Global Sustainability: 21 Leading CEOs Show How to Do Well by Doing Good

Global Sustainability: 21 Leading CEOs Show How to Do Well by Doing Good

by Mark Lefko
Global Sustainability: 21 Leading CEOs Show How to Do Well by Doing Good

Global Sustainability: 21 Leading CEOs Show How to Do Well by Doing Good

by Mark Lefko


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Smart business leaders care about Sustainability. It’s not just good PR—it’s good business, and a growing number of leading CEOs are embracing it.

Mark Lefko’s Global Sustainability examines this vital subject from the perspective of today’s most influential business leaders. Global Sustainability means ensuring that everyone on Earth has what they need to survive and thrive. But in order for this to be feasible—and sustainable—businesses need to be able to turn a profit. Lefko shares profound insights gleaned from his one-on-one interviews with business leaders of all stripes, from the CEOs of Global Multinationals, Fortune 50 giants to visionaries leading plucky startups. Learn from these CEOs and others: Sir Richard Branson-Virgin Group, Paul Polman-Unilever, Ann Sherry-Carnival Australia, Feike Sijbesma-DSM, David MacLennan-Cargill, Marc Benioff-Salesforce.

In exclusive interviews, these 21 leading CEOs explain:

  • How the Global Sustainability movement is shaping the growth of the most profitable companies around the world
  • How your company can participate fully in this movement—and profit from your participation
  • How your guiding ethical principles shape your company’s identity … and why they’re vital to your survival

Global Sustainability is about more than just doing good; it’s about doing well by doing good.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683501763
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 01/24/2017
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Mark Lefko has coached and mentored more than 100 CEOs and company presidents, bringing with him 35 years of real-world C-level business experience. A thought leader in the fields of sustainability and leadership, Lefko serves on several advisory boards and is known for his high-energy, insightful speaking engagements. As the Founder and CEO of Lefko Group, one of the nation’s leading facilitation firms, he has led countless strategic planning retreats, corporate think tanks, roundtables and peer groups. “Global Sustainability,” Mark’s second book, aims to inspire executives to rally around the concept of doing well while doing good. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Learn more at

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Invitation xii

Chapter 1 Establish Guiding Principles 1

Chapter 2 Practice Long-Term Thinking 13

Chapter 3 Deal Fairly and Ethically with Suppliers, Employees, and Customers 26

Chapter 4 Be Concerned about Your Employees' Motivation and Well-Being 36

Chapter 5 Support the Well-Being of the Communities Where You Do Business 47

Chapter 6 Form Good Partnerships 66

Chapter 7 Find Ways to Reduce Waste 83

Chapter 8 Be Adaptable-and Seize Opportunities 94

Chapter 9 Measure the Return on Sustainability Investment 108

Chapter 10 Conclusion and Call to Action 120

Index 137

Appendix Interviewee Photos 139

About the Author 145

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