Intersection of Sustainability and Business & Economics

In the following, some interesting readings about sustainability, business and economics.

About Sustainable Business

Dyllick, T. & Muff, K. (2016). Clarifying the meaning of sustainable business: Introducing a typology from business-as-usual to true business sustainability. Organization & Environment, 29(2), 156/174.

About Doughnut Economics

Raworth, K. (2017). Doughnut economics : Seven ways to think like a 21st century economist. White River Junction, Vermont: Chelsea Green Publishing.

Raworth, K. (2012). A safe and just space for humanity: Can we live within the doughnut. Oxfam Policy and Practice: Climate Change and Resilience, 8(1), 1-26.

About Cradle to Cradle

McDonough, W., & Braungart, M. (2009). Cradle to cradle : Remaking the way we make things. London: Vintage.

About Upcycling

McDonough, W., & Braungart, M. (2013). The upcycle : Beyond sustainability – designing for abundance (First ed.). New York: North Point Press, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

About Triple Top Line Approach

Lodder, M., Huffenreuter, R. L., Braungart, M., & den Held, D. (2014, August). Regenerative Sustainable Development: Towards a Triple Top Line approach and Increasing Positive Externalities. In Conference Paper for the 5th International Sustainability Transitions Conference (pp. 27-29).

About Circular Economy / Product Design & Business Model Strategies

Bocken, N., De Pauw, I., Bakker, C., & Van der Grinten, B. (2016). Product design and business model strategies for a circular economy. Journal of Industrial and Production Engineering, 33(5), 308-320. doi:10.1080/21681015.201

Bakker, C., den Hollander, M., Van Hinte, E., & Zljlstra, Y. (2014). Products that last: Product design for circular business models. TU Delft Library.

Murray, A., Skene, K., Haynes, K. (2015). The Circular Economy: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Concept and Application in a Global Context. Journal of Business Ethics,140(3), 369-380. doi:10.1007/s10551-015-2693-2

About Planetary Boundaries / Safe and Just Operating Spaces

Rockström, J., Steffen, W., Noone, K., Persson, A., Chapin, F., Lambin, E., . . . Foley, J. (2009). Planetary boundaries: Exploring the safe operating space for humanity. Ecology and Society, 14(2). doi:10.5751/ES-03180-140232

Whiteman, G., Walker, B., & Perego, P. (2013). Planetary boundaries: Ecological foundations for corporate sustainability. Journal of Management Studies, 50(2), 307-336.

Dearing, J. A., Wang, R., Zhang, K., Dyke, J. G., Haberl, H., Hossain, M. S., … & Carstensen, J. (2014). Safe and just operating spaces for regional social-ecological systems. Global Environmental Change, 28, 227-238.

About Systems Thinking

Williams, A., Kennedy, S., Philipp, F., & Whiteman, G. (2017). Systems thinking: A review of sustainability management research. Journal of Cleaner Production, 148, 866-881.

About Transition to Sustainable Enterprise

Van Tulder, R., Van Tilburg, R., Francken, M., & Da Rosa, A. (2013). Managing the transition to a sustainable enterprise: Lessons from frontrunner companies. Routledge.

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