Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Environmental Standardization for Sustainability

Environmental Standardization for Sustainability
View Sample PDF
Author(s): John W. Bagby (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Copyright: 2011
Pages: 25
Source title: Green Finance and Sustainability: Environmentally-Aware Business Models and Technologies
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Zongwei Luo (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-531-5.ch002


View Environmental Standardization for Sustainability on the publisher's website for pricing and purchasing information.


It is axiomatic that environmental controls are expressed as environmental standards, a traditional driver of investment in pollution control. Environmental standards spur investment in green technologies that promise to stimulate sustainable business models. The institutional framework of environmental standardization is complex; a widely misunderstood political process. A variety of standardization activities have impacted environmental protection historically and are now poised for further growth as green market discipline proliferates. Environmental standardization is a unique fusion of technology design and public policy development involving various constituencies: environmentalists, technologists, legislatures, regulators, standards-setting bodies, upstream suppliers, downstream users, and society’s affected communities. This chapter reviews the role of standardization activities in setting environmental constraints, in the development of green technologies, and in establishing metrics for environmental certification and monitoring. The implications of managing environmental standardization to attract financing for sustainable business models are so significant that disregarding the risks of environmental standardization imperils competitiveness.

Related Content

Pijush Kanti Dutta Pramanik, Bulbul Mukherjee, Saurabh Pal, Tanmoy Pal, Simar Preet Singh. © 2020. 50 pages.
Pradeep Tomar. © 2020. 13 pages.
Priyanka Goyal, Prachi Singh. © 2020. 26 pages.
Aysem Berrin Cakmakli. © 2020. 21 pages.
Rajalakshmi Krishnamurthi, Dhanalekshmi G.. © 2020. 17 pages.
Mir Sayed Shah Danish, Tomonobu Shah Senjyu. © 2020. 18 pages.
Rudra Rameshwar, Arun Solanki, Anand Nayyar, Bandana Mahapatra. © 2020. 18 pages.
Body Bottom