The Spiritual Dimension of Business Ethics and Sustainability Management

This book discloses the spiritual dimension in business ethics and sustainability management. Spirituality is understood as a multiform search for meaning which connects people with all living beings and God or Ultimate Reality. In this sense, spirituality is a vital source in social and economic life. The volume examines the spiritual orientations to nature and business in different cultural traditions: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Sufism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism. It studies how spirituality and ecology can contribute to transforming contemporary management theory and praxis. It discusses new leadership roles and business models that emerge for sustainability in business and shows how entrepreneurship can be inspired by nature and spirituality in a meaningful way.​

Preface.- Part 1   Introduction.- 1 Laszlo Zsolnai: Spirituality, Ethics and Sustainability.-

Part 2 New Perspectives in Business Ethics and Sustainability.- 2   Luk Bouckaert; Spirituality: The Missing Link in Business Ethics.- 3   Hendrik Opdebeeck; Spiritual Sustainability Management.- 4   András László; The Inner Perspective – The Sufi Approach.- 5   Knut J. Ims; Deep Ecology and Personal Responsibility.- 6   Gábor Kovács; Spiritual Orientation to Nature in Buddhism.- 7   Rita Ghesquière; Sustainability and Wisdom: The Power of the Fable.-

Part 3    Innovative Practices and Policy Reforms for Sustainability.- 8   Jean-Paul Close; Sustainocracy: Spirituality and Sustainable Progress.- 9   Laurie Michaelis; Quakers and Climate Change.-  10  Aloy Soppe; Sustainability and Long Term Growth in the Financial Market System.- 11 Arundhati Virmani and François Lépineux; Spiritual-Based Entrepreneurship for an Alternative Food Culture: The Transformational Power of Navdanya.- 12 Janos Vargha; The Enforcement of the Self-Interests of Nature Transformers.- 13 Nel Hofstra; Entrepreneurship Inspired by Nature.-

Part 4  Spiritual-based Leadership in Business.- 14   Peter Pruzan; Spiritual-based Leadership: A Paradox of Pragmatism.- 15   Joanne Ciulla; Educating Moral Business Leaders Without the Fluff and Fuzz.- 16  Steven B. Young; In Admiration of Peter Pruzan’s proposal for Spiritual-based Leadership.- 17   Paul de Blot; The Paradox of Pragmatism.- 18   Katalin Illés; Reflections on Peter Pruzan’s “Spiritual-based Leadership”.- 19   Peter Pruzan; Further Reflections on Spirituality and Spiritual-based Leadership.-

Part 5   Conclusions.- 20   Laszlo Zsolnai; Spirituality for Business Ethics and Sustainability Management.

Laszlo Zsolnai