Making Sustainability Work (2nd Edition)

  • ID: 2879910
  • Book
  • Region: Global
  • 320 Pages
  • Greenleaf Publishing Ltd
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The best practices in corporate sustainability performance are no longer the exclusive domain of companies like Ben & Jerrys or The Body Shop, as they were a decade ago; now, large, multinational companies like G.E. and Wal-Mart are leading the way with significant financial and organizational commitments to social and environmental issues. However, good intentions arent enough.

Whether motivated by concern for society and the environment, government regulation, stakeholder pressures, or economic profit, managers and strategists need to continue making significant changes to more effectively manage their social, economic, and environmental impacts and to remain competitive. The guidance they need to do that is in this book.

Marc Epstein and Adriana Rejc Buhovac have produced the ultimate how-to-do-it guide for corporate leaders, strategists, academics, sustainability consultants, and anyone else with an interest in actually making sustainability work for organizations. With a growing number of corporate leaders asking for urgent help in getting this done, the timing of the updated edition of this landmark book could not be better.
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- Foreword from the First Edition - John Elkington, SustainAbility

- Foreword from the First Edition - Herman B. "Dutch" Leonard, Harvard Business School

- Preface

- Introduction: Improving sustainability and financial performance in global corporations

1. A new framework for implementing corporate sustainability

2. Leadership, organizational culture, and strategy for corporate sustainability

3. Organizing for sustainability

4. Costing, capital investments, and the integration of sustainability risks

5. Performance measurement, evaluation, and reward systems

6. The foundations for measuring social, environmental, and economic impacts

7. Implementing a social, environmental, and economic impact measurement system

8. Improving corporate processes, products, and projects for corporate sustainability

9. External sustainability reporting and verification

10. The benefits of sustainability for corporations and society

- Endnotes

- Bibliography

- Index
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