By Gerard Keijzers
The variety of sustainability goals has now built from rather basic problems with environmental safety to an entire array of interwoven social, fiscal and ecological concerns, nationally and the world over. The concerned means of sustainable improvement has now turn into an enduring and more and more complicated technique. during this insightful publication, Keijzers offers a concise and authoritative advent to the evolution of the collaborative stakeholder method of sustainable improvement within the context of adjusting environmental regulations. writer Keijzers examines the evolving variety of problems with sustainability, and the similar swap of approaches inside governments and companies. Governments proceed to fine-tune regulations for the sustainable improvement of society. equally the company neighborhood is consistently striving in the direction of greater company, ecological and social accountability. Keijzers investigates those switch methods in either the private and non-private sectors.
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Business, Government and Sustainable Development (Routledge Advances in Management and Business Studies) by Gerard Keijzers