Sustainable Business

Our range of books on sustainable business includes The Body Shop founder (Anita Roddick), sustainable leadership, corporate social corporations and more.
  • A New Generation of Business Leaders
    Author: Leanne Holdsworth
    Publisher: Holdsworth Press, New Zealand (2000)

    There's a revolution going on in business - the holistic business leadership revolution. Some business leaders are breaking free from the shackles of traditional management, leaving behind heartless journeys up the corporate ladder and a narrow focus on maximizing profit. They are replacing them with work environments where people can safely take their humanity to the office instead of leaving it at home. This book highlights the connection between maximizing shareholder return and holistic business leadership which encompasses respect for the human spirit and social responsibility.

    Paperback, 216 pages (Used)
    NZ$ 20.00
  • Body and Soul
    Author: Anita Roddick
    Publisher: Ebury Press, United Kingdom (1991)

    'My belief is that we are doing something new, and there are no rules because no one has been there before. We are proving that you can be successful and still keep your sense of soul, you can make a profit and still be a force for social change.' This is the inspiring and provocative story of one of the world's most successful businesswomen.

    Hardback, 256 pages (used)
    NZ$ 18.00
  • Business And the Environment
    Authors: Richard Welford and Richard Starkey
    Publisher: Earthscan, United States (1996)

    This Earthscan Reader includes the most important and innovative chapters and articles on the interaction of business and the environment. The Reader brings together, in one book, the seminal contributions to the debate - including a previously unpublished article by Michael Porter. An extremely useful source of reference for students in business schools, management studies and environmental courses, it will also be valuable for environmental managers and consultants and those interested in 'greening' the business environment.

    Paperback,284 pages (Used, name on inside cover)
    NZ$ 40.00
  • Business As Unusual
    Author: Anita Roddick
    Publisher: Thorsons, United Kingdom (2000)

    Anita Roddick is one of the world's most outspoken, controversial and successful businesswomen. Business as Unusual charts the story of Roddick and her company, The Body Shop, through the lows and highs of the last decade. Along the way she turns the tables on the way society looks at business and shows how it is possible for an international company to act in an ethically responsible and accountable way, without sacrificing good business sense or profit margin. The Body shop is one of the business success stories of the century. this book show you how and why.

    Paperback, 287 pages (Used, tear on top left of cover)
    NZ$ 20.00
  • Business and Society - Corporate strategy, public policy, ethics
    Authors: James E Post, Anne T Lawrence, and James Weber
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, United States (2002)

    Explore the complex relationship between modern business and its stakeholders with the market leader...

    For more than 30 years Business and Society has maintained the standard of excellence in its field. The 10th edition is no different as Post, Lawrence, and WEber devle into business's role in today's society, corporate ethical and social responsibility in the 21st century, and the role of government in the global economy.

    Areas for sustainable business interest include:
    * Chapter 3 Corporate Social Responsibility (20 pages)
    * Chapter 4 Socially Responsive Management (21 pages)
    * Chapter 10 Ecology, Sustainable Development and Global Business (21 pages)
    * Mananaging Environmental Issues (22 pages)
    * Chapter 16 The Community and the Corporation (26 pages)

    Hardback, 634 pages (Used)
    Chapter
    NZ$ 30.00
  • Cases in Environmental Management and Business Strategy
    Author: Richard Welford
    Publisher: Pitman Publishing, United Kingdom (1994)

    This casebook consists of real-life case studies which illustrate a range of possible strategies for environmental improvement and is an invaluable resource for further debate on key environmental issues affecting business. It demonstrates the variety of strategies used by industry to cope with environmental legislation and consumer pressure and covers eight broad areas:

    the environmental challenge
    legislation and environmental standards
    the development of environmental policy at company level
    environmental auditing and life-cycle assessment
    environmental management systems
    green marketing
    environmental ethics

    This innovative text complements Environmental Management and Strategy by Richard Welford and Andrew Gouldson. Using named company examples it provides a clear snapshot of the strategies currently being developed by leading firms; considers impediments to improvement (particularly among small businesses) and evaluates workable strategies to help ensure that organizations meet the environmental challenge. It also provides exercises to further develop concepts covered in the cases.

    Softcover, 216 pages (used)
    NZ$ 20.00
  • Down to Earth
    Author: Forest L Reinhardt
    Publisher: Harvard Business School Press (2000)

    It is time for environmental management, long the exclusive province of specialists, to join the corporate mainstream. Firms large and small feel mounting pressure from government regulators, environmental organisations, and community groups to improve their environmental performance, while earnings pressure from shareholders continues unabated. Uncertainty about how to approach these issues only heightens the tension, leaving executives with big worries and little practical information - until now.

    The solution? Executives should stop delegating such matters to scientific or social experts, says Forest Reinhardt. Instead, they should apply the fundamental economic principles they would instinctively bring to bear on other business problems, integrating environmental concerns into basic business planning in ways that both enhance environmental performance and create competitive advantage.

    In Down to Earth, Reinhardt helps executives find ways to accommodate environmental performance and deliver superior returns to their shareholders.

    Here, executives who may have felt put off by literature they view as overly scientific, regulatory, or moralistic will find surprisingly accessibly, responsible, and realistic solutions to environmental problems. down to Earth explains how executives can improvement their management of such problems, drawling on familiar principles from strategy, finance, and marketing. Examples from businesses as diverse as DuPont, Xerox, and Patagonia show how companies can use this commonsense approach to turn environmental concerns into powerful competitive advantages.

