Summary of The Sustainability Edge

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Today’s consumers and investors are pressuring industries to become more accountable and responsible. Businesses must reinvent themselves to meet today’s social, environmental and financial challenges. Sustainability consultant Suhas Apte and business professor Jagdish N. Sheth believe sustainability is the core of continued growth and long-term success. The authors provide a “sustainability roadmap” to guide your organization through the transformation toward meeting this goal and to identify ways to engage all your stakeholders. Despite their tendency to rely on industry-speak, getAbstract recommends the authors’ business case for sustainability to forward-thinking leaders and environmental advocates.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How focusing on sustainability can give your company a “triple-bottom-line” competitive edge,
  • How to use the “sustainability stakeholders framework” and
  • How sustainability supports “mindful consumption” and corporate social responsibility.

About the Authors

Suhas Apte, president of Apte Consultants and a partner in the Blue Earth Network, previously served as global sustainability officer at Kimberly-Clark. Emory University business professor Jagdish N. Sheth has published more than 300 research papers and 30 books, including his autobiography, The Accidental Scholar.



The Challenge
Yesterday’s strategies no longer deliver a competitive advantage. In today’s business environment, companies face numerous external challenges to growth. Once-abundant resources have become scarce, driving up costs. Competitors quickly duplicate innovations, customers are...

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