The University of Kansas Libraries
Business and Economical Perspectives
The Libraries of the University of Kansas contain an extensive amount of published books, government documents, and electronic materials that discuss economic issues about climate change and business policies and plans designed to confront this issue, both on a local and global scale. The literature in this area is growing, and while there are many potential items that may have been included in this exhibit, the materials selected for inclusion deal with innovative business and economic responses to climate change. The content of the books in this exhibit range from broad policy discussions to more focused treatments that center on the benefits of adopting ‘green’, sustainable business practices. In short, these items tend provide greater details about how businesses are refocusing priorities to emphasize greater environmental awareness and corporate responsibility in light of recent and growing evidence regarding the challenge we all face concerning climate change.
The materials specifically selected for this display include several books, which range from Cairncross’ broad focus on global business and economic policy development to Hoffman’s more precisely aimed volume about climate change and business strategy. In addition, several recent news articles from newspapers held by the University Libraries, along with a sample of records illustrative of relevant electronic journals concerned with global warming and/or green business practices, have been included in this exhibit.
While the items selected for this particular exhibit are necessarily limited in scope, readers’ interests and areas of scholarly inquiry are not so sharply defined. With that in mind, it is to our hope that the display will encourage a deeper inquiry.
Business and Economics Librarian
University of Kansas Libraries
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