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LUBS5301M
LUBS5301M Module Reading List

Sustainable Futures: Climate Change, the Environment and Business, 2021/22, Semester 2
Jo Cutter
J.Cutter@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Core and Background Reading

Key readings are given for each topic.  The following are useful  texts from the perspective of business and the environment: 

Molthan-Hill, Petra, ed .(2017)  The business student's guide to sustainable management : principles and practice

Wagner, Sigrun M. Business and Environmental Sustainability. Routledge, 2020

Also useful background texts

Bansal, Pratima., and Hoffman, A. J. (2012). The Oxford Handbook of Business and the Natural Environment. Oxford University Press.

Crane, A, Matten, D. and Spence et al (2014). CSR in the ecological environment Chapter 8. in Corporate Social Responsibility : Readings and Cases in a Global Context Second edition, Routledge

Eweje, G., and Perry, M. (2011) Business & Sustainability Concepts, Strategies and Changes Emerald

Kopnina, H., and  Blewitt, J. (2018) Sustainable Business: Key Issues  Routledge

Laasch, Oliver, and Roger Conaway. Responsible Business : the Textbook for Management Learning, Competence and Innovation . First edition., Taylor and Francis, 2017.

Leal Filho, W. (2019) Social Responsibility and Sustainability: How Businesses and Organizations Can Operate in a Sustainable and Socially Responsible Way. Springer International Publishing

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Lecture 1: Overview

Read the introductory chapters of the suggested core readings above notably

Molthan-Hill, Petra, ed .(2017)  The business student's guide to sustainable management : principles and practice CHAPTER 4

Wagner, Sigrun M. Business and Environmental Sustainability. Routledge, 2020 CHAPTER 1 and CHAPTER 2

Kopnina, H., and  Blewitt, J. (2018) Sustainable Business: Key Issues  Routledge CHAPTER 1

Laasch, Oliver, and Roger Conaway. Responsible Business : the Textbook for Management Learning, Competence and Innovation . Taylor and Francis, 2017. CHAPTER 2 and 3.

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Lecture 2: Climate Change and Climate Risk

Davies, Anna et al. “Riskscapes and the socio-spatial challenges of climate change.” Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society rsaa016. 20 Aug. 2020, doi:10.1093/cjres/rsaa016  

Jonathan Everts, Katja Müller, Riskscapes, politics of scaling and climate change: towards the post-carbon society?,  Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Volume 13, Issue 2, July 2020, Pages 253–266

Carey, French and O’Brien (2012) Unintended effects of technology on climate change adaptation: an historical analysis of water conflicts below Andean Glaciers, Journal of Historical Geography, Volume 38(2), 181-191 

Astrid Stensrud (2016) Climate Change, Water Practices and Relational Worlds in the Andes, Ethnos, 81(1), 75-98  

Will Steffen, Johan Rockström, Katherine Richardson, Timothy M. Lenton Carl Folke, et al. (2018) Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene, PNAS, 115 no.33.  

Andreas Klinke and Ortwin Renn (2004) Systemic risks: A new challenge for risk management (see also https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1299208/)  

https://www.carbonbrief.org/explainer-nine-tipping-points-that-could-be-triggered-by-climate-change  

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/01/climate-change-environment-hope-future-optimism-success  

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/oureconomy/faulty-science-doomism-and-flawed-conclusions-deep-adaptation/  

Hawken, P. (2018) Drawdown : the Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming Penguin Books.

 

 

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Lecture 3: Climate change policy: where are we now and what next?

Wagner, Sigrun M. Principles, philosophies and policies for corporate environmental sustainability. In S. Wagner (Ed) Business and Environmental Sustainability. Routledge, 2020 p. 44-79

Press release “European Green Deal: Commission proposes transformation of EU economy and society to meet climate ambitions” EU economy and society to meet climate ambitions (europa.eu) (or a fuller review see “Communication: 'Fit for 55' - delivering the EU's 2030 climate target on the way to climate neutrality 14 July 2021 English”

Ivanova, M. (2018) Climate Change in Weiss, T. G.,  and Daws, The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations Oxford University Press.

ILO (2019) Skills for a Greener Future: a Global View. Based on 32 country studies Chapter  7 (Skills development policies and measures for a green transition. International Labour Office Geneva Available at: https://www.ilo.org/skills/pubs/WCMS_732214/lang--en/index.htm

Baron David P. & T. P. Lyon (2012) Environmental Governance   In: Eds P. Bansal and A.J. Hoffman The Oxford Handbook of Business and the Natural Environment. Oxford University Press.

