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Environmental Debt: The Hidden Costs of a Changing Global Economy

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An award-winning environmental activist and social entrepreneur exposes the link between our financial and environmental crises

 

For decades, politicians and business leaders alike told the American public that todays challenge was growing the economy, and that environmental protection could be left to future generations. Now in the wake of billions of dollars in costs associated with coastal devastation from Hurricane Sandy, rampant wildfires across the West, and groundwater contamination from reckless drilling, its becoming increasingly clear that yesterdays carefree attitude about the environment has morphed into a fiscal crisis of epic proportions.

Amy Larkin has been at the forefront of the fight for the environment for years, and in Environmental Debt she argues that the costs of global warming, extreme weather, pollution and other forms of “environmental debt” are wreaking havoc on the economy. Synthesizing complex ideas, she pulls back the curtain on some of the biggest cultural touchstones of the environmental debate, revealing how, for instance, despite coals relative fame as a “cheap” energy source, ordinary Americans pay $350 billion a year for coals damage in business related expenses, polluted watersheds, and in healthcare costs. And the problem stretches far beyond our borders: deforestation from twenty years ago in Thailand caused catastrophic flooding in 2011, and cost Toyota 3.4 percent of its annual production while causing tens of thousands of workers to lose jobs in three different countries.

To combat these trends, Larkin proposes a new framework for 21st century commerce, based on three principles: 1) Pollution can no longer be free; 2) All business decision making and accounting must incorporate the long view; and 3) Government must play a vital role in catalyzing clean technology and growth while preventing environmental destruction. As companies and nations struggle to strategize in the face of global financial debt, many businesses have begun to recognize the causal relationship between a degraded environment and a degraded bottom line.  Profiling the multinational corporations that are transforming their operations with downright radical initiatives, Larkin presents smart policy choices that would actually unleash these business solutions to many global financial and environmental problems.   

Provocative and hard-hitting, Environmental Debt sweeps aside the false choices of todays environmental debate, and shows how to revitalize the economy through natures bounty.

Review:

"Is corporate America ready for some tough love from Greenpeace? Award-winning environmental activist Larkin, business advisor for Greenpeace International, and former director of Greenpeace Solutions, wants to connect business profitability with the survival of the natural world rather than its destruction. For anyone interested in environmental and economic policy, this is a fascinating, provocative book. Brisk, bold, and blunt, Larkin is a devastating critic of current business practices, but she wants to inspire, not scold. Her profiles in corporate courage include Unilever, which lobbies for stronger government regulation, and Puma, the ' to create an integrated report that converted environmental into monetary terms,' as well as some unlikely heroes, such as McDonald's, Wal-Mart, and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who inspired the California Solar Initiative with his call for the creation of a million solar roofs in the state by 2016. Some good news: renewable energy is a true job creator. The ultimate renewable energy source Larkin celebrates is the power of thoughtful people with a common goal. In the words of McDonald's vice-president for corporate responsibility, 'Odd couples can add out-of-the-box thinking that leads to innovative win-win scenarios.' Agent: Laura Yorke, Carol Mann Agency. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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“For anyone interested in environmental and economic policy, this is a fascinating, provocative book. Brisk, bold, and blunt, Larkin is a devastating critic of current business practices, but she wants to inspire, not scold.” — Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

For decades, politicians and business leaders alike told the American public that our most important challenge was growing the economy, and that environmental protection could be left to future generations. Now, in the wake of billions of dollars in costs associated with coastal devastation from Hurricane Sandy, rampant wildfires across the West, and groundwater contamination from reckless drilling, its increasingly clear that yesterdays carefree attitude about the environment has morphed into a fiscal crisis of epic proportions. Environmental Debt argues that the costs of global warming, extreme weather, pollution, and other forms of “environmental debt” are wreaking havoc on the economy. To combat these trends, author Amy Larkin proposes a new framework for twenty-first century commerce, based on three principles: 1) Pollution can no longer be free; 2) All business decision making and accounting must incorporate the long view; and 3) Government must play a vital role in catalyzing clean technology and growth while preventing environmental destruction. Profiling the multinational corporations that are transforming their operations with downright radical initiatives, Larkin presents smart policy choices that would actually unleash these business solutions to many global financial and environmental problems.

Synopsis:

An award-winning environmental activist and social entrepreneur argues that the financial and environmental crises are connected in both their causes and solutions

 

Economists predict that the damage from Hurricane Sandy will total over 100 billion dollars, largely covered by taxpayers.   And that does not include long-term effects such as depressed coastal real estate values.    Amy Larkin shows how the costs of global warming, extreme weather, pollution and other forms of “environmental debt” combine in both the short and long term to wreak havoc on the economy, as well as the earth. Readers will learn, for instance, how deforestation from twenty years ago in Thailand caused catastrophic flooding in 2011, and cost Toyota 3.4 percent of its annual production while causing tens of thousands of workers to lose jobs in three different countries. To combat these trends, Larkin proposes a new framework for 21st century commerce, based on three principles:  1.) Pollution can no longer be free;  2.) All business decision making and accounting must incorporate the long view;  and 3.) Government must play a vital role in catalyzing clean technology and growth while preventing environmental destruction. As companies and nations struggle to strategize in the face of global financial debt, many businesses have begun to recognize the causal relationship between a degraded environment and a degraded bottom line.  Larkin presents smart policy choices that would unleash radical and desperately needed business solutions to these problems.    This timely and important book will transform how policymakers, business leaders, and citizens think about the future of commerce.

