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NAONNational Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
NAONNatural Advantage of Nations (textbook)
NAONNational Association of Nurses (National Association of Government Employees)
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The Natural Advantage of Nations: Business Opportunities, Innovation and Governance in the 21st Century.
The Natural Advantage of Nations: Business Opportunities, Innovation, and Governance in the 21st Century Edited by Karlson "Charlie" Hargroves and Michael Harrison Smith
The Natural Advantage of Nations, edited by Karlson 'Charlie' Hargroves and Michael H Smith, has been called the successor to the groundbreaking Natural Capitalism by Amory Lovins.
One of Natural Capitalism's authors, L Hunter Lovins, says The Natural Advantage of Nations "...proves a belief that has grown in me for several years that while the tipping point of environmental devastation may be frighteningly close, the people with the commitment to implement the solutions, that we already know can solve the problems, are also at hand."
The natural advantage of nations; business opportunities, innovation, and governance in the 21st century.
The themes are the need for a new paradigm, natural advantage as a business imperative, achieving a natural advantage of nations, sustainable cities, and a national collaborative approach.
The book The Natural Advantage of Nations: Business Opportunities, Innovation and Governance in the 21st Century (3) discusses this phenomenon and cites the situation in Victoria, where summer peak energy demands in the 1970s and 1980s led the government to invest in more power stations.
This phenomenon forms a major chapter of discussion in the Australian-led book The Natural Advantage of Nations (1), and the Business Council of Australia (BCA) published a major report on the subject in 2004, arguing that market driven short-termism was threatening the long-term competitiveness of Australian firms.
This was the subject of Hunter Lovins and Walter Link's paper, (9) Pension Funds: Key to Capitalizing Natural Capitalism, and one of their contributions to the publication The Natural Advantage of Nations (Earthscan 2005).
In particular, The Natural Advantage of Nations presents a development framework, a clear blueprint for nations and business to make the switch to fully sustainable economies, and to do it profitably.
(8) These ideas, and many more practical ones like them, are further discussed in a forthcoming book: Natural Advantage of Nations, Business Opportunities, Innovation and Governance by the Natural Edge Project (www.naturaledgeproject.net), a multi-stakeholder project including CSIRO, Engineers Australia, Rocky Mountain Institute, and Natural Capitalism Inc.
Similarly, the Natural Edge Project (5) is working with bodies such as ACF, CSIRO, and Engineers Australia to develop the publication Natural Advantage of Nations. It brings together the basis for national natural competitive advantage based around the whole-of-society approach, and utilises the dynamics of the Platform for Change.