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  1. The reading list is more substantive than you will have time to read. It is important that you read the essential readings, you can then choose to read other material from the recommended reading list.

     

    There are no books that fully engage with the issues that this module addresses. As a result, the reading list draws from a variety of fields of academic, policy and practice. You may find it useful to search other journals as part of your independent study. If you find any readings that you think are relevant, please contact the lecturer with details. 

  2. Relevant Books 9 items
    1. Sustainability accounting and accountability - Jan Bebbington, Jeffrey Unerman, Brendan O'Dwyer 2014

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    2. Understanding sustainable development - John Blewitt 2015

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    3. Eco-standards, product labelling and green consumerism - Magnus Boström, Mikael Klintman 2008 (electronic book)

      Book 

    4. Business and human rights - Wesley Cragg 2012

      Book 

  3. Relevant Journals 12 items
  4. Week 1: Introduction to the module & thinking about key pressures facing organisations and societies 10 items
    1. Essential Readings 6 items
      1. Science for the post-normal age - Silvio Funtowicz, Jerome Ravetz 1993

        Article  Digitised.

      2. Dilemmas in a General Theory of Planning - Horst W. J. Rittel and Melvin M. Webber 1973

        Article 

    2. Other Resources 4 items
      1. Global Environmental Outlook 5 - United Nations Environment Programme 2012

        Document 

      2. Sustainability Science - Robert W. Kates (et al.)

        Article 

  5. Week 2: Tracing the sustainable development agenda 11 items
    1. Essential Readings 6 items
      1. Sustainable development: mapping different approaches - Bill Hopwood, Mary Mellor, Geoff O'Brien 2005

        Article 

      2. Climate Change and the Emergence of New Organizational Landscapes - Bettina B. F. Wittneben, Chukwumerije Okereke, Subhabrata Bobby Banerjee, David L. Levy 2012

        Article 

    2. Other Readings 5 items
      1. The principles of sustainability - Simon Dresner 2008

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

  6. Week 3: Organisations & sustainability 8 items
    1. Essential Readings 5 items
      1. Systems thinking: A review of sustainability management research - Amanda Williams, Steve Kennedy, Felix Philipp, Gail Whiteman 2017

        Article 

    2. Other Resources 3 items
      1. Accounting for sustainability: practical insights - Anthony G. Hopwood, Jeffrey Unerman, Jessica Fries 2010

        Book 

  7. Week 4: Water stewardship 13 items
    1. Essential Readings 6 items
    2. Other Readings (if applicable) 7 items
      1. Other information about voluntary and corporate initiatives that engage with water issues see:

      2. Water Disclosure Project - Carbon Disclosure Project

        Website 

  8. Wee 5: Biodiversity & certification schemes 9 items
    1. Essential Readings 7 items
      1. Interplay of actors, scales, frameworks and regimes in the governance of biodiversity - Jouni Paavola, Andrew Gouldson, Tatiana Kluvánková-Oravská 2009

        Article 

    2. Other Resources (if applicable) 2 items
  9. Week 6: Modern Slavery 10 items
    1. Essential Readings 5 items
      1. Sustainability governance of chains and networks: a review and future outlook - Simon R. Bush, Peter Oosterveer, Megan Bailey, Arthur P.J. Mol 2015

        Article 

      2. Modern slavery challenges to supply chain management - Stefan Gold, Alexander Trautrims, Zoe Trodd 2015

        Article  Available via the author's ResearchGate profile page.

    2. Other Resources (if applicable) 5 items
      1. Demand-side Measures Against Trafficking (DemandAT)

        Website  Website of an EU funded project that addresses the demand side of human trafficking.

      2. Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

        Website  The UK is relatively unusual in having an Act of Parliament that requires companies to report on actions taken to address modern slavery issues. Here is the website of the Independent Commissioner associated with the act.

      3. The main NGOs operating in this context are:

  10. Week 7: Carbon Management 6 items
    1. Essential Reading 4 items
      1. Carbon accounting: a systematic literature review - Kristin Stechemesser, Edeltraud Guenther 2012

        Article 

    2. Other Resources (if applicable) 2 items
      The following resources provide a sense of the scales on which global climate change concerns are governed:
      1. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

        Website  Especially synthesis reports for policy makers.

  11. Week 8: Conceptualising and practicing sustainability in and across organisations 10 items
    1. Essential Readings 5 items
      1. Unleashing sustainability transformations through robust action - Dror Etzion, Joel Gehman, Fabrizio Ferraro, Miron Avidan 2017

        Article 

      2. Emergence of a global science–business initiative for ocean stewardship - Henrik Österblom, Jean-Baptiste Jouffray, Carl Folke, Johan Rockström 2017

        Article 

    2. Other Resources (if applicable) 5 items
      1. Future imaginings: organizing in response to climate change - C. Wright, D. Nyberg, C. De Cock, G. Whiteman 2013

        Article 

      2. Hatched: The capacity for sustainable development - Bob Frame (et al.) 2009

        Book  This has a range of chapters associated with building capacity for sustainability across sectors, such as business, policy and environmental management.

  12. Week 9: Alternative organisations & sustainability 8 items
    1. Essential Readings 4 items
      1. Sustainability and Place-Based Enterprise - Paul Shrivastava, James J. Kennelly 2013

        Article 

    2. Other Resources (if applicable) 4 items
      1. Beyond the corporation: humanity working - Erdal, David 2011

        Book  If you want to get some further insight into employee ownership as an alternative organisational model.

  13. Week 10: Revisiting prosperity without growth & thinking about alternative economic models 10 items
    1. Essential Readings 3 items
    2. Other Resources (if applicable) 7 items
      1. The Great Transition - New Economics Foundation 2009

        Document 

      2. The spirit level: why equality is better for everyone - Richard G. Wilkinson, Kathleen Gordon Pickett 2010

        Book 

  14. Week 11: Synthesis and wrap up 5 items
    1. Essential Readings 3 items
    2. Other Readings (if applicable) 2 items
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