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Organisations, environmental management and innovation
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This course was written by Kevin Collins and Andy Lane.

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Reading 1 McDermott, B. and Sexton, G. (2004) Leading Innovation: Creating Workplaces where People Excel so Organisations Thrive, Herentals, Belgium, Nova Vista Publishing.

Reading 2 McSmith, A. (2006) ‘A bright idea: How changing light bulbs helps beat global warming (and cut bills)’, The Independent, 3 July [Online]. Available at (Accessed 12 June 2014)

Reading 3 EIO (2011) Introducing Eco-innovation: From Incremental Changes to Systemic Transformations, Eco-Innovation Observatory, European Commission [Online]. Available at (Accessed 12 June 2014).

Reading 4 OECD (2012) The Future of Eco-innovation: The Role of Business Models in Green Transformation, Copenhagen, Denmark, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development/European Commission/Nordic Innovation Joint Workshop [Online]. Available at (Accessed 12 June 2014).

Reading 5 EIO (2013) Europe in Transition: Paving the Way to a Green Economy through Eco-innovation, Eco-Innovation Observatory, European Commission [Online]. Available at (Accessed 12 June 2014).

Reading 6 Kiernan, M. (2012) ‘Why investors don’t care about corporations’ environmental performance’,, 12 November [Online]. Available at (Accessed 30 June 2014).

Reading 7 TEEB (2013) Natural Capital at Risk: The Top 100 Externalities of Business, TEEB for Business Coalition and Trucost [Online]. Available at (Accessed 30 June 2014).

Reading 8 Baker, J., Sheate, W. R., Phillips, P. and Eales, R. (2013) ‘Ecosystem services in environmental assessment – Help or hindrance?’, Environmental Impact Assessment Review, vol. 40, pp. 3–13.

Reading 9 EMF (2014) Towards the Circular Economy: Accelerating the scale-up across global supply chains, Ellen MacArthur Foundation [Online]. Available at (Accessed 17 July 2014).


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