This comprehensive international book on environmental
issues and ethics unites 'best ideas' with 'best practice'
for global corporate and social responsibility. It is
designed for practitioners in business, government and
the professions for improving the environmental policy
process, devising 'good management' practices and
implementation of sustainable development including the
Rio Treaties, as well as for training and education.
The book serves as a core text for the new university and
college courses (e.g. MBA) on 'environmental ethics' and
'corporate and social responsibility'.
The contents present blueprints for:
- Ethics and Corporate Responsibility by Government
- Ethics and Corporate Responsibility by Industry,
such as the nuclear energy industry
- Ethics and Environmental Audit
- Environmental Liability
- Ethics and Environmental Reporting
- Science, Technology and Environmental Ethics
Foreword by the recent Chairman of the UK
Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, with
contributions ranging from the Canadian Federal
Government, a Local Agenda 21 case-study (UK local
government), and Professor H. George Frederickson (USA)
on 'Social Equity between Generations'. The book also
analyses original case-studies, such as 'The Bhopal Gas
Disaster' (India) and 'Industrial Quarrying in the
Yorkshire Dales' (UK).
The book is an indispensable guide to 'best practice' and
for educational and training courses, containing
references to practices in the UK, the USA, Canada, India
and Japan, as well as the EC Eco-Management and Audit
"As we reach the Millennium it is heartening to note
that moral principles, or ethics, and responsible
governance are no longer merely the concern of moral
theologians and academic medievalists, but are concepts
that are now recognised as fundamental to modern multi-national
commerce and education..." Pat Thomas, Head of
Planning and Environment, S. J. Berwin & Co.,
Solicitors, London, UK.
"I am very grateful to you for sharing with me a
copy of 'Teaching Environmental Ethics'...I am
certain that the topic is very relevant and interesting
and should be a source of information and inspiration not
only for environmentalists and conservationists but also
for the public at large". S Babar Ali, President,
World Wide Fund for Nature (Switzerland).
"The volume as a whole would be valuable on the
shelves of many faculties, including politics, economics,
ecology, law, history, business management and public
administration. But the special value for the study of
ethics, for the faculty of moral philosophy, is that it
invites the reader to look in the chapters, as it were in
mirrors, for the ethical intentions (if not enertial lack
of them) which have been producing the results which are
displayed; or which, duly informed, would have produced
better ones. At the heart of this new volume Environmental
Ethics lies the concept of the sanctity of life, in
the conditions which our universe, astonishingly, affords".
Sir Peter Baldwin, KCB, then Vice President, Royal
Society of Arts, (UK).
"I was delighted to receive the Volume on 'Environmental
Ethics' ... I do congratulate you on its production.
It ... is a credit to all those who have contributed to
it." Sir Adrian Cadbury, formerly Chairman,
Cadbury Schweppes Plc.
Sciences: Ecology: Education: Environmental Law:
Environmental Sciences: Ethics: Governance: Local
Government: Public Administration: Public Policy:
Political Science: Sustainable Management/Development