Around the World in 80 Species: Exploring the Business of Extinction (Paperback)

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Around the World in 80 Species: Exploring the Business of Extinction (Paperback)

By Jill Atkins (Editor), Barry Atkins (Editor)

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The world is currently experiencing a sixth period of mass species extinction, and extinction of flora and fauna is caused by a variety of factors arising from industrial activity and increasing human population, such as global warming, climate change, habitat loss, pollution and use of pesticides. Most causes of extinction are linked to corporate activity, either directly or indirectly.

Around the World in 80 Species: Exploring the Business of Extinction responds to the ongoing mass extinction crisis engulfing our planet by exploring the ways in which accounting, business and finance can be used to prevent species extinctions. From Africa to the Far East and from Europe to the Americas, the authors explore species loss and how businesses can stop mass extinctions through greater transparency, and through closer engagement with their investors and wildlife organisations. The book concludes that global capitalism has led us to this extinction crisis and that therefore the mechanisms of capitalism - namely accounting, finance, investment - can help to pull us out. Businesses must urgently address extinction before it is too late for all species, including ourselves.

As the first book to explore corporate accounting and accountability in relation to species on the brink of extinction, this book will be of great interest to both professionals and a wider audience interested in the causes and prevention of extinction.

Jill Atkins holds a Chair in Financial Management at Sheffield University Management School, UK, and is a visiting professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Barry Atkins has a background in script-writing and editing for BBC Radio and TV.
Product Details ISBN: 9781783537136
ISBN-10: 1783537132
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: November 22nd, 2018
Pages: 414
Language: English