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General Readings for Reference

Business, Environment and Sustainability, 2019/20, Semester 1
Dr Sally Russell
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

General Texts

Blowfield, M. and Murray, A. (2008) Corporate responsibility : a critical introduction, Oxford University Press.

Crane, A and Matten, D. (2007) Business ethics, a European perspective : managing corporate citizenship and sustaintability in the age of globalization, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Crane, A and Matten, D. (2008) Corporate social responsibility : readings and cases in a global context

Crane A, McWilliams, A, Matten, Moon, J and Siegel, D (2008) The Oxford handbook of corporate social responsibility. Oxford University Press

Jenkins, R. Pearson R. & Seyfang, G (Eds.) Corporate responsibility and labour rights : codes of conduct in the global economy, Earthscan 2002.

Starkey, R. & Welford, R. (2001) The Earthscan reader in business and sustainable development, Earthscan, London. Chapter 5, pp. 71-87 Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

Welford, R. & Starkey, R. (1996), The Earthscan reader in business and the environment Earthscan, London.

Zadek, S. (2007), The civil corporation : the new economy of corporate citizenship, London: Earthscan.

Cramer, J. (2006). " Corporate social responsibility and globalisation : an action plan for business ", Sheffield: Greenleaf.

Elkington, John, (1999), " Cannibals with forks : the triple bottom line of 21st century business ". Oxford : Capstone.

Prakash, A. (2000) Greening the firm : the politics of corporate environmentalism, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Bleischwitz, R., Hennicke, P. (Eds) (2004), Eco-efficiency, regulation, and sustainable business : towards a governance structure for sustainable development ", Edward Elgar. Cheltenham.

Blowfield, M. and Murray, A. (2008) Corporate responsibility : a critical introduction, Oxford University Press, especially ch2, pp. 40-69 Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Grayson, D. & Hodges, A. (2004). " Corporate social opportunity! : seven steps to make corporate social responsibility work for your business ", Greenleaf, Sheffield.

Moon, J (2007) The contribution of CSR to sustainable development, Sustainable development (Bradford, West Yorkshire, England) 15(5) p. 296-306

Marsden, C (2000) The New Corporate Citizenship of Big Business: Part of the Solution to Sustainability? Business and society review.. 105 (1): 8-25


*Winn, M.I. and Zietsma, C (2005) The War of the Woods, A Forestry Giant Seeks Peace, Greener management international. ISSN: 0966-9671. ., Winter 2004-05

Hawkins, P., Lovins, A.B. and Lovins, L.H (2000) Natural capitalism : the next industrial revolution ISBN: 1853834610, Earthscan. London (available on-line at ).

Lovins, A.B. and Lovins, L.H and Hawkins, P. (2001) 'A Road Map for Natural Capitalism Natural Capitalism', ch 5 in Starkey, R. & Welford, R. (2001), The Earthscan reader in business and sustainable development Earthscan, London.

Lovins, Hunter L (2001) Natural capitalism: path to sustainability? Corporate Environmental Strategy 8 (2) p.99-108 (high demand collection in Edward Boyle Library.)  

Nattrass, B. and Altomare, M. (1999) The natural step for business : wealth, ecology and the evolutionary corporation, NSP, Gabriola Island BC, especially Ch 2 & 3

Robert, K.-H., H. Daly, P. Hawken, and J. Holmberg. 1997. A compass for sustainable development. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology 4:79-92.

Elkington, J (2001) 'The 'Triple Bottom Line' for 21 st Century Business', in Welford, Richard and Starkey, Richard (eds) The Earthscan reader in business and sustainable development Earthscan, London

Elkington, J (1999) Cannibals with forks : the triple bottom line of 21st century business, Capstone, Oxford, especially Ch 4

Henriques, A. & Richardson, J., (2004), " The triple bottom line, does it all add up? : assessing the sustainability of business and CSR " Earthscan, London ; Sterling, VA.

Young, CW; Tilley, FJ (2006) Can businesses move beyond efficiency? The shift toward effectiveness and equity in the corporate sustainability debate, Business strategy and the environment. 15(6), pp402-415.

