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The Triple Bottom Line: How Today's Best-Run Companies Are Achieving Economic, Social and Environmental Success - and How You Can Too, Revised and Updated by Andrew Savitz

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Where Do You Stand Today?

Your Sustainability Self-Assessment

Nothing is as difficult as not deceiving oneself.

—Ludwig Wittgenstein, Culture and Value

Determining Where You Stand

Regardless of your position—whether you are the CEO, a department head, or a plant manager—you can begin the process of embracing sustainability by looking at where your organization stands today: its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and risks in relation to the sustainability imperative.

We suggest looking at your company through three complementary lenses:

  1. Who you are: your company's identity, which Edward Lawler, the distinguished business professor and expert on organizational dynamics, defines as “what [an organization] stands for and what it aspires ...

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