Sustainable Innovation and Impact
Krosinsky, Cary (EDT)
Cort, Todd (EDT)
302 p. 24 cm
Following the Brexit and Trump election cycles, consistent, long-term policy solutions to environmental and other societal challenges are becoming increasingly difficult to achieve. Stepping into this breach is a clear opportunity for innovation by public and privately held companies, as well as the increasingly significant role of investment and consumption. Sustainable Innovation and Impact provides a roadmap of the many critical pathways of positive change emerging to achieve modern day societal success, including rapidly evolving corporate and investment innovation and impact strategy considerations. Exploring innovation around the future of energy, electricity and related technologies, as well as transportation and buildings efficiency, Krosinsky and Cort consider ideas framed around the circular economy, operational and supply chain strategies and the global economy. Drawing together a diverse range of contributors and case studies, this book will be of great relevance to students, scholars and professionals with an interest in innovation, economics and sustainability more broadly.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Cary Krosinsky and Todd Cort 2. What is Innovation? Arthur Matuszewski Part 1 Corporate Perspectives 3. Searching for Sustainability in Human Capital Alex Kappes 4. The potential of multi-stakeholder engagement: Argentina's Ledesma as a case study Nora Moraga-Lewy 5. Up in Smoke: A Study of Palm Oil Related Deforestation in Indonesia Pek Shibao 6. Sustainability Frameworks: Green Chemistry and Sustainable Engineering in Pharmaceuticals Susan Wang Part 2 Investment Perspectives Introduction 7. To Divest or Not to Divest Laila Gamaleldin 8. Shareholder Activism 2.0 Melanie Condon 9. Financing Mechanisms for Sustainable Infrastructure Ella Warshauer 10. Carbon Market Solutions Jeff Schwartz 11. Investing in the Context of China's Green Transition Lillian Childress 12. Sustainable Private Equity and Venture Capital Matt Dittrich 13. Islamic Systems Finance Alizeh Maqbool 14. Forest Resilience Bonds: A Case For Investing in Forest Health Zach Knight and Chad Reed 15. Financing the Future: Free Market Solutions for an Energy Transition Eric Esposito Part 3 Regional Innovations Introduction 16. New England's Winter Chills Steven Castano 17. Innovation and Impact from a Brazilian Perspective Andreia Marin Martins, Courtnay Guimaraes, Mauricio Neves dos Santos 18. An Exploration of Landfill Tax as a Waste Management Strategy Jason Mazzella 19. Germany's Simple Solution to Complex Waste Challenges Reilly Witheford 20. Infrastructure and the Future of New York City Marvin Krosinsky 21. African Impact Investing Masengo Kapanga Part 4 Technological innovation and the future 22. Smart Microgrids Sarah Brandt 23. Effective Disruption: How Blockchain can transform the Energy Sector Pascale Bronder 24. Artificial Intelligence as a Solution to Sustainability Challenges Tiffany Chen 25. The Potential for High-Speed Rail in the US Cayley Geffen 26. Shared Solar Gabe Rissman 27. Renewable Energy Technologies Kristina Krasteva 28. The Future of the Electric Car Reilly Witheford 29. Aquaponics in Canada's North: Food Supply for Remote Communities Christopher Codina-Lucia and Richard Frazao 30. Innovation in Materials and Energy Pascale Bronder 31. Geoengineering Peter Mahony