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xvii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Business reality reshaped : the big three trends
  • To the desert and back : a brief history of value
  • What would a strategist do?
  • Cool strategies for a heated world
  • Embedded sustainability
  • Hot competencies for a cool world
  • Change management redux
  • One possible pathway from strategy to action
  • Accepting the limits of business as an agent of world benefit
  • The world in 2041 (the story of Jake Marstreng).
We are in the midst of a sea-change. In years past, corporate social responsibility may have been seen as a feather in a corporation's cap but, today, ecological and social pressures require a new type of business response. In "Embedded Sustainability, " authors Chris Laszlo and Nadya Zhexembayeva convincingly show how companies can better leverage global challenges for enduring profit and growth. In this outstanding book, readers will learn about the marquis concept of "embedded sustainability": the incorporation of environmental, health, and social value into core business activities with no trade-off in price or quality. When Clorox introduced its new line of Green Works cleaners or Nissan developed its Leaf 100% electric car, these firms were pursuing a profit shift in mainstream markets. In addition to churning out smarter (instead of just greener) products for consumers at large, embedded sustainability is capable of hugely motivating employees. Most of all, it enables companies to create even higher returns for investors, while responding to the new market realities of declining resources, radical transparency, and rising customer expectations. This book helps readers to comprehend--and act on--the notion of embedded sustainability, explaining why it is now a requisite in every sector, how smart companies are creating even higher value for their customers and investors, and what new management competencies are needed to compete in today's marketplace.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804775540 20160605
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xii, 236 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Sustainable innovation
  • Betting on change
  • Challenges to sustainable innovation
  • Nexus work
  • Managing science and policy
  • Recombinant innovation
  • Designing revolutions
  • Business model innovation
  • Beyond capabilities.
If we can carry in our pockets more computing power than the Apollo program needed to put a man on the moon, why can't we solve problems like climate change, famine, or poverty? The answer lies, in part, in the distinctive challenges of creating innovations that address today's pressing environmental and social problems. In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Hargadon shows why sustainable innovationthe development of financially viable products that support a healthy environment and communitiesis so difficult when compared to creating the next internet ventures or mobile apps that disregard these criteria. While other books treat innovation across sectors equally, Hargadon argues that most effective innovation strategies hinge on attention to the context in which they are pursued. Instead of relying on a stale set of "best practices, " executives must craft their own strategies based on the particulars of their industries and markets. But, there are some rules of the road that foster a triple bottom line; this book provides a research-based framework that outlines the critical capabilities necessary to drive sustainable innovation: a long-term commitment, nexus work, science and policy expertise, recombinant innovation, and robust design. "Sustainable Innovation" draws on a wide range of historical and contemporary examples to show business readers and their companies how to stand on the shoulders of successful pioneers.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804792509 20160618
Green Library
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xii, 308 p. : ill., map.
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209, [1] p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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1 online resource (xvi, 143 pages) : illustrations.
