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The Network's core activities are linked meetings, publications and communications. Through our publication series, we extend the reach of the research and dialogue of our convenings. Contributors to the series include researchers, business strategists and government policy makers.

• VISIONING

Building a Sustainable Future through the Greening of Industry and its Networks: Knowledge Development and Sharing. The Third Decade of Greening of Industry Network.  January 2013. Joseph Sarkis, Theo de Bruijn, Kurt Fischer, María-Laura Franco-García, Somporn Kamolsiripichaiporn, Harn Wei Kua, Martin Lehmann, Diego Vazquez-Brust and Ilangovan Kuppusamy.

From Environment to Sustainability: The Greening of Industry Network at the Millennium Planning for the Second Decade of the Greening of Industry Network, January 2001.

Envisioning the Global Environment in 2025 (Part 1 of 2, April 2000.) In 1998, the Greening of Industry Network and General Motors R&D began a cooperative envisioning project to develop a shared understanding of the forces of global environment change in 2025. The initial phase of the project identified 36 forces of environmental change themes. The first phase examined the relative importance of these 36 themes and the attention given to them by thought leaders from around the world.

Envisioning the Future Global Environment: GM-GIN Workshop Summary (Part 2 of 2, October 2001) During the two-day workshop, participants from GIN's International Planning Committee and from GM R&D discussed the potential implications of consumption, technology, and business polices and philosophies in four different scenarios or future worlds. Two surveys on critical global issues and forces of environmental change (see Part 1 above) provided a valuable source of research for the workshop. In addition to gaining insights into how major issues may evolve differently in the future, the combined group developed implications and options for GIN to advance an agenda for a positive global environmental future.

The Greening of Industry For a Sustainable Future : Building an International Research Agenda Johan Schot, Ellis Brand, Kurt Fischer, January 1997. Free download As a basic part of the Network's mission, the research agenda defines knowledge needs and research priorities in the area of industry, environment and development for the coming decade and aims to provide a clearer perspective on how research priorities are currently developed - and how to improve this process.

The Challenge of Going Green Including a contribution by Kurt Fischer and Johan Schot. Harvard Business Review, pp. 47-50, July-August 1994. In the May-June 1994 issue of Harvard Business Review, Noah Walley and Bradley Whitehead find fault in the "new common wisdom" that the incorporation of environmental management strategies into business activity will increase profitability. Finding this vision highly unrealistic, they question whether "win-win solutions" should be the foundation of a company's environmental strategy. In the following issue, 12 respondents, including the coordinators of the Greening of Industry Network, are asked to comment. Available through libraries or from the publisher.

• NETWORK BOOKS

 

"Green Growth: Managing the Transition to Sustainable Economies". (2012) Springer Publishers. Edited by Vazquez Brust, Diego and Sarkis, Joseph. GIN book series from GIN2010 Conference held in Seoul, South Korea, with the theme "Climate Change and Green Growth: Innovating for Sustainabilty". The website of the book is http://www.springerlink.com/content/j768314104577205/.

Facilitating Sustainable Innovation through Collaboration: A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective". Springer, ISBN 978-90-481-3158-7, 2010. Edited by Sarkis, Joseph; Cordeiro, James J; Vazquez Brust, Diego. Many of papers were first presented as papers at the GIN2009 conference in Leeuwarden, The Nteherlands. Please go to http://www.springer.com/978-90-481-3158-7 for more information on the book.

 

Facilitating Sustainable Innovation through Collaboration

The Business of Sustainable Mobility: From Vision to Reality. Greenleaf Publishing, ISBN 1 874719 80 2, July 2006. Go to Greenleaf Publishing. Edited by Paul Nieuwenhuis and Peter Wells, Cardiff University, UK; Philip J. Vergragt, Tellus Institute, USA; drawing on papers and presentations from the GIN2003 conference in San Francisco, Innovating for Sustainability.

Partnership and Leadership: Building Alliances for a Sustainable Future. Theo de Bruijn and Arnold Tukker, Editors. Kluwer Academic Publishers ISBN 1-4020-0431-1, January 2002. Go to Springer/Kluwer for full description, chapters and authors and order information.

Ahead of the Curve: Cases of Innovation in Environmental Management. Ken Green, Peter Groenewegen, and Peter Hofman, Editors. Kluwer Academic Publishers ISBN 0-7923-6804-5 January 2001. Go to Springer/Kluwer for description and order information.

