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
Green Library
viii, 135 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction / Kid Schwarz & Bas Steins Bisschop
  • Corporate social responsibility : the standard for 21st century business / Willem Lageweg
  • Towards sustainability : from government to governance / Jacqueline Cramer
  • Sustainable business development : there is no alternative! / André Veneman
  • Cracking the impermeable ceiling of corporate sustainability performance levels / Sybren de Hoo
  • Corporate responsibility, beyond voluntarism : regulatory options to reinforce the license to operate / Jan Eijsbouts.
This book covers the presentations held at the launching event of the Institute for Corporate Law, Governance and Innovation Policies (ICGI) at Maastricht University. The thought provoking presentations were held by three distinguished speakers: Willem Lageweg (Director of MVO Nederland and member of the ICGI Advisory Board), Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Cramer (Director of the Utrecht Sustainability Institute and Professor in Sustainable Innovation at Utrecht University) and Dr. Andre Veneman (Corporate Director Sustainability/Health Safety and Environment at AkzoNobel). In addition to these presentations, the inaugural lectures of Professor Eijsbouts and Professor De Hoo have been updated and are included in the book. This book is of interest not only to legal scholars and practitioners with an interest in the legal challenges brought about by the corporate social responsibility debate, but also for managers of stock quoted- as well as small- and medium sized companies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789462360907 20160613
Law Library (Crown)
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
1 online resource (xvii, 243 p.)
  • Leadership : greening from the top
  • Audits : measuring where you are
  • The plan : implementing your sustainability vision
  • Metrics : if you can measure it, you can manage it
  • Design : making it sustainable from the start
  • Facility : making your workplace green
  • Energy : using renewable energy, energy audits, and conservation
  • Carbon : quantifying and reducing your carbon footprint
  • Purchasing : using your dollar to save the planet
  • Reduce : getting to net zero emissions and releases
  • Waste : turning an environmental problem into a business opportunity.
"Street Smart Sustainability" is designed to be a road map to the sustainable low-hanging fruit at a time when the public is hungry for businesses that demonstrate genuine respect for the environment. Individual chapters are designed to act as standalone sets of action steps on particular topics. For example, one chapter will discuss the physical facilities while another challenges the traditional concept of the supply chain. The book includes a chapter on management techniques and one that provides a system of metrics to measure the organization's progress toward sustainability. If you read only the chapter on physical facilities, you'll be equipped to put into effect those recommendations, while preparing for another initiative in another chapter. Most small and medium-sized businesses spend their time operating without the luxury of management depth and outside advisors. They need to operate their businesses while making progressive changes over a period of time. Read the chapter on purchasing, and you may implement those recommendations while managing your enterprise in a day-to-day manner. Do everything in all the chapters, and your organization will become much more sustainable. The book will also include tools that will measure progress and savings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781605094656 20160614
xi, 260 p.
  • 1. Taking up the challenge 2. Educating for inquiring practice in sustainability 3. Ideas and practices 4. Promoting alternative questioning, policies and practices in mainstream organisations - Catalysing a strategic approach to sustainability in a major IT company Chris Preist - On being a change agent for sustainability Christel Scholten - Imbuing work with ecological values Helen Goulden - Thinking out of the box: Introducing action research into neighbourhood practice in the north-west of England Helena Kettleborough - Choose life James Barlow - Leadership for change in USA public food procurement: People, products and policy Karen Karp - Two worlds? Mark Gater - Putting my learning into practice Prishani Satyapal 5. Establishing sustainability practices in organisations and industries - Working below the parapet Alison Kennedy - Protesting and engaging for change Kene Umeasiegbu - Building an iconic eco-factory Vidhura Ralapanawe 6. Paying attention to everyday practices of sustainable living - Like a river flows: How do we call forth 'a world worthy of human aspiration'? Helen Sieroda - Sport as inquiry: Safe escape, activism and a journey into self Jon Alexander 7. Seeking to shift systemic rules and awareness - Lessons from the entrepreneurial path Charles O'Malley - Creating places to stand and the levers to move the world David Bent - Leading by nature Jen Morgan - The practice of making business responsible Paul Dickinson - The gap between discourse and practice: Holding promoters of Amazon infrastructure projects to account Roland Widmer 8. Connecting up stakeholders for more sustainable outcomes - Katine Jo Confino - Challenging the system with the success of inquiry Nick Pyatt - Collaborative conservation Simon Hicks 9. Itinerant change agents to professions and sectors - 'Holding up the tightrope' - helping us all act for sustainability Charles Ainger - Doing things right - and doing the right thing Simon Cooper 10. Working through community and society - The journey to CONVERGE Ian Roderick - GYVA.LT: An initiative to promote environmentally friendly living and sustainability in Lithuania Indre Kleinaite - CultureWork for a world in transition Paula Downey 11. Working with young people - Growing food - growing people Jane Riddiford - Learning for sustainability: Living a new world-view Joanne Bailey - A journey of dialoguing: Peace and inner peace Lalith Gunaratne and Mihirini De Zoysa 12. Reflections Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781907643484 20160612
