Miami University in Oxford, Ohio offers a course entitled "Sustainability
Perspectives," based on this text. The course was awarded "The Instructional
Innovation Award" at the 1996 annual meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute,
an association of Decision Science professionals headquartered at Georgia State
University in Atlanta.
The 1990's have seen the development of important new approaches to sustaining
corporate development and protecting the environment. Corporations are beginning
to realize their responsibilities for a healthy environment. Sustainable
development is viewed as an integrated, ecological, economic, and social system
in which both economic growth and quality-of-life improvements can occur in a
unified system complementary to the maintenance of natural capital.