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The Green Executive

Author : Gareth Kane
ISBN : 9781136529207
Genre : Business & Economics
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Over the last five years, the corporate sustainability debate has shifted from one of compliance to one of strategic competitive advantage. Accordingly, responsibility for environmental and sustainability issues has risen from management functions to director level executives. The Green Executive provides everything you need to know to develop a winning sustainability strategy and the leadership skills you require to implement that strategy. The first part of the book explores the business case for action taking into consideration opportunities, threats of inaction, risks of action and the ethical dimension. This is followed by an overview of global environmental problems, including the big three: climate change, resource depletion and toxic materials, and global solutions - including eco-efficiency and industrial ecology. The third part translates these large scale solutions into practical actions for a single business ranging from simple housekeeping measures through to innovative business models. The final, crucial part introduces the sustainability maturity model and provides an insight into how the highest level of that model can be achieved. A range of personal views is provided in the form of 18 exclusive interviews with senior level executives from a wide range of sectors including retail, transport, manufacturing, logistics and the service sector, from small businesses through to international giants like Canon, BT, Marks & Spencer, National Express and GlaxoSmithKline.

Behaviour Change For Sustainability

Author : Adam Corner
ISBN : 9781351274869
Genre : Business & Economics
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Behaviour Change for Sustainability is a compilation of 3 bestselling sustainability guides that gathers together, in one place, a variety of effective tools and techniques for encouraging a lasting shift to sustainable behaviours in business and society. Promoting Sustainable Behaviour offers the definitive guide to building a sustainable behaviour campaign that works. By summarising "what really works" and pulling out the most important messages from the evidence base, this book contains all the tools you need to maximize the success of your sustainable behaviour initiative – in households, when commuting, in the workplace and beyond. Green Jujitsu outlines the smart way to embed sustainability within the culture of any organization, by working with employees' strengths and interests. Gareth Kane points out the hallmarks of unsuccessful approaches to cultural change, which are often confused, unimaginative or confrontational. He puts forward an alternative framework designed to play to people's strengths and interests and genuinely engage them in problem-solving. Gamification is fast emerging as a user engagement and behaviour change tool that succeeds where other tactics and strategies have failed. How Gamification Can Help Your Business Engage in Sustainability contains all the information businesses and other organizations need to make an informed decision about whether to adopt gamification as part of their own business and sustainability strategies – and the tools to get started.

Building A Sustainable Supply Chain

Author : Gareth Kane
ISBN : 9781351275064
Genre : Business & Economics
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The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 was not caused by BP, but by a contractor, yet BP got the blame. The toxic waste from the production of Apple products dumped in China in 2011 was not dumped by Apple, but by a supplier, yet Apple got the blame. The horsemeat found in beef burgers in 2013 was not added by Tesco, but by a supplier, yet Tesco got the blame. In all three cases, blame for the damage caused by suppliers floated up through the supply chain until it lodged with the big brand at the top. No longer can companies constrain their corporate responsibility within the factory fence, as that boundary is not recognized by outside observers. This situation is exacerbated by the fact that the majority of most organizations’ environmental footprint lies in their supply chain. This means that, to address the sustainability agenda in a meaningful way, they must tackle the impacts of their suppliers. Unfortunately this is a huge challenge as visibility and influence diminishes quickly as you start to work your way down through the layers of suppliers. This book gives a quick but comprehensive guide to the most effective techniques to help you proactively address environmental risks in the supply chain. It covers the following: the business case for a sustainable supply chain; supply chains and sustainability: the big picture; making supply chains sustainable: the fundamentals; basic techniques: the "hard yards" of green procurement; intermediate techniques: those requiring changes to operations and products/services; advanced techniques: changes to the business model and corporate philosophy.The book draws upon exclusive interviews with top sustainability practitioners along with the practical experiences of the author to provide real world examples at the cutting edge.

The Business Leader S Guide To The Low Carbon Economy

Author : Larry Reynolds
ISBN : 9781317039617
Genre : Business & Economics
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Rising energy prices and concerns about climate change are driving us towards a new kind of economy - a low-carbon economy. What will this low-carbon economy be like, and what does your business have to do to prosper in this new business environment? Larry Reynolds shows how successful organisations are already learning to be more energy efficient, manage their carbon footprint, adapt to climate change and become truly sustainable. As well as explaining how to future-proof your organisation against possible threats, The Business Leader’s Guide to the Low-carbon Economy, tells you how to make the most of the many opportunities that the low-carbon economy will bring, especially in growing profits from new products and services. It is your guide to creating an organisation that will thrive in the twenty-first century. While there are plenty of published books about 'going green', there are none which explain the low-carbon economy and how to thrive in it. This book will fill that important gap. Drawing on examples from across industries, including businesses such as Asda, BT, Cargill, Coca Cola, Co-operative Group, Eurostar, Marks and Spencer, Tesco, Tesla, Walker's Crisps, Walmart and ZipCar, Larry Reynolds shows how today’s successful organisations are already benefiting from the coming low-carbon economy.

