Environmental Debt

Environmental Debt

The Hidden Costs of A Changing Global Economy

Book - 2014
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For decades, politicians and business leaders alike told the American public that our most important challenge was growing the economy, and that environmental protection could be left to future generations. Now, in the wake of billions of dollars in costs associated with coastal devastation from Hurricane Sandy, rampant wildfires across the West, and groundwater contamination from reckless drilling, it's increasingly clear that yesterday's carefree attitude about the environment has morphed into a fiscal crisis of epic proportions. Environmental Debt argues that the costs of global warming, extreme weather, pollution, and other forms of "environmental debt" are wreaking havoc on the economy. To combat these trends, author Amy Larkin proposes a new framework for twenty-first century commerce, based on three principles: 1) Pollution can no longer be free; 2) All business decision making and accounting must incorporate the long view; and 3) Government must play a vital role in catalyzing clean technology and growth while preventing environmental destruction. Profiling the multinational corporations that are transforming their operations with downright radical initiatives, Larkin presents smart policy choices that would actually unleash these business solutions to many global financial and environmental problems.
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition: First Palgrave Macmillan pbk. edition
ISBN: 9781137279200
Branch Call Number: 333.7 Lar
Characteristics: xii, 244 pages : illustrations, map.


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Jul 01, 2014

Out-of-the-box thinking?!?!? No way! Just the same old use capitalism to save the environment and capitalism nonsense. Sorry, but this lady is confused and confusing, and her so-called out-of-the-box thinking is the same old mumbo jumbo from Wall Street [sad to say, Greenpeace does receive contributions from the Rockefeller Foundation, so this might be expected]. Win-win scenarios are a perversion from Harvard's B School.

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