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The business case for sustainability is now fairly well-established: Doing good is good business. Building sustainability into your firm requires change, which human nature resists. Leigh Stringer describes how companies can solve pressing environmental problems while increasing profits and providing a happier workplace. getAbstract recommends this book as a solid starting point from which to address sustainability changes. Stringer covers a full range of promising solutions and provides a “green” take on change management, but other books in the field may offer more depth on implementation. “Design thinking” is all about solving multiple problems at once, and Stringer persuasively argues that this approach can meet the demands of the emerging idea-driven marketplace.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to “green” your business in new ways
  • How to change workplace assumptions despite resistance
  • What are the essential elements of a successful sustainability initiative
  • How to design a greener workspace

About the Author

Leigh Stringer is a vice president at Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, an architectural firm specializing in design solutions for sustainability. She edits



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