The Business Guide to Sustainability: Practical Strategies and Tools for Organizations / Edition 2

The Business Guide to Sustainability: Practical Strategies and Tools for Organizations / Edition 2

by Darcy Hitchcock, Marsha Willard
     
 

First edition:
Winner of Choice Magazine - Outstanding Academic Titles for 2007

Sustainability promises both reduced environmental impacts and real cash savings for any organization - be it a business, non-profit/NGO or government department. This easy-to-use manual has been written by top business consultants specifically to help managers, business owners

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Overview

First edition:
Winner of Choice Magazine - Outstanding Academic Titles for 2007

Sustainability promises both reduced environmental impacts and real cash savings for any organization - be it a business, non-profit/NGO or government department. This easy-to-use manual has been written by top business consultants specifically to help managers, business owners, organizational leaders and aspiring environmental managers/sustainability coordinators to improve their organization's environmental, social and economic performance.

The authors demystify 'sustainability', untangle the plethora of sustainability frameworks, tools and practices, and make it easy for the average person in any organization to move towards sustainability. Organized by sector (manufacturing, services and office operations, and government) and common organizational functions (senior management, facilities, human resources, purchasing, environmental affairs and compliance, marketing and public relations, and finance and accounting), the authors show how organizations can incorporate sustainability into their everyday work through the application of useful tools and self-assessments.

This fully updated edition includes a new chapter on information and communication technology (ICT). The authors have also added many new facts, stories, practices and resources throughout the book to keep up with this rapidly emerging field and have updated their widely used SCORE sustainability assessment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844077663
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2009
Edition description:
2
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
573,532
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Sustainability as a strategic issue3
2Change agent/sustainability coordinator : how to keep a sustainability effort on track23
3Sustainability in services and general office practices37
4Sustainability in manufacturing and product design53
5Sustainability in government agencies79
6Senior management : how to lead the sustainability effort119
7Facilities : how to save energy and water, improve productivity and reduce waste141
8Human resources : how to support the change process and bolster employee commitment155
9Purchasing : how to determine what to buy and how to work with suppliers169
10Environmental affairs : how to support the move beyond compliance and eco-efficiencies to sustainability189
11Marketing/public relations : whether and how to promote your sustainability efforts199
12Accounting and finance : how to account for environmental and social impacts213

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