Drive Growth Through Sustainable Business Practices (Collection)

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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 expertsPeter A. Soyka, Kevin Wilhelm, and Eric G. Olson

Table of contents

  1. About This eBook
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Creating a Sustainable Organization: Approaches for Enhancing Corporate Value Through Sustainability
    1. Copyright Page
    2. Praise for Creating a Sustainable Organization
    3. Dedication Page
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. About the Author
    6. 1. Introduction
      1. Major Themes and Messages in This Book
      2. A Few Disclosures and Caveats
      3. Endnotes
    7. 2. Background and Context
      1. What Is Sustainability, and Why Is It Important to Business?
      2. Why Sustainability Is and Will Remain Important to U.S. Corporations
      3. Where We’ve Been and What We’ve Learned
      4. What ESG/Sustainability Investing Is and Why You May Never Have Heard of It
      5. Major Factors, Actors, and Trends
      6. ES&G Concerns as Key Requirements and Determinants of Long-Term Business Success
      7. Implications for Sustainability Professionals and Others Working on Corporate Sustainability Issues
      8. Endnotes
    8. 3. ES&G Issues and How They Affect the Business Enterprise
      1. Environmental, Health and Safety, and Social Equity Laws and Regulations
      2. An Abridged History
      3. Corporate ES&G Obligations
      4. Legal Liability
      5. Stakeholder Expectations and Nonlegal Requirements
      6. Costs and Cost Structure
      7. Revenue Impacts
      8. Organizational Strength and Capability
      9. Business and Financial Risks
      10. Endnotes
    9. 4. Stakeholder Interests and Influences and the Social License to Operate
      1. The Social License to Operate
      2. Major Company Stakeholders
      3. Typical Stakeholder Involvement in and Influence on Corporate Behavior
      4. Endnotes
    10. 5. Managing ES&G Issues Within the Organization
      1. Relationships Among and Between EHS, Social, and Governance Issues
      2. Effective ES&G Management Structures and Practices
      3. Integrating Sustainability into the Company’s “Organizational DNA”
      4. Endnotes
    11. 6. Investors and the Power of Markets
      1. Market Theory and Underlying Assumptions
      2. Who Investors Are and What They Care About
      3. Size and Composition of U.S. Capital Markets
      4. Disclosure
      5. Institutional Investors and Fiduciary Duty
      6. Traditional and Emerging Security Evaluation Methods
      7. Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and ES&G Investing
      8. ES&G Evaluation and Investing Methods
      9. Barriers to ES&G Investing
      10. International Situation and Trends
      11. Analysts, Rating Agencies, Data Providers, and Other Intermediaries
      12. Trends and Potential Game-Changers
      13. Summary and Implications
      14. Endnotes
    12. 7. The Financial Impact of Effective (or Ineffective) ES&G/Sustainability Management
      1. Insights from the Literature
      2. Surveys of Corporate and Investor Attitudes and Beliefs
      3. Summary and Implications
      4. Endnotes
    13. 8. Defining, Measuring, and Reporting ES&G Performance
      1. Why Performance Measurement and Reporting Are Crucial
      2. ES&G Data, Information, Knowledge, and Insight
      3. Major ES&G Data Types and Sources
      4. Creating Knowledge and Insight from Corporate and Industry ES&G Information
      5. Key Needs and Gaps
      6. Sustainability Reporting: Extent of Use
      7. Evaluation of Current ES&G Reporting Practices, Limitations, and Trends
      8. ES&G Research and Analysis Firms
      9. Potential Improvements
      10. Endnotes
    14. 9. Making It Happen in Your Organization
      1. Creating Sustainable Value for the Enterprise
      2. Implications for Sustainability Professionals
      3. What It Takes
      4. Closing Thoughts
      5. Endnotes
    15. References
    16. Index
    17. FT Press
  6. Making Sustainability Stick: The Blueprint for Successful Implementation
    1. Copyright Page