The Conversation (2021) COP26: experts react to the UN climate summit and Glasgow Pact https://theconversation.com/cop26-experts-react-to-the-un-climate-summit-and-glasgow-pact-171753

Other background reading on policy approaches

Carter, Neil. The Politics of the Environment Ideas, Activism, Policy. Second edition. Cambridge University Press, 2007 Chapter 7,9 & Chapter 12

Dryzek, J. et al (2011)  Climate Change and Society: Approaches and Responses (Introduction) in Dryzek at al The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society, OUP  

United Nations (2015) Key aspects of the Paris Agreement. Available at https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/the-paris-agreement/the-paris-agreement/key-aspects-of-the-paris-agreement

 

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Lecture 4: Business models and sustainability

Bocken, N. M. P., Short, S. W., Rana, P., & Evans, S. (2014). A literature and practice review to develop sustainable business model archetypes. Journal of Cleaner Production, 65, 42–56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.11.039 

 Schaltegger, S., Hansen, E. G., & Lüdeke-Freund, F. (2016). Business Models for Sustainability: Origins, Present Research, and Future Avenues. Organization & Environment, 29(1), 3–10. https://doi.org/10.1177/1086026615599806

 Evans, S., Vladimirova, D., Holgado, M., Van Fossen, K., Yang, M., Silva, E. A., and Barlow, C. Y. (2017) Business Model Innovation for Sustainability: Towards a Unified Perspective for Creation of Sustainable Business Models. Bus. Strat. Env., 26: 597– 608. doi: 10.1002/bse.1939

Dyllick, T., & Muff, K. (2016). Clarifying the Meaning of Sustainable Business: Introducing a Typology From Business-as-Usual to True Business Sustainability. Organization & Environment, 29(2), 156–174. https://doi.org/10.1177/1086026615575176

Lozano, R. (2015). A Holistic Perspective on Corporate Sustainability Drivers. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management., 22(1), 32–44. https://doi.org/10.1002/csr.1325

Bansal, P., & DesJardine, M. R. (2014). Business sustainability: It is about time. Strategic Organization, 12(1), 70–78. https://doi.org/10.1177/1476127013520265

Montiel, I., & Delgado-Ceballos, J. (2014). Defining and Measuring Corporate Sustainability: Are We There Yet? Organization & Environment, 27(2), 113–139. https://doi.org/10.1177/1086026614526413

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Lecture 5: Organisational change for sustainability

Wagner, S. M. Business and Environmental Sustainability. Routledge 2020 CHAPTER 4

Laasch, O., & Conaway, R. Responsible Business : the Textbook for Management Learning, Competence and Innovation Taylor & Francis, 2017. CHAPTER 18

Dyllick, T., & Muff, K. (2016). Clarifying the Meaning of Sustainable Business: Introducing a Typology From Business-as-Usual to True Business Sustainability. Organization & Environment, 29(2), 156–174. https://doi.org/10.1177/1086026615575176

Bodrožić, Z., & Adler, P. S. (2018). The evolution of management models: A neo-Schumpeterian theory. Administrative Science Quarterly, 63(1), 85–129. https://doi.org/10.1177/0001839217704811

Mazzucato, M. (2015). The entrepreneurial state: Debunking public vs. private sector myths. Anthem Press, New York NY. at the library here

You can also see Mariana Mazzucato talk about the ideas in this book in a TedX talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyp3Bw5H0VA

Perez, C. (2010). Technological revolutions and techno economic paradigms. Cambridge Journal of Economics,34(1), 185–202. https://doi.org/10.1093/cje/bep051

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Lecture 6: GUEST LECTURE

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Lecure 7: Green HRM

Roscoe, S, Subramanian, N, Jabbour, CJC, Chong, T. Green human resource management and the enablers of green organisational culture: Enhancing a firm's environmental performance for sustainable development. Bus Strat Env. 2019; 28: 737– 749. https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2277

Yong, JY, Yusliza, M‐Y, Ramayah, T, Chiappetta Jabbour, CJ, Sehnem, S, Venkatesh, M. Pathways towards sustainability in manufacturing organizations: Empirical evidence on the role of green human resource management. Bus Strat Env. 2020; 29: 212– 228 https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2359

Julie Haddock-Millar, Chandana Sanyal & Michael Müller-Camen (2016) Green human resource management: a comparative qualitative case study of a United States multinational corporation, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 27:2, 192-211, https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2015.1052087  

