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Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability in Business

Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability in Business
How Organizations Handle Profits and Social Duties

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August 2010 | 220 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
In this age of global economic crises, the need to renew our commitment to social issues becomes even more urgent. Reduction in public and private spending on social programmes throws up further challenges for the sustenance of development efforts. The book advocates countering this trend through 'global social entrepreneurship' and the use of innovative, inexpensive and locally customized solutions.

Using in-depth and contemporary case studies, the book demonstrates how to define, measure and achieve socially and environmentally sustainable growth. The book inspires social entrepreneurs to build new models of sustainable growth, to scale existing solutions and to create new public-private partnerships.

Foreword: Inspiring People to Engage in Social Entrepreneurship Jugnu Jain, Raj Melville and Rakesh Pandey
Preface Vanita Shastri
From Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to Global Social Entrepreneurship Vanita Shastri and Preeta M Banerjee
Defining metrics for Social impact by Selecting and Setting Corporate Sustainability Gururaj 'Desh' Deshpande, Meenakshi Verma Agrawal, Nishith Acharya and Naveen Jha
Measurements Duncan White
Lessons from Working with the Government of India: The story of Pratham Leona Christy and Vikas Taneja
Social Entrepreneurship Across National Boundaries Behzad J Larry, Azad Oommen, Venkatesh 'Venky' Raghavendra
The Evolution of Ubuntu at Work: Helping women micro entrepreneurs escape the poverty trap Vibha Pingle
Social Entrepreneurship in a Traditionally Profit-Centered Industry Steven F Young
Environmental Sustainability - Managing Stakeholders Through Education Vithal V Deshpande
The Clean Technology Industry: Social entrepreneurship and sustainability Daniel Wengrovitz and Preeta M Banerjee
Greening the Built Environment Ameeta Soni
Developing Green Innovation: DeCopier paper cleaning products Sushil Bhatia
New Beginnings in Age-Old Philosophies Preeta M Banerjee and Vanita Shastri

This edited volume is a great knowledge resource for researchers, practitioners, donors and others with social development as their agenda. The book inspires social entrepreneurs to build new models of sustainable growth, to scale existing solutions, and to create new public-private partnerships. It provides various facets of social entrepreneurship and the practical issues involved in the process of getting all the stakeholders together to work for a common cause and to raise the standards of living for the poor and disadvantaged section of the society.

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