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The SEA (Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award) – one of the most important international sustainability prizes to have emerged in recent years – implies a great deal more than CSR, environmental and climate protection awards to date. The international award honours entrepreneurs from around the world for their examples of best practice in the field of Sustainable Entrepreneurship. We put the spotlight on the visionaries who are shaping the world of tomorrow with their ideas. The pioneers who, with their innovative measures, are perfectly linking sustainability and business success. Last year’s award attracted huge interest once again, with 260 entrepreneurs from 30 countries worldwide submitting their innovative projects. The most exciting ideas from around the world are premiered once a year at a glamorous gala event held at the Vienna Hofburg.

Become Sustainable Entrepreneur of the Year 2014!

From today onwards, we are searching for the Sustainable Entrepreneurs who are shaping the world of today and tomorrow with their innovative ideas and projects! The Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award, or SEA, puts the spotlight on the visionaries who are successfully anchoring Sustainable Entrepreneurship in their core-business, and making a profit by doing so.

A network of high-ranking experts from politics, economy and society, including the UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, Massachusetts State Senator Marc R. Pacheco, Adviser to President Obama Robert B. Rosenfeld, Harvard Professor John D. Spengler, EU Parliamentarian Alojz Peterle, Associate Professor of Boston College Carroll School of Management (Ret) Bradley Googins, the Executive Board Member of Bertelsmann Stiftung Brigitte Mohn, the founder of Transparency International Peter Eigen and former EU Commissioner Franz Fischler, is carrying the SEA concept out into the world, and positioning Sustainable Entrepreneurship as the only business model of the future.

Submissions are being accepted from now until 30 April 2014. For further details and submission, please visit   

Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility

Editors: Samuel O. Idowu, Nicholas Capaldi, Liangrong Zu, Ananda Das Gupta

CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance

Series Editors: Samuel O. Idowu and René Schmidpeter


European Journal of Economics and Management



Cologne Business School

Nanjing University of Finance & Economics

P.R., China

Gower Publishing

Founded in 1967 Gower is an independent, global publisher. Gower is recognised as one of the world's leading publishers of specialist business and management books and resources.

We publish works that are rigorous, multidisciplinary, distinctive and relevant but equally accessible and engaging; and that appeal to the academic and practitioner alike. Gower thrives on books that draw together applied academic research and the needs of policy makers and business leaders; titles that reflect the complexity and cross-disciplinary aspects of many business functions. We are particularly interested in ideas around corporate and small business; finance and economics; marketing; knowledge learning and information management; entrepreneurship and innovation; and business in society as well as works aimed at the governmental; public; and third sectors.

Gower has a longstanding tradition of producing cutting edge publications in the field of CSR and Corporate Governance and we are continuously developing new titles. I am actively seeking proposals and am open to exploring any subject area that appeals, in its broadest sense, to a CSR/Corporate Governance business audience; whether they are practitioners, policy-makers, academics or researchers.

Additionally, we have just launched an exciting new series, entitled Finance, Governance and Sustainability: Challenges to Theory and Practice; edited by Güler Aras, which brings together the recent developments at the intersection of these three fields, combining strong conceptual analysis, with wide ranging empirical focus, and a wealth of case material.

This series shares the studies of academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and government officers aiming to contribute to the progress and overcome the emerging barriers in sustainability. In addition, the linkage of the series’ studies, to the newly established Center for Finance, Corporate Governance and Sustainability, will provide the most current research and debate in this field along with a global perspective

The Series Editor: Güler Aras: McDonough School of Business; Center for Financial Markets and Policy, Georgetown University, USA

For more information on how to submit a proposal for this series or if you have a project you’d like to discuss, please contact Kristina Abbotts, Senior Commissioning Editor, at

People, Planet and Profit

Socio-Economic Perspectives of CSR

Edited by Samuel O. Idowu, Abubakar S. Kasum, and Asli Yuksel Mermod

It is no longer the case that it’s only society which benefits from CSR actions. A corporation actually helps itself when operating sustainably and does well because of its triple bottom line actions. The editors of People, Planet and Profit believe that whilst Corporate Social Responsibility is by now a familiar concept to academics or practitioners, insufficient attention has been paid to the end product of CSR in practice, which they define in terms of social and economic developmental effect.

The contributions explain the developmental aspect of CSR from a conceptual perspective and provide empirical evidence of the impact of CSR delivery on stakeholders in different corners of the World.

The Balanced Company

Organizing for the 21st Century

Edited by Inger Jensen, John Damm Scheuer and Jcob Dahl Rendtorff

Requiring sustainability in production processes and ethical employment, at home and abroad, means new challenges. Strategists need to make balanced choices about long-term goals and the allocation of resources. They must analyse, understand and adjust strategies to market, political, value and technology-related changes. Communication specialists need to take the value systems and assumptions of stakeholders into consideration. Change specialists need to balance continuity and change. Meanwhile, managers make balanced decisions about control or trust; human resources design jobs to make them attractive as well as motivating, and marketers must consider what is important to consumers and stakeholders. Last but not least, leaders have to acknowledge that there are times when organizations have to be taken out of balance during change.

The Balanced Company to help your company and stakeholders identify what can be achieved and what to avoid, and about the processes by which values are taken into account and applied in practice.

The New Brand Spirit

How Communicating Sustainability Builds Brands, Reputations and Profits

Christian Conrad and Marjorie Ellis Tompson

Based on close to one hundred in-depth interviews with leading experts, The New Brand Spirit helps corporate communications and marketing professionals tackle this conundrum by providing a first-hand view of eight distinct and relevant stakeholder perspectives. Nineteen comprehensive and well-researched best practice cases from sustainability leaders like IBM, Unilever, Marks & Spencer and Puma will inspire all those tasked with communicating sustainability with practical and applicable tools and lessons learned. 

Uncertainty, Diversity and The Common Good

Changing Norms and New Leadership Paradigms

Edited by Stefan Gröschl

Contributors from leading academic institutions around the World discuss different models of socially responsible global leadership. Their perspectives embrace philosophy; sociology; psychology; ecological and environmental economics; management; and entrepreneurship. Together they explore unpredictability and how being responsible for social as well as economic outcomes requires intelligences that enable managers to adapt and to develop a sustainable, lasting and consistent managerial approach. Working with local communities, integrating minorities, and redistributing wealth, they say, requires a new model of socially responsible leadership that brings together dimensions that are incompatible within existing paradigms.