Managing the Natural Environment

Credits: 1.5


Corporate managers face increasing challenges on environment and sustainability from an expanding array of stakeholders. Public concern for environmental quality manifests itself not through demands for governmental regulation but also by way of action by shareholders, customers, and society at large. However, the field of environmental management is appears to be a case solid solutions applied to inadequately framed questions. The goal of enabling society and business to square the three-part objectives of sustainable development—economic gain, environmental integrity, and social equity—will not be met by merely refining existing legal, regulatory, pollution control tools. Rather, environmental management today must engage in a multi-sectoral process that in effect continually raises the bar of what is socially expected, politically demanded, technically feasible, and economically possible.

Prerequisite(s): None