    2. Dedication Page
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. About the Author
    5. Introduction
    6. How to Use This Book
      1. Tips for Reading This Book
    7. 1. The Business Case
      1. Market Forces
      2. Public Policy and Regulation
      3. The Top Line and Competitive Advantage
      4. The Interface Example
      5. Protecting Your Brand Exercise
      6. Lessons Learned
    8. 2. Defining Sustainability
      1. Why Are We Doing This?
      2. Defining Sustainability for Your Company
      3. What Does This Mean to Your Employees?
      4. Lessons Learned
    9. 3. Understanding Your Stakeholders and What Is Material to Them
      1. Why You Need Stakeholder Engagement
      2. Materiality and the Process for Determining It
      3. Best Practices and Common Delivery Mechanisms
      4. Communicating It Back to Stakeholders
      5. The Goal of the 5 Touches
      6. Lessons Learned
    10. 4. Baselining Sustainability to Measure What Matters
      1. Measure What Matters
      2. Be Inclusive
      3. Using the Gap and SWOT Analyses
      4. Baselining Supports Other Business Decisions
      5. Managing Your Sustainability Data
      6. Lessons Learned
    11. 5. Goals/Vision and Your Sustainability North Star
      1. The North Star
      2. Integrate Your Goals
      3. Goals Need to Be Corporate, Departmental, and Individual
      4. Set the Right Goals
      5. Align KPIs and Sustainability Goals with Corporate Goals
      6. Assign Responsibility and Accountability
      7. Lessons Learned
    12. 6. Management Support Is Essential
      1. People Need to See, Hear, and Feel Leadership Support
      2. Budget
      3. Dedicate Time and Resources
      4. Prove It Out. Small Wins Build Momentum
      5. Lessons Learned
    13. 7. Understanding Change Management to Guide Implementation
      1. Change Is Tough and Nobody Likes to Change
      2. The Hagen-Wilhelm Change Matrix
      3. Understand Your Company
      4. Understanding Your People
      5. Breaking Down Silos and Coordinating across Departments
      6. Don’t Rest on Your Laurels
      7. Engaging the Skeptics
      8. Lessons Learned
    14. 8. Engaging Employees Around Sustainability
      1. Introduction to Employee Engagement
      2. Sustainability and Employee Engagement
      3. Train and Make Sustainability Part of the Job
      4. Make It Personal
      5. Recognize Different Learning Styles
      6. Empowered Employees
      7. Intrapreneurship
      8. Lessons Learned
    15. 9. Systems, Decision Making, and Internal Alignment
      1. Prioritize Your Actions
      2. Incorporate into Decision Making
      3. Incorporate into Systems
      4. Investment and Procurement Policies
      5. Align Philanthropy and Community with Sustainability
      6. Operationalizing Your Green Team
      7. Lessons Learned
    16. 10. Institutionalizing Sustainability
      1. Job Descriptions and Onboarding
      2. Evaluations and Aligning Benefits
      3. Rewards, Recognition, and Compensation
      4. Gamification
      5. Lessons Learned
    17. 11. Communicating Sustainability Internally
      1. Continuous Communication Reinforces Your Message
      2. Share Both the Good and the Bad
      3. Align Your Communications Efforts
      4. Use Social Media Internally
      5. External Reporting
      6. Transparency Builds Trust
      7. Lessons Learned
    18. Individuals Interviewed for This Book
    19. Citations and Endnotes
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 2
      3. Chapter 3
      4. Chapter 4
      5. Chapter 5
      6. Chapter 6
      7. Chapter 7
      8. Chapter 8
      9. Chapter 9
      10. Chapter 10
      11. Chapter 11
    20. Index
  7. Better Green Business: Handbook for Environmentally Responsible and Profitable Business Practices
    1. Copyright Page
    2. Pearson employed a 100% green production method for the publication of this book
    3. Dedication Page
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. About the Author
    6. Preface
    7. Part I. Establish a Strategy and Transformation Plan
      1. 1. Driving Forces and Challenges That Organizations Face
