Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Laszlo Zsolnai
      Pages 3-11
  3. New Perspectives in Business Ethics and Sustainability

  4. Innovative Practices and Policy Reforms for Sustainability

  5. Spiritual-Based Leadership in Business

  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 213-218

About this book


This book discloses the spiritual dimension in business ethics and sustainability management. Spirituality is understood as a multiform search for meaning which connects people with all living beings and God or Ultimate Reality. In this sense, spirituality is a vital source in social and economic life. The volume examines the spiritual orientations to nature and business in different cultural traditions: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Sufism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism. It studies how spirituality and ecology can contribute to transforming contemporary management theory and praxis. It discusses new leadership roles and business models that emerge for sustainability in business and shows how entrepreneurship can be inspired by nature and spirituality in a meaningful way.​


Achieving Sustainability Deep Ecology Deep Ecology and Personal Responsibility Ecological Sustainability Financial Ethics after the Crisis Positioning Spirituality and Sustainable Progress Spiritual Sustainability Management Spiritual orientation to nature in Buddhism Spiritual-Based Entrepreneurship Spirituality of Economic Practice Spiritually Based Leadership Spiritually-based Leadership Sustainability and Wisdom Sustainable Agriculture Value Based Leadership

Editors and affiliations

  • László Zsolnai
    • 1
  1. 1.Corvinus University of Budapest, HungaryHungary

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