Considering environmental protection requirements in business operations may, in the long run, determine if a lasting comparative advantage can be achieved. That is why our textbook, rich in case studies, identifies not only the threats a business may pose to the environment but stresses the ways of reducing its negative impact. It discusses, among other things, the concept of corporate social responsibility, environmental management systems, methods and the importance of eco-labelling goods and the so called green public procurement in the private and public sectors. The book is addressed primarily to students of courses in economics and management. We hope it will also make interesting reading for entrepreneurs, representatives of business environment organisations and the staff of public administration at different levels.


Liczba stron150
WydawcaWydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
ISBN-13978-83-8088-016-0
Numer wydania1
Język publikacjiangielski
Informacja o sprzedawcyRavelo Sp. z o.o.

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Spis treści

  Preface    7
  1.1. Contemporary international trade – general tendencies    9
  1.2. International trade and demand for environment functions    11
  1.3. International trade and demand for resources    13
  1.4. Impact of export promoting specialisations on the environment    14
  1.4.1. Intensive agriculture and degradation of soil    14
  1.4.2. Deforestation    16
  1.4.3. Destruction of mangrove forests    17
  1.4.4. Intense fishing    18
  1.4.5. Mining and extracting of raw materials    20
  1.5. Dirty industry migration    23
  1.6. Transportation and the environment    25
  Questions and assignments    31
  Literature    31
  2.1. The notion of CSR    35
  2.2. Areas of CSR    36
  2.3. CSR tools    39
  2.4. CSR in a corporate management system    40
  2.5. CSR principles    43
  2.6. CSR: pros and cons    46
  2.7. The CSR impact upon business    48
  2.8. CSR in practice    51
  Questions and assignments    54
  Literature    55
  3.1. Corporate environmental responsibility    57
  3.2. What is eco-labelling?    59
  3.3. Types of eco-labels    60
  3.4. Eco-labelling and its functions    63
  3.5. Characteristics of environmental certification    64
  3.6. Principles of environmental certification    65
  3.7. Benefits to enterprises    66
  3.8. Environmental labelling programmes    69
  Questions and assignments    75
  Literature    75
  4.1. Definition and philosophy of EMS    79
  4.2. Types of EMS    80
  4.3. EMS in the light of EMAS Regulations    82
  4.3.1. Implementation of the system    82
  4.3.2. Maintaining EMS    93
  4.4. Costs and benefits of EMS    95
  4.5. EMS in practice    97
  Questions and assignments    99
  Literature    99
  5.1. Definition and idea of corporate environmental marketing strategy    101
  5.2. Enterprises’ motivation to adopt environmental marketing strategies    104
  5.3. Types of corporate environmental marketing strategies    108
  5.3.1. Active and passive strategies    110
  5.3.2. Competitive environmental strategies according to Orsato    112
  5.3.3. The Ansoff Matrix – the environmental version    117
  Questions and assignments    119
  Literature    120
  6.1. Legal regulations    121
  6.1.1. European Union law    121
  6.1.2. National legislation    122
  6.2. Types of contracts    126
  6.3. Awarding procedures    128
  6.4. Exemptions    130
  6.5. Sectoral contracts    131
  6.6. Public procurement market    133
  6.7. The internationalisation of the Polish public procurement market    135
  6.8. Public procurement for a better environment    137
  6.9. EU environmental criteria    139
  6.10. Product sheet for computer hardware (example)    140
  6.11. Share of green public procurement in the market    143
  Questions and assignments    144
  Literature    144
  List of tables    147
  List of figures    149
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