Making Sustainability Work

Editor/Author Epstein, Marc J. and Buhovac, Adriana Rejc
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

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ISBN: 978-1-60-994993-8
Category: Business, Finance & Economics - Business
Image Count: 66
Book Status: Available
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This is the ultimate how-to guide for corporate leaders, strategists, academics, sustainability consultants, and anyone else with an interest in actually putting sustainability ideas into practice and making sure they accomplish their goals.

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Table of Contents

  • List of cases, figures, and tables
  • Foreword from the First Edition John Elkington, SustainAbility
  • Foreword from the First Edition Herman B. “Dutch” Leonard, Harvard Business School
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Improving sustainability and financial performance in global corporations
  • Why it's important
  • Managing corporate sustainability
  • The Corporate Sustainability Model
  • Background to this book
  • Making sustainability work: an overview of the revised book
  • And finally
  • 1 A new framework for implementing corporate sustainability
  • What is sustainability?
  • Identify your stakeholders
  • Be accountable
  • Corporate Sustainability Model
  • Summary
  • 2 Leadership, organizational culture, and strategy for corporate sustainability
  • Board commitment to sustainability
  • CEO commitment to sustainability
  • Leadership and global climate change
  • The role of the corporate mission and vision statements
  • The role of organizational culture
  • Developing a corporate sustainability strategy
  • Thinking globally
  • Voluntary standards and codes of conduct
  • Working with government regulations
  • Social investors and sustainability indices
  • Summary
  • 3 Organizing for sustainability
  • The challenge for global corporations
  • Involve the whole organization
  • Information flow and a seat at the table
  • Outsourcing
  • Philanthropy and collaboration with NGOs
  • Summary
  • 4 Costing, capital investments, and the integration of sustainability risks
  • The capital investment decision process
  • Capital budgeting in small and medium enterprises
  • Costs in the decision-making process
  • Costing systems
  • Risk assessment
  • Summary
  • 5 Performance measurement, evaluation, and reward systems
  • Performance measurement and evaluation systems
  • Incentives and rewards
  • Strategic performance measurement systems
  • Shareholder value analysis
  • Summary
  • 6 The foundations for measuring social, environmental, and economic impacts
  • The concept of value
  • Methodologies for measuring social, environmental, and economic impacts
  • Methodologies for measuring sustainability and political risks
  • Summary
  • 7 Implementing a social, environmental, and economic impact measurement system
  • Mapping the actions that drive performance
  • Sustainability performance metrics
  • Engage with your stakeholders
  • Measuring reputation
  • Measuring risk
  • Measuring social, environmental, and economic impacts
  • Summary
  • 8 Improving corporate processes, products, and projects for corporate sustainability
  • Organizational learning: the new battleground?
  • Improving sustainability performance
  • Reducing social, environmental, and economic impacts
  • Involve the supply chain
  • Internal reporting
  • Summary
  • 9 External sustainability reporting and verification
  • Standards for sustainability reporting
  • Industry guidance on sustainability reporting
  • Let everyone know how you're doing
  • External disclosure of sustainability performance measures
  • Verifying sustainability performance and reporting
  • Internal sustainability audits
  • External sustainability audits
  • Summary
  • 10 The benefits of sustainability for corporations and society
  • Make sustainability work
  • Use the Corporate Sustainability Model to improve performance
  • Create opportunities for innovation
  • A last word
  • Bibliography