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  • Copyright 2012
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-348063-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-348063-4

A brand new collection of best practices for growing businesses and profits through sustainability… 3 authoritative books, now in a convenient e-format, at a great price!

3 authoritative books deliver world-class insights, methodologies, and strategies for accelerating business growth through sustainability

Sustainability isn't just good for the environment: it can be a powerful driver of business growth and profitability. In this unique 3 eBook package, three world-class experts show you how great companies are improving performance by increasing sustainability. In Creating a Sustainable Organization, Peter A. Soyka helps you choose the right strategies, and then manage and measure them well. Bridging the worlds of the sustainability professional and the investor/analyst, Soyka reveals what the evidence says about linkages between sustainability and value… how to effectively manage sustainability throughout the business… how to manage key investor and stakeholder relationships, and much more. Next, in Making Sustainability Stick, Kevin Wilhelm provides a complete, up-to-date blueprint for successfully and profitably integrating sustainability across the enterprise. Wilhelm organizes his plan into easy-to-digest chapters, with action steps backed up from his extensive real-life consulting experience and candid interviews with 40+ directors of Sustainability or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). He provides a step-by-step roadmap for realizing the benefits of sustainability by fully engaging employees… a checklist for implementation… powerful tips on regaining lost momentum… and specific resources and exercises for overcoming common obstacles to implementation. Finally, in Better Green Business, Dr. Eric G. Olson brings together practical insights and start-to-finish strategies for moving any enterprise to a higher level of environmental stewardship. Drawing on extensive experience, Olson shows how to systematically drive “win-win-win” gains: growing top-line revenue, helping customers increase efficiency, and improving the environment. He introduces powerful methodologies and technologies for increasing operational efficiency and reducing waste, including IBM’s impactful Green Sigma™ approach. You'll find new ways to drive value by “instrumenting the planet,” and discover the technologies that now make this possible. Olson concludes by identifying long-term trends that make “green business” approaches increasingly indispensable. Whatever your role in optimizing business sustainability and value, this collection will help you build support, execute effectively, and get results.

From world-renowned business sustainability experts Peter A. Soyka, Kevin Wilhelm, and Eric G. Olson

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Creating a Sustainable Organization: Approaches for Enhancing Corporate Value Through Sustainability

Peter A. Soyka

Chapter 1: Introduction 1

Chapter 2: Background and Context 15

Chapter 3: ES&G Issues and How They Affect the Business Enterprise 57

Chapter 4: Stakeholder Interests and Influences and the Social License to Operate 109

Chapter 5: Managing ES&G Issues Within the Organization 149

Chapter 6: Investors and the Power of Markets 187

Chapter 7: The Financial Impact of Effective (or Ineffective) ES&G/Sustainability Management 267

Chapter 8: Defining, Measuring, and Reporting ES&G Performance 307

Chapter 9: Making It Happen in Your Organization 359

Index 393

Making Sustainability Stick: The Blueprint for Successful Implementation

Kevin Wilhelm

Introduction 1

How to Use This Book 5

Chapter 1: The Business Case 9

Chapter 2: Defining Sustainability 45

Chapter 3: Understanding Your Stakeholders and What Is Material to Them 53

Chapter 4: Baselining Sustainability to Measure What Matters 75

Chapter 5: Goals/Vision and Your Sustainability North Star 103

Chapter 6: Management Support Is Essential 129

Chapter 7: Understanding Change Management to Guide Implementation 141

Chapter 8: Engaging Employees Around Sustainability 177

Chapter 9: Systems, Decision Making, and Internal Alignment 201

Chapter 10: Institutionalizing Sustainability 227

Chapter 11: Communicating Sustainability Internally 245

Individuals Interviewed for This Book 265

Citations and Endnotes 267

Index 279

Better Green Business: Handbook for Environmentally Responsible and Profitable Business Practices

Eric Olson

Preface xv

Part I: Establish a Strategy and Transformation Plan

Chapter 1: Driving Forces and Challenges That Organizations Face 3

Chapter 2: Formulate Green Strategy to Complement Traditional Strategy 23

Chapter 3: Green Strategy Supports Operational Improvements 43

Chapter 4: Make Green Strategy Actionable with a Proven Approach 59

Part II: Apply Proven Transformation Methods

Chapter 5: Transformation Methods and Green Sigma 85

Chapter 6: Applying Green Sigma to Optimize Carbon Emissions 107

Part III: Technology Innovations and Solutions

Chapter 7: Instrumenting the Planet for an Intelligent, Sustainable World 123

Chapter 8: Technology That Supports Instrumenting the Planet 141

Chapter 9: Business Considerations for Technology Solutions 157

Part IV: Conclusions

Chapter 10: Critical Trends Shaping the Future 175

Endnote References 185

Index 219


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