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Capacity building for sustainable development.

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This book provides a comprehensive analysis of how to build capacity in tackling many sustainable development problems in Africa. The book's approach is both theoretical and applied. It offers methods of operationalizing sustainable development and sustainability theories and explores capacity building methods at different levels of government. The book has 23 chapters and covers different fields ...


Chapter 11 (Page no: 116)

Business sector and global sustainable future.

This chapter explores the role of the business sector in the quest for sustainable development. Following an introduction, the second section of this chapter examines the elusive search for the meaning of sustainable development and various conceptual approaches. The third section explores the discourse on business-sustainability nexus and how the business sector has 'hijacked' the construct to rationalize profit maximization ends. The fourth section elaborates on the contours of transnational production and environmental crisis and their ramifications for sustainability and human welfare. The fifth section sketches some environmental consequences and human tragedies of unsustainable corporate practices. The sixth section addresses the dilemmas of what has been termed 'the organization of the impossible'; that is, the futile efforts to create organizational architecture for global environmental governance and institutional framework of codes of conduct for corporate environmental accountability. Finally, the chapter draws some conclusions with policy options that should be helpful in fostering our common sustainable future.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Building the capacities of developing countries to protect the environment. Author(s): James, V. U.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 13) Operationalizing concepts of sustainable development in Africa. Author(s): James, V. U.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 20) Sustainability of agriculture and food shortage: a brief analysis of the African condition. Author(s): James, V. U.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 29) Globalization and sustainable development in Africa: the imperatives of capacity building. Author(s): Igbokwe-Ibeto, C. J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 43) Understanding capacity building for sustainable tourism in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. Author(s): Amadi, L.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 52) The link between environment and development. Author(s): Felix, M. S.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 65) Capacity building for environmental impact analysis in Nigeria. Author(s): Udosen, C.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 75) The effect of traditional land management methods on sustainable crop yield in Betem, Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. Author(s): Eze, E. B. Egbai, O.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 81) Empowerment of women and sustainable development in the 20th century: the Yoruba women example. Author(s): Oladejo, M. T.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 90) Capacity building and economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa. Author(s): Dibie, R. Edoho, F. M. Dibie, J.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 137) Empowerment of women and sustainable development. Author(s): Dibie, R. Dibie, J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 161) Subaltern hydro-struggles against unsustainable commercial diamond-mining practices in chiadzwa, Zimbabwe (2009-2013). Author(s): Duri, F. P. T.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 170) Proactive learning framework: educational model for capacity building and sustainable development. Author(s): Chiatula, V. O.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 187) Can competitiveness be the framework for sustainable electricity supply in Nigeria? Author(s): Madua, R. Ogbob, A. Mmamela, Z.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 192) Energy production and consumption for sustainable development. Author(s): Olorunnisola, A. O.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 211) Climate change and coping strategies for sustainable food production among small-scale farmers in Nigeria. Author(s): Ayanda, I. F.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 223) Capacity building for rural development in Nigeria: the case of rural road networks. Author(s): Titilola, S. T. James, V. U.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 231) Oil, conflict and sustainable development in Nigeria. Author(s): Adeyeri, J. O.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 241) Energy production and consumption and sustainable development. Author(s): Vega, A. J. Rohli, R. V.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 254) The challenges of climate change on the livelihood and sustainable development of selected coastal communities in Nigeria's Niger Delta (1990-2015). Author(s): Etekpe, A.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 264) Human rights violation in a bid for sustainable development: the case of Tokwe-Mukosi dam construction in Chivi District in Masvingo Province in Zimbabwe. Author(s): Madzokere, N.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 273) Relationships of climate variability and change to development. Author(s): Vega, A. J. Rohli, R. V.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Institute of Entrepreneurship and Business Development, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO 65101, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2018
  • ISBN
  • 9781780646169
  • Record Number
  • 20183092633