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The Business Guide to Sustainability



The Business Guide to Sustainability: practical strategies and tools for organizations
By Darcy Hitchcock and Marsha Willard.
Second edition.

About this book
Sustainability promises both reduced environmental impacts and real cash savings for any organization, be it a business, non-profit organisation, NGO or government department. This easy-to-use manual has been written by top business consultants specifically to help managers, business owners, organizational leaders and aspiring environmental managers/sustainability coordinators to improve their organization's environmental, social and economic performance.

The authors demystify sustainability, untangle the plethora of sustainability frameworks, tools and practices, and make it easy for the average person in any organization to move towards sustainability. Organized by sector (manufacturing, services and office operations, and government) and common organizational functions (senior management, facilities, human resources, purchasing, environmental affairs and compliance, marketing and public relations, and finance and accounting), the authors show how organizations can incorporate sustainability into their everyday work through the application of useful tools and self-assessments.

This fully updated edition includes a new chapter on information and communication technology (ICT). The authors have also added many new facts, stories, practices and resources throughout the book to keep up with this rapidly emerging field and have updated their widely used SCORE sustainability assessment.

Review quotes
"At a time when 'big' business is beginning to mean 'sustainable' business, small businesses can easily get left out. Hitchcock and Willard have filled this vital gap admirably. This is a practical guide, dotted with heartening examples, of helping small businesses to adopt their sustainability mantles. An optimistic read."—Tim O'Riordan, emeritus professor of environmental sciences, University of East Anglia, UK.

"People are frequently frustrated by the process of applying the broad, theoretical concept of sustainability to concrete and practical applications. Hitchcock and Willard are uniquely skilled at helping organizations translate vision into action. They make sustainability accessible and understand how to leverage organizational dynamics to make a journey to sustainability possible."—Rick Woodward, corporate director of operations and sustainability, Coastwide Laboratories, USA.

About the authors
Darcy Hitchcock and Marsha Willard, principals of the sustainability consulting firm AXIS Performance Advisors (based in Portland, Oregon, USA) also co-founded and help manage the International Society of Sustainability Professionals. They both teach in Bainbridge Graduate Institute's MBA in sustainable business and are the authors of .

This book costs £29.99. Please contact us for purchase information.


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