Sustainability
Book chapter, 2014

This chapter derives our current understandings of the concept of Sustainability. Its history dates back to the Sixties and is today largely affected by concerns about climate change that have centered around the Un Climate Change Conferences and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The aim of this chapter is to introduce you to the concept of Sustainability and give it sufficient background for you to subsequently explore the promises of sustainable business development. Sustainability has only recently been clearly linked to business development and innovation.

UN Climate Change conferences

innovation

business strategy

sustainability

IPCC

Author

Sverker Alänge

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Quality Sciences

Chapter 2 in Alänge, Sverker & Lundqvist, Mats eds. (2014) Sustainable Business Development: Frameworks for Idea Evaluation and Cases of Realized Ideas, Chalmers University Press, Gothenburg

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Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Environmental Management

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Innovation and entrepreneurship

DOI

10.13140/2.1.4974.8807

ISBN

978-91-87463-03-7

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Created

10/8/2017