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Corporation 2020: Transforming Business for Tomorrow's World

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There is an emerging consensus that all is not well with todayand#8217;s market-centric economic model. Although it has delivered wealth over the last half century and pulled millions out of poverty, it is recession-prone, leaves too many unemployed, creates ecological scarcities and environmental risks, and widens the gap between the rich and the poor. Around $1 trillion a year in perverse subsidies and barriers to entry for alternative products maintain and#8220;business-as-usualand#8221; while obscuring their associated environmental and societal costs. The result is the broken system of social inequity, environmental degradation, and political manipulation that marks todayand#8217;s corporations.

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We arenand#8217;t stuck with this dysfunctional corporate model, but business needs a new DNA if it is to enact the comprehensive approach we need. Pavan Sukhdev lays out a sweeping new vision for tomorrowand#8217;s corporation: one that will increase human wellbeing and social equity, decrease environmental risks and ecological losses, and still generate profit. Through a combination of internal changes in corporate governance and external regulations and policies, Corporation 2020 can become a reality in the next decadeand#8212;and it must, argues Sukhdev, if we are to avert catastrophic social imbalance and ecological harm.

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Corporation 2020 presents new approaches to measuring the true costs of business and the corporationand#8217;s obligation to society. From his insightful look into the history of the corporation to his thoughtful discussion of the steps needed to craft a better corporate model, Sukhdev offers a hopeful vision for the role of business in shaping a more equitable, sustainable future.

About the Author

Pavan Sukhdev is the Founder-CEO of GIST Advisory, an environmental consulting firm that helps governments and corporations value and manage their impacts on natural and human capital. A former banker at Deutsche Bank, he founded and chaired Global Markets Centre and#8211; Mumbai, a leading-edge front-office offshoring company. He has been Special Adviser and Head of UNEPand#8217;s Green Economy Initiative, lead author of their and#8220;Green Economy Reportand#8221;, and Study Leader for the G8+5 commissioned project on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (and#8220;TEEBand#8221;). Pavan chairs the World Economic Forumand#8217;s and#8220;Global Agenda Counciland#8221; on Biodiversity and serves on the boards of Conservation International and the Stockholm Resilience Centre.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781610912389
Author:
Sukhdev, Pavan
Publisher:
Island Press
Subject:
Sustainable Development
Subject:
Business-Manufacturing and Product Development
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 tables, 26 figures
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Business » Manufacturing and Product Development
History and Social Science » Economics » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Management

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