Our reading suggestions

Confronting Capitalism: Real Solutions for a Troubled Economic System
By Philip Kotler

  • Hardcover: 256 pages, £17.20
  • ISBN: 0814436455
  • Publisher: Amacom
  • Published: May 2015

Professor of marketing, Philip Kotler, explains 14 major problems undermining capitalism, including persistent poverty, job creation in the face of automation, high debt burdens, the disproportionate influence of the wealthy on public policy and more. On a positive note, Kotler outlines how private and public initiatives can join forces for positive change.

Higher Education in a Sustainable Society
By Hans Chr. Garmann Johnsen (Ed.), Stina Torjesen (Ed.) and Richard Ennals (Ed.)

  • Hardcover: 324 pages, £90.00
  • ISBN: 3319159186
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Published: April 2015

This book shows that sustainability involves a broad range of disciplines, from nursing and nutrition to technology and management. It argues that a sustainable society entails a distinct perspective on society that influences our social thinking in terms of ethics, democracy and knowledge development. It presents mutual competence building as a concept higher education can adapt in order to contribute to a sustainable society.

A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership
By Steve Schein

  • Paperback: 220 pages, £21.99
  • ISBN: 1783531959
  • Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing
  • Published: May 2015

Schein explores how the deeper psychological motivations of sustainability leaders relate to overall effectiveness and capacity to lead transformational change as well as the ways in which the complexity of sustainability is driving new approaches to leadership. Drawing on interviews with over 100 leaders from multinational corporations, he encourages us to think about leadership in a different way.

Sport Management and the Natural Environment
By Jonathan M. Casper (Ed.), Michael E. Pfahl (Ed.)

  • Hardcover: 268 pages, £95.00
  • ISBN: 0415715407
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: May 2015

This book considers the unique social, economic and political space that sport occupies in society, and examines the most important practical managerial issues related to sport and the environment. It introduces environmental theory and best practice in the context of sport management, demonstrating how sport organisations can become more effective and sustainable, and exploring the important advocacy role that sport organisations have in local and global communities.

Climate-Resilient Development: Participatory solutions from developing countries
By Astrid Carrapatoso (Ed.), Edith Kürzinger (Ed.)

  • Paperback: 300 pages, £35.68
  • ISBN: 1138928445
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: May 2015

In the context of current deficiencies of multilateral climate management strategies and processes, this book analyses case studies from Africa, Asia, and Latin America to find practical solutions to improve, complement, or, where necessary, reasonably bypass the UNFCCC process. The book explores a bottom-up approach which can effectively tap unused climate-resilient development potential.

Emerging Issues in Contemporary African Economies
By Steve Onyeiwu

  • Hardcover: 304 pages, £75.00
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Published: May 2015
  • ISBN: 1137402547

While there have been significant improvements in African economies, major challenges still remain. Onyeiwu explores new themes that have become central to the sustainable performance of African economies: the IT revolution, industrial dynamics, innovation and technological change, youth and gender, as well as issues around structural transformation.

CSR books  new books 

comments powered by Disqus