FYI - This week's Environmental Management Lecture (fwd)
Linda Bich-Kieu Wasson
lwasson at u.washington.edu
Mon Jan 31 11:49:07 PST 2000
This week's lecture:
Tues, 1 Feb., 12:30-1:20, 204 Balmer:
BARBARA LITHER, Esq. on SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS STRATEGIES
Senior Policy Advisor
USEPA Region 10
1200 Sixth Ave. OI-085
Seattle, WA 98101
"Sustainable Business Strategies ... Green Business Strategies ...
Environmentally Friendly Business Strategies. How about just plain smart
Business Strategies? Come and hear reasons why you, as business leaders
of the future, are going to lead the change towards sustainability in the
Having served as an environmental regulatory attorney for over 16 years,
including 6 years as head of EPA's regional enforcement office, Ms. Lither
is very familiar with command-and-control approaches to environmental
protection. After an Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship studying
environmental protection in emerging democracies, Ms. Lither shifted her
thinking to emphasize the business leadership approach to environmental
protection. She is now working on sustainable business strategies for the
business community, including The Natural Step, ISO 14000 and other
approaches. Most recently, she helped develop an interactive CD-ROM on
Sustainability for EPA Region 10 with a specific segment for the business
Below are some of the references Ms. Lither's team relied upon in
developing the business portion of their CD-ROM. The first two articles
are available on ABI-Inform, through the library's on-line database page.
"A Road Map for Natural Capitalism" by Amory B. Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins
and Paul Hawken, HBR 99, May - June, 1999, Volume 77 Number 3.
"Bringing the Environment Down to Earth" by Forest L. Reinhardt, HBR 99,
July - August 1999, Volume 77, Number 4.
Anderson, Ray C. "Toward a Sustainable Enterprise: The Interface Model.
Mid-Course Correction." The Perezengrilla Press, 1998.
Arnold, Matthew, and Robert M. Day. The Next Bottom Line: Making
Sustainable Development Tangible. World Resources Institute, Washington
Brown, Lester R., Christopher Flavin and Hillary French. "The State of
the World 1999" A Worldwatch Institute Report on Progress Toward a
Sustainable Society. W.W. Norton & Company 1999.
Day, Robert M. Beyond Eco-Efficiency: Sustainability as a Driver for
Innovation. World Resources Institute, Washington D.C. March 1998.
Hawken, Paul. "The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability"
Harper Business, 1993.
ISO14000 Resource Directory, October 1997. United States Environmental
Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development. Publication
McDonough, William and Michael Braungart. "The NEXT Industrial
Revolution," in The Atlantic Monthly pp. 82-92, October 1998.
Nattrass, Brian & Mary Altomare. "The Natural Step for Business: Wealth,
Ecology and the Evolutionary Corporation." New Society Publishers, l999.
Reinventing Environmental Protection, 1998 Annual Report, United States
Environmental Protection Agency. Publication EPA100-R-99-002
Robert, Karl-Henrik. "The Natural Step: A Framework for Achieving
Sustainability in Our Organizations." Innovations In Management Series,
Pegasus Communications 1997.
The Next Bottom Line, Special Advertising Section, Business Week Magazine,
May 3, l999.
The President's Council on Sustainable Development. "Sustainable America:
A New Consensus for Prosperity, Opportunity and a Healthy Environment for
the Future," February 1996.
Willums, Jan-Olaf, with the World Business Council for Sustainable
Development. "The Sustainable Business Challenge: A Briefing for
Tomorrow's Business Leaders," Greenleaf Publishing, 1998.
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