Executive Director Authors Book on Compliance for Sustainability with Business Expert Press
September 29, 2014
Business Expert Press, a leading resource for business education, has agreed to publish a book by John D. Wood, Esq., Econautics' Executive Director, titled The Role of Legal Compliance in Sustainable Supply Chains, Operations, and Marketing. The book provides an accessible guided-tour of the major legal regimes governing human trafficking, extended producer responsiility, air pollution, water pollution, hazardous waste, employee health and safety, truth-in-advertising, and greenwashing. The book will be available Spring 2014 in print and digital form, and will be marketed directly to corporate libraries.
This book on sustainable business is for advanced business education students, practicing managers and executives, and environmental lawyers. Sustainability is a global megatrend with ramifications across all functional areas of business. This book addresses an under-developed topic in the field of sustainable business, specifically, the use of corporate resources dedicated to legal compliance.
In order to comply with the law, supply chain, operations, and marketing professionals must know what the applicable legal frameworks are. In order to promote sustain- able business, these same professionals must go beyond mere compliance with these laws. This book assists readers in both respects by(1) offering concise discussions of the primary legal frameworks governing the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of supply chain management, operations management, and marketing, and(2) making the business case for going beyond mere compliance with legal requirements. Each chapter ends with Practical Applications in the form of instructions for practitioners to apply what they have learned in the previous chapter.
Written by an expert in environmental law and public policy, this book argues that companies that go beyond mere compliance with social, economic, and environmental safeguards inherent in legal regimes will capture greater benefits and incur fewer risks from their supply chain, operations, and marketing activities. A sustainable company will go beyond mere compliance with the law.