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"Global Challenges in Responsible Business"
Published on 31 July 2010

Published on 31 July 2010 by Professor N. Craig Smith. Corporate responsibility has gone global. Global Challenges in Responsible Business addresses the implications for business of corporate responsibility in the context of globalisation and the social and environmental problems we face today. Featuring research from Europe, North America, Asia and Africa, it focuses on three major themes: embedding corporate responsibility, corporate responsibility and marketing, and corporate responsibility in developing countries. To order this book, please click here...


Crossing the Energy Divide: Moving from Fossil Fuel Dependence to a Clean-energy Future


Book "Crossing the Energy Divide"

Published on 28 January 2010

By INSEAD Emeritus Professor Robert U. Ayres and Edward H. Ayres. How do we get from where we are now to a future of safe, renewable energy? By dramatically improving the way we manage the energy we're already using. No futuristic promises, no unproven technology: Crossing the Energy Divide shows how we can get 50%, even 100% more energy from the sources we're using right now with lower carbon emissions and higher economic growth. To order this book, please click here.



Story-Based Inquiry: A manual for investigative journalists


Book "Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists"

Published on 13 August 2009

By INSEAD Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Fellow Mark L. Hunter. Media in society impacts companies and its leaders, it is therefore essential for journalists to compose a viable story. This manual focuses on the hypothesis-based inquiry approach, which takes the basic assumption that a story is only a hypothesis until verified. The methods and skills applying to every step of the investigative process, from conception to research, writing, quality control and dissemination, have been thoroughly analyzed and are well illustrated by case studies in each chapter. To download this book, please click here.






Book "Mainstreaming Corporate Responsibility"

Published on 26 June 2009

By INSEAD Chaired Professor of Ethics and Social Responsibility Craig N. Smith and Gilbert Lenssen. Managers must grapple with increasingly complex social and environmental problems as an integral part of business strategy and operations. The book is based upon a curriculum development project run by the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre, London Business School and EABIS. It is a collection of texts and cases for use in courses across the business disciplines as well as courses on corporate responsibility. To order this book please click here. To watch the video interview on mainstreaming corporate responsibility with N. Craig Smith, please click here:

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Book "The Network Challenge: Strategy, Profit, and Risk in an Interlinked World"

Published on 5 June 2009

By INSEAD Distinguished Research Professor/ The Paul Dubrule Chaired Professor of Sustainable Development Paul Kleindorfer and Yoram Wind, The Lauder Professor and Professor of Marketing of the Wharton School. Networks introduce new risks as seen by the rapid spread of contagion in global financial markets and opportunities as seen in the rapid rise of network-based businesses. While managers typically view business through the lens of a single firm, this book challenges readers to take a broader view of their enterprises and opportunities.

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Book "Finance for a Better World

Published on May 2009

By Henri-Claude de Bettignies. What has prompted the shift toward sustainability in numerous financial areas? Can investors’ mindsets be changed to embrace a long-term view? Can shareholders and activists play a greater role in encouraging financial actors to behave more responsibly? These are some of the relevant topics that are explored in this forward-looking set of essays. To order this book, please click here.


Book "The Economic Growth Engine"

Published on 27 April 2009

By INSEAD Emeritus Professor Robert Ayres and Senior Research Fellow Benjamin Warr. Wealth strongly depends on energy and its efficient use. This book analyses economic growth from the angle of energy and material flows. "The Economic Growth Engine" addresses the question of how we should start treating fossil energy, not as continuing income, but as one-time energy capital to spend on efficiency and long-term sustaianable energy production. More...

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Book "Sustainability Strategies -

When Does it Pay to be Green"

Published on 10 April 2009

By Renato J. Orsato. The book helps managers to base eco-investments on solid grounds. Through the systematic use of analytical frameworks, Sustainability Strategies helps managers to prioritize eco-investments, and transform them into sources of competitive advantage and new market spaces. More...

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Book "Business, Globalization and the Common Good"

Published on May 2009

By Henri-Claude de Bettignies and François Lépineux. "Business, Globalization and the Common Good" offers an powerful vision of corporations internalising the "common good" to make the world a better place.

The majority of business leaders and academics are still grappling with the workings of CSR and stakeholder thinking. Yet, this book is presciently looking beyond conventional CSR goals and asking soul-searching questions about social awareness. "Business, Globalization and the Common Good" is a gateway in understanding the collaborative policy solutions necessary to conquer the inevitable failures of globalisation.




Book "Humanitarian Logistics"

Published on 1 March 2009

By Rolando Tomasini and Luk Van Wassenhove. Logistical shortcomings and oversights in the humanitarian context may result in serious consequences for the victims of disasters and could literally mean the difference between life and death. So they have to get it right, and fast. This is where this book comes in, showing the role of the private sector in humanitarian operations… Click here to know more about this captivating book. To watch the video the video interview on humanitarian logistics with Luk Van Wassenhove and Rolando Tomasini, please click here:

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