Garriga, E. and Mele, D. (2004) 'Corporate Social Responsibility Theories: Mapping the Territory', Journal of business ethics., 53 pp51-71

Henderson, D (2001) Misguided virtue : false notions of corporate social responsibility, Institute of Economic Affairs, available online

Warhurst, Alyson (2001) 'Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Social Investment: Drivers of Tri-Sector Partnerships', Journal of corporate citizenship., 1 (Spring) pp57-73. (Available online: )

Newell, P and Garvey, N (2005) 'Corporate accountability to the poor? Assessing the effectiveness of community-based strategies' Development in practice. June 2005 Vol.15 (3 and 4)

Newell, P (2005) 'Citizenship, accountability and community: the limits of the CSR agenda', International affairs. 81(3) pp 541-557

Vogel, D. (2005) The market for virtue : the potential and limits of corporate social responsibility. Washington, DC: Brookings Institute Press.

The Economist (2005) 'The Good Company' (editorial and survey), The economist., 22 January 2005, available electronically from Library catalogue.

Porter, M E and Kramer, M R (2006) Strategy and Society: The link between competitive advantage and corporate social responsibility, Harvard business review., 84 (12): 78-92, December 2006

SustainAbility (2001) Developing Value, the business case for sustainability in emerging markets, London: SustainAbility, available from (on registering)

Utting, P (2005) 'Corporate Responsibility and the movement of business', Development in practice. 15 (3 & 4), pp 375-388.

Albareda, L., Lozano, J.M. and Ysa, T., (2007) 'Public Policies on Corporate Social Responsibility: The Role of Governments in Europe', Journal of business ethics., Volume 74, Number 4 / September, 2007, pp 391-407

Fox, T., Ward, H., and Howard, B. (2002) Public Sector Roles in Strengthening Corporate Social Responsibility: A Baseline Study, World Bank, o=16017IIED

Harrison, R (2005) Pressure Groups, Campaigns and Consumers, in R Harrison, T Newholm, D Shaw (eds) (2005) The ethical consumer, Sage

O'Rourke, D (2006) Multi-stakeholder regulation: privatizing or socializing global labour standards? World development., vol. 34, issue 5, pages 899-918

Bendell, J (2005) 'In whose name? The accountability of Corporate Social Responsibility Development in practice. 15 (3 and 4), pp 362-374

Tallontire, A (2007) CSR and regulation: towards a framework for understanding private standards initiatives in the agri-food chain, Third world quarterly., 28(4), pp775-791.

Moser, Titus (2001) MNCs and Sustainable Business Practice: The case of the Colombian and Peruvian Petroleum Industries, World development. (2001) Vol. 29, No.2, pp.291-309

*Jenkins, R (2002) 'The political economy of codes of conduct', in Jenkins et al (eds) (2002) Corporate responsibility and labour rights : codes of conduct in the global economy , London : Earthscan

*McIntosh, M, Thomas, R., Leipziger, D and Coleman, G (2003) International standards for corporate responsibility, Ethical Corporation, EC Newsdesk, 30 January 2003, available at ContentID=354 [from university network, or follow link from Library]   

Klooster, D (2005) Environmental certification of forests: The evolution of environmental governance in a commodity network, Journal of rural studies., 21 Pp 403-417

McIntosh, M (2004) Corporate Responsibility: The UN Global Compact, Complexity & Corporations, action=article&news_id=17   

McIntosh, M., Waddock, S. and Kell, G (eds), (2004) Learning to talk : corporate citizenship and the development of the UN Global Compact, Sheffield: Greenleaf.

