Sustainable Economics: Context, Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century Practitioner presents a clear picture of current thinking on sustainability, examining the history of the issues and suggested solutions. It explores the strengths and weaknesses of the many and diverse schools of thought. Targeted at enabling the modern business student and practitioner to disentangle the complex, often convoluted debate relating to sustainability, it provides the tools necessary to lead their organizations through the murky waters of current times and prepare for the challenges of the future. Innovation and leadership are central to this journey, and it is hoped that this book will contribute to the preparation of the next generation of business professionals. Eschewing the linear-take, make and waste-approach of current business and manufacturing thinking, this book revisits the ecological models underpinning recent economic sustainability theory, and re-examines the consequences of modern ecological thought upon business strategies relating to sustainability.