Annotations for Sustainable Business and Industry : Designing and Operating for Social and Environmental Responsibility

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Writing for a business and business student audience, Jacobsen (associate dean of environmental studies, Milwaukee Area Technical College) describes a program that he argues can aid in developing environmental and social responsibility policies and practices while also improving profit margins. He discusses applying traditional methods such as Six Sigma and operations research to environmental and social considerations; methods of implementing technologies and practices; ways to measure social and environmental performance for reports and presentations, and basic related scientific issues. In doing so he also provides a full treatment of standards, particularly the new ISO 26000, which was released in 2010. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (