This book connects business sustainability to supply network-based value creation and enhancement, and tests a number of key propositions in complex supply networks to identify key challenges. Examining practical issues such as carbon trading, green product development, worker safety, child labour and relations with local communities, Business Value and Sustainability advances the understanding of sustainability in supply network management. In presenting a supply management perspective including a tighter control of the supply base and the development of supplier capability through collaboration with NGOs, the authors contribute to both the theoretical advancement and practical development of this field. The book aims to raise the sustainability standards of businesses in an increasingly complex and inter- and intra-connected global supply network.
Ki-Hoon Lee is Professor of Business Sustainability at Griffith Business School, Australia, where he teaches strategy and sustainability courses. He is Chairman of the Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network (EMAN) in Asia Pacific. He has published in the area of corporate sustainability management, sustainability and business value, and sustainable supply chain management with 3 books and more than 70 international journal articles.
Stephan Vachon is an Associate Professor at the Ivey Business School, Canada, where he teaches operations management and sustainability courses. His research has recently been published in the Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Operations Management, and Journal of Business Ethics.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Business Value and Sustainability: An integrated supply network perspective.- Chapter 2 Progress and Perspectives for Business Sustainability.- Chapter 3 Integrated Supply Network and Business Sustainability.- Chapter 4 The Carbon Economy- A Brave New World?.- Chapter 5 Carbon Management in the Supply Network- measuring and reporting.- Chapter 6 Waste Reduction and Eco-efficiency.- Chapter 7 Workplace Safety.- Chapter 8 Supply Chain Sustainability Risk.- Chapter 9 Concluding Remarks.