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Sustainable Business

Managing the Challenges of the 21st Century

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access
  • Offers an overview on sustainable business theory
  • Provides easy access to basic terms and concepts of sustainable management
  • Features essential reading for professionals and students of sustainability

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Business (BRIEFSBUSINESS)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Why Sustainability?

    • Manuel Fischer, Daniel Foord, Jan Frecè, Kirsten Hillebrand, Ingrid Kissling-Näf, Rahel Meili et al.
    Pages 1-15Open Access
  3. The Concept of Sustainable Development

    • Manuel Fischer, Daniel Foord, Jan Frecè, Kirsten Hillebrand, Ingrid Kissling-Näf, Rahel Meili et al.
    Pages 17-27Open Access
  4. Challenges of Managing Common Resources

    • Manuel Fischer, Daniel Foord, Jan Frecè, Kirsten Hillebrand, Ingrid Kissling-Näf, Rahel Meili et al.
    Pages 29-34Open Access
  5. Corporate Sustainability

    • Manuel Fischer, Daniel Foord, Jan Frecè, Kirsten Hillebrand, Ingrid Kissling-Näf, Rahel Meili et al.
    Pages 35-76Open Access
  6. Social Innovation (or Why We Need the Civil Society)

    • Manuel Fischer, Daniel Foord, Jan Frecè, Kirsten Hillebrand, Ingrid Kissling-Näf, Rahel Meili et al.
    Pages 77-89Open Access
  7. Policy Instruments and Financial System

    • Manuel Fischer, Daniel Foord, Jan Frecè, Kirsten Hillebrand, Ingrid Kissling-Näf, Rahel Meili et al.
    Pages 91-104Open Access
  8. Sustainable Consumption

    • Manuel Fischer, Daniel Foord, Jan Frecè, Kirsten Hillebrand, Ingrid Kissling-Näf, Rahel Meili et al.
    Pages 105-116Open Access
  9. Sustainability in a Digital Context

    • Manuel Fischer, Daniel Foord, Jan Frecè, Kirsten Hillebrand, Ingrid Kissling-Näf, Rahel Meili et al.
    Pages 117-128Open Access
  10. The Future of Sustainable Business: The Circular Economy

    • Manuel Fischer, Daniel Foord, Jan Frecè, Kirsten Hillebrand, Ingrid Kissling-Näf, Rahel Meili et al.
    Pages 129-140Open Access
  11. Back Matter

    Pages 141-142

About this book

This open access book is a compact guide to the development of sustainable business, which has become the central concept in discussions about the future development of humanity and planet earth. It provides basic terminology and concepts on sustainable business and offers insights into a new management paradigm that integrates social and environmental dimensions into business models, strategies, and operations. New business concepts such as the donut economy, the circular economy, social innovation and sustainable leadership are introduced and the book outlines how they influence the way we run businesses today and in the future. This book lays the foundation for new management thinking in business and academia, making it a essential reader for professionals and students alike.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Institute for Sustainable Business, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Bern, Switzerland

    Manuel Fischer, Daniel Foord, Jan Frecè, Kirsten Hillebrand, Ingrid Kissling-Näf, Rahel Meili, Marie Peskova, David Risi, René Schmidpeter, Tobias Stucki

About the authors

This book originates from the Institute of Sustainable Business at Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland. Manuel Fischer, Daniel Foord,  Jan Frecè, Kirsten Hillebrand, Ingrid Kissling-Näff, Rahel Meili, Mari Peskova, David Risi, René Schmidpeter and Tobias Stucki are all researchers in various positions at this institute.

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