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Economics of Feeding the Hungry: Sustainable Intensification and ...
by Noel Russell

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English

Pages

152

Publication Date

September 22, 2017

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<P>As productivity expands to cater for population increase and shifting diets, many individuals remain hungry, whilst others suffer obesity, and significant amounts of food are wasted. Yet, this triple dilemma oversimplifies the underlying complexity. This book explores this complexity from an economics perspective, looking at the processes involved and the institutional structures that direct and constrain their interaction. </P><br /><P></P><br /><P>After discussing alternative approaches to measuring hunger and food insecurity, this volume considers the four dimensions of food security: availability, affordability, utilization and stability. In summarising the main debates, issues and policy interventions, Russell discusses the problems of ensuring sufficient food in the face of ever-slowing growth in productivity and constraints on land and water. The problems of food affordability, the need for safety nets, and the need for poverty alleviation measures that reach excluded and disadvantaged groups is also discussed. This is alongside an exploration of issues related to food utilization and the problems of hidden hunger, obesity, food waste, and the interventions needed to relieve these problems. </P><br /><P></P><br /><P>This volume is of great interest to those who study rural development, ecological economics and development economics, as well as policy makers who seek a better understanding of underlying processes, ongoing and emerging issues, and potentially relevant interventions. </P>
Ireland's Green Opportunity: Driving Investment in a Low-Carbon E...
by Peter Brennan

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English

Pages

758

Publication Date

September 21, 2017

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Ireland's Green Opportunity: Driving Investment in a Low-Carbon Economy provides the first-ever overview of the green economy from an Irish perspective. It identifies business opportunities in all the main sub-sectors that comprise the green economy, looks at export opportunities and trends in the UK, US and other major markets, is an information source for project promoters, investors and employees and covers the key policies that are driving the low-carbon agenda. For example, the science, economics and politics of climate change are covered by way of background, as are issues such as sustainability and the EU's low carbon strategy. Ireland will be responding to these 'game changing' issues over the coming period. Ireland's Green Opportunity is therefore designed to help stimulate debate about our low-carbon strategy, while raising awareness about the business opportunities that will arise domestically and in export markets. Peer reviewed by eight of Ireland's leading experts in climate change and the green economy, this groundbreaking book will be of interest to students, businesspeople and policymakers.
Leading Sustainable Innovation (DoShorts)
by , Paul Pritchard

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English

Pages

72

Publication Date

September 20, 2017

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<P>Sustainability will play an increasingly key role in the innovation process within businesses. Leading companies are already integrating these agendas, and preparing their sustainability executives to take the lead.</P><br /><P>This book demonstrates why sustainability requires innovation; explains how this opportunity can be grasped by sustainability executives; outlines the skills they will need to learn to lead on sustainable innovation; and outlines key trends in sustainable innovation and in managing innovation.</P><br /><P>Coad and Pritchard provide an overview of mainstream innovation, and draw out common characteristics of successful programmes, such as a corporate culture whose systems promote innovation. They highlight developments such as mobile technology, social media and collaborative consumption which transform the way consumers interact with companies. Viewed alongside emerging ideas on sustainability, such as the circular economy, this points to a clear need for a new set of innovation skills.</P><br /><P>Companies will face challenges in realizing these opportunities, in particular the development requirements for sustainability executives and broader organizational learning. This book is for companies who want to take advantage, and the sustainability executives who will be leading the way. </P>
Frugal Value: Designing Business for a Crowded Planet
by Carina Millstone

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English

Pages

220

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<P>We live in unprecedented times. Climate change and ecosystem collapse are altering our world beyond recognition, and a growing global population is exacerbating the pressure on the resources that power our economies. How should the private sector respond to the new risks and uncertainties of our Crowded Planet?</P><EM><br /><P>Frugal Value</EM> contests the notion that companies can rise to the great challenges of our time by adopting so-called 'sustainable business' practices. Instead, the acute ecological crisis requires an all-round rethink of what business does, and how it does it. This book explores what business responsibility looks like today, and how it could be put into practice through far-reaching changes to companies, ranging from new approaches to product design and business models to reconfiguration of operations and innovative ownership structures.</P><EM><br /><P>Frugal Value </EM>provides practitioners and scholars with the perspective and tools they need to design companies that help drive the socio-economic changes so urgently required for a sustainable and just world.</P>
Case Studies in Social Entrepreneurship: The oikos collection Vol...
by Routledge

