Friday, 31 May 2013

Sustainable Organization Library

The Library has started a trial of the SustainableOrganization Library which runs until the end of June.

For more information, read on or see here :

For off-campus access, use the Shibboleth sign-in option and select University of Salford (network username) from the list.

·         Online collection of books and journals (nearly 400 volumes) in sustainability, CSR, corporate governance, ethics, environmental policy and management
·         Unique content -- much of it available online for the first time
·         Ebooks, journals, articles, reports, conference proceedings
·         Relevant to: 

Environmental Studies

Social Sciences
Greenleaf was founded in 1992, the year of the first Rio Earth Summit, and was amongst the first publishers to address the academic and general interest for books and journals dealing with ‘green’ business issues, and related issues of corporate social responsibility. In 2012, Greenleaf and GSE Research announced a formal alliance to digitize the Greenleaf archive of books and journals alongside that of other publishing partners. In 2013, the year of our 21st birthday, Greenleaf and GSE are launching the Sustainable Organization Librarya collaboration in sustainability publishing from specialist publishers and organizations in the field including:

·         Greenleaf Publishing: the leading independent sustainability publisher. Greenleaf publishes in the areas of corporate responsibility, business ethics, environmental policy, business strategy and practice, and sustainable development. SOL includes the majority of Greenleaf publications.
·         GSE Research: specialist in publishing, project management and advisory services in governance, sustainability and environment, and partner to Greenleaf Publishing.
·         Practical Action Publishing: specializing in developing-world issues, Practical Action collaborates with international development organizations including UNDP, DFID, IFRC, Save the Children, Oxfam, UNICEF, FAO and many others. SOL draws on the Development Economics collection from Practical Action.
·         Peter Lang: long-established publisher of English-, German- and French-language books in the humanities and social sciences. SOL draws on the Peter Lang environment and sustainability list.
·         Cambridge Scholars Publishing: broad-based publisher of around 500 new titles a year in science, the arts and humanities. SOL draws on the Cambridge Scholars environment and sustainability list.
·         Access Press: UK-based specialist publisher of books and journals, including the International Journal of Management Cases, which is included in SOL.
·         United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME): with nearly 500 business school signatories worldwide.
·         European Foundation for Management Development: leading accreditation and membership body for business schools and organization learning & development initiatives worldwide
·         The Academy of Business in Society: more than 120 of the world’s leading companies and business schools.
·         Institute of Directors India: serving more than 30,000 directors in corporations in India and worldwide.

A few endorsements

“Glasgow School for Business and Society greatly welcomed the launch of GSE Research, not simply because it provides an invaluable resource and reference point for research and best practice in the areas of governance, sustainability and environmental management, but also because of the principles for which it stands as reflected in particular in its emphasis on and promotion of environmental and ethical values. The School is proud to be a SOL Partner.
Professor John Wilson, Dean of the Business School, Glasgow Caledonian University

“Sustainability is one of the key issues for the 21st century and this is an exceptional collection that will be of great value to business schools and companies all over the world”
Professor Eric Cornuel, CEO & Director General, EFMD.

"This is a welcome innovation for all of us committed to responsible leadership values and sustainability-related research and education."
Professor Simon Mercado, Associate Dean, Nottingham Business School

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