Corporate sustainability, now regarded as a vitally important topic on the agenda for businesses, has in recent years not only become embedded in postgraduate study, but is now also widely taught at the undergraduate level in business schools. Corporate Sustainability Leadership reflects the growing need for an accessible text at all levels of study. The book brings the topic of corporate sustainability fully up to date by incorporating new directions in the areas of corporate responsibility and sustainability.

Written by the authors of the highly successful Understanding Business Ethics, this book provides a primary resource for any undergraduate or graduate corporate sustainability class. Unlike other textbooks in corporate sustainability, which are often edited collections from multiple authors, this book develops themes throughout each chapter using a consistent voice to ensure an integrative learning experience for both students and instructors. With ten chapters and ten cases, all of which are supplemented with online test banks, instructor guides, and PowerPoint slides, this textbook provides enough content for a complete class on corporate sustainability.

Using stakeholder theory as a foundation, Corporate Sustainability Leadership allows readers to develop a better understanding of how organizations can effectively satisfy the needs of their critical stakeholders. It addresses the issues of corporate sustainability from both a micro and macro perspective. Micro issues related to corporate sustainability include leadership, organizational change, management decision making, human resource organizational strategies, organizational ethics, organizational culture, corporate sustainability reporting, corporate sustainability performance, and corporate compliance. The macro issues addressed  include suppliers, corporate sustainability communications, consumers, the natural environment, governments, NGOs, and the developing world. In addition, there are ten unique company cases from organizations that are household names, such as Bayer, Shell, Volkswagen, and Dow Chemical.

chapter 6|24 pages

Ethics and organizational culture

chapter 8|24 pages

Suppliers, governments, and NGOs

chapter |88 pages

Case studies on corporate sustainability

entry |6 pages

OwlTing and blockchain technology in Taiwan

entry |10 pages

Sumitomo and Ambatovy project in Madagascar

entry |10 pages

Bayer corporate sustainability initiatives in India

entry |9 pages

Aon and sustainability initiatives in South Africa

entry |8 pages

Dow Chemical corporate sustainability initiatives in Brazil

entry |9 pages

Lydian International and gold mining in Armenia

entry |9 pages

Shell and oil production in Nigeria

entry |8 pages

Electronic products and cobalt mining in Congo

entry |8 pages

Volkswagen emissions scandal

entry |11 pages

Global outsourcing of Nike