The Sustainable Company: How to Create Lasting Value through Social and Environmental Performance / Edition 1

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Overview

Short-term profits are still the focus for many Fortune 500 companies, but others have recognized that social and environmental responsibility are core elements of a successful business strategy. The Sustainable Company provides detailed case studies of leading companies, illustrating this new paradigm in practice. The "how-to" section with a tool kit for managers elevates The Sustainable Company above other recent eco-friendly business books by providing eight disciplines necessary to create value for shareholders and stakeholders. It is the solutions manual for the twenty-first century manager.
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Editorial Reviews

Ethical Corporation

"The Sustainable Company offers some genuinely practical insights into what it really takes to improve stakeholder impacts."
Green Market Report

"This is not a book of fluff or feel-good case studies. It's a handbook for organizational change. The instructions are specific, potential pitfalls are highlighted, and the appendix provides a detailed discussion of outside evaluation tools."
formerly of Procter & Gamble - Deborah D. Anderson

"What Mr. Laszlo calls 'Planetary Ethics' or the integration of economic, environmental, social and high ethical objectives into long-term business strategy, is the new price of entry for corporate survival. Those who 'get' this and do it best will enjoy increasing shareholder value. I believe this book carries a critical message for today's corporate executives."
formerly of Procter & Gamble Deborah D. Anderson

"What Mr. Laszlo calls 'Planetary Ethics' or the integration of economic, environmental, social and high ethical objectives into long-term business strategy, is the new price of entry for corporate survival. Those who 'get' this and do it best will enjoy increasing shareholder value. I believe this book carries a critical message for today's corporate executives."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597260183
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2005
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 1,411,561
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Laszlo spent nearly ten years as an executive at Lafarge S.A, a world leader in building materials, holding positions as head of strategy, general manager of a manufacturing subsidiary and vice president of business development. Prior to that he spent five years with Deloitte & Touche, where he consulted to global industry leaders such as Dupont, Toshiba, Avon Products, and Renault on strategy. Educated at Swarthmore, Columbia, and the University of Paris, Laszlo earned a PhD with distinction in Economics and Management Science. He is currently a partner and co-founder of Sustainable Value Partners (http://www.SustainableValuePartners.com), a firm helping companies create value for shareholders and stakeholders.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Foreword
Preface
Introduction 3
1 Toward an Integrated Bottom Line 9
2 The New Ethics in Business 17
3 What Gets Measured Gets Managed 29
4 Shareholder Value and Corporate Responsibility 35
5 The Stakeholder Mind-Set and Culture 45
6 Patagonia, Inc. 57
7 The Atlantic Richfield Corporation (ARCO) 65
8 The Co-operative Bank 75
9 Bulmers Limited 89
10 Introduction to the Tool Kit 107
11 The Eight Disciplines 121
12 Putting It All Together 163
13 Surveys of Multinational Companies 171
Postscript: Leadership Skills and the Sustainable Firm 175
Appendix 181
Notes 203
Further Reading 207
About the Author 209
Index 210
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