Those who advocate moving towards sustainability debate how change can be achieved. Does it have necessarily to be top-down or can it also be bottom-up? Can radical organisational and social change be spread from "the middle"? Who can lead change when those with seniority and credibility are necessarily embedded in currently dominant mind-sets and power structures? This book focuses on what it means to take up leadership for sustainability, from a variety of organisational and social positions, and considers the consequences of different strategies and practices for influencing change. Leadership for Sustainability shows what an action research based practice of leadership for sustainability looks like and provides a sense of the personal and professional challenges this involves; it demonstrates how people who are influencing change draw on reflective practice strategically (to create a context in which they can be influential) and also tactically (in moment-to-moment choices about how to act). It also illustrates and reflects on the kinds of outcomes that can be expected from this work, both the specific and strategic achievements, and the difficulties, challenges and disappointments. Thus the major part of this volume consists of accounts by graduates of an innovative Master's programme, the MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice, of their activities, projects, achievements and learning. Accompanying sections from the editors overview, analyse and reflect on these accounts and the issues they raise for notions of leadership, practice, sustainability and change. One substantial chapter offers ideas, frameworks and practices for people taking leadership. One of the most dispiriting aspects of the environmental challenges that beset us is the lack of agency that many people experience: we do not know what to do or how to do it. Many organisations espouse a sustainable approach. This may be lip service or it may be a genuine attempt to integrate sustainability into business strategy. Whatever form it takes, organisational sustainability programmes need committed, intelligent, reflective leadership at all levels to make them work. The examples in this book show how people in very different contexts have seized the opportunities open to them and acted with courage and initiative to make a difference. This book will be relevant to a wide range of people, including managers, consultants and others in commercial, non-profit, public and intergovernmental organisations who want to contribute to the development of a sustainable world. It will be of particular interest to people working in organisations already thinking about issues of sustainability and those who are seeking to take on the role of change agents in organisations or communities. In addition, the book will be a resource for those in educational fields, primarily but not exclusively higher and further education, who wish to work with their students to develop leadership practices through action research based educational approaches. All contributors to this book have been associated with the MSc in Responsibility & Business Practice at the University of Bath, School of Management, UK, either as tutors or participants. This innovative degree course used action research to engage with challenging issues in a wide range of business, public service and civil society contexts. At the heart of this book are stories from 29 people who are seeking to make the world more environmentally sustainable and socially just. They report their purposes, journeys, impacts, learning and disappointments. Their accounts are diverse and from many different worlds, ranging from fast moving consumer goods to international forestry and conservation projects. They have in common that they are among the 254 graduates of an innovative Master's programme, the MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice community, who in one way or another are adopting action research as a practice of taking leadership for sustainability, and believe their actions can be significant contributions to the causes that matter to them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781907643484 20160612
296 p.
