Changing Course is a practical introduction to new and necessary
methods of running businesses so that the realities of business and
the marketplace support the realities of the environment and the
needs of human development.Gathering the expertise of more than 50
leaders of multinational corporations and backed by an array of
case studies showing existing best practices, Changing Course
provides an extensive analysis of how the business community can
adapt and contribute to the crucial goal of sustainable development
- which combines the objectives of environmental protection and
economic growth. All of its recommendations are linked by the
belief that only by allowing market forces to operate freely and
integrating the "polluter pays" principle into environmental and
economic policy can sustainable development be achieved.Changing
Course focuses first on the often adversarial relationship between
business and government in chapters that discuss full-cost pricing
and market signals, energy, capital markets, trade, and managing
change. It shows how environmental costs, which are often
invisible, can best be factored into production, investment, and
trade. And it calls for a rational long-term energy strategy that
balances the energy needs for economic development with a policy
shift toward the payment of pollution costs and energy efficiency -
changes that demand new thinking and increased flexibility by
policy makers in both the public and the private sectors.Changing
Course then explores business to business relationships, beginning
with the sensitive topic of corporate reporting in environmental
areas and discussion of how an environmentally conscious firm is
managed. Chapters look at optimal products and processes, product
stewardship in retail and trading companies, at new practices for
such renewable resource industries as forestry and agriculture, and
at the need for new long-term partnerships to boost economic
development and environmental standards in the developing
world.Changing Course concludes with a detailed look at the
implications of sustainable development for business in the
developing world, where, as former Indian Prime Minister Indira
Gandhi pointed out, poverty itself is a great polluter.Stephan
Schmidheiny is a Swiss industrialist, Chairman of the Business
Council for Sustainable Development, and the Principal Advisor for
Business and Industry to the United Nations Conference on
Environment and Development (ECO'92).
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