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Bansal, Pratima, and Andrew J. Hoffman, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Business and The Natural Environment. Oxford, NY: Oxford University Press, 2012.
LC Call Number: HD30.255 .O94 2012
LC Catalog Record: 2011410891
Publisher's description
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This impressive handbook reviews the state of leading academic research on business decision-making, firm behavior, and the protection of the natural environment, as the intersections of business activity and environmental protection has become increasingly complex. This book is ideal for those looking for a general understanding of sustainability and the environmental protection movement from a business perspective.

Hoffman, Andrew J. From Heresy to Dogma: An Institutional History of Corporate Environmentalism. Stanford, CA: Stanford Business Books, 2001.
LC Call Number: HD30.255 .H64 2001
LC Catalog Record: 2001049129
Publisher's description

"This is a pathbreaking account of how the environmental movement has led to profound changes in the perceptions and practices of large-scale corporations, as shown here in the chemical and petroleum industries. The book traces how market, social, and political pressures drive corporations to respond to environmental issues, analyzes the cultural frames that organizations use to come to terms with these external influences, and describes the resulting changes in organizational culture and structure." Publisher's description

Jones, Geoffrey. Profits and sustainability. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
LC Catalog Record: 2016954971
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Jundt, Thomas. Greening the Red, White, and Blue : the Bomb, Big Business, and Consumer Resistance in Postwar America. Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2014.
LC Call Number: GE197 .J86 2014
LC Catalog Record: 2013047260
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Keiner, Marco, ed. The Future of Sustainability. Dordrecht: Springer, 2006.
LC Call Number: HC79.E5 F878 2006
LC Catalog Record: 2007464578

This book provides a broad discussion on the future of sustainable development using the views of 'visionary' thinkers and professionals in the sustainable field. Their assessments look at the future prospects of human activity and how future developments can be sustained to adequately address economic, social, and most importantly environmental issues.

Magoc, Chris J. Chronology of Americans and the Environment. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011.
LC Call Number: GE195 .M335 2011
LC Catalog Record: 2010041208

This book provides an extensive historical account of environmental-related events and the resulting transformations of communal policy and practice that have occurred in America, dating all the way from the Pre-Columbian Era to the modern day Twenty-First Century.

McDonough, William, and Michael Braungart. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. New York, 2002: North Point Press, 2002.
LC Call Number: TD794.5 .M395 2002
LC Catalog Record: 2001044245

The authors of this book argue the outdated effectiveness of "cradle-to-grave" manufacturing and urge the potential for products that might be designed so that, after their useful life, they provide nourishment for something new-either as "biological nutrients" that safely re-enter the environment or as "technical nutrients" that circulate within closed-loop industrial cycles known as "cradle-to-cradle" manufacturing.

Montrie, Chad. A People's History of Environmentalism in the United States. New York, NY: Continuum, 2011.
LC Call Number: GE230 .M66 2011
LC Catalog Record: 2011276048
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This novel approach to the history of environmentalism in the United States cites the ordinary American as the continuous driving force for environmental change. This book offers an engaging, critical synthesis of 20 years and the scholarships in environmental and labor history of America.

Schreurs, Miranda, and Elim Papadakis. Historical Dictionary of the Green Movement. 2nd ed. Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, 2007.
LC Call Number: GE195 .P36 2007
LC Catalog Record: 2007008534
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With its extensive historical overview of the green movements, parties, issues and concepts that have emerged over the years, this book delivers comprehensive detail on where green parties have started, green movement organizations, and major international conferences.

Shabecoff, Philip. A fierce green fire : the American environmental movement. Rev. ed. Washington : Island Press, c2003.
LC Call Number: GE197 .S44 2003 FT MEADE
LC Catalog Record: 2003011120
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"In A Fierce Green Fire, renowned environmental journalist Philip Shabecoff presents the definitive history of American environmentalism from the earliest days of the republic to the present. He offers a sweeping overview of the contemporary environmental movement and the political, economic, social and ethical forces that have shaped it. More importantly, he considers what today's environmental movement needs to do if it is to fight off the powerful forces that oppose it and succeed in its mission of protecting the American people, their habitat, and their future." from Publisher's description.

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Journal Articles

Dunlap, Riley E., and Angela G. Mertig. "The evolution of the U.S. environmental movement from 1970 to 1990: An overview." Society & Natural Resources: An International Journal 4, no. 3 (1991): 209-18.
LC Call Number: HC10 .S625
LC Catalog Record: 88649151
Also available online in Taylor & Francis Online. Subscription resource: Online access limited to patrons onsite (accessed May 1, 2013)

The authors use this article to describe the major strands of environmentalism that have developed over the past two decades its evolution in America.

Hahn, Tobias, Ans Kolk, and Monika Winn. "A New Future for Business? Rethinking Management Theory and Business Strategy." Business and Society 49, no. 3 (September 2010): 385-401.
LC Call Number: HF5001 .B7657
LC Catalog Record: 89645991
Also available online in ProQuest ABI/Inform
Subscription resource: Online access limited to patrons onsite (accessed April 17, 2013).

This article discusses the need for new foundations of management and business strategy in response to the social, environmental, and ethical calls that are displacing traditional production approaches. The author provides indicative solutions to the limitations of these new demands.

