'A profoundly important book that will be required reading
not only for today’s practitioners and students, but for the next generation as
Benjamin Cashore, Professor of Environmental Governance & Political Science at Yale University
'This book is
a well-researched, systematically analysed and neatly presented
examination of how large firms have captured environmental sustainability to
control the world through global value chains. It is a chilling but compulsive
reading. It is highly recommended for researchers and students especially those
in production sites - the global south.'
Christine Noe, Department of Geography, University of Dar es Salaam
‘A great book that all students of Global
Value Chains and transnational sustainability governance should buy and read.
Ponte is an expert and innovator in both fields of study, and successfully
synthesizes insights from both literatures to build a provocative and compelling
argument about ongoing and impending transformations in the global economy.’
Luc Fransen, Associate Professor of International Relations, University of
‘Ponte shows not only how sustainability
management is a key feature of contemporary capitalism, but also why pursuing
"just sustainabilities’ is so imperative. I strongly recommend the book.'
Professor Peter Newell, University of Sussex, author of Globalization and the Environment and Global Green Politics.
‘Since the 1980s, the main question has
been how to leverage foreign direct investment and GVC engagement for economic
development. Now, with the habitability of the planet in question, this book
shifts the lens toward sustainability. Very timely!’
Timothy J. Sturgeon, Ph.D. Senior Researcher,
MIT Industrial Performance Center (IPC)