  • SURFING THE GREEN WAVE Problem Drivers and Indicators Climate Change Population Increase Rapidly Developing Nations and Resource Depletion Environmental Degradation and Loss of Biodiversity Government Agencies, Mandates, and Guidelines Green Project Terminology: The Language of the Green Wave Carbon Footprint and Sustainability The Cycle of Sustainability Cradle to Cradle The Natural Step Corporate Social Responsibility and the Green Project Manager Biodegradable Greenwashing Triple Bottom Line Eco Audit Reduce, Redesign, Reuse, Recycle Renewable Energy SMARTER Objectives Understanding Green Project Fundamentals Green, Quality, and Greenality Reducing Nonproduct Output The Project Management Institute and Greenality Cost of Greenality Project Life Cycle Thinking Project Cycle of Sustainability Environmental Scope Environmental Risks Stakeholders Types of Projects: A Rainbow of Green Green by Definition Green by Project Impact (or the Lack Thereof) Green by Product Impact GreenGeneral A Rainbow of Green HIKING THE PROJECT Project Ideation Why Are Projects Initiated? How Are Projects Chosen? Decision-Making Tools and the Green Component Creating the "Green"-Friendly Decision-Making Environment Changing the Way People Think About Green Decision-Making Tools Validation of the Decision Creating a Green Charter The Initial Project Kickoff Meeting Acting on the Idea Tools and Techniques Greenality of Project Communications The Spirit of the Communication Jeopardy and Escalation Processes Greenality of Suppliers Developing the Project Project Planning Sustainability and the WBS Who and What Are Required for the Project Greening the People Greening the Schedule Greening the Project Purchasing (Procurement)Process Greening Project Costs Greening Project Quality Risk and Greenality Greenality Outputs Environmental Management Plan Executing the Project The Project Team The Kickoff Meeting (Implementation) Greenality Assurance Tracking Project Process Status and Progress ReportingUsing Social Media to Green Communications Execution of Greenality Efforts Warning Signs of Greenality Problems Greenality of Suppliers Capturing Greenality Lessons Learned Taking the Watch (Monitoring and Controlling) Greenality Data Collection and Analysis Measuring the Performance of Greenality Controlling the Issues Keeping on an Even Keel Change Control and Greenality Effective Actions to Abate Greenality Issues APPROACHING THE FINISH LINE The Beginning and the End? Heaven on Earth Life Cycle Thinking Basics Life Cycle Assessment A Brief History Standards for LCA Carbon Footprinting Based on LCA Performing an LCA How to Promote the Use of an LCA The Life Cycle of the Product of Your Project LCA Software Tools Lean Thinking, Muda, and the Four Ls Lean Thinking and Your Project Lean Methods At the Top of Their Game Patagonia Timberland Interface Google Office Depot Microsoft General Electric Steward Advanced MaterialsHome of "The Toxin Terminator" Sun Chips Enabling Green to Earn You "Green" Green Government PurchasingEPA Grants and Rebates Actions Undertaken CROSSING THE FINISH LINE Tips, Tools, and Techniques to Green (A Green Project Manager's Toolbox) Resource Information Books We Think You Should Read or Reference Suggested Reading on Life Cycle Assessment Collaboration Tools and Resources Resource for Improving Team Collaboration Using Web-Based Media Green Efforts by Companies and Other OrganizationsA Sampler Web Sites Worth a Visit and a Stay Additional Tools and Resources for Green Project Managers Each chapter concludes with Endnotes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439830024 20160605
Winner of PMI's 2011 David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award Detailing cutting-edge green techniques and methods, this book teaches project managers how to maximize resources and get the most out of limited budgets. It supplies proven techniques and best practices in green project management, including risk and opportunity assessments. With illustrative case studies and insights from acknowledged leaders in green project management, the text: Explains how to tap into green incentives, including grants, rebates, and tax credits Includes case studies that illustrate how to integrate green techniques and methods to generate cost savings and maximize resources Provides green techniques that take little time to implement, can benefit all types of projects, and can generate immediate savings to your project's bottom line Praise for: A first-of-its-kind book ...a must-read for senior executives as well as project managers. -Harold Kerzner, Ph.D., Senior Executive Director for Project Management at The International Institute for Learning impressive piece of work. -Jean Binder, PMP, MBA, award-winning author (David I. Cleland Literature Award, 2008) This important book defines the green field and sets out the steps for those who want to be ahead of the crowd...-Dr. David Hillson, PMP, FAPM, FIRM, MCMI, Director of Risk Doctor & Partners incredible call to arms to increase your project greenality for a better world, or a bigger pay check, if you're still cynical on this topic. -Bas de Baar, excellent job of making the reader aware of how much influence a single project manager, let alone an entire discipline, can have on improving our environment. -Professor Schwalbe, Department of Business Administration, Augsburg College.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439830024 20160605
xxxii, 439 p. ; 23 cm
  • Performance standard one : assessment and management of environmental and social risks and impacts
  • Performance standard two : labour and working conditions
  • Performance standard three : resource efficiency and pollution prevention
  • Performance standard four : community health, safety and security
  • Performance standard five : land acquisition and involuntary resettlement
  • Performance standard six : biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of living natural resources
  • Performance standard seven : indigenous peoples
  • Performance standard eight : cultural heritage.
Law Library (Crown)
vii, 256 p.
