Both thoughtful and thought-provoking, Finding Purpose challenges our understanding of how humanity interacts with planet Earth, and our role within this. Collecting over 20 pieces from a lifetime of work in academia and trade, across speeches, blogs, editorials and essays, Hoffman directly addresses humanity's role in creating and adapting to climate change. The reader is encouraged to consider humanity's relationship with the environment through different lenses: business, academia, faith-based and cultural. By bringing them together, Hoffman encourages us to understand our relationship with the planet in a far more holistic sense.Drawing on ideas from philosophy, literature, natural sciences and popular politics, Hoffman ensures that the ideas he explores are wholly accessible and applicable to the reader. Fully substantiated through various research and examples, the issues described are consistently made relevant to the reader.From student to CEO, Environmental Stewardship is ideal material for anyone thinking about their place in the world, and how making changes in our own lives and societies can impact on the world around us.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Andrew J. Hoffman is the Holcim Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan. He has previously worked for the US Environmental Protection Agency and in the construction industry.
J.B. MacKinnon is a journalist and author of The Once and Future World.
Table of Contents
Foreword, by J.B. MacKinnon1. Introduction, Life's work1. Life's Work as a Personal Vocation2. Finding hope3. Your theory of change4. Your personal model of leadership5. What do you believe?6. Why do you care?2. Green Business as a Calling7. Why green business?8. Green in the corner office9. Business (almost) as usual10. Capitalism and markets must evolve11. Dark green or light green?3. Reclaiming the Role of Academia12. Making bricks versus making change13. Public engagement as a balancing act14. The new environmental scholarship4. Changing Culture and Values15. Culture and carbon16. Culture and climate17. Detoxifying the climate change debate5. A Call to a Calling18. Pope Francis as messenger19. To till and keep the garden20. The Anthropocene spirit21. Conclusion, The Great WorkAcknowledgementsBiographies