Document Type

Book Chapter

Book Authors/Editors

Lela Mélon, ed.


Routledge Publishing

Publication Date



Lela Mélon’s edited collection brings a fresh perspective to the intricate relationship between corporations and sustainability. The book focuses on the role of state actors in boosting environmental protection and the increasing importance of state awareness on environmental crises. Whether it is procurement, or education or corporate governance, we are witnessing a proactive stance of the state that is balancing economic growth with ecological concerns. The difficulties faced in forcing a particular conduct in the private sphere is reviewed in detail in the book, along with national laws and regulations that, rather than promoting environmental protection, have had the opposite effects. Sustainability should be assessed and implemented based on scientific evidence and requires the cooperative effort of government officials, academics, and experts.