Call for Expressions of Interest: The World Guide to Sustainable Enterprise

Call for Expressions of Interest

The World Guide to Sustainable Enterprise:

A country-by-country analysis of responsible business and social entrepreneurship

Edited by Wayne Visser

Greenleaf Publishing, Spring 2015

Background

Sustainable enterprise – including social responsibility, environmental management, corporate citizenship, business ethics, social enterprise and green entrepreneurship – has, over the past decade, moved from the fringes to the mainstream. Sustainable enterprise has also evolved from being a largely Western, developed country phenomenon to being a diverse, ‘glocal’ practice, with rapid take-up and many exciting innovations coming from developing countries and economies in transition.

Building on the foundation that was laid by The World Guide to CSR (2010), this new edited collection will bring together powerful summaries of the best academic research and practical cases on sustainable enterprise from countries around the world. However, unlike The World Guide to CSR, the emphasis of the new volume will be on sustainable business and social entrepreneurship, rather than traditional corporate social responsibility (CSR) and philanthropic approaches.

Specifically, sustainable enterprise is understood to mean any business, large or small, that integrates sustainability (value creation, good governance, societal contribution & ecological integrity) into its strategy, operations and products, rather than simply supporting charitable causes. We will be looking especially for innovative practices, including social enterprises, eco-entrepreneurs and companies that are introducing sustainable products and services into the market.

Structure

The book will select up to 100 country chapters (2,000 words each) and also have chapters for 8 regions (4,000 words each), including:

  • Central, Eastern & Southern Asia
  • Eastern & Southern Europe
  • Northern & Central America & Caribbean
  • Northern & Western Europe
  • Northern Africa & Western Asia (Middle East)
  • Oceania & South-Eastern Asia
  • South America
  • Sub-Saharan Africa

The regions are based on UN classifications. Each chapter of the book will include the following sections:

Section Description

Word count (region)

Word count (country)

Regional or national context Introductory facts to provide an overview

500

250

Priority issues Data on economic, social and environmental challenges

500

250

State and trends Research on sustainable enterprise in the region/country

750

250

Policies Relevant regional or national legislation and voluntary codes

750

250

Case studies or projects Up to five best practice cases (national) or projects (regional)

1,000

750

Further resources Up to five business associations active in sustainable enterprise

300

150

References Up to five recommended reports or articles

200

100

Next Steps

If you believe that you are well placed to write a 4,000 word regional chapter or a 2,000 word country chapter, please Contact me and send your Expression of Interest, including a short motivation statement (max. 250 words), one sample of your writing (chapter or article) and a CV (including a list of publications) by 31 October 2013.

The full timetable for the book is as follows:

  • Autumn 2013 – Submission of expressions of interest (by 31 October 2013)
  • Winter 2013 – Selection of contributors (by 15 December 2013)
  • Spring 2014 – Submission of first draft chapters (by 30 April 2014)
  • Summer 2014 – Editors comments and requested revisions (by 31 August 2014)
  • Autumn 2014 – Submission of revised chapters (by 31 October 2014)
  • Winter 2014 – Finalisation of manuscript (by 15 December 2014)
  • Spring 2015 – Publication and launch of book (by 30 April 2015)

Further instructions and guidance will be issued to those authors that are selected as contributors.

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2 thoughts on “Call for Expressions of Interest: The World Guide to Sustainable Enterprise

  1. Get some one to write up the SCOTTBADER COMMONWEALTH ltd INTERNATIONAL
    I am too old now,…..{, Life President Godric Ernest Scott Bader.}
    (.possibly the only truly democratic international company…only 600 persons …but we had Schumacher and small is truly beautyful ! ) N.B. Iwill try to find some one but not likely now to know anyone…. possibly the former lead in the New Economics Foundation which SB were involved in starting years ago…I remember I got them £20,000 from our CW funds …The SBCW is the last Quaker founded still in existence

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