  • Author's introduction Prologue: Roots and shoots. Early days (Zimbabwe) PART I: AFRICA 1. Divided and united: Investing in change (South Africa) 2. Holism and hope: Towards a SANE society (South Africa) 3. Governance and greed: Accounting for impacts (South Africa) 4. Tears and flowers: Recreating a culture of ethics (Kenya) 5. Friends and foes: Oil on troubled waters (Nigeria) PART II: EUROPE 6. Directives and policies: Eurocrats take on CSR (Belgium) 7. Green and growing: Re-engineering growth (Germany, Austria) 8. Breakdown and breakthrough: Navigating the chaos (Hungary) 9. Partnerships and poverty: New governance for a new world (Switzerland) 10. Cycles and cradles: Faster, further and higher (The Netherlands) PART III: ASIA PACIFIC 11. Kaizen and kyosei: Driving a better future (Japan) 12. Yin and yang: Striving for harmony (China) 13. Too much sun: A slow starter (Australia) 14. Merlions and orang-utans: A new breed of entrepreneurs (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand) 15. Access and justice: Purpose out of chaos (India) PART IV: THE AMERICAS 16. Mythology and pathology: Unmasking the corporation (Canada) 17. Plantations and houses: The lessons of shared responsibility (Guatemala, Mexico) 18. Emergence and convergence: Birth of a new capitalism (United States) 19. Globalisation and innovation: Redefining growth and progress (United States) 20. Economics and evolution: Barefoot journeys towards abundance (Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador) PART IV: THE UNITED KINGDOM 21. Humans and ecology: From New Age to 'new' economics (United Kingdom) 22. Meaning and change: Making a difference (United Kingdom) 23. Research and reading: Landmarks for Sustainability (United Kingdom) 24. Pioneers and paradoxes: In search of sustainable business (United Kingdom) 25. Death and rebirth: From CSR 1.0 to CSR 2.0 (United Kingdom) Epilogue: Smart, shared and sustainable. The alchemical quest.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781907643491 20160612
In January 2010, author, academic and social entrepreneur Dr Wayne Visser set off on a nine-month, 20-country "quest" to talk to entrepreneurs, business leaders and innovators and learn about how companies in all parts of the world can and are helping to tackle the world's most pressing social and environmental problems. His aim was to explore the many varieties of global approaches to sustainable business practices first-hand and to share some of the most innovative global examples. The result is this treasure trove of a book, full of stories, ideas, links to more than 100 video interviews, best practices and tools for making sustainable business work in a myriad of different contexts, cultures and settings. Besides sharing insights from his 2010 "CSR Quest World Tour", the author captures his professional experiences and the evolution of sustainable business over the past 20 years. The path begins in Africa and winds its way through Asia, North America, Europe, Australasia and Latin America. The author shares what he has learned in encounters with mega-corporations and small farmers, and conversations with CEOs and social entrepreneurs. There are facts and figures about world trends, and interviews with thought leaders and activists. This is a tale that consciously weaves the personal and the professional, mixing anecdotes and case studies. It looks outwards and reflects inwards, and is both autobiography and the life story of a global movement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781907643491 20160612
422 p. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
190 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
xiv, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1 Introduction : Corporate Social Responsibility: Ransom for the Corporate Soul 2 Moving from Eco-blind to Eco Icon: Choosing to Move Beyond Ignorance, Tokenism, Moral Panics and Folk Devils 3 Social Responsibility (SR) in the South African Mining Sector: Functional or Dysfunctional? 4 Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development in Brazi 5 Chinese Companies as "Takers" and "Makers" of Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility in China 6 Embedding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Business: Strategic and Institutional Perspectives from Bangladesh 7 Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Debates, Developments and Perspectives. 8 Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development: The Case of Chile 9 Corporate Social Responsibility-Whither the Role of Government? 10 Corporate Irresponsibility: The Culpability of Local and Foreign Firms in Corrupt Practices in Nigeria.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498518345 20160619
Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development in Emerging Economies is an anthology of seven case studies plus two theoretical chapters in a comparative context. It analyzes issues related to the rise of multinational corporations, their immense economic and political influence in a globalized world, and their social responsibility/corporate citizenship. Corporate social responsibility is closely examined in terms of meeting the challenges of the widening gap between rich and poor, relationships with sovereign states, environmental degradation, exploitation of natural resources, labor practices, and human rights issues in societies in which multinational corporations operate. Are these corporations exempt from social roles and accountable to only their shareholders (the minimalist position propounded by economists such as Milton Friedman ), or do they also have ethical and social responsibilities to participate in improving the quality of human lives in impoverished societies in Africa , Asia and Latin America?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498518345 20160619
Green Library
xiv, 255 p. ; 21 cm
  • Évolution du "juste prix" dans la pensée économique -- Prix d'un actif financier -- Cadrage institutionnel -- Pensée unique -- Processus aléatoires -- Structure de financement -- Remplacement du "juste prix" par la "juste valeur" -- Main invisible ou main de l'entrepreneur ? -- Affaiblissement de l'actionnaire -- Gouvernance de la firme -- Réforme des normes comptables -- Influence croissante des intermédiaires financiers -- Épargne forcée -- Économie et lois physiques -- Évaluation des risques -- Soutien public du secteur financier -- Bonne et mauvaise spéculation -- Renaissance des approches participatives -- Rôle des syndicats -- Approches citoyennes -- Rendements croissants et limitations de concurrence -- Changements structurels -- Pouvoir de marché -- Excès des dirigeants -- Comités d'actionnaires -- Gouvernance économique et politique -- Conflits entre le court et le long terme -- Finance comportementale -- Limites des approches partenariales -- Démocratie économique ou écologique ? -- Fonctionnement réel de la démocratie -- Procédures de vote imparfaites -- Intérêt général, somme des intérêts individuels ? -- Asymétries d'information et incitations au partenariat -- Principe de subsidiarité et délégation de décisions -- Responsabilité sociale de la finance -- Dimension sociale -- Options de la politique environnementale et sociale -- Éthique économique et financière -- Évaluation financière de l'environnement -- L'ISR au sens étroit -- L'ISR au sens large -- Estimations empiriques de l'ISR -- Historique de l'investissement socialement responsable -- Critiques de l'ISR -- Problèmes de méthode -- Techniques d'évaluation en question -- Classement par points -- Typologies -- Scénarios -- Sélection normative -- Conflits d'intérêts -- Nouvelles normes, nouveaux standards -- Eco-efficacité -- Codes de conduite -- Normes et standards volontaires -- Normes et standards contraignants -- Insuffisance des contrôles directs -- Politiques environnementales de la finance -- Gestion durable de fortune -- Impôts sur les transactions financières -- Limitation du négoce de produits alimentaires -- Régulation du marché de permis d'émissions de CO2 -- Evolution future du marché carbone -- Marché des dérivés -- Transactions à haute fréquence -- Finance et intérêt général -- Politique financière et environnementale conciliées ? -- Dialogue entre la finance et la Cité.
