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Sustainability Management

Sustainability: The First Postmodern Discipline

Bob Brinkmann | Posted 11.16.2014 | Green
Bob Brinkmann

As someone engaged with a variety of sustainability research, I am always struck how difficult it is for many of us to define "sustainability" well. I have been slowly coming to terms with the reality that this is largely because sustainability is the first truly postmodern discipline.

Building a Research Base for Sustainability Management

Steven Cohen | Posted 09.14.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

The practice of sustainability management requires rigorous analysis, the development of more effective public policies and the evolution of new organizational routines.

The Growing Momentum Behind Sustainability Management

Steven Cohen | Posted 12.31.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

We have developed a highly mechanized, energy intensive, high throughput economy that is chewing up the planet's resources at a ferocious pace.

Scientific Research and a Sustainable Planet

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.12.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

With a global population that is projected to reach 10 billion by 2050, the crucial question emerges -- how do we extract our needs from the planet without destroying it?

The Growing Field of Sustainability Studies

Steven Cohen | Posted 04.14.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

Just as the 20th century's move toward massive, technologically-based economic development changed our educational system in the second half of the 20th century, the challenges of global sustainability are also starting to influence higher education.

All Effective Management Must Be Sustainability Management

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.27.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

In an increasingly crowded planet, the scale of production of everything has grown. In the old days, water, energy and waste were minor factors in an organization's cost equation. Those days are gone.

The Profession of Sustainability Management: Source for Optimism in a Scary World

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

Despite numerous disasters of late, a source of optimism is the growing ranks of experienced sustainability professionals working hard to improve organizations throughout the world.

Educating the Next Generation of Sustainability Professionals

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

Teaching the physical dimensions of sustainability- the use of natural resources to build products and structures, waste management and the impact of ...

New York City's Green Infrastructure Plan and Sustainability Management

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

The Bloomberg administration has again demonstrated its ability to marry sound business and environmental principles and placed themselves at the forefront of the emerging field of sustainability management.

The Transition to Sustainability Management Is Finally Underway

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

The issue of sustainability is no longer a luxury item or an add-on to those factors routinely addressed by management; it has moved to the apex of management concerns.