The Business Guide to Sustainability is a practical introduction to implementing a comprehensive sustainability strategy in any organization. Written by top business consultants, this useful book can be applied in both large and small enterprises.

This edition shifts away from a discussion of CSR to focus more squarely on sustainability. It explores strategies for implementing sustainability in each of the functional areas of the corporation (accounting, HR, operations, etc.), while providing examples from a range of sectors, including manufacturing, services, and government. The book also includes the authors’ S-CORE assessment tool to help organizations determine whether they are on the right track, identify new opportunities, and assign accountability and responsibility.

Brimming with interesting stories and examples, and covering new developments such as the emergence of BRICs and the effects of the Great Recession, this book will interest managers, business owners, and students for whom sustainability is a priority.

part |32 pages

Foundation Concepts

chapter |15 pages

Change Agent *

How to Keep a Sustainability Effort on Track

part |86 pages

Sustainability by Industry Sector

part |134 pages

Sustainability by Organizational Function

chapter |12 pages

Senior Management

How to Integrate Sustainability/Corporate Responsibility into the Organization

chapter |15 pages

Facilities *

How to Save Energy and Water, Improve Productivity and Eliminate Waste

chapter |17 pages

Human Resources *

How to Support the Change Process and Bolster Employee Commitment

chapter |21 pages

Purchasing *

How to Decide What to Buy and How to Work with Suppliers

chapter |12 pages

Information Technology *

How to Facilitate the Transition to a Low-Impact Operation

chapter |12 pages

Environmental Affairs *

How to Move Beyond Compliance to Sustainability

chapter |20 pages

Marketing/Public Relations *

Whether and How to Promote Your Sustainability Effort

chapter |23 pages

Accounting and Finance *

How to Account for Environmental and Social Impacts