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vii, 275 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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xx, 364 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"If you miss this book you may miss the boat" - Ernst Ulrich von Weizs cker, President of Wuppertal Institute for Climate Environment & Energy This is a book about innovation. Innovation which is fuelled by ecological issues. Innovation which will enable you to save time, resources, money and improve your performance for new business development. It spells out the meaning of vital trends which will shake up your business over the coming decades. Driving Eco-Innovation provides an insight into why business is losing its innovation stamina. It gives you the nuts and bolts of the eco-innovation approach and enables you to carry out your own, hands-on experiments and, ultimately, provide products and services that are environmentally efficient and economically profitable. Authors : Claude Fussler is vice president of Environmental Health & Safety, New Business & Public Affairs, Dow Europe. In 1995 he receivedTomorrow Magazine's Environmental Leadership Award. Peter James is director of the Sustainable Business Centre. He is also an Associate of Ashridge Management College.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780273622079 20160527
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xx, 320 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
This book is for those who want their company to prevail in the coming post-petroleum era. Using charts, diagrams, tables, and checklists, the book's principal aim is to make understandable to senior and middle managers issues surrounding the search for sustainable development - and the central role business organizations of every kind can play in the search for new and appropriate solutions. Vitality and Renewal is appropriate for any manager eager to provide 21st century leadership within his or her sphere of influence. It is also appropriate for those working as agents of change in consulting and training as well as environmental organizations which face their own challenges as awareness of the predicament grows.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780275952341 20160610
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vii, 194 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
A book aimed at business managers and others responsible for redirecting business activities to take account of the needs of our threatened planet and dwindling resources, while defining the commercial interests involved. Existing and proposed guidelines in environmental management are covered.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789221072898 20160605
Green Library
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xiii, 255 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Corporate Environmental Challenges of the 21st Century-- 2. Sustainable Development and Sustainable Corporations-- 3. Global Environmental Competitiveness and Quality -- 4. Ethical and Political Imperatives for Greening-- 5. Missionary Greening: The Body Shop-- 6. The Systems Approach: Procter and Gamble, Inc.-- 7. Green Trading: Loblaw International Merchants, Inc.-- 8. Organic Greening: Ben and Jerry's Homemade Ice Creams Inc.-- 9. Rational Pragmatic Greening: The Volvo Car Company-- 10. Cost Effective Green Technologies: The 3M Company -- 11. Green Japan, Inc.-- 12. Greening Vision, Inputs, Throughputs and Outputs-- 13. Green Hand Tools and Processes-- 14. Towards Second Order Greenings: The Bioregionally Sustainable Multinational Corporation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780538844529 20160615
This volume provides a practical approach to greening a business. Case studies are featured of six companies that have been successful in conforming to environmental standards and yet still make expected profits. Graphics, tables and models present strategies for environmental management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780538844529 20160615
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xi, 102 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
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38 p. ; 30 cm.
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ix, 251 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Part I Approaching institutional change and policy learning: conceptions of institutions and policy learning-- operationalizing learning. Part II Case studies in institutional change: environmental policy in the European Union-- sustainable management of natural and physical resources - the New Zealand Resource Management Act 1991-- national councils for sustainable development - experiments in national policy development and integration-- strategic environmental assessment - policy integration as practice ot possibility?-- property rights instruments - transformative policy options. Part III Conclusions: principles and elements of institutional change for sustainable development.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781843765691 20160527
This volume presents a flexible conceptual framework for comprehending institutional dimensions of sustainability, emphasising the complexity of instututional systems, and highlighting the interdependence between policy learning and institutional change. This framework is applied and developed through the analysis of five significant arenas of institutional and policy change: environmental policy in the EU; New Zealand's Councils for Sustainable Development Act; and transformative property rights instruments. From these explorations, key principles for insitutional change are identified, including the institutional change; reiteration and learning; integration in policy and practice; subsidarity; and legal change.
