Green Finance and Sustainability: Environmentally-Aware Business Models and Technologies
Final Call for Chapter Proposals Proposal Submission Deadline: November 19, 2009 Green Finance and Sustainability: Environmentally-Aware Business Models and Technologies Book Editor: Dr. Zongwei Luo
To be published by IGI Global: http://www.igi-global.com/requests/details.asp?ID=730
Overview Green, or environmentally friendly, often refers to "goods and services considered to inflict minimal or no harm on the environment". At present, Green has been penetrating into various disciplines, becoming pervasive. Terms like Green Building, Green Energy, Green Manufacturing, Green Technology, and Low Carbon Practice are often visible in daily lives. This Green trend has been arousing interests from all kinds of people, including politicians, business professionals, and academic researchers, originating from environmental movement towards national strategy and policy worldwide.
Green adoption in business or industry, however, is not smooth. Green is often associated with terms like more capital expenditure and less operation efficiency. Thus, while Green is an important matter, sustainability for Green now has to move beyond environmental concerns to a holistic view, over emerging business models, low carbon and clean technologies, technology access and finance, and policy and regulations.
This book will aim to examine a range of major issues concerning Green finance and sustainability to provide perspectives on emerging environmentally aware business models and technology access infrastructures from leading international scholars and practitioners.
Target Audience The target audience of this book will comprise policy makers, professionals, and researchers working in the fields of Green finance and sustainability in various disciplines including Business and Economy, Science and Engineering, Social Sciences, Government Policy, and Legal Studies. In addition, the book will provide a valuable resource for business managers concerned with the development of green business and application of low carbon practices.
Book Chapter Topics Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Carbon footprint and accounting Economy policy and incentives Emerging business models and design Financing methods and carbon trading Green awareness and communication Green building, energy, and manufacturing Green eco-systems and sustainability Green logistics and supply chain management Green technology and practices Innovation methods and sustainability Low carbon research and practices Monitoring, visualization, and optimization Standards, regulations, and legal issues Technology access and financing infrastructures
Submission Procedure Please submit your book chapter proposal (one or two pages in length) to the book editor via electronic means to the email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and cc (email@example.com).
Publisher This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference) and Medical Information Science Reference imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This book is scheduled to be released in 2010.
Important Dates November 19, 2009: Book chapter proposal due December 1, 2009: Book chapter proposal acceptance notification March 10, 2010: Full book chapter due