Walking the Talk: The Business Case for Sustainable Development / Edition 1

Walking the Talk: The Business Case for Sustainable Development / Edition 1

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by Chad O. Holliday Jr., Stephan Schmidheiny, Chad Hollidsy
     
 

Walking the Talk represents a first: major business leaders arguing that sustainability is not only compatible with but crucial to business success. Drawing on nearly 70 case histories of companies around the world, the authors show how the three pillars of sustainable development — economic growth, ecological balance, and social progress — work to

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Walking the Talk represents a first: major business leaders arguing that sustainability is not only compatible with but crucial to business success. Drawing on nearly 70 case histories of companies around the world, the authors show how the three pillars of sustainable development — economic growth, ecological balance, and social progress — work to improve the bottom line even as they create a better world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576752340
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword8
Part 1The Foundation11
The business case for sustainable development12
Case Studies
1Norsk Hydro: a business case for sustainable development32
2SC Johnson: sustainable communities33
3Shell: community development in Nigeria34
4MeadWestvaco: its Brazilian subsidiary Rigesa36
5Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes37
Part 2The Ten Building Blocks39
1.The market40
2.The right framework58
Case Studies
6Business Council for Sustainable Development-Gulf of Mexico: Mississippi forests80
7Dow: SafeChem81
3.Eco-efficiency83
Case Studies
8General Motors de Mexico: water conservation96
9Grupo Minetti: cement kiln technology in the disposal of industrial wastes96
10Norsk Hydro: aluminum recycling97
11BASF: an eco-efficiency tool98
12The Warehouse Group: new software for energy efficiency98
13CH2M HILL and Nike: eco-efficiency through supply-chain metrics99
14Cemento de EI Salvador: furnaces and forests100
15Fundacion Entorno: eco-efficiency kit100
16Tokyo Electric Power Company: eco-efficient energy101
4.Corporate social responsibility103
Case Studies
17Severn Trent: Cromford Venture Center115
18Terranova: San Isidro development and training center116
19Companhia Vale do Rio Doce: Education on Rails117
20Holcim: the youth center118
21Adidas-Salomon: supply chain management118
22Western Power: the Greening Challenge120
23BC Hydro: aboriginal relations programs121
24Volkswagen: street children project122
25Eskom: HIV/AIDS program122
26Statoil: educating judges123
5.Learning to change125
Case Studies
27Interface: a learning experience142
28Swiss Re: building sustainability know-how144
29Rio Tinto: Borax145
30Companhia Siderurgica de Tubarao: employee education programs146
31Sony: Green Management 2005147
32Suncor: valuing diversity148
6.From dialogue to partnerships150
Case Studies
33The Global Reporting Initiative163
34Suez and CH2M HILL: partnerships for the provision of water164
35Aventis: partnerships for health166
36The Global Compact167
37Severn Trent: water for St Petersburg169
38Nestle: partners for a green supply chain170
39Rio Tinto: the Earthwatch partnership171
40Tokyo Electric Power Company: Office Neighborhood Association promotes recycling172
7.Informing and providing consumer choice174
Case Studies
41Ontario Power Generation, BC Hydro, and Eskom: energy options184
42BP: local choice; global atmosphere187
43Detergent makers: Washright187
44Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu: helping consumers choose189
45Thailand Business Council for Sustainable Development: Green Label Scheme190
46Forestry certification: the need for mutual recognition191
8.Innovation193
Case Studies
47Gerling: drinking water on Milos210
48DuPont: 'zero' targets driving innovation211
49Cargill Dow: NatureWorks212
50Conoco: carbon fibers213
51Toyota: hybrid technology213
52DaimlerChrysler: natural-fiber car components215
53Swiss Re: Eco-Portfolio215
54DaimlerChrysler, Shell, and Norsk Hydro: the Iceland experiment216
9.Reflecting the worth of the Earth218
Case Studies
55Shell: the cost of carbon story236
56Ontario Power Generation: emission-reduction credits trading237
57International Emissions Trading Association238
58Climate Neutral Network239
10.Making markets work for all241
Case Studies
59Aracruz: the Forestry Partners Program256
60Bayer: Integrated Crop Management in Brazil257
61BP Solar: rural development projects258
62Sustainable Community-Oriented Development Program: farmer-sized seed packs260
63DuPont Colombia: helping farmers succeed261
64Eskom's electrification program in South Africa262
65Deutsche Bank Microcredit Development Fund263
66Banco do Nordeste: new banking models for regional development264
67GrupoNueva and South African Breweries: practical solutions to retrenchment265
References267
WBCSD publications275
Abbreviations277
Index279

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