The Step-by-step Guide to Sustainability Planning: How to Create and Implement Sustainability Plans in Any Business Or Organization

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Earthscan, 2008 - Business & Economics - 173 pages
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Sustainability is now the greatest business imperative, yet how do you actually develop and implement a sustainability plan if you aren t an expert?From the authors of the award-winning handbook The Business Guide to Sustainability comes this highly practical guide to designing and implementing a customized sustainability plan in any business, organization or government department of any type and scale.This step-by-step guide explains how to create a sustainability plan and sustainability report. Each chapter has two vital sections. The first contains background reading, tips and case examples to help you be successful. The second presents a set of methods each with step-by-step instructions and a selection matrix to help choose the best methods. The book also contains sample worksheets and exercise materials that can be copied for organization-wide use.
 

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Contents

Preparing for Change
1
Refining the Business Case
17
Creating the Vision of Sustainability
37
Identifying Impacts and Priorities
53
Developing Sustainability Metrics and Reports
65
Developing an Implementation Strategy and Choosing Projects
83
Developing Effective Management Systems
99
Determining the Structures Needed to Manage the Effort
115
Informing and Involving Employees
131
References
153
Team Prelaunch Handout and Worksheet
163
Index
169
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Darcy Hitchcock and Marsha Willard are authors of The Business Guide to Sustainability, winner of Choice Magazine?s Outstanding Academic Title award for 2007. Their firm, AXIS Performance Advisors, is based in Portland, Oregon. They both teach in Bainbridge Graduate Institute?s MBA in Sustainable Business and the executive management team for the International Society of Sustainability Professionals.

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