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Sustainability Footprints in SMEs: Strategy and Case Studies for Entrepreneurs and Small Business

Book Description

Reviews the evolution and theory of Sustainability Footprints e.g. carbon footprint and examines the critical success factors and contributions to small to medium sized enterprises (SME) growth

  • Assist firms in achieving sustainable growth in four key areas Innovation Impact, Cost Impact, Environmental Impact, and Stakeholder Impact

  • Identifies the challenges and Critical Success Factors (CSFs) in the use of sustainability footprint methodology within small businesses by the use of case studies

  • Proposes a strategic model suitable for the deployment of sustainability strategy and initiatives within business

  • Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Title page
    3. Copyright page
    4. Dedication page
    5. Foreword
    6. Acknowledgments
    7. Glossary of abbreviated terms
    8. 1 Introduction
      1. 1.1 The Concept of Customer Satisfaction
      2. 1.2 The Decoupling of Quality from Sustainable Development
      3. 1.3 The Inability to Respond to the Dilemma Inherent in the Principal–Agent Relationship
      4. References
    9. 2 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility—Context and Definition
      1. 2.1 Introduction
      2. 2.2 Definitions and Historical Context
      3. 2.3 Defining Sustainability…
      4. 2.4 Embedding Sustainability…
      5. 2.5 CSR Definitions…
      6. References
    10. 3 The Dilemma of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
      1. 3.1 Introduction
      2. 3.2 The Philosophical Challenge
      3. 3.3 Corporate Citizen or Friedman Logic
      4. 3.4 The Transition
      5. 3.5 The Cultural Challenge
      6. 3.6 The Strategic Challenge
      7. 3.7 Strategic Frameworks
      8. References
    11. 4 Sustainability Footprints
      1. 4.1 Introduction
      2. 4.2 Conceptual Framework
      3. 4.3 Kyoto Protocol and GHG
      4. 4.4 Emission Trading
      5. 4.5 CDM
      6. 4.6 JI
      7. 4.7 Carbon Footprint Reporting and GHG Accounting
      8. 4.8 Types of Carbon Footprints
      9. 4.9 Carbon Footprint Standards
      10. 4.10 DEFRA Guidelines
      11. 4.11 U.K. Policy Landscape
      12. 4.12 Water Footprint and Water Accounting
      13. 4.13 Social Footprint
      14. 4.14 Social Standards, Social Accounting, and the Social Fingerprint
      15. 4.15 Ecological Footprint Analysis
      16. 4.16 Criticisms of Footprint Methodologies
      17. References
    12. 5 Sustainable Strategic Growth Model
      1. 5.1 Introduction
      2. 5.2 Sustainable Strategic Growth Model
      3. References
    13. 6 The Politics of Sustainability
      1. 6.1 Introduction
      2. 6.2 Background
      3. 6.3 Challenges: Transitioning to a Low-Carbon Economy
      4. 6.4 Contributions to Growth
      5. 6.5 Critical Success Factors
      6. 6.6 Summary
      7. References
    14. 7 Capital Cooling
      1. 7.1 Introduction
      2. 7.2 Context
      3. 7.3 Environmental and Legal Challenges
      4. 7.4 Contributions to Growth
      5. 7.5 Sustainable Performance
      6. 7.6 Critical Success Factors
      7. 7.7 Sustainability/CSR Charter: Setting the Course with Subcontractors and Suppliers
      8. 7.8 Summary
      9. References
    15. 8 The Log House People:Low-Carbon Construction
      1. 8.1 Introduction
      2. 8.2 Context
      3. 8.3 Contribution to Growth
      4. 8.4 Critical Success Factors
      5. 8.5 Summary
      6. References
    16. 9 Moffat Golf Club
      1. 9.1 Introduction
      2. 9.2 Context
      3. 9.3 Contributions to Growth
      4. 9.4 Critical Success Factors
      5. 9.5 Summary
      6. References
    17. 10 Rabbie’s Trail Burners
      1. 10.1 Introduction
      2. 10.2 Context
      3. 10.3 Contributions to Growth
      4. 10.4 Critical Success Factors
      5. 10.5 Summary
      6. References
    18. 11 Conclusion
      1. References
    19. Index
    20. End User License Agreement