good business can do for the world.

Corporate stewardship: organizing for sustainable effectiveness
by Edward Lawler (Author, Ed.), Sue Mohrman (Ed.), Jim O'Toole (Ed.)


Hardcover: 360 pages, £40.00
Publisher: Greenleaf
Published: July 2015
ISBN: 1783532599              

How can corporations be at the same time, profitable and responsible, effective and ethical, sustainable and adaptable? This book presents the latest thinking from practical-minded scholars who explore what businesses are doing, and what they can and should do to effectively respond to external challenges, focusing on how leaders and managers can create cultures, strategies, and designs far beyond business as usual.

Social influence and sustainable consumption
By Elizabeth B Goldsmith


Hardcover: 200 pages, £90.00
Publisher: Springer
Published: July 2015
ISBN: 3319207377                  

This forward-looking volume examines the role of social influence-including social media-in creating and fostering sustainable consumer behaviour. Using real-world examples, it examines ways social influence can encourage and support sustainable consumption, from buying green products to recycling packaging materials to supporting environmentally responsible brands. 

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