Ruggie, J G (2001) ‘ The Global Compact as Learning Network’, Global governance : a review of multilateralism and international organizations., 7, pp 371 -378

Utting, P (2002) ‘The Global Compact and Civil Society: averting a collision course? ’, Development in Practice, 12 pp 644-647

Giovanucci, D. and Ponte, S. (2005) 'Standards as a new form of social contract? Sustainability initiatives in the coffee industry', Food policy. vol. 30, no. 3, pp284-301

Oakley, R and Buckland, I (2004) What if Business as Usual won't work? in Henriques and Richardson (eds) The triple bottom line, does it all add up? : assessing the sustainability of business and CSR Earthscan

Henson, S and Reardon, T (2005) Private agri-food standards: implications for food policy and the agri-food system, Food policy. 30 (2005): 241-253

Macdonald, K (2007) Globalising justice in coffee supply chains? Fair Trade, Starbucks and the transformation of supply chain governance, Third world quarterly. 28(4) 793-812

Ponte, S (2002) 'The 'Latte Revolution'? Regulation, markets and consumption in the global coffee chain', World development., 30: 7

Ponte, S. and Gibbon, P. (2005) 'Quality Standards, Conventions and the Governance of Global Value Chains,' Economy and society., vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 1-31.

Taylor, P L (2005) In the Market But Not of It: Fair Trade Coffee and Forest Stewardship Council Certification as Market-Based Social Change, World development., Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 129–147

Acona (2005) Buying your way into trouble, [URL to long to link here] To view as webpage paste URL into browser Online at:$FILE/Buying+ your+ way+ into+ trouble.pdf   

Barrientos, S. and Dolan, C (2006) 'Transformation of Global Food: Opportunities and Challenges for Fair and Ethical Trade', in Ethical sourcing in the global food system, Barrientos, S and Dolan, C (eds) (2006), Earthscan

Smith, S. and Barrientos, S. (2005) 'Fair trade and ethical trade: are there moves towards convergence? ' Sustainable development (Bradford, West Yorkshire, England), 13 pp 190-198.

Tallontire, A., Dolan, C., Smith, S. and Barrientos, S. (2005) 'Reaching the Marginalised? Gender, Value Chains and Ethical Trade in African Horticulture', Development in practice. 15 (3 and 4) pp 559-571

Blowfield, M (2002) ETI : a multi-stakeholder approach in R. Jenkins, R. Pearson & G. Seyfang (Eds.) Corporate responsibility and labour rights : codes of conduct in the global economy, Earthscan 2002.

Hughes, A., Buttle, M. and Wrigley, N. (2007) Organisational geographies of corporate responsibility: a UK-US comparison of retailers' ethical trading initiatives, Journal of economic geography, 7: 491-513

Raynolds, L (2006) Organic and Fair Trade Movements in Global Food Networks, in in in Ethical sourcing in the global food system,' Barrientos, S and Dolan, C (eds) (2006), Earthscan

Raynolds, L, Murray, D and Wikinson, J (2007) Fair trade : the challenges of transforming globalization, Routledge

Reed D. 2009 What do corporations have to do with Fair Trade? Positive and Normative Analysis from a Value Chain perspective. Journal of business ethics.. 86: 3-26

Barrientos, S and Smith, S (2007) Do workers benefit from ethical trade? Assessing codes of labour practice in global production systems, Third world quarterly. 28(4): 713-729

Hopkins M. (2007) Corporate social responsibility and international development : are corporations the solution?. Earthscan, especially chapter 2

Blowfield, M (2007) 'Reasons to be Cheerful? What we know about CSR's impact'. Third world quarterly., 28 (4) pp 683-695.

Blowfield, M (2005) 'Corporate Social Responsibility: reinventing the meaning of development? ' International affairs., Volume 81, Issue 3, pp 515-524.

Jenkins, R (2005) 'Globalization, Corporate Social Responsibility and poverty', International affairs. 81(3) pp 525-540

Fox, T (2004) 'Corporate social responsibility and development: in quest of an agenda', Development. ISSN: 0950-1991', 2004, 47(3), (29–36), available at   

Edward, P; Tallontire, A M (2009) Business and development - Towards re-politicisation, Journal of international development. 21(6), pp819-833.

Hart, S.L. & C.K. Prahalad, 'The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid', Strategy & Business, 2002, vol. 26, 2002, pp. 54-67, available from

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