About the Author

Amy Larkin was the Solutions Director for Greenpeace USA for six years until 2011.   Since 2012, through her consulting firm, Nature Means Business, she worked with Greenpeace International, The Consumer Goods Forum (a consortium of 400 of the worlds leading consumer brands and retailers), and the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC/Davis. She is the Chair of the Advisory Board of Biomimicry NYC, a Strategic Advisor to RESOLVE, the DC-based experts on building negotiated solutions to intractable public policy issues, and is Chair of the Board of the ARChive of Contemporary Music, the largest collection of contemporary music in the world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781137278555
Subtitle:
The Hidden Costs of a Changing Global Economy
Author:
Larkin, Amy
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Business - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140805
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 32 bandw illustrations
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 2 in 1 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Is corporate America ready for some tough love from Greenpeace? Award-winning environmental activist Larkin, business advisor for Greenpeace International, and former director of Greenpeace Solutions, wants to connect business profitability with the survival of the natural world rather than its destruction. For anyone interested in environmental and economic policy, this is a fascinating, provocative book. Brisk, bold, and blunt, Larkin is a devastating critic of current business practices, but she wants to inspire, not scold. Her profiles in corporate courage include Unilever, which lobbies for stronger government regulation, and Puma, the ' to create an integrated report that converted environmental into monetary terms,' as well as some unlikely heroes, such as McDonald's, Wal-Mart, and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who inspired the California Solar Initiative with his call for the creation of a million solar roofs in the state by 2016. Some good news: renewable energy is a true job creator. The ultimate renewable energy source Larkin celebrates is the power of thoughtful people with a common goal. In the words of McDonald's vice-president for corporate responsibility, 'Odd couples can add out-of-the-box thinking that leads to innovative win-win scenarios.' Agent: Laura Yorke, Carol Mann Agency. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
“For anyone interested in environmental and economic policy, this is a fascinating, provocative book. Brisk, bold, and blunt, Larkin is a devastating critic of current business practices, but she wants to inspire, not scold.” — Publishers Weekly
"Synopsis" by , For decades, politicians and business leaders alike told the American public that our most important challenge was growing the economy, and that environmental protection could be left to future generations. Now, in the wake of billions of dollars in costs associated with coastal devastation from Hurricane Sandy, rampant wildfires across the West, and groundwater contamination from reckless drilling, its increasingly clear that yesterdays carefree attitude about the environment has morphed into a fiscal crisis of epic proportions. Environmental Debt argues that the costs of global warming, extreme weather, pollution, and other forms of “environmental debt” are wreaking havoc on the economy. To combat these trends, author Amy Larkin proposes a new framework for twenty-first century commerce, based on three principles: 1) Pollution can no longer be free; 2) All business decision making and accounting must incorporate the long view; and 3) Government must play a vital role in catalyzing clean technology and growth while preventing environmental destruction. Profiling the multinational corporations that are transforming their operations with downright radical initiatives, Larkin presents smart policy choices that would actually unleash these business solutions to many global financial and environmental problems.
"Synopsis" by ,

An award-winning environmental activist and social entrepreneur argues that the financial and environmental crises are connected in both their causes and solutions

 

Economists predict that the damage from Hurricane Sandy will total over 100 billion dollars, largely covered by taxpayers.   And that does not include long-term effects such as depressed coastal real estate values.    Amy Larkin shows how the costs of global warming, extreme weather, pollution and other forms of “environmental debt” combine in both the short and long term to wreak havoc on the economy, as well as the earth. Readers will learn, for instance, how deforestation from twenty years ago in Thailand caused catastrophic flooding in 2011, and cost Toyota 3.4 percent of its annual production while causing tens of thousands of workers to lose jobs in three different countries. To combat these trends, Larkin proposes a new framework for 21st century commerce, based on three principles:  1.) Pollution can no longer be free;  2.) All business decision making and accounting must incorporate the long view;  and 3.) Government must play a vital role in catalyzing clean technology and growth while preventing environmental destruction. As companies and nations struggle to strategize in the face of global financial debt, many businesses have begun to recognize the causal relationship between a degraded environment and a degraded bottom line.  Larkin presents smart policy choices that would unleash radical and desperately needed business solutions to these problems.    This timely and important book will transform how policymakers, business leaders, and citizens think about the future of commerce.

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