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Sustainable Development Drivers

The Role of Leadership in Government, Business and NGO Performance Edited by Kees Zoeteman, Professor of Sustainable Development in International Perspective, Telos, Tilburg Sustainability Centre, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Sustainable development cannot be prescribed – rather, it results from conscious personal choices in government, business and NGOs. This thought-provoking book explores both the origins and future of the global sustainable development movement, and provides an original overview of the driving forces of sustainable development, including market forces and past and future trends.
Extent: 360 pp
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Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978 0 85793 489 5
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  • Business and Management
  • Business Leadership
  • Development Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Economics and Finance
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environment
  • Environmental Economics
Sustainable development cannot be prescribed – rather, it results from conscious personal choices in government, business and NGOs. This thought-provoking book explores both the origins and future of the global sustainable development movement, and provides an original overview of the driving forces of sustainable development, including market forces and past and future trends.

The contributors, leading experts in the field, identify and analyze the sustainability attitudes of key actors in government, corporate and NGO leadership that have shaped sustainable development history. The importance of a new and unconventional role of governments in promoting sustainability is highlighted, while corporations and NGOs feel both the risk of failures and the importance of long-term global stability more directly.

Exploring the present and future scope of emerging global sustainable development movement, this stimulating and thought-provoking book will prove invaluable to a wide-ranging audience encompassing: academics, researchers, students and business practitioners with an interest in sustainable development and corporate social responsibility, public administration and public-private interactions; and policymakers involved in environmental, social and economic issues in both government and non-governmental organizations.
‘This book is state-of-the-art. The authors present refreshing ideas about sustainability. It is a challenging approach to the conceptualization, measurement and ranking of sustainable development. This goes far beyond technicalities, discussing political, managerial and spiritual aspects of societal change.’
– Jan Pronk, International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands
Contributors: E. Akdanova, J. Graafland, J. Hinssen, W. Kersten, P. Merry, H. Mommaas, O. Scharmer, L. Schuitemaker, H. Smid, L. Susskind, J. Tavenier, L. van de Voort, M. van den Brink, M. van Maasakkers, P. van Seters, A.-M. Voorhoeve, K. Zoeteman
Contents:

Preface

PART I: THE CORE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
1. Sustainable Development: Taking Responsibility for the Whole
Kees Zoeteman

2. A Short History of Sustainable Development
Kees Zoeteman and Jaco Tavenier

3. The Mission Reflected in the Sustainable Development Concept: Uplifting Society
Kees Zoeteman and Hans Mommaas

4. Can Sustainable Development be Measured?
Kees Zoeteman

PART II: LEADERSHIP AND INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT
5. Leadership and Sustainability Attitudes in Personal Life
Kees Zoeteman

6. Individual and Organizational Development Phases Towards Sustainability
Margarete van den Brink

PART III: NATIONS, BUSINESSES AND MARKETS
7. Ranking of Nations
Kees Zoeteman, Wouter Kersten and Lieke van de Voort

8. Drivers of Corporate Social Responsibility
Johan Graafland and Hugo Smid

9. Understanding Differences in Business Sectors
Kees Zoeteman

10. Sustainability Attitudes in Local Area Development in the Netherlands
Jules Hinssen

PART IV: NGOs AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
11. NGOs and Sustainability Attitudes
Wouter Kersten, Elena Akdanova and Kees Zoeteman

12. The Sustainability Movement
Paul van Seters

13. The Case of the Center for Human Emergence Netherlands
Lisette Schuitemaker, Peter Merry and Anne-Marie Voorhoeve

PART V: PAST AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
14. Building Consensus for Sustainable Development
Lawrence Susskind and Mattijs van Maasakkers

15. Trends, Crises and Sustainability
Kees Zoeteman

16. The Conflict of Our Time
Otto Scharmer

Index