Sustainability, economy and society
Moscardo, Gianna (2013) Sustainability, economy and society. In: Sustainability in Australian Business: principles and practice. Wiley-Blackwell, Milton, QLD, pp. 1-34.
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[Extract] Sustainability is a major theme of public debate and discussion, and business is at the centre of this debate. The examples in the previous section show us that sustainability has come to be fashionable among celebrities, embedded in popular culture, a source of serious public debate, and a major news topic. Discussions and debates about sustainability dominate public and political discussion, and it is no longer possible for the corporate and business world to ignore it. The existence of textbooks such as this one, developed to support a growing number of sustainability classes in business schools, is itself an indication of the importance of businesses incorporating sustainability into their operations. But, despite its importance and increasingly common usage, sustainability is not an easy concept to understand, and can be seen as a contested and confusing idea. There is much debate about what it actually means, where it comes from and how businesses can or should respond to it.
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