Lim, Alwyn, and Kiyoteru Tsutsui."Globalization and Commitment in Corporate Social Responsibility Cross-National Analyses of Institutional and Political-Economy Effects." American Sociological Review 77, no. 1 (February 2012): 69-98.
LC Call Number: HM1 .A75
LC Catalog Record: 37010449 Also available online in ProQuest ABI/Inform
Subscription resource: Online access limited to patrons onsite (accessed April 17, 2013).

This article examines the events, reasons, and patterns behind the gaining popularity of adapting global corporate social responsibility frameworks including - The United Nations Global Compact and the Global Reporting Initiative.

Silveira, Stacy J., ed. "The American Environmental Movement: Surviving Through Diversity." Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review 28 (2000-2001): 497-532
LC Call Number: K5 .N83 FT MEADE
LC Catalog Record: 80648811 Also available online in EBSCO Environment Complete
Subscription resource: Online access limited to patrons onsite (accessed April 17, 2013).

This article looks into the social growth and development of the environmental movement. It provides the history of the green movement in America and its transformation from an only upper-class involvement to a richer, more diverse group of advocates.

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International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing External Link

An online quarterly that "addresses elements of science-based sustainability principles and their applications in innovative products, processes and systems for manufacturing, highlighting economic, environmental and societal aspects of sustainability." Tables of contents and abstracts can be viewed on the website.

International Journal of Sustainable Engineering Link

"The International Journal of Sustainable Engineering (IJSE) aims to provide engineers from a variety of backgrounds with access to a valuable source of cross-disciplinary information for promoting sustainable practices. One of the principle objectives of the journal is to stimulate innovation and development of sustainable products and production technologies, as well as novel services and business models. A key consideration is also to encourage the generation of timely, effective regulations and educational programmes to support various corporate and social stakeholders – from engineers to managers, and from policy makers to consumers." -- Publisher's description

Environmental Health Perspectives
LC Call Number: RA565.A1 E13
LC Catalog Record: 76642723

Food Policy
LC Call Number: HD9000.1 .F5643
LC Catalog Record: 76641392

Current Science
LC Call Number: Q1 .C78
LC Catalog Record: 44042917

Journal of Environmental Management
LC Call Number: HC79.E5 J68
LC Catalog Record: 73643864

Industry and Environment
LC Call Number: TD169 .I5
LC Catalog Record: 86650632

Building and Environment
LC Call Number: TH1 .B847
LC Catalog Record: 78649044

Renewable Energy
Call Number: TJ809 .S6
Catalog Record: 93640683

Business Strategy and the Environment
LC Call Number: GE300 .B87
LC Catalog Record: 97641885

Journal of Hydrogen Energy
LC Call Number: TP360 .I57
LC Catalog Record: 76644490

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Internet Resources

Jones, Geoffrey. "Can green entrepreneurs save our planet?" OUPblog. Oxford University Press, May 2, 2017. Accessed: May 23, 2017 Link

Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise (Johnson at Cornell University) External Link

This website allows users to view recent publications, cases, and research reports that look into innovative sustainable technologies, business models, and managerial skills.

Climate Change Guide: A Guide to Information and Disinformation External Link

From the Society of Environmental Journalists, the guide includes sections on Basic Science, Outstanding Coverage, Regional Climate Information Resources (including sources for climate impacts & implications),Reporting on Climate Change, among many other subjects. External Link

"GreenBiz advances the opportunities at the intersection of business, technology and sustainability. Through its websites, events, peer-to-peer network and research, GreenBiz promotes the potential to drive transformation and accelerate progress — within companies, industries and in the very nature of business." State of Green Business Report 2016 External Link

The ninth annual assessment of corporate sustainability trends and metrics "opens a window into how, and how much, companies are improving their environmental performance and how much their efforts are making a difference."

International Institute for Sustainable Development External Link

The IISD website looks into what is the needs and limitations of sustainable development and provides further readings on global sustainability.

MIT Sloan Management: Interactive Exploration External Link

MIT provides a unique interactive website that allows users to explore the major trends in sustainability commitment and profitability.

Natural Resources Defense Council publications External Link

This source provides viewers with current reports, fact sheets, and issue papers regarding a variety of environmentalist interests and trends.

PBS - Timeline: The Modern Environmental Movement External Link

This PBS source provides a timeline of the modern environmental movement from the Postwar Period starting in 1948 to the early 1990's.

United Nations Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform External Link

The United Nations website allows users to search global, historic, and inter-governmental initiatives for sustainability and sustainable developments.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development External Link

The WBCSD is a CEO-led organization that encourages the global business community to create a sustainable future.

World Resources Institute External Link

WRI is a global research organization with a "mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations." The WRI programs focus on six interrelated global environment and development challenges including climate change, forests, water, food, energy, city and transport. To address these challenges WRI seeks input and action from three cross-cutting disciplines: business, finance and governance. The site includes Publications External Link page where freely downloadable publications are available; Maps & Data External Link section that provides data sets, maps, charts & graphs, and data visualizations; and Insights External Link blog that offers analysis and commentary on crucial issues.

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