Earth Day 2013: Why Go Green?

What does it mean to be green in today’s business and management world? Today, we celebrate Earth Day by highlighting an article in Organization & Environment that studies sustainable development reports, triple bottom line reports, and health, safety, and environment
reports to find the answers:

There are potential “winners” and “losers” in the sustainable development arena—the ability to obtain and maintain the dominant discursive formation on the concept of sustainable development may be politically advantageous. Resisting it may even seem individually disadvantageous to organizations. The discursive struggle around bringing “meaning” to oaesustainable development involves many groups, including governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), business organizations, and academics, all of whom construct the meaning of the phrase in their own terms.

Read “The Politics of Knowing ‘Organizational Sustainable Development,'” published by Helen Tregidga of Auckland University of Technology, Kate Kearins of Auckland University of Technology, and Markus Milne of University of Canterbury in the Organization & Environment March 2013 issue.

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Senior Editor, SAGE Publishing

Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. With over 1500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melburne, our publishing program includes more than 1000 journals and over 900 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.

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