Sustainability Strategies for Industry: The Future of Corporate Practice. Nigel J. Roome (ed.) 1998. Washington DC: Island Press. Go to Island Press Sustainability Strategies for Industry provides a multidisciplinary examination of the meaning of sustainability and its practical implications for industry. It defines sustainability in an industrial context and addresses how the shift to sustainability will affect the role of industry in society and its relationships with consumers, employees, and the community at large. Contributors examine new industrial approaches and consider the key elements needed to achieve sustainable practice.

The Greening of Industry Resource Guide and Bibliography. Peter Groenewegen, Kurt Fischer, Edith G. Jenkins and Johan Schot (eds.) 1996. Washington DC: Island Press. Go to Island Press
Through a series of essays and annotated references, this book presents analysis and commentary drawn from a variety of sources that examine critical issues in today's changing business environment. It is a valuable guide to the most respected and useful research on industrial sustainability, and can provide the basis for effective policies, strategies and actions for both businesses and policy makers. Chapters address specific economic, social, and technical issues, including: environmental performance assessment, cleaner production, strategic cooperation and product life cycle management, organizational learning and personal development, and greening leadership for developing countries.

Environmental Strategies for Industry: International Perspectives on Research Needs and Policy Implications. Kurt Fischer and Johan Schot (eds.). 1993. Washington DC: Island Press. Go to Island Press Many large companies and multinational corporations are beginning to develop innovative environmental strategies which acknowledge that sound environmental policies can actually enhance competitiveness and increase market share by reducing resource use and waste while at the same time appealing to informed consumers. This represents a fundamental shift away from regulatory compliance and crisis management - this acclaimed book explores the transition.

• CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP PUBLICATIONS

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Environmental Sustainability and Industry. Management Research Review (33:4, 2010) Special Issue from 2007 Greening of Industry Network Conference in Waterloo, Ontario. Guest editors: M. Gollagher and J. Sarkis.

Managing Wind Power Deplyment in Europe, European Environment (17:5 September-October 2007, Willey). Special issue drawing on the Wind Power Track of the GIN2006 Cardiff conference.

Sustainable Social and Ecosystem Stewardship, June 15-17, 2007.
GIN2007 – 14th International Conference of the Greening of Industry Networklocal host the CMA Centre for Responsible Organizations, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
• Full Proceedings: click here
• Special journal issue of Business Strategy and the Environment (Wiley v17n5, July 2008). Go to wiley.com
• Special journal issue of Management Research News (Emerald, forthcoming in 2008).



Integration and Communication: A Clear Route to Sustainability? July 2006.
GIN2006 - 13th International Conference of the Greening of Industry Network. Local host the ESRC Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, and Sustainability, BRASS, Cardiff University, UK.
• Full Proceedings: click here
• Special issue of Business Strategy and the Environment (July 2007 v16n5). Go to wiley.com

Partnerships for Sustainable Development, November 2004.
GIN2004 - 12th International Conference of the Greening of Industry Network. Local host The University of Hong Kong
• Full Proceedings: click here • Special issue of Business Strategy and the Environment (July-August 2005 v14n4). Go to wiley.com

Innovating for Sustainability. October 2003.
GIN2003 - 11th International Conference of the Greening of Industry Network. Local host San Francisco State University, San Francisco USA.
• Full Proceedings: click here
• Special issue of Business Strategy and the Environment (July-August 2004 v13n4). Go to wiley.com
• Special journal issue "Technological Change and Regulation in the Car Industry", Greener Management International (Issue 47). Go to Greenleaf Publishing The Business of Sustainable Mobility: From Vision to Reality, Greenleaf Publishing, ISBN 1 874719 80 2, July 2006. Go to Greenleaf Publishing. Edited by Paul Nieuwenhuis and Peter Wells, Cardiff University, UK; Philip J. Vergragt, Tellus Institute, USA; drawing on papers and presentations from the GIN2003 conference in San Francisco, Innovating for Sustainability.

