"Prosperity in the Fossil-Free Economy" by Melissa K Scanlan

Prosperity in the Fossil-Free Economy Cooperatives and the Design of Sustainable Businesses Melissa K Scanlan

Publication date:
23 Nov 2021
Yale University Press
400 pages: 235 x 156mm
6 b-w illus.
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A blueprint for creating sustainable businesses, emphasizing the power and potential of cooperative models

Drawing on both her extensive experience founding and directing social enterprises and her interviews with sustainability leaders, Melissa Scanlan provides a legal blueprint for creating alternate corporate business models that mitigate climate change, pay living wages, and act as responsible community members, including Certified B Corps and benefit corporations. With an emphasis on cooperatives, this book reveals the power and potential of cooperating as a unifying concept around which to design social enterprise for triple bottom-line results: for society, the environment, and finance.

Melissa K. Scanlan is the Lynde B. Uihlein Endowed Chair and Professor in Water Policy and Director of the Center for Water Policy at the School of Freshwater Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.