This book introduces crucial environmental and health issues, since environmental degradation and illness and disease prevent millions of people in many countries from surviving and achieving their potential. The book thus serves as a comprehensive guide to key environmental and health issues confronting the planet, enumerates approaches and techniques to address these issues, and provides real-world examples of good corporate citizenship.Although there are a growing number of books on corporate social responsibility (and related concepts, such as business ethics, stakeholder theory and sustainable development), there is no volume comparable to this one. Specifically the book addresses a range of issues that will be invaluable to many specialists such as: organization leaders who want to improve the environment and health of their colleagues at home and globally, practitioners in corporate social responsibility, managers involved in environmental, health and safety issues and finally business students who wish to seek to enhance the well-being of their colleagues and the health of the planet and humanity.
Kirsty Duncan is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Toronto, where she teaches medical geography. She was short-listed for the 2004 Canadian Science Writers' Award for her book, Hunting the 1928 Flu: One Scientists' Search for a Killer Virus and has been recognized as one of the world's top women scientists. Direct quote from Speaker's spotlight website: She also helps community groups to Fortune 500 organizations plan for a possible pandemic. She formerly taught corporate social responsibility at the University of Toronto, in the Rotman School of Management, and global environmental processes at Royal Roads University. She has completed work on climate change and human health in North America for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a joint venture of the United Nations Environmental Programme and the World Meteorological Organization.