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xi, 278 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Focusing on the changing role of business in society, this collection of 21 articles from the World Business Academy's journal discusses the new role of business, and socio-economic problems facing its evolution from a generator of wealth to a globaly influential institution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781576750186 20160609
Business Library
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1 online resource (323 pages)
  • Preface xiii PART 1 INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABILITY 1 1. Urgency to Adopt Sustainability 3 2. Development of the Sustainability Concept and CSR 17 PART 2 SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIES 25 3. The CERES and Other Principles 27 4. The Natural Step 39 5. Eco-effective Versus Eco-efficient: Sustainability Versus Being "Less Bad" 55 6. Extended Product Responsibility and "Servicizing" 65 7. Systems Thinking Leads to "Tunneling Through the Cost Barrier" 79 8. E nvironmental Innovation Through Biomimicry 89 9. Base of the Pyramid 107 10. Sustaining Fisheries 119 11. Environmentally Effective Buildings 131 12. Green Chemistry, Nanotechnology, and "Big Hairy Audacious Goal" 145 13. Sustainable Strategies and Beyond 159 PART 3 TOOLS AND METRICS 161 14. Standards and Guidelines for Managing Corporate Social Responsibility towards Sustainability 163 15. The Corporation and Its Stakeholders 177 16. Sustainability Reporting 189 17. Metrics for Sustainability 199 18. Life Cycle Analysis and Carbon Footprint 217 19. Water Footprint 227 20. Green Marketing, Communication, and Greenwashing 235 Part 4 Conclusion 247 21. Epilogue: Where Do We Go Now? 249 References 251 Appendix Additional Case Studies for a Practical Understanding of Sustainability 253 Index 291.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118250440 20160612
Practical Sustainability Strategies: How to Gain a Competitive Advantage provides more than ten sustainable strategies and tools that can be implemented by organizations to improve their competitive business advantage, while also providing a positive impact to the community and workplace. This vital book for R&D chemists and engineers and process designers provides economic justification of sustainability with examples. Case studies based on the authors' vast experience with many leading companies illustrate each sustainable strategy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118250440 20160612
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153 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Zwischen Authentizität und Inszenierung
  • Die lästigen Enthusiasten : Gespräche über den Versuch, Nachhaltigkeit in großen Unternehmen zu verankern
  • Mit Authentizität zum Erfolg : Unternehmer mit Herz, Hirn und Verantwortung : Unternehmer sehr persönlich
  • Anstelle eines Nachworts
  • Die Autoren.
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xi, 268 p. : ill.
  • Introduction Chapter 1 Understanding the Challenges of Compression Challenge #1: Resource Shortages Fossil Energy Fresh Water Challenge #2: A Precarious Environment Honeybees Freon and the Ozone Hole Oceanic Plankton Challenge #3: Excessive Consumption Challenge #4: Pushback from the Have-Nots Challenge #5: Self-Learning Work Organizations Meeting the Challenges Vigorous Learning Organizations Health Care as an Example Rethinking Expansionary Assumptions Taking on the Challenges of Compression Endnotes Chapter 2 Learning from Toyota The Toyota Way The Toyota Production System TPS Techniques Objective of TPS: Eliminate Waste Creating a TPS Learning System The Role of Standard Work in Kaizen The Seedbed: An Economic Microcosm Ohno's Method Toyota's Supplier Association The Toyota Product Development System Expert Engineering Workforce Responsibility-Based System Set-Based Engineering The Chief Engineer Ethnic Culture and The Toyota Way Lean Manufacturing Learning and Work Culture Lessons from Toyota Today Endnotes Chapter 3 Learning to Learn Improving Your Learning Processes Part 1: Individual Learning Neural Learning Mechanisms "Natural" Learning The Limits of Rationality Integrative Learning Absolutism and Denial Part 2: Compression of Process Learning A Broader Definition of Waste Big-Step Innovative Learning The Implications of Learning Curves Compression and Increasing Complexity Energy, Information, and Process Learning A Tree Doesn't Grow to the Moon Scientific Learning Self-Similar Scientific Process Learning at Work Broadening Your View of Waste Mapping Your Opportunities Life-Cycle Analysis Practicalities of Measurement Action Steps to Start Learning Part 3: Organizational Learning Creating a Learning Language Innovative Learning Forming Bonds of Trust Higher Context Learning Endnotes Chapter 4 Dispelling Our Expansionary Habits Compressed in the Cosmos The Blinding Mind-Set Dysfunctional Assumptions Unlimited Growth Economy of Scale Short-Term Bias Results Bias Specialization and Inflexibility Fragmentation and Tribalism Inability to Simplify Complexity Complacency and Panic Commodity Traps Market Rationality Model Fixation Ownership Dominance Money as the Common Language Inability to Simplify Complexity Commercial Competition-- Commercial Reciprocity Health Care and Bioscience Commercial Journalism Spin Doctoring Commercial Conflict and Reciprocity Questioning the System Endnotes Chapter 