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Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability in Business

Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability in Business
How Organizations Handle Profits and Social Duties

First Edition
Edited by:

July 2010 | 220 pages | SAGE Response

In this age of global economic crises, the need to renew our commitment to social issues becomes even more urgent. Reduction in public and private spending on social programs throws up further challenges for the sustenance of development efforts. The book advocates countering this trend through 'global social entrepreneurship' and the use of innovative, inexpensive, and locally customized solutions.

Using in-depth and contemporary case studies, the book demonstrates how to define, measure, and achieve socially and environmentally sustainable growth. The book inspires social entrepreneurs to build new models of sustainable growth, to scale existing solutions, and to create new public–private partnerships.

Foreword: Inspiring People to Engage in Social Entrepreneurship

Jugnu Jain, Raj Melville and Rakesh Pandey

Vanita Shastri
From Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to Global Social Entrepreneurship

Vanita Shastri and Preeta M Banerjee
Defining metrics for Social impact by Selecting and Setting Corporate Sustainability

Gururaj 'Desh' Deshpande, Meenakshi Verma Agrawal, Nishith Acharya and Naveen Jha

Duncan White
Lessons from Working with the Government of India: The story of Pratham

Leona Christy and Vikas Taneja
Social Entrepreneurship Across National Boundaries

Behzad J Larry, Azad Oommen, Venkatesh 'Venky' Raghavendra
The Evolution of Ubuntu at Work: Helping women micro entrepreneurs escape the poverty trap

Vibha Pingle
Social Entrepreneurship in a Traditionally Profit-Centered Industry

Steven F Young
Environmental Sustainability - Managing Stakeholders Through Education

Vithal V Deshpande
The Clean Technology Industry: Social entrepreneurship and sustainability

Daniel Wengrovitz and Preeta M Banerjee
Greening the Built Environment

Ameeta Soni
Developing Green Innovation: DeCopier paper cleaning products

Sushil Bhatia
New Beginnings in Age-Old Philosophies

Preeta M Banerjee and Vanita Shastri


This edited volume is a great knowledge resource for researchers, practitioners, donors and others with social development as their agenda. The book inspires social entrepreneurs to build new models of sustainable growth, to scale existing solutions, and to create new public-private partnerships. It provides various facets of social entrepreneurship and the practical issues involved in the process of getting all the stakeholders together to work for a common cause and to raise the standards of living for the poor and disadvantaged section of the society.

Journal of Governance and Public Policy

Preeta M Banerjee

Vanita Shastri

Vanita Shastri is Executive Director, TiE-Boston. Shastri manages all TiE-Boston programs and works to lead the numerous activities and initiatives of the group. Vanita has been teaching business and entrepreneurship at Boston area colleges including Boston University’s School of Management. She has also been a policy consultant at Harvard University, where she wrote a number of policy papers, including one on the “Software Policy of India” for the Government of India. Vanita has worked for Redwood Investment Systems, Inc. in Boston where she led the effort to set up their wholly owned subsidiary in India and directed their global... More About Author

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