The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook: When It all Comes Together

Book description

An indispensable handbook of tools and advice for environmentally responsible organizations.

Table of contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Foreword
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. I. Understanding reality: our context for The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook
    1. Introduction and overview
      1. ‘Business case’ for a sustainable enterprise
      2. Purpose of The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook
      3. Missing ingredients and The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook
      4. How should a person be if he or she has values aligned with sustainability?
      5. Using The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook
      6. Context: acknowledging current reality, best practices, and iterative learning
      7. Iterative learning: action research efforts evolve our understanding
      8. Overview of this book
      9. References
  5. II. Preparing the foundation for a sustainable enterprise
    1. 1. Leadership for a sustainable enterprise
      1. Introduction
      2. The Leadership Diamond: zero footprint and a life-giving workplace
      3. Nature and domains of leadership for sustainable enterprise
      4. Reflections on leadership from ancient traditions and Earth wisdom
      5. New frameworks for leading sustainable enterprise
      6. Engaging the natural tendency of self-organization
      7. Conclusion
      8. References
    2. 2. Mental models for sustainability
      1. Introduction
      2. Six dimensions of mental models
      3. Cultivating mental models that support sustainability in a technically oriented organization
      4. Mental models in civil society
      5. Appreciative Inquiry case study: executive MBA candidates
      6. Conclusion
      7. References
    3. 3. Developing a sustainability strategy
      1. The nature of strategic management
      2. The nature of sustainability strategies
      3. A shifting strategic context for sustainability
      4. The strategic logic or business case for the sustainable enterprise
      5. Doing well by doing good: the sustainability advantage
      6. The progression toward integrated sustainability strategies
      7. The unique and varied nature of sustainability strategies
      8. The process of formulating and implementing sustainability strategy
      9. Conclusion
      10. References
  6. III. Embracing and managing change sustainably
    1. 4. Managing the change to a sustainable enterprise
      1. Achieving sustainable enterprise in the 21st century
      2. Managing the change to sustainable enterprise
      3. Challenges in changing enterprise culture
      4. Transforming enterprise culture
      5. Participative change and sustainable enterprise cultures
      6. Iterative transformational change methodology
      7. Iterative guide to sustainable development workscapes
      8. Conclusion
      9. References
    2. 5. Employee engagement for a sustainable enterprise
      1. What employee engagement looks like
      2. Employee engagement in sustainability management
      3. Case studies
      4. Conclusion
      5. References
    3. 6. Sustainable enterprise metrics and measurement systems
      1. Global sustainable development indicators overview
      2. Enterprise sustainability metrics and management systems overview
      3. Metrics applications for sustainable enterprises
      4. Financial performance indicators
      5. Measuring sustainable enterprise qualities
      6. Conclusion
      7. References
  7. IV. Connecting, integrating, and aligning toward the future
    1. 7. Sustainable globalization: the challenge and the opportunity
      1. What do we mean by ‘sustainable globalization’?
      2. Looking through the economic and financial lens
      3. Looking through the technology lens
      4. Looking through the lens of poverty and inequity
      5. Looking through a limits-to-growth lens
      6. Looking through the movement-of-talent lens
      7. Looking through a geopolitical lens
      8. Holistic integration, featuring ‘Six lenses of sustainable globalization tool’
      9. Conclusion
      10. References
    2. 8. Transorganizational collaboration and sustainability networks
      1. Transorganizational collaboration and stakeholder engagement
      2. CORE: Core Organizational Renewal Engagement
      3. Case. ‘Sustainable Uplands’: learning to manage future change
      4. Putting networks to work: architecting participation
      5. Tool. Personal network drawing exercise
      6. InnoCentive: sustainable enterprise through ideagoras
      7. Collaboration and networking technology
      8. Using the virtual world of Second Life to promote real-world sustainability
      9. Conclusion
      10. References
  8. V. When it all comes together
    1. 9. A new beginning: when it all comes together
      1. So how did we do?
      2. Common threads
      3. The Sustainability Pyramid
      4. References
  9. Coda. An invitation to participate with us in the Living Fieldbook at
  10. Glossary of terms
  11. About the contributors

Product information

  • Title: The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook: When It all Comes Together
  • Author(s): PhD Jeana Wirtenberg, William G. Russell, PhD David Lipsky
  • Release date: September 2008
  • Publisher(s): AMACOM
  • ISBN: 9780814412794