"La crise financière a conduit les banques à brader une valeur essentielle à leur ban fonctionnement, et dont elles s'étaient jusqu'alors prévalues: la confiance. En développant les investissements socialement responsables au-delà de tout marketing bancaire, celle-ci peut être regagnée. A condition toutefois d'infléchir nombre de pratiques actuellement en vigueur. Pour évaluer une entreprise, l'analyse financière doit se référer au concept de "juste prix", lequel traverse comme un fil rouge toute l'évolution de la pensée économique moderne. Mais le prix estimé n'est "juste" que s'il considère aussi les atteintes à l'environnement et à la cohésion sociale portées par l'entreprise. L'évaluation des risques et des incertitudes ne peut être laissée aux seuls acteurs financiers. A long terme, cette évaluation engage la société civile, et c'est pourquoi une finance partenariale doit être développée. Le renforcement des réformes liées au développement durable est tout aussi impératif que la réduction des risques dus au système financier. Dans cet essai clair et argumenté, Beat Bürgenmeier analyse les différents instruments à disposition pour provoquer un changement de comportements, essentiel et inéluctable, tant il est vrai que la responsabilité de la finance envers les générations futures est pleinement engagée."--P. [4] of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
288 p. : ill., port. ; 24 cm.
  • Case 1: Volvo Strategic action toward sustainable mobility for society Case 2: Suncor Taking stakeholder relations to a new level Case 3: AssiDomn Foresters integrating dual goals of economy and environment Case 4: Patagonia First ascents: finding the way toward quality of life and work (This chapter is available to view on-line. Go to and click on the "Mapping the Journey" cover on our homepage). Case 5: Interface Flooring Systems Driving industrial standards higher Case 6: Sony Operationalising the slogan 'Entertaining the world: caring for the environment' Case 7: ASG Trailblazing toward sustainable logistics and transport Case 8: SC Johnson Eco-Efficiency and beyond Case 9: DaimlerChrysler Redefining cost Case 10: Center of Technology Assessment Pursuing regional approaches to qualitative growth and sustainability Case 11: Henkel Traditional values and ecological leadership Case 12: SJ Rail Turnaround to sustainable transport for the 21st century Case 13: TransAlta New terrain: reducing greenhouse gas emissions Case 14: The Netherlands National Environmental Policy Plan Developing sustainable industrial strategy.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781874719267 20160527
This text presents a series of case studies from around the world based on numerous personal interviews with organizational leaders and focusing on their journeys towards sustainability. The aim is to provide visions of a more sustainable future, and to shed light on the path, milestones and solutions - in particular the management processes these organizations employed - to provide a compass that others can follow. Although each organization must take steps to fit its particular circumstance, business conditions and culture, the book seeks to prove that valuable lessons can be learned by setting aside critique as to where these organizations may yet make progress and instead focusing on the guidelines, targets, measures of success, tools and techniques and wisdom about how pioneer organizations are travelling towards a prosperous, sustainable future. The organizations featured include: Sony Corporation; SC Johnson; TransAlta Corporation; Henkel; Volvo; Interface Flooring Systems; DaimlerChrysler; ASG; and the Dutch National Environmental Policy Plan.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781874719267 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
vi, 56 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxvii, 316 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
  • Contents: Foreword Stuart L. Hart Foreword Stephan Schmidheiny PART I: INTRODUCTION 1. Sustainability for Strategy Vijay Sathe & Urs Jager 2. The Sustainability Frontier Dennis Young 3. Sustainability in Latin America Fernando Casado Caneque PART II: SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES INTRODUCTION TO PART II 4. Natural Resources Ana Maria Majano & Felipe Perez-Pineda 5. Base of the Pyramid Fernando Casado Caneque 6. Informal Economy Keith L. Whittingham 7. Financial Markets Arnoldo R. Camacho 8. Strategy Development Esteban R. Brenes 9. Governance and Structure John Ickis & Andrea M. Prado Conclusion To Part II: The Challenges and Opportunities for Achieving Viability, Legitimacy and Competitiveness Urs Jager & Vijay Sathe PART III: SUSTAINABILITY MODELS INTRODUCTION TO PART III 10. No Trade-Off Chris Laszlo 11. Shared Value Dane Smith & Mark Kramer 12. Shared Value Clusters Luciano Ciravegna 13. Sustainable Supply Chains Robert P. Sroufe, Jr. 14. Social Business Martin Loffler Conclusion to Part III: Sustainability Models for Achieving Viability, Legitimacy and Competitiveness Vijay Sathe & Urs Jager Conclusion: How Latin American Companies can Improve their Triple Bottom Line Performance Vijay Sathe & Urs Jager Appendix 1: Illustrative Cases Florine Angele, Urs Jager, Michael Tuil, Vladimir Umana And Pepijn Veling Appendix 2: An Analysis of the Triple Bottom Line Performance of 21 Latin American Countries from 1990-2010 Felipe Perez-Pineda & Carlos Martinez Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784711412 20160618