Renwick, D.W., Redman, T. and Maguire, S. (2013), Green Human Resource Management: A Review and Research Agenda*. International Journal of Management Reviews, 15: 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2370.2011.00328.x

Paulet, R., Holland, P. and Morgan, D. (2021), A meta‐review of 10 years of green human resource management: is Green HRM headed towards a roadblock or a revitalisation?. Asia Pac J Hum Resour, 59: 159-183. https://doi.org/10.1111/1744-7941.12285

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Lecture 8: Just transitions - negotiating climate justice 

Clarke, L. and Lipsig-Mummé, C. 2020. Future conditional: From just transition to radical transformation? European Journal of Industrial Relations26(4), pp.351–366 doi.org/10.1177/0959680120951684

Heffron, R. and McCauley, D. (2018)  What is the ‘Just Transition’? Geoforum, Volume 88 p74-77, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.11.016

Just Transition Centre and The B Team (2018) Just Transition: A Business Guide

Morena, E., Krause, D. and Stevis, D. (2020). Just Transitions Social Justice in the Shift Towards a Low-Carbon World (esp Introduction)

Wright, C. and Nyberg, D. 2017. An inconvenient truth: How organizations translate climate change into business as usual . Academy of Management Journal60(5), pp.1633–1661

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Lecture 9: The Future of work and environmental sustainability

Wagner, S.M (2020) Design production and Operations. Greener and ©leaner Business and Environmental Sustainability. Routledge, 2020 Chapter 9 pp. 258-279

Clarke, L., Gleeson, C., & Winch, C. (2017). What kind of expertise is needed for low energy construction?. Construction management and economics, 35(3), 78-89.  Available through the Library Online Catalogue

Fankhauser, S., Sehlleier, F., Stern, N., 2008, ‘Climate change, innovation and jobs’, Climate Policy 8(4), 421–429. Available through the Library Online Catalogue here

Renner, M., Sweeney, S., Kubit, J. and Mastny, L. 2008. Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low-Carbon World. Chapter 3, Toward a New Production/Consumption Model (p. 73-81). Available at https://www.ilo.org/global/topics/green-jobs/publications/WCMS_158727/lang--en/index.htm

ILO 2018b. World Employment Social Outlook 2018: Greening with jobsChapter 1, 2,4 (1. Environmental sustainability and decent work; 2. Employment and the role of workers and employers in a green economy. 4. Protecting workers and the environment. Available at: https://www.ilo.org/global/research/global-reports/weso/greening-with-jobs/lang--en/index.htm

ILO 2019 Skills for a Greener Future: a Global View. Based on 32 country studies (Chapter 4 Green Structural Change: the Employment Effects of Greening the Economy; Chapter 5. Changing occupations and skills composition of occupations. International Labour Office Geneva Available at: https://www.ilo.org/skills/pubs/WCMS_732214/lang--en/index.htm

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Lecture 10:  The green economy: from technological revolution to degrowth

Chapters 2 and 3 in the Wagner textbook Business and Environmental Sustainabilityis useful - for example see page 46

Klein, N. (2021) Hot Money – Chapter 1 – p1-40 (see also 'This Changes Everything' 2014 by the same author)

Parrique T., Barth J., Briens F., C. Kerschner, Kraus-Polk A., Kuokkanen A., Spangenberg J.H. (2019) Decoupling Debunked: Evidence and arguments against green growth as a sole strategy for sustainability  (PDF in Week 10 Learning Resources)

Giorgos Kallis, Vasilis Kostakis, Steffen Lange, Barbara Muraca, Susan Paulson, and Matthias Schmelzer (2018) Research On Degrowth, Annual Review of Environment and Resources  (PDF in Week 10 Learning Resources)

Muhammad Khalid Answer; Muhammad Usman; Danish Iqbal Godil; Malik Shahzad Shabbi; Arshian Sharif Mosab Iqbal Tabash; Lydia Bares Lopez (2021) Does globalization affect the green economy and environment? The relationship between energy consumption, carbon dioxide emissions, and economic growth  – Environmental Science and Pollution Research (PDF in Week 10 Learning Resources)

Eleonore Loiseau Laura Saikku;  Riina Antikainen; Nils Droste, Bernd Hansjürgens; Kati Pitk€anen; Pekka Leskinen; Peter Kuikman; Marianne Thomsen 2016 Green economy and related concepts: An overview  -  – Journal of Cleaner  Production – 139 – pp361-371

This list was last updated on 10/05/2022