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English

Pages

289

Publication Date

September 08, 2017

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<P>This book is an essential resource for the increasing number of facilitators who wish to help students learn about the promise and pitfalls of social enterprise. The oikos-Ashoka case competition for social entrepreneurship was conceived in 2007 as a way to help find great material and case studies in this emerging field.</P><br /><P>This fourth collection of oikos case studies is based on the winning cases from the 2010 to 2014 annual case competitions. These cases have been highly praised because they provide excellent learning opportunities, tell engaging stories, deal with recent situations, include quotations from key actors, are thought-provoking and controversial, require decision-making and provide clear take-aways. This new volume of social entrepreneurship case studies highlights cases from around the globe authored by teachers from around the globe. The selected cases span many industries and geographic contexts; nevertheless, they are connected by a shared ambition: to highlight the power of entrepreneurship to solve social problems.</P><br /><P>The cases are clustered in three different sections: Socially oriented Enterprise Cases – Health and Fair trade, Ecologically oriented social enterprises, and Corporate Social Entrepreneurship. Case Studies in Social Entrepreneurship will be an essential purchase for educators and is likely to be a widely used as a course textbook at all levels of management education.</P><br /><P>Online Teaching Notes to accompany each chapter are available on request with the purchase of the book.</P>
Business as an Instrument for Societal Change: In Conversation wi...
by Sander Tideman

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English

Pages

315

Publication Date

September 08, 2017

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<EM><br /><P>Business as an Instrument for Societal Change: In Conversation with the Dalai Lama </EM>is the result of two decades of research and dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other leaders in business, government, science and education. Author Sander Tideman, a lawyer and banker who has maintained a friendship with the Dalai Lama over all these years, presents a practical framework and methodology to develop a new kind of leadership - one fit to repurpose the business world and tackle escalating social, economic and environmental needs.</P><br /><P>The Dalai Lama rarely speaks directly on the topics of business, leadership and economics. Yet in the dialogues recounted here, his wisdom - combined with key insights from business and public leaders -creates a unified shift towards a consciousness of interconnectedness, offering profound insights for practitioners and general readers alike.</P><br /><P>Tideman unites the scientific worldviews of physics, neuroscience and economics with the positive psychology of human relationships, and ancient spiritual wisdom, to formulate practical business leadership solutions. While recognizing the need for change in external structures and governance, Tideman highlights the importance of opening our minds, and connecting inner and outer spirituality. At the same time, he focuses on concrete practices for winning the hearts and minds of employees, customers, communities, and society at large, while addressing deep-rooted problems such as extreme social inequality and continued financial collapses.</P><br /><P>At the heart of this book lies the journey to discover our shared purpose. This ignites new sources of value creation for the organisation, customers and society, which Tideman terms 'triple value'. We can achieve triple value by aligning societal and business needs, based on the fundamental reality of interconnection.</P><EM><br /><P>Business as an Instrument for Societal Change: In Conversation with the Dalai Lama</EM> is a readable and intelligent exploration of how leaders can actually help to shape a sustainable global economy by embracing innate human and humane behaviour. It is also Tideman's fascinating personal journey, which brought him to question the underlying motivations and goals of business leadership and to seek a new paradigm for a more sustainable approach. Reflecting Tideman's sharp perceptions and infused with the Dalai Lama's unmistakable joy, this book has the power to change your way of thinking. </P>
The MBA Entrepreneur: From school to startup: how to find your pa...
by Gareth Thompson