Using a combination of thorough research and practical examples, Strategy and Competitiveness in Latin American Markets explains how the concept of the sustainability frontier that the book develops resolves the long-running debate on whether sustainability requires trade-offs or not. Through its exploration of a variety of sustainability challenges and opportunities, along with various sustainability models, the authors show how the sustainability frontier can be expanded through disruptive innovation, the building of new skills and by other means to secure 'no trade-off' solutions. Experts in the field of sustainability in Latin America, researchers in the field of management, students of business administration and managers of companies operating in emerging countries will all find this book to be both useful and engaging.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784711412 20160618
Green Library
272 p. : ill., 1 map ; 24 cm.
  • Preface 1. Introduction: envisioning the prototypical company of the 21st century Ray Anderson, Interface Inc., Atlanta, GA, USA Part 1: The transition to sustainability-oriented enterprises 2. Understanding nature's services to societies Gretchen Daily, Stanford University, California, USA, and Katherine Ellison, Investigative Journalist, California, USA 3. Reconsidering business from a systems perspective: the paradigm shift to sustainability-oriented enterprises and financial services Sissel Waage, The Natural Step, California, USA 4. Integrating sustainability into business strategy and operations: applying The Natural Step approach and framework and backcasting from principles of sustainability Karl-Henrik Robert, Blekinge Technical University and The Natural Step, Sweden Part 2: Case studies of evolving business initiatives 5. Sustainability and dematerialisation at Hewlett Packard David Hudson, Consultant to Hewlett Packard, USA, and Lynelle Preston, Sustainability Manager, Hewlett Packard, USA 6. Engaging in change management: transformation through sustainability strategy at Norm Thompson Outfitters Derek Smith, Norm Thompson Outfitters, Oregon, USA 7. Recreating natural-resource-based businesses: sustaining the land and communities in the US New Northwest Cecilia Danks, University of Vermont, USA, and Martin Goebel and Karen Steer, Sustainable Northwest, Oregon, USA 8. Growing a sustainable business: establishing and financing new ecologically and socially restorative ventures Matthew A. Klein, Verdant Power, Washington, DC, USA Part 3: Case studies from the financial services sector 9. Screening for sustainability: a case study of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Alois Flatz, SAM Sustainable Asset Management, Switzerland 10. Banking on sustainability: A case study of Shorebank Enterprise Pacific Jennifer Sokolove, University of California at Berkeley, USA Part 4: Reporting and accountability 11. Improving sustainability disclosure: the Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines Allen L. White, Special Advisor to the Global Reporting Initiative, USA Part 5: Pathways forward to organisational and societal change 12. Organisational change for sustainability within enterprises and financial services Sissel Waage, The Natural Step, California, USA, and Juli Torok, Independent Consultant, Berkeley, California, USA 13. Catalysing action and organisational change: the role of personal and group (re)vitalisation in sustainability initiatives Hilary Bradbury, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, USA 14. Conclusion: a shift toward sustainability within companies and the financial services sector Sissel Waage, The Natural Step, California, USA.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781874719762 20160612
Although sustainability efforts in business are still a work in progress, it is increasingly clear that key elements of a new generation of enterprises will be radically different from those of our contemporary modern industrial economy. The core distinctions between what currently exists and what is being created are communicated in this book through the compelling metaphor of Ants, Galileo, and Gandhi. This collection, developed from The Natural Step's conference on Sustainability and Innovation in 2002, provides radical ideas for generating a new perspective on the dynamics of business systems. "Ants" symbolise the lessons to be learned from nature and the dependence of individual beings on broader, complex systems. "Galileo" embodies brilliance in perceiving and proving that the current paradigm is flawed. 'Gandhi' exemplifies exceptional compassion in fighting for fundamental change. All of these attributes are increasingly relevant in a world where, globally, we are experiencing both a steady decline in life-supporting resources and rising demands. Recognition of these challenges is sparking innovation within the private sector where the first glimmers of systemic change can be seen. The book examines the emergence of 21st-century enterprises that recognise their reliance on broad social and ecological systems ("ants"), incorporate sparks of genius rooted in rigorous analyses ("Galileo"), and acknowledge the importance of compassion and determination within any endeavour ("Gandhi"). With contributions from Ray Anderson, Gretchen Daily, Karl-Henrik Rob.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781874719762 20160612
