Summary of Making Sustainability Work
Copyright © 2008 by Greenleaf Publishing Ltd.
Published by Greenleaf Publishing Ltd. in the UK. Published simultaneously in the US and Canada by Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.
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Management professor Mark J. Epstein conducted extensive academic research into the best social and environmental – that is, sustainability – practices of 100 companies worldwide. Drawing on that knowledge, he developed a “Corporate Sustainability Model” to show business leaders how to implement the right organizational processes to create, measure and promote corporate social responsibility (CSR) and “corporate social opportunity.” The book is quite dense and academic, with much of its information packed into evocative but complex charts, so it seeks a professional audience. getAbstract recommends it to corporate decision makers as a well-informed, thorough manual.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why companies must prioritize sustainability in their strategic planning,
- How to profit through sustainability initiatives, and
- How using the “Corporate Sustainability Model” can benefit companies and society.
About the Author
Rice University professor Marc J. Epstein is an expert in designing and implementing corporate strategies and developing their performance metrics.
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