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English

Pages

200

Publication Date

September 03, 2017

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Are you in an MBA program? Are you thinking of applying to one? Are you an entrepreneur or thinking about becoming one? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need this book.<br /><br />#1 Bestseller in Business Technology Innovation<br />#1 Bestseller in Finance<br />#1 Bestseller in MBA & Reference<br />#1 Bestseller in Job Hunting<br />#1 Bestseller in Knowledge Capital<br />#1 Bestseller in Green Business<br /><br />Most MBAs take traditional career paths in finance, consulting or corporate leadership. But a growing cohort are looking to break free to become masters of their own destiny, change the world, and build their own career path.<br /><br />The MBA path isn’t as simple as it used to be. It’s still certainly one of the most powerful strategies for catapulting your success in life--but only if you know how to leverage it.<br /><br />The future is dependent on pioneers like YOU, who have the capability to share their vision to deploy new technologies. Innovation is the key to our shared future, and MBA entrepreneurs like you can play a key role in ensuring that the human race is able to innovate swiftly to solve some of society’s biggest challenges in sustainability and beyond.<br /><br />Gareth Thompson has already been through the system, and his advice will ensure you make optimal decisions for your own entrepreneurial career. <br /><br />In this captivating story of Gareth’s adventures through the MBA world, you’ll learn:<br /><br />> How to get into a top 10 business school <br />> How to optimise your MBA class, exchange, placement and internship choices to build an entrepreneurial foundation<br />> How to decide when the best time is for you to take the entrepreneurial path - it could be pre, during or post MBA, or even many years after graduation<br />> Why he believes now is the best time to learn and apply entrepreneurial skills, use innovation as a powerful vehicle to de-risk your future career, and potentially change the future course of history<br /><br />You’ll also get:<br />> The “Side-Step Method” and how Gareth used this strategy to move towards his ideal career <br />> To compare and contrast traditional career paths with entrepreneurship to decide if entrepreneurship is right for you; for example compared to a top consulting internship<br />> Interviews with 17 other MBA Entrepreneurs from early stage ventures to multi-million dollar companies, with powerful insights that can be utilised to help you overcome obstacles at every stage of your startup journey<br />Insights on the future of entrepreneurship from a leading expert at London Business School<br /><br /><br />Do you have what it takes to become the next MBA entrepreneur and become the master of your own future? Read this book to find out. <br /><br />---<br />Don't have a Kindle? No problem. Just enter your email where it says "Get the Free Kindle App," (just beneath the book image), and you'll have access to The MBA Entrepreneur from any tablet, smartphone, or computer.<br />
PRIVATE LABEL SECRETS: The Fastest Way to FIND and BRAND Your Own...
by , Neil Gwartzman

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English

Pages

119

Publication Date

September 08, 2017

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Are you a coach, service provider or a new entrepreneur looking to add revenue to your business? <br />Then keep reading... <br />This may be no surprise to you, but did you know that the number one way to generate income is by adding products to your business? <br />So let us ask you... Do you have a product with your brand name on it? <br />If you don't, YOU NEED ONE!<br /><br />Join Karen and Neil, creators of the Private Label University as they share with you their family's 60-year-old formula to private labeling products from scratch. They have shared a foolproof way to add products to a business or create a business around products. Not only do products help you build a brand, but it is also a fluid way to generate continuous income. <br /><br />Follow along as they walk you through a 5-step process to private labeling products from scratch and launching on Amazon. They have been private labeling products for over 3 decades, and they are sharing the secrets to this proven system. Yes, the same step-by-step process they have been using to private label thousand and thousand of products for chain stores and TOP product entrepreneurs around the world, helping then build HUGE brands and sell like crazy. <br /><br />You will walk away learning:<br />*How to get started private labeling products with your brand, even if you know nothing about products.<br />*How to add products to your business to spread your awesome brand around the globe.<br />*The secret to product selection using our proprietary Unique Signature Formula®️<br />*The 5 step private label secret that retailers are using to build and sell their brands<br /><br />Are you ready for the world to recognize your business brand internationally?<br />Get ready to access the most sought after private label product formula - Private Label Secrets.
Jobs to Jammies!: Get Out of Your J.O.B. & Be a Work-in-Your-PJs ...
by Bridget Brady

