The Sustainable Company
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The Sustainable Company shows how to create value for shareholders while balancing responsibilities to society and the environment. Its step-by-step approach and tool-kit for managers make this book the solutions manual for the twenty-first-century manager.
"This is not a book of fluff or feel-good case studies. It's a handbook for organizational change. The instructions are specific, potential pitfalls are highlighted, and the appendix provides a detailed discussion of outside evaluation tools."
Green Market Report
"The Sustainable Company offers some genuinely practical insights into what it really takes to improve stakeholder impacts."
"Laszlo endeavors to translate social and environmental concerns into the language of marketing and corporate strategy...well-meaning executives will find much food for thought here."
"What Mr. Laszlo calls 'Planetary Ethics' or the integration of economic, environmental, social and high ethical objectives into long-term business strategy, is the new price of entry for corporate survival. Those who 'get' this and do it best will enjoy increasing shareholder value. I believe this book carries a critical message for today's corporate executives."
Deborah D. Anderson, formerly of Procter & Gamble
PART I. The Leap to Sustainable Value
Chapter 1. Toward an Integrated Bottom Line
Chapter 2. The New Ethics in Business
Chapter 3. What Gets Measured Gets Managed
Chapter 4. Shareholder Value and Corporate Responsibility
Chapter 5. The Stakeholder Mind-set and Culture
PART II. Companies Creating Sustainable Value
Chapter 6. Patagonia, Inc.
Chapter 7. The Atlantic Richfield Corporation (arco)
Chapter 8. The Co-operative Bank
Chapter 9. Bulmers Limited
PART III. The Value Creation Tool Kit
Chapter 10. Introduction to the Tool Kit
Chapter 11. The Eight Disciplines
Chapter 12. Putting It All Together
Chapter 13. Surveys of Multinational Companies
Postscript: Leadership Skills and the Sustainable Firm