Reading Lists

Here you can document the reading lists of the SRM programme thereby providing current and future students with valuable information and preparation material.

Reading Suggestions

Limits to Growth- The 30-Year Update- Donella H. Meadows, Jorgen Randers, and Dennis L. Meadows 2004 (original 2002)
Simply said it is The Bible for Sustainable Resource Management. As the name suggests it is not the first book of its kind: first Limits to Growth was published in 1972, followed by (20-year update) Beyond the Limits in 1992 and another 10 years later by the 30-year update. Using extensive computer models based on population, food production, pollution and other data, the authors demonstrate why the world is in a potentially dangerous "overshoot" situation. And what will happen beyond… A simple reading about complex systems. A MUST-READ!

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking The Way We Make Things- William McDonough 2002
REFRESHING smack in the face to see how much trapped we are in consumerism thinking. No need to be afraid of a dry talk about saving nature but be ready for fronting the totally different way of designing things and see the abundance of resources
Eveli-read it!

The Black Swan- Nassim Nicholas Taleb, 2007
Suggested by Charles Savage

Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet- Marc Lynas, 2007 See more in his web
Suggested by Charles Savage
A simple way of explaining how all the processes in the world/planet are linked and why the temperature rise will trigger certain weather conditions which will effect our life. AFter reading this book you will be up to date with the global climate change news for at least a few years - what Lynas explains there is in fact happening today!

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed - Jared Diamond
Suggested by Hanno Langfelder

Cannibals with Forks: Triple Bottom Line of 21st Century Business- John Elkington 1999
Polish poet Stanislaw Lec asked, "Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?" Elkington applies the question to twenty-first-century capitalism as he ponders whether holding corporations accountable to a "triple bottom-line" of economic prosperity, environmental quality, and social justice constitutes progress. A book for getting into the heart of issues around sustainability in big corporations.

I could lend…

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More suggestions:

- The Ecology of Commerce, by Paul Hawken
- Hidden Connections, by Fritjof Capra
- Ethical Markets, by Hazel Henderson
- The Living Company, by Arie de Geus (I've not read yet, but people say it's great!)
- Let My People Go Surfing, by Yvon Chouinard (good case study)

Cheers,

Carol

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