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English

Pages

126

Publication Date

August 28, 2017

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Have you ever felt like your J.O.B. might be killing you? Do you know that if you could just get out of working for “the man” you would be so much happier and more fulfilled? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Do you dream of working for yourself and doing work you truly love?<br /><br />This step-by-step guide, from a real-life work-in-her-jammies entrepreneur, is for everyone who’s ever dreamed of having their own business, but just isn’t sure how to get started. This book is for every entrepreneur in the first few years of her or his business who could use some serious help from someone a little further down the road. This book is for everyone who’s heard the whisper of, “There is more in this life than just working for someone else,” and is ready to listen.<br /><br />Jobs to Jammies will give you the knowledge, tools, techniques, and confidence to hop off the hamster wheel of unfulfilling jobs and embrace the life of your choosing. <br /><br />You’ll gain valuable insight into:<br />•Where do you start?<br />•What might be stopping you?<br />•How to systemize your business so you can make more money with less work.<br />•Online and social media strategies.<br />•Networking and sales.<br />•Putting all of this together to help you start and grow your business!<br /><br />If you dream of starting your own business, or you’re ready to make your current business more successful, Jobs to Jammies is for you.<br /><br />“Bridget Brady is the real deal. The book you hold in your hands is a road map to guide you, and help you navigate the minefields and quagmires that turn the journey of too many unsuspecting success seekers into the highway to economic hell. “Is it possible to make lots of money with a home-based business while in your jammies?” The answer is a solid, but qualified, “Yes!” But it won’t be easy. If you follow Bridget’s advice, you’ll avoid trading time for money, and instead work hard now as an investment in your business so that you can reap significant benefits indefinitely. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is ready to leave the rat race and seek a more joyful and rewarding path to success and significance.”<br /><br />~ Larry Broughton, Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year (R), and Best-Selling Author of FLASHPOINTS For Achievers<br /><br />“Bridget Brady is electrifying! If you want to get out of your corporate cage, and own your own business, this is a MUST read! Bridget shares her expertise in this easy-to-follow guide, infused with compassion, wisdom and humor. It is loaded with ideas, insights and real-world strategies that have the ability to profoundly change your life, and the way you think about entrepreneurship. Jobs to Jammies is a much-needed, no-nonsense exploration that will illuminate your individual entrepreneurial path. Bottom line — this book ROCKS!"<br /><br />~ Craig Duswalt, Speaker, Author, and Creator of RockStar Marketing<br /><br />> Learn more about Bridget at AmpUpMyBiz.com<br /><br /><br /><br />
Pathways to Systemic Change: Inspiring Stories and a New Set of V...
by , David Murillo

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English

Pages

164

Publication Date

September 08, 2017

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The world’s social, ecological and economic ?problems are so complex and diverse that there?will never be a “one-size-fits-all” model for ?social innovation. The very nature of social ?innovation as a new, better way of solving ?social problems means that it is not even in the ?interest of social innovation advocates to create ?tidy definitions, but rather to create environments ?that allow for the process of creative ?destruction with a social purpose to prosper. ?Inspired by a desire to deepen our understanding? of the role of social innovation in ?addressing today’s most pressing challenges, ?authors Heloise Buckland and David Murillo ?explore four inspiring cases and define a new ?set of variables to help better understand the ?conditions under which social innovation can be most effective. These variables can be ?helpful for investors, governments, academic? centres, foundations and individual entrepreneurs ?interested in measuring the potential of ?any given social innovation to bring about the ?much-needed systemic change to solve today’s? complex challenges.?This book builds on a track record of ?research and education in corporate social? responsibility and social entrepreneurship at ?ESADE Business School’s Institute of Social ?Innovation. ?Building on an understanding of the key? characteristics and challenges faced by social ?entrepreneurs, here authors undertake a deeper? analysis of social innovation.

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