Conversations with Green Gurus: The Collective Wisdom of Environmental Movers and Shakers

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The collected wisdom of some of the world's most influential environmental movers and shakers is brought together in this one book. The chosen gurus consists both of “thinkers” – those who have set the agenda, and of “doers” – those business people who made the green cause their mission long before it became so prominent.

The book covers a broad range of environmental issues as they apply to business, including the economic viability of choosing green routes. Interviewees ...

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Overview

The collected wisdom of some of the world's most influential environmental movers and shakers is brought together in this one book. The chosen gurus consists both of “thinkers” – those who have set the agenda, and of “doers” – those business people who made the green cause their mission long before it became so prominent.

The book covers a broad range of environmental issues as they apply to business, including the economic viability of choosing green routes. Interviewees include energy guru Amory Lovins, former Friends of the Earth Vice Chair Tony Juniper, diplomat Sir Crispin Tickell and business leader Ray Anderson, among others. The cutting edge thinking of the book’s contributors provides businesses with the information they need when considering how to change in a green direction. The end result is an illuminating insight into both general views on sustainability as well as good and bad business decisions made in the search for sustainability.

The full list of green gurus include:

Ray Anderson, founder and chairman of Interface Inc, one of TIME Magazine’s ‘Heroes of the Environment’

James Cameron, founder of Executive Director and Vice-Chairman of Climate Change Capital (CCC)

Paul Dickinson, CEO of the Carbon Disclosure Project

John Elkington, founding partner and director of Volans, co-founder of SustainAbility, world authority of sustainable development, author of The Green Consumer Guide

John Grant, author of The Green Marketing Manifesto, frequent conference speaker and prolific blogger

Denis Hayes, President and CEO of The Bullitt Foundation, Chair of the International Earth Day Network

Gary Hirshberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stonyfield Farm, the world's largest producer of organic yogurt

Tony Juniper, former Executive Director of Friends of the Earth (FoE), environmental campaigner, author and commentator

Professor Sir David King, Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford

Amory B. Lovins, environmentalist, Chairman and Chief Scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute

Professor Wangari Maathai, environmental and political activist, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Ricardo Navarro, founder and director of the Salvadoran Centre for Appropriate Technology (CESTA), winner of the prestigious Goldman prize

Dr Vandana Shiva, physicist, environmental activist and author

Jeffrey  Swartz , CEO of Timberland Worldwide

Sir Crispin Tickell, diplomat, academic, environmentalist, author

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470714317
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/26/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura Mazur is a business writer and partner in Writers 4Management, a professional writing firm. She has been a businessjournalist since 1978 and was editor of the UK’sMarketing magazine from 1986 to 1989. She has written for arange of publications, including a weekly column forMarketing magazine for five years, and is also the author ofmanagement guides on international marketing and communicationspublished by the Economist Intelligence Unit and Financial TimesReports. She has ghost written/edited five books.

Louella Miles is a business writer, and Laura’spartner in Writers 4 Management. She started in consumer journalismin 1976, with the Consumer’s Association, before moving overto business writing in 1980. She was managing editor ofMarketing magazine through the mid to late 1980s. Herportfolio includes management reports on topics as diverse ascorporate reputation and sponsorship, published by ManagementToday and International Marketing Reports respectively.She has also edited a weekly media newsletter for the past sevenyears and produces a range of titles on qualitative research.

Since they formed Writers 4 Management in 2004, Laura andLouella have worked with a range of organisations and individuals.Activities have included writing white papers, running writingtraining courses, and acting as ghost writers/editors on a numberof books. Their book, Conversations with Marketing Masters,was published by John Wiley in January 2007.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Acknowledgements.

About the Authors.

Introduction.

1 Ray Anderson.

2 James Cameron.

3 Paul Dickinson.

4 John Elkington.

5 John Grant.

6 Denis Hayes.

7 Gary Hirshberg.

8 Tony Juniper.

9 Professor Sir David King.

10 Amory B. Lovins.

11 Professor Wangari Maathai.

12 Ricardo Navarro.

13 Dr Vandana Shiva.

14 Jeffrey Swartz.

15 Sir Crispin Tickell.

Index.

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