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The Green to Gold Business Playbook: How to Implement Sustainability Practices for Bottom-Line Results in Every Business Function

The Green to Gold Business Playbook: How to Implement Sustainability Practices for Bottom-Line Results in Every Business Function

Daniel C. Esty, P.J. Simmons

ISBN: 978-0-470-59075-1

Apr 2011

456 pages

In Stock

$27.95

Description

"Implement the green strategies outlined in Dan Esty's and Andrew Winston’s bestseller Green to Gold"

Hard-nosed business advice for gaining competitive advantage through sustainability action in buildings and operations, information technology, product design, sourcing, manufacturing, logistics and transportation, marketing, accounting, and other key business functions

Whether you are a climate change skeptic or an environmentalist, sustainability issues cannot be ignored in today’s corporate world.  With rising energy and natural resource costs, intensified regulations, investor pressures, and a growing demand for environmentally friendly products, sustainability is no longer an option—it’s a business imperative.

Unlike many green business books, the Playbook skips the environmental ideology and deals exclusively with tools and strategies that have been shown to cut costs, reduce risks, drive revenues, and build brand identity.

  • Builds on Dan Esty and Andrew Winston’s prizewinning Green to Gold, which has become a business classic and a staple of management training across the world.
  • Shows in detail how each business function or department can achieve an eco-advantage over the competition
  • Offers frameworks, checklists, and action plans applicable to any business–big or small, in manufacturing or services

The Green to Gold Business Playbook gives you the tools to make green work-and work profitably-for your business.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Part One Introduction.

1 Why Every Business Needs an Eco-Strategy.

2 How to Use This Book.

Part Two Gear Up: What Leaders Need to Know.

3 Building a Winning Eco-Advantage Strategy: Top 10 Action Items.

4 Making the Internal Business Case for Going Greener.

Part Three Analyze: Identify Your Eco-Risks and Opportunities.

5 Spot the Eco-Issues that Could Impact Your Bottom Line.

6 Assess and Measure Your Environmental Impacts.

7 Benchmark Your Performance against Competitors and Best Practices.

Part Four Strategize: How Each Business Function Can Benefit and Contribute.

8 Office Activities.

9 Buildings and Facilities.

10 Information Technology.

11 Product Design.

12 Sourcing and Procurement.

13 Manufacturing and Processing.

14 Logistics and Transport.

15 Marketing and Sales.

16 Legal and Regulatory Affairs.

17 Accounting and Finance.

Part Five Mobilize: Execute and Engage.

18 Create an Action Plan—and Execute.

19 Build Your Climate Change Plan.

20 Mobilize Employees and Build an Eco-Advantage Culture.

21 Engaging Stakeholders.

Part Six Optimize: Evaluate, Report, and Reassess.

22 Communicate and Report Results.

23 Celebrate Success and Promote Continuous Improvement.

Notes.

Index.