Corporate Social Responsibility & Governance for Sustainability. June 2002.
GIN2002 - 10th International Conference of the Greening of Industry Network. School of Economics and Commercial Law at Göteborg University, and the Centre for Environment and Sustainability at Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.
• Special issue of Business Strategy and the Environment (July-August 2003 v12n4). Go to wiley.com

Sustainability at the Millenium: Globalization, Competitiveness and the Public Trust. January 2001
GIN2001 - 9th International Network Conference.
Hosted by GIN-Asia, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
• Proceedings CD order from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
• Special issue of Business Strategy and the Environment Journal (March-April 2002, v11n2). Go to wiley.com

Sustainability: Ways of Knowing/Ways of Acting. November 1999.
GIN1999 - 8th International Network Conference of the Greening of Industry Network. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, U.S.A.
• Special issue of Business Strategy and the Environment (September-October 2000, v9n5). Go to wiley.com

Partnership and Leadership: Building Alliances for a Sustainable Future. November 1998.
7th international conference of the Greening of Industry Network, Rome, Italy.
• Conference Abstract Book.
• Proceedings CD order from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
• Special issue of Business Strategy and the Environment (September-October 1999 v8n5). Go to wiley.com

Developing Sustainability: New Dialogue, New Approaches. November 1997.
6th international conference of the Greening of Industry Network, Santa Barbara, California USA.
• Conference Abstract Book.
• Special issue of Business Strategy and the Environment (September 1998 v7n 4), containing eight selected papers from the conference and the conference Summary Report. Special issue editors, Annica Bragd, Gavin Bridge, Frank den Hond and P.D. Jose. 91 pages. Go to wiley.com

Global Restructuring: A Place for Ecology? November 1996.
5th international conference of the Greening of Industry Network, Heidelberg, Germany.
• Conference Abstract Book.
• Special issue of Business Strategy and the Environment (September 1997 v6n4) containing eight selected papers from the conference and the conference Summary Report. Special issue editors, Theo de Bruijn, Peter Groenewegen, Jesper Grolin, and Stuart L. Hart. 91 pages. Go to wiley.com

Regional Sustainability: From Pilot Projects to an Environmental Culture, May 1996.
A Greening of Industry Network international workshop, Milan, Italy.
• Summary Report. The aim of this workshop was to articulate and discuss innovative ways of moving toward sustainability on a regional level. The papers in this report explore and comment on the various waste management approaches that might be applied by the Province of Milan. By Ellis Brand, Francesco Bertolini and Johan Schot. 63 pages. $20.00, available from the Network Offices.

Research and Practice: Learning to Build Sustainable Industries for Sustainable Societies. November 1995. 4th international conference of the Greening of Industry Network, Toronto, Canada.
• Conference Abstract Book. containing summaries of the 71 papers presented at the conference. Photocopy, 151 pages. $25.00, Available from Network Offices.
• Summary Report. Edited by David Angel and Joseph Huber. 37 pages. $20.00, Available from Network Offices.
• Special issue of Business Strategy and the Environment (September 1996 v5n3), containing eight selected papers from the conference and the conference Summary Report (see above). Special issue editors, David Angel and Joseph Huber. Go to wiley.com

From Greening to Sustaining: Transformational Challenges for the Firm. November 1994.
3rd international conference of the Greening of Industry Network, Copenhagen, Denmark.
• Conference Abstract Book.
• Summary Report. Edited by Sarah Clarke and Susse Georg. 76 pages. $20.00, Available from Network Offices.
• Special issue of Business Strategy and the Environment (October-December 1995 v4n4, ERP), containing eight selected papers from the conference. Four of the papers focus on problems outside the richer parts of the world and on theories of transfer of knowledge and transformation of company strategies. Two papers focus o n established industries and their room for maneuver and two papers focus on the complex interplay between different sectors, and the role of small and medium-sized enterprises. Special issue editor, Ulrik Jørgensen. 71 pages.

Designing the Sustainable Enterprise. November 1993.
2nd international conference of the Greening of Industry Network, Cambridge, U.S.A.
• Summary Report. Edited by Nicholas Ashford and Ralph Meima. 40 pages. $20.00, Available from Network Offices.
• Special issue of Business Strategy and the Environment (Summer 1994 v3n4, ERP), containing ten selected papers from the conference that illustrate major trends in the formulation and practice of environmentally sensitive policies and practice. Special issue editors, Nigel Roome and Johan Schot. 102 pages.

The Greening of Industry: Research Needs and Policy Implications. November 1991.
1st international conference of the Greening of Industry Network, Noordwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands.
• Summary Report. Edited by Jacqueline Cramer, Kurt Fischer and Johan Schot. 22 pages plus appendices. $20.00, Available from Network Offices.
• Environmental Strategies for Industry: International Perspectives in Research Needs and Policy Implications (Island Press 1993). Go to Island Press


• ADDITIONAL ARTICLES


Special feature on the Greening of Technology. Futures, Vol. 26, No. 10, Dec. 1994. Containing an introduction by Chris Freeman and three articles from the 1993 Greening of Industry Network conference, Designing the Sustainable Enterprise.

 

 

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