5 Creating Vigorous Learning Enterprises Vigorous Learning Enterprise Overview Common Mission and Goals Behavioral Skill Building Change the Environment, Change the Behavior On Becoming Professional An Integrated Learning System Metaperception Roles of Core Leadership External Leadership Leadership: Sustaining Trust Leadership: Developing Others Leadership: Defending a Learning Culture Performance Measurement Compressing Your Learning Processes Endnotes Chapter 6 Developing the Constitution for Vigorous Learning Deep Challenges Toward a Stronger Constitution Why This Approach? A Global Tribe Implications of Tribalism at Work Trust and Tribal Bonding A Process Theory of Value Problems with Existing Theories of Value Attempts to Overcome Weaknesses What a Process Theory of Value Must Do Process Evaluation New Considerations New Consideration: Accumulations New Consideration: Life-Cycle Energy New Consideration: Life-Cycle Operations New Consideration: Thermodynamic Currency Implications of a Process Theory of Value Thermodynamic Efficiency Financing Missions Rapid Adaptability Allocation of Commodities or Permits Flat Age Demographic Profile Employment and Unemployment Little Distinction between Profit, Nonprofit, and Government Work Organizations An End to Hot Wars Using Resource-Intensive Weaponry Auditing Vigorous Learning Committing to the Learning Constitution Endnote About the Author Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439806548 20160605
COMPRESSION: Meeting the Challenges of Sustainability Through Vigorous Learning Enterprises sounds a clarion that we cannot afford to ignore. Global crises are squeezing us from all directions. Mostly they have to do with not enough: not enough natural resources to maintain our standard of living, not enough carbon rich soil to grow crops enough to feed the world, not enough fresh clean water, nor air or ozone. A founding member of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence, Robert "Doc" Hall has dedicated much of his career to redefining business practices in ways that are feasible and transferable. For lasting change to occur, we need to provide stakeholders with access to new tools and new paradigms that eschew outdated learning methods. While the book does elucidate the problem, the main emphasis of its pages is on what leaders can do to change the mindset of stakeholders at all levels. Specifically, Hall shows how the Toyota model, the most successful and enduring manufacturing system ever implemented, can be applied and adapted to help identify roots of problems, eliminate waste, and create a new vision along with the path to realizing that vision. We must rethink our perpetual devotion to old ideals such as continual growth and more are always better We need to recognize that we are quickly reaching the point of critical mass where the inequities of society will force the have-nots to take matters into their own hands We need to learn to learn more effectively, in terms of individuals, organizations, and processes We must embrace the paradigm culture shift required to implement lasting constructive change that we can live by To implement the sort of changes that will allow civilization to prevail rather than merely endure requires a resourcefulness and ingenuity beyond any the world has ever employed. In this volume, Doc Hall shows us how to learn to learn more effectively both as individuals and organizations, and in terms of processes. He invites us to rethink our perpetual devotion to old ideals and welcome the shift in thinking that must be our first and immediate step. Stay current and become active in helping to Meet the Challenges of Sustainability Through Vigorous Learning Enterprises. You will find action steps and discussion at compression.org.
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276 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Framing eco-innovation : the concept and the evolution of sustainable manufacturing
  • Applying eco-innovation : examples from three sectors
  • Tracking performance : indicators for sustainable manufacturing
  • Measuring eco-innovation : existing methods for macro-level analysis
  • Promoting eco-innovation : government strategies and policy initiatives in ten OECD countries
  • Looking ahead : key findings and prospects for future work on sustainable manufacturing and eco-innovation.
Eco-innovation will be a key driver of industry efforts to tackle climate change and realize "green growth" in the post-Kyoto era. Eco-innovation calls for faster introduction of breakthrough technologies and for more systemic application of available solutions, including non-technological ones. It also offers opportunities to involve new players, develop new industries and increase competitiveness. Structural change in economies will be imperative in coming decades. This book presents the research and analysis carried out during the first phase of the OECD Project on Sustainable Manufacturing and Eco-innovation. Its aim is to provide benchmarking tools on sustainable manufacturing and to spur eco-innovation through better understanding of innovation mechanisms. It reviews the concepts and forms an analytical framework; analyzes the nature and processes of eco-innovation; discusses existing sustainable manufacturing indicators; examines methodologies for measuring eco-innovation; and takes stock of national strategies and policy initiatives for eco-innovation.--Publisher's description.
