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The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE by Diane Brennan, Leni Wildflower

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chapter TWENTY-SIX

Environmental Sustainability

Katrina S. Rogers

Sustainability has become a new and exciting topic for coaches working both with individuals and within organizations. Sustainability can best be understood as a system of changing the way people and organizations function. It involves basically three areas of work: social, economic, and environmental.

According to one influential model (Adams, 2006) any two of these factors might be in alignment without the conditions of full sustainability being achieved. When social and environmental needs for sustainability are met, conditions are described as bearable. Meeting environmental and economic needs makes things viable. When economic and social conditions align, conditions are ...

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