Green Library
1 online resource (251 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • Foreword xi Acknowledgments xiii Glossary of Abbreviated Terms xvii 1 Introduction 1 1.1 The Concept of Customer Satisfaction, 4 1.2 The Decoupling of Quality from Sustainable Development, 5 1.3 The Inability to Respond to the Dilemma Inherent in the Principal Agent Relationship, 5 References, 7 2 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Context and Definition 9 2.1 Introduction, 9 2.2 Definitions and Historical Context, 10 2.3 Defining Sustainability , 12 2.4 Embedding Sustainability , 14 2.5 CSR Definitions , 15 References, 18 3 The Dilemma of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility 22 3.1 Introduction, 22 3.2 The Philosophical Challenge, 23 3.3 Corporate Citizen or Friedman Logic, 27 3.4 The Transition, 29 3.5 The Cultural Challenge, 29 3.6 The Strategic Challenge, 30 3.7 Strategic Frameworks, 32 3.7.1 Sustainability Partnerships, 34 3.7.2 Integrative Sustainability Triangle, 36 3.7.3 Model of Sustainable Organisation, 37 3.7.4 Sustainable Value Model, 38 3.7.5 Carbon-Informed Complexity Management Model, 40 3.7.6 Carbon Management Framework, 42 3.7.7 Ecoenterprise Strategy, 44 3.7.8 Sustainability Footprint Model, 45 3.7.9 Balanced Scorecard-Based Sustainability Frameworks, 46 3.7.10 The Natural Step Framework or Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development, 51 3.7.11 ISO 26000: An International Guide to Sustainability/CSR Strategy, 52 3.7.12 BS 8900 Standard: Guidance for Managing Sustainable Development, 55 References, 56 4 Sustainability Footprints: Tools for Growth 61 4.1 Introduction, 61 4.2 Conceptual Framework, 62 4.3 Kyoto Protocol and GHG, 63 4.4 Emission Trading, 64 4.5 CDM, 65 4.6 JI, 65 4.7 Carbon Footprint Reporting and GHG Accounting, 65 4.8 Types of Carbon Footprints, 66 4.9 Carbon Footprint Standards, 67 4.10 DEFRA Guidelines, 70 4.11 U.K. Policy Landscape, 71 4.12 Water Footprint and Water Accounting, 72 4.13 Social Footprint, 74 4.14 Social Standards, Social Accounting, and the Social Fingerprint, 75 4.15 Ecological Footprint Analysis, 75 4.16 Criticisms of Footprint Methodologies, 76 References, 79 5 Sustainable Strategic Growth Model: A Solution to the Sustainability/CSR Dilemma 84 5.1 Introduction, 84 5.2 Sustainable Strategic Growth Model, 86 References, 90 6 The Politics of Sustainability 93 6.1 Introduction, 93 6.1.1 SEPA, 94 6.1.2 SBC, 94 6.2 Background, 95 6.3 Challenges: Transitioning to a Low-Carbon Economy, 100 6.4 Contributions to Growth, 103 6.5 Critical Success Factors, 108 6.6 Summary, 116 6.6.1 Cost Impact, 116 6.6.2 Innovation Impact, 116 6.6.3 Environmental Impact, 117 6.6.4 Stakeholder Impact, 118 References, 119 7 Capital Cooling: Sustainable Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineering 121 7.1 Introduction, 121 7.2 Context, 124 7.3 Environmental and Legal Challenges, 126 7.4 Contributions to Growth, 128 7.5 Sustainable Performance, 145 7.6 Critical Success Factors, 150 7.7 Sustainability/CSR Charter: Setting the Course with Subcontractors and Suppliers, 152 7.8 Summary, 161 References, 163 8 The Log House People: Low-Carbon Construction 166 8.1 Introduction, 166 8.2 Context, 167 8.3 Contribution to Growth, 170 8.4 Critical Success Factors, 175 8.5 Summary, 178 References, 180 9 Moffat Golf Club: Greener Golf 182 9.1 Introduction, 182 9.2 Context, 183 9.2.1 Crichton Carbon Centre, 183 9.2.2 Moffat CAN, 184 9.2.3 Let s Live Local, 184 9.3 Contributions to Growth, 187 9.4 Critical Success Factors, 198 9.5 Summary, 201 References, 203 10 Rabbie s Trail Burners Carbon-Friendly Sightseeing and Tours 205 10.1 Introduction, 205 10.2 Context, 206 10.3 Contributions to Growth, 207 10.4 Critical Success Factors, 212 10.5 Summary, 213 References, 215 11 Conclusion 217 Index 222.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118779439 20160704
Reviews the evolution and theory of Sustainability Footprints e.g. carbon footprint and examines the critical success factors and contributions to small to medium sized enterprises (SME) growth Assist firms in achieving sustainable growth in four key areas Innovation Impact, Cost Impact, Environmental Impact, and Stakeholder Impact Identifies the challenges and Critical Success Factors (CSFs) in the use of sustainability footprint methodology within small businesses by the use of case studies Proposes a strategic model suitable for the deployment of sustainability strategy and initiatives within business.
