The Sustainability: The Complete Management Guide to Achieving Social, Economic, and Environmental Responsibility

The Sustainability: The Complete Management Guide to Achieving Social, Economic, and Environmental Responsibility

by William R. Blackburn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1585761028

ISBN-13: 9781585761029

Pub. Date: 02/01/2007

Publisher: West Academic

The pursuit of sustainability can be complex, challenging, and ultimately beneficial when practiced by corporate, academic, government and non-profit organizations. The Sustainability Handbook provides a blueprint on how organizations of all sizes can reach or exceed economic, social and environmental excellence. The handbook offers a wide variety of practical

Overview

The pursuit of sustainability can be complex, challenging, and ultimately beneficial when practiced by corporate, academic, government and non-profit organizations. The Sustainability Handbook provides a blueprint on how organizations of all sizes can reach or exceed economic, social and environmental excellence. The handbook offers a wide variety of practical approaches and tools, including a model sustainability policy for organizations, summaries and tips on selecting sustainability codes, an extensive collection of sample metrics, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585761029
Publisher:
West Academic
Publication date:
02/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
787
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

About the Author xi

Introduction and Executive Summary xiii

Chapter 1 Addressing the Confusion About Sustainability: The Typical Executive View 1

Chapter 2 Determining Scope: An Operational Definition of Sustainability 17

Chapter 3 The Value of Sustainability: Why Bother? 33

Chapter 4 Building an SOS: The Key Elements and Basic Structure 123

Chapter 5 SOS Standards: The Roadmap for Change 163

Chapter 6 Strategic Planning for Focused Sustainability Improvement 189

Chapter 7 Selecting Goals and Indicators 225

Chapter 8 Bringing Sustainability to the Front Line: Deployment, Integration, and Alignment 257

Chapter 9 Data Systems, Auditing, and Other Monitoring and Accountability Mechanisms 281

Chapter 10 Transparent Sustainability Reporting 309

Chapter 11 Stakeholder Engagement; The Role of NGOs 373

Chapter 12 Approach to Sustainability for Small and Struggling Companies 419

Chapter 13 Approach to Sustainability for NGOs 431

Chapter 14 Approach to Sustainability for governmental Organizations 441

Chapter 15 Approach to Sustainability for Colleges and Universities 477

Chapter 16 Keeping the Initiative Alive: Making the SOS Sustainable 543

Appendices

Appendix 1 Summary of Sustainability Trends 551

Appendix 2 Sustainability-Related Codes of Organizational Behavior 647

Appendix 3 Sustainability-Related Management System Standards 687

Appendix 4 Planning Forms for Assessing and Prioritizing Sustainability Risks and Opportunities 703

Appendix 5 Method for Calculating Savings and Cost Avoidance for Baxter's Environmental Financial Statement 709

Appendix 6 Examples of Sustainability Issues for VariousFunctional Groups 713

Appendix 7 Examples of Sustainability Metrics 725

Appendix 8 Sustainability Resources for Universities 751

Acronyms 779

Index 789

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