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xiii, 351 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction-- Three Drivers of the First Wave-- First Emerging Driver -- A Perfect Storm of Threats-- Second Emerging Driver -- Compelling Business Value-- Objection-Handling Clinic on Inhibitors to the Next Wave-- Conclusion-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780865715325 20160605
The idea of sustainability has been embraced enthusiastically by some businesses and rejected by others. The first wave of corporate converts to sustainability was perhaps driven by a public relations crisis, regulatory pressures or the founder's personal passion. The next wave, however, requires different drivers if it is to build a critical mass for corporate responsibility in the business community. The Next Sustainability Wave assesses why companies have resisted sustainability strategies and focuses on two emerging drivers that promise to spur corporate commitment to sustainability strategies: A compelling business case A "perfect storm" of threatening market forces on the horizon that range from climate change to the rising demands of stakeholders An effective carrot-and-stick duo, these two drivers are both triggering the need for change and providing a vision of business success if the transition to sustainable operations, products and services is smartly managed. Emphasizing the importance of how sustainability is presented to corporate leaders-using the right language and avoiding threats to the status quo that provoke habitual corporate defense mechanisms-the book applies effective selling techniques to reposition sustainability strategies as a means to achieving existing corporate ends, rather than as a separate priority to worry about. It sells sustainability as a solution, a business strategy and a catalyst for business transformation. An appendix gives a version of the sustainability business case for small- to medium-level enterprises. Designed for quick reading and reference-right pages furthering the argument, while left pages provide support materials-the book is especially useful for those wanting to convince busy executives and board members. Bob Willard is a leading expert on the business value of corporate sustainability strategies and in the last two years has given over 100 keynote presentations to corporations, consultants, academics and nongovernmental organizations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781550923308 20160605
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vi, 205 p. ; 24 cm.
  • The business of greening - an introduction, Stephen Fineman-- Part I: constructing the environment-- the manager, the business and the big wide world, Martin Purvis, Frances Drake, Jane Hunt and Deborah Millard-- buying the environment - the multiple meanings of green supply, Steve New, Ken Green and Barbara Morton-- framing environmental choices - mediating the environment in the property business, Simon Guy-- banking on the environment, Andrea Coulson. Part II: regulating-- being a regulator, Stephen Fineman-- regulation matters - global environmental discourse and business response, Jane Hunt and Sujatha Raman-- the business of building regulation, Sujatha Raman and Elizabeth Shove. Part III: learning and Change-- smaller enterprises and the environment, Judith Petts-- agents of change in corporate 'greening' - case-studies in water and electricity utilities, Anja Schaefer and Brian Harvey. Part IV: the green organization?-- green myths, green realities, Stephen Fineman.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415224338 20160527
Industry cannot be separated from nature. Indeed, linked to the current high profile of environmental issues is a growing sense that industrialization has now caused damage to the environment that will be difficult, if not impossible, to rectify. The Business of Greening debates the relationship between business and greening, and the future form this relationship could take. The book gives voice to industrial actors - employees, employers, managers, technical specialists, regulators - in the context of their organizations, within industrial sectors or as part of wider institution regimes. The business of greening is taken as socially constructed, shaped through tensions and competing interests which produce outcomes that are sometimes unexpected, sometimes hopeful. Contributors write from a wide range of different social sciences including sociology, geography, organizational science and psychology. This is a unique collection of findings from field projects within the Global Environmental Change research programme of the UK Economic and Social Research Council, and will be of particular interest to students and researchers of environmental and business studies, and to those who shape environmental policy in government and industry. Stephen Fineman University of Bath Andrea Coulson University of Strathclyde Frances Drake Leeds University Ken Green UMIST Simon Guy University of Newcastle.
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