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ix, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgments1. Introduction to Market-Oriented Social Development Approaches2. Developing Social Change Models3. Corporate Social Responsibility4. Social Entrepreneurship5. Private Sustainable Development6. Fair Trade7. Market-Based Social Change Models: Reflections on Strengths, Limitations, and Directions for Social Change AdvocatesNotesReferencesIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231159234 20160616
Market-based development strategies designed to help the world's poor receive significant support from advocates, academics, governments, and the media, yet frequently the perceived success of these programs rests on carefully selected examples and one-sided, enthusiastic accounts. In practice, these approaches are often poorly defined and executed, with little balanced, comparative analysis of their true strengths and weaknesses. This book is the first to assess emerging market-based social change approaches comparatively, focusing specifically on social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, fair trade, and private sustainable development. Steven G. Anderson begins by identifying the problems these programs address and then describes their core, shared principles. He follows with a general framework for defining and evaluating these and other development approaches. Separate chapters provide background on the historical development and application of each approach, as well as interpretations of the processes for implementation and the underlying behavioral assumptions related to successful outcomes. A final chapter compares each approach across a set of important program development dimensions and analyzes the utility of market-based approaches as part of a general consideration of social development strategies for the developing world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231159234 20160616
Green Library
x, 296 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Contents: Introduction: Historical and Emerging Themes in Sustainable Business Geoffrey Wells PART I: THE SUSTAINABLE FIRM 1. Towards an Integrated Conceptual Framework for Corporate Social and Environmental Sustainability Sukhbir Sandhu 2. Developing and Communicating Social Capital for Sustainable Organizations and their Communities Joy Chia 3. The Sustainable Firm as an Ethical Construct Geoffrey Wells PART II: SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 4. Sustainability Accounting and Reporting: An Overview, Contemporary Developments and Research Possibilities Sumit Lodhia 5. Carbon Accounting and Carbon Auditing for Business Janek Ratnatunga 6. Sustainable Marketing in Principle and Practice Anne Sharpe 7. Socially Responsible Human Resource Management: A Conceptual Framework Jie Shen and John Benson 8. Examining the Influence of Common Core Virtues in Leader-Member Exchange (LMX): Connecting Virtue-Based Leadership Traits to Sustainable Performance in a Moderated Mediation Model Erich C. Fein and Aharon Tziner 9. Strategic Risk Assessment for Pursuing Sustainable Business in the Construction Industry: Diagnostic Models Nicholas Chileshe, Jian Zuo, George Zillante and Stephen Pullen and Lou Wilson PART III: SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS IN PRACTICE 10. Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Family Businesses Shruti R. Sardeshmukh 11. Innovation in Sustainable Business Practices: Greening the Family Firm Christina M. Scott-Young 12. Sustainability in the Retail and Services Sector Janet Sawyer and Nina Evans 13. Appraising Corporate Sustainability of Construction Contractors: Concepts and Approaches Jian Zuo, Lou Wilson, George Zillante, Stephen Pullen and Nicholas Chileshe PART IV: INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT OF SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS 14. International Trade Law, Climate Change and Carbon Footprinting Vicki Waye 15. The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern and Garnaut Reports and their Implications for Business Martin P. Shanahan.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781001851 20160611
Recent surveys of international CEOs confirm that companies increasingly see sustainability as critical to their business strategy. The rigorous academic framework for the field of sustainable business required to respond to this need is now emerging. This book presents important new work in the theory of the sustainable firm, in the application of sustainability principles to key management disciplines, in sustainable business in practice, and in the international challenges that are critical to sustainability demands. Sustainable Business will prove invigorating for both undergraduate and graduate students on business, society and sustainability themed courses. Policymakers and practitioners will find the urgent global sustainability issues and sub-disciplines essential.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781001851 20160611
Green Library
xii, 250 p. : ill. (some col.).
This volume examines the word that's on everybody's lips in business, in government and in society - sustainability. There are of course many aspects of sustainability which might be considered to reflect Brundtland's three pillars of economic, environmental and social sustainability. Others of course have different definitions which include such things as governance or supply chain management. Nevertheless business has recognised the significance of the concept and is responding by developing strategies to cope, although some would say that this is little more than window dressing. The debate continues however as to just what is meant by the term sustainability as far as business is concerned and how can this be achieved. This book is designed to address this debate and set it within the context of the global business and societal environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780527376 20160616

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