        1. 1.1. Environmental Stewardship Presents New Growth Opportunity
        2. 1.2. Leaders Are Already Taking Action
        3. 1.3. Driving Forces Are Aligned Like Never Before
        4. 1.4. Develop Green Strategy with Rigor
      2. 2. Formulate Green Strategy to Complement Traditional Strategy
        1. 2.1. The Role and Scope of Green Strategy Is Broad
        2. 2.2. Foster a Common Culture of Awareness and Action
        3. 2.3. Complement and Strengthen Traditional Business Strategy
      3. 3. Green Strategy Supports Operational Improvements
        1. 3.1. Drive Operational Decisions and Initiatives That Improve the Environment
        2. 3.2. Support Actions with Attractive Value Propositions
        3. 3.3. Steps to Develop a Green Strategy
      4. 4. Make Green Strategy Actionable with a Proven Approach
        1. 4.1. Use Leading Practices for Making Strategic Visions Actionable
        2. 4.2. Formulate Green Strategic Vision and Imperatives
        3. 4.3. Determine Enabling Green Business Capabilities
        4. 4.4. Establish Future-State Organization, Process, and Technology Needs
        5. 4.5. Describe Current State and Assess Gaps with Future State
        6. 4.6. Define and Prioritize Transformation Initiatives
        7. 4.7. Establish Transformation Roadmap and Future-State Blueprint
        8. 4.8. Manage Transformation, Measure Performance, and Sustain Improvements
        9. 4.9. Refresh at Regular Intervals
        10. 4.10. Ten Critical Success Factors for Transformation
    8. Part II. Apply Proven Transformation Methods
      1. 5. Transformation Methods and Green Sigma
        1. 5.1. Transformation Methods Facilitate Implementing Initiatives
        2. 5.2. Step 1 Defines Key Performance Indicators
        3. 5.3. Step 2 Establishes a Measurement System
        4. 5.4. Step 3 Deploys a Management Dashboard System
        5. 5.5. Step 4 Improves and Optimizes Processes
        6. 5.6. Step 5 Controls Ongoing Performance
      2. 6. Applying Green Sigma to Optimize Carbon Emissions
        1. 6.1. Step 1 Defines Key Performance Indicators
        2. 6.2. Step 2 Establishes a Measurement System
        3. 6.3. Step 3 Deploys the Management Dashboard System
        4. 6.4. Step 4 Improves and Optimizes Processes
        5. 6.5. Step 5 Controls Ongoing Performance
        6. 6.6. Case Study Summary
    9. Part III. Technology Innovations and Solutions
      1. 7. Instrumenting the Planet for an Intelligent, Sustainable World
        1. 7.1. Benefits from Instrumenting Our Planet Are Enormous
        2. 7.2. Growing Demand and Increased Scarcity of Resources
        3. 7.3. Growth of Real-World Sensing
        4. 7.4. Models for Managing Real-World Systems
        5. 7.5. Applications of Models in an Instrumented World
      2. 8. Technology That Supports Instrumenting the Planet
        1. 8.1. Challenges on the Path to an Instrumented World
        2. 8.2. Real World–Aware Systems and Interactive Models
        3. 8.3. Examples of Instrumented World Systems
        4. 8.4. Leading Toward the Future in an Instrumented World
      3. 9. Business Considerations for Technology Solutions
        1. 9.1. Many Solutions Are Available or Developing
        2. 9.2. Macro-Level Environmental Models
        3. 9.3. Transformation Methodologies
        4. 9.4. Diagnostic Tools
        5. 9.5. Targeted Point Solutions for Alternative Energy Production
        6. 9.6. Targeted Point Solutions for Efficiency and Resource Management
    10. Part IV. Conclusions
      1. 10. Critical Trends Shaping the Future
        1. 10.1. The Imperative for Change Will Continue and Strengthen
        2. 10.2. The Role of Government Will Grow and Align Globally
        3. 10.3. Environmental Intelligence Will Integrate with Traditional Operations
        4. 10.4. Businesses That Master Green Strategy Will Win in the Marketplace
    11. Endnote References
    12. Index

Product information

  • Title: Drive Growth Through Sustainable Business Practices (Collection)
  • Author(s): Kevin Wilhelm, Peter A. Soyka, Eric Olson
  • Release date: December 2013
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 9780133480658