Sustainable Entrepreneurship: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Sustainable Entrepreneurship: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs is part of the Sustainable Entrepreneur’s Library of Resources for Entrepreneurship.  The tabs in the Handbook covers a variety of topics relating to “sustainable entrepreneurship”, which has been described as the continuing commitment by businesses to behave ethically and contribute to economic development (e.g., job creation that increases disposable income that generates tax revenues that can be invested in projects focused on sustainable development) while improving the quality of life of the workforce, their families, the local and global community as well as future generations.  Sustainable entrepreneurship should be carried out using a sustainable business model that does not deplete resources, but rather replenishes them (e.g., natural resources, human resources, knowledge and technology foundations etc.), and creates value and material and non-material wealth (i.e., well being and happiness) for all stakeholders through actions which are ethical and just.  Specific topics covered in the Handbook include definitions and types of entrepreneurship; definitions and concepts of sustainability and sustainable development; dimensions of sustainability; environmental entrepreneurship (“ecopreneurship”); social entrepreneurship; corporate sustainability; determinants of sustainable entrepreneurship and instruments of sustainable entrepreneurship (e.g., sustainability reports, audits, codes, management systems, sustainability communications and labels).

The Handbook includes the following tabs:

Definitions and Types of Entrepreneurship



Social Entrepreneurship

Corporate Sustainability

Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Download the entire Handbook here.