Green Innovation In China

Author : Joanna I. Lewis
ISBN : 9780231153300
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Conducting an empirical study of China's remarkable transition to wind power and the possibility of replicating its model elsewhere, Joanna I. Lewis adds greater depth to a theoretical understanding of China's technological innovation systems and its current and future role in a globalized economy. Lewis focuses on China's specific methods of international technology transfer, its forms of international cooperation and competition, and its implementation of effective policies promoting the development of a home-grown industry. China could one day come to dominate global wind turbine sales, becoming a hub of technological innovation and major proponent of low-carbon economic change.

Cracking The Carbon Code

Author : Terry Tamminen
ISBN : 9781137511942
Genre : Business & Economics
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As the list of sub-national, national, and international regulations, markets, and carbon reduction targets grows and merges, business must take action to become more efficient and reduce carbon. Cracking the Carbon Code provides the tools to profit from this trend, describing practical steps to make almost any business more efficient, sustainable, and competitive in the global economy. It is important to know when new regulations will apply to your business and when hidden carbon liabilities could threaten a company’s profitability. Carbon is a measurement of waste, so identifying a company’s carbon footprint - and how to reduce it - will save money and unnecessary regulatory burdens.Filled with eye-opening facts, insights, and practical action steps to profit from the low-carbon economy of the 21st century, this book is for anyone who wants to build value, grow market share, and secure acceptance by consumers and regulators alike.

Accelerating Sustainability Using The 80 20 Rule

Author : Gareth Kane
ISBN : 9781910174401
Genre : Business & Economics
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Are your sustainability efforts making as much impact as they could be? With our collective way of life rubbing up against the natural limits of the planet, it does not take a genius to see that it is time to scrape the mud off our boots and find a shorter, smarter path towards sustainability -- a way to maximise our effectiveness and inspire leaps forward in sustainability, rather than incremental steps. The 80/20 rule says that, in many situations, a small number of inputs determine the vast majority of our desired results. If we identify these ‘vital few’ inputs in our sustainability efforts, and focus on them, we can maximise our effectiveness and accelerate progress rapidly. This book will help you to think about sustainability from an 80/20 perspective with practical applications for: * product and service development; * supply chains; * materiality, indicators and quantitative analysis; * waste, energy efficiency, water conservation and transport; * employee engagement, and; * sustainability strategy. If you want to focus on what works, deliver better results, waste less time on 'switch it off' stickers and ineffective 'standard practice' and start making a real difference, then this book is for you!

Green Business Green Values And Sustainability

Author : Christos Pitelis
ISBN : 9781136805998
Genre : Business & Economics
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Green Business, Green Values, and Sustainability offers a concise and definitive book on the green transformation of business. The book examines the dramatic changes in business values and strategies that have taken place in recent years in response to the sustainability imperative. Government, industry, academic and science leaders spell out the green future for business.

The Governance Of Risk

Author : Guler Aras
ISBN : 9781781907818
Genre : Business & Economics
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The relationship between economic or social or political activity and risk is widely recognised at a societal level, a market level and a business level, and equally widely discussed. The relationship between governance and risk at all of these levels is equally widely recognised but much less widely discussed. But the consequences of poor governance in this arena have been exposed to all in the recent financial and economic crisis as financial institutions and even countries have collapsed or come close to collapsing. The relationship between governance and risk is particularly important in the global environment in which we operate and needs to be more fully discussed and theorised. This book is designed to address important aspects of this topic and set it within the context of the global business and societal environment.

The Three Secrets Of Green Business

Author : Gareth Kane
ISBN : 9781844078738
Genre : Business & Economics
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In this short, readable and practical ‘how-to’ guide,leading green business expert and consultant Gareth Kane revealseverything you need to know about making your business green whileincreasing profits. He reveals hundreds of handy hints and tips forgoing green, easy actions any business can take now to cut waste, bigchanges to revolutionize your business processes, products and businessmodels, and green success stories from business of all types and sizes.The Three Secrets of Green Business isa highly accessible, practical guide to those who want tointroduce sustainability into their business or organization quicklyand effectively.

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