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Climate change, capitalism, and corporations : processes of creative self-destruction / Christopher Wright and Daniel Nyberg.

By: Wright, Christopher.
Contributor(s): Nyberg, Daniel.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015Description: xiii, 254 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781107435131 (pbk.); 9781107078222 (hbk.).Subject(s): Environmental economics | Corporations -- Environmental aspects | Industrial management -- Environmental aspects | Climatic changes -- Economic aspects | Capitalism -- Environmental aspects | Social responsibility of business | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business EthicsDDC classification: 363.73874 WRI Other classification: BUS008000 Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Foreword Clive Hamilton; Acknowledgements; 1. Climate change and corporate capitalism; 2. Creative self-destruction and the incorporation of critique; 3. Climate change and the corporate construction of risk; 4. Corporate political activity and climate coalitions; 5. Justification, compromise and corruption; 6. Climate change, managerial identity and narrating the self; 7. Emotions, corporate environmentalism and climate change; 8. Political myths and pathways forward; 9. Imagining alternatives; Appendix; References; Index.
Summary: "Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing humanity; a definitive manifestation of the well-worn links between progress and devastation. This book explores the complex relationship that the corporate world has with climate change, and examines the central role of corporations in shaping political and social responses to the climate crisis. The book's principal message is that despite the need for dramatic economic and political change, corporate capitalism continues to rely upon the maintenance of 'business as usual'. The authors explore the different processes through which corporations engage with climate change. Key discussion points include climate change as business risk; corporate climate politics; the role of justification and compromise; and managerial identity and emotional reactions to climate change. Written for researchers and graduate students, this book moves beyond descriptive and normative approaches to provide a sociologically and critically informed theory of corporate responses to climate change"--
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-242) and index.

Machine generated contents note: Foreword Clive Hamilton; Acknowledgements; 1. Climate change and corporate capitalism; 2. Creative self-destruction and the incorporation of critique; 3. Climate change and the corporate construction of risk; 4. Corporate political activity and climate coalitions; 5. Justification, compromise and corruption; 6. Climate change, managerial identity and narrating the self; 7. Emotions, corporate environmentalism and climate change; 8. Political myths and pathways forward; 9. Imagining alternatives; Appendix; References; Index.

"Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing humanity; a definitive manifestation of the well-worn links between progress and devastation. This book explores the complex relationship that the corporate world has with climate change, and examines the central role of corporations in shaping political and social responses to the climate crisis. The book's principal message is that despite the need for dramatic economic and political change, corporate capitalism continues to rely upon the maintenance of 'business as usual'. The authors explore the different processes through which corporations engage with climate change. Key discussion points include climate change as business risk; corporate climate politics; the role of justification and compromise; and managerial identity and emotional reactions to climate change. Written for researchers and graduate students, this book moves beyond descriptive and normative approaches to provide a sociologically and critically informed theory of corporate responses to climate change"--

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