    Hardcover, 290 pages (new)
    NZ$ 20.00
  • Mid-Course Correction
    Author: Ray Anderson
    Publisher: The Peregrinzilla Press, United States (1998)

    Toward a Sustainable Enterprise: The Interface Model

    Of value to business people, environmentalists and educators alike, Mid-course correction is a business book about the environment that's written from a personal perspective. With passion and pride, Ray Anderson, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of one of the world's largest interior furnishings companies, recounts his awakening to the importance of environmental issues and outlies the steps his petroleum-dependent company, Atlanta-based Interface Inc., is taking in its quest to become a sustainable enterprise - one that will never have to take another drop of oil from the earth. Thought-provoking and thoughtful, Anderson's story is told from the heart.

    Printed on recycled paper.

    Softcover, 207 pages (as new)
    NZ$ 20.00
  • Sustainable Consumer Services
    Authors: Minna Halme, Gabriele Hrauda, Christine Jasch, Jaap Kortman, Helga Jonuschat, Michael Scharp, Daniela Velte and Paula Trindade
    Publisher Earthscan, United Kingdom (2005)

    The goal for the consumer oriented business should be to make a profit and to do it without costing the Earth. Yet exactly how to satisfy the needs and wants of consumers without contributing to environmental degradation is proving to be the essential, but elusive goal for businesses in the 21st century.

    The leading solution is to substitute material consumption with the consumption of services that offer consumers convenience and value but eliminate much of the inefficiency and waste associated with our throwaway society. Sustainable consumer services for households - services that are delivered to consumers at the premises such as home delivery of organic food, appliance leasing, mobile laundry services, internet marketing of home services or car pool schemes - provide a key part of the answer of how to reduce material consumption and waste while still turning a profit. Yet until now there has been little information to guide the development of such business models and practices.

    This book, equally a practical business handbook and business course text, provides the missing link in sustainable household service competitiveness by examining the missing link in sustainable household service competitiveness by examining the issues, looking at business models, providing dozens of real-life best-practice examples and presenting data from the first large-scale consumer survey. It provides a wealth of business know-how on what works and what doesn't, how to avoid potential pitfalls, and how to provide consumer services at the household level that are profitable, environmentally sustainable and that add to consumer' quality of life.

    Soft cover, 192 pages (new)
    NZ$ 85.00
  • Sustainable Leadership
    Authors: Andy Hargreaves and Dean Fink
    Publisher: Jossey-Bass (John Wiley & Sons), United States (2006)

    In Sustainable Leadership, Andy Hargreaves and Dean Fink address one of the most important and often neglected aspects of leadership: sustainability. The authors set out a compelling and original framework of seven principles for sustainability leadership characterized by Depth of learning and real achievement rather than superficially tested performance; Length of impact over the long haul, beyond individual leaders, through effectively managed succession; Breath of influence, where leadership becomes a distributed responsibility; Justice in ensuring that leadership actions do no harm to and actively benefit students in other schools; Diversity that replaces standardization and alignment with diversity and cohesion; Resourcefulness that conserves and renews leaders' energy and doesn't burn them out; and Conservation that builds on the best of the past to create an even better future.

    Softcover, 325 pages (used)
    NZ$ 40.00
  • The Fourth Wave
    Authors: Herman Bryant Maynard Jr and Susan E Mehrtens
    Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, United States (1993, 1996)

    A new era of business leadership and global well-being

    The Fourth Wave forsees a radically different future in which business principles, concern for the environment, personal integrity, and spiritual values are integrated. Herman Maynard and Susan Mehrtens show how we can travel from today's realities to a more promising future in which corporations are:

    * Exemplars for other institutions insociety
    * World citizens serving both local communities and global society
    * Advocates of economic equity and a redefinition of wealth
    * Innovators in improving the health and well-being of employees and their families
    * Models of environmental sustainability
    * Pioneers in the appropriate use of technologies
    * Committed to continuous learning
    * Led by men and women who are fully aware of their responsibility to realize the destiny of modern humankind.

    Softcover, 217 pages (like new)
    NZ$ 40.00
  • The Green Bottom Line
    Editors: Martin Bennett and Peter James
    Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing, United Kingdom (1998)

    Environmental Accounting for Management

    To date, both internal and external corporate environmental reporting and management systems have focused on physical input-output measures. However, external stakeholders are increasingly demanding that organizations provide more financial information about the costs and benefits of their environmental actions. As environmental costs rise, internal decision-makers are also seeking such information to ensure that money is well spent. Beyond basic compliance, many companies will not countenance environmental actions for which a 'business case' cannot be made.

    A number of companies - such as Baxter, BT, Xerox, Zeneca and others - are now beginning to develop a better understanding of the costs and benefits of environmental action. The US Environmental Protection Agency has also done considerable work on models designed to understand the 'full costs' of pollution control investments, with the aim of demonstrating that - when these are properly considered - pollution prevention can be a more cost-effective alternative.

    The Green Bottom Line brings together much of the world's leading research and best-practice case studies on the topic. Divided into four sections covering General Concepts, Empirical Studies, Case Studies and Implementation, the book includes case studies sponsored by the US EPA's Environment Accounting Project and contributions from authors at institutions including the IMD, INSEAD, The Tellus Institute and the World Resource Institute.

    Softcover, 424 pages (used)
    NZ$ 40.00
  • The Seed Handbook
    Author: Lynne Franks
    Publisher Thorsons, United Kingdom (2000)

    The Seed Handbook (Sustainable Enterprise and Empowerment Dynamics) is a ten-stage program that is both an economic and personal growth tool. Offering practical as well as meditative exercises, it gives you the confidence to trust your abilities, passions, and values to enable yourself to create something organic that grows naturally from who you are as a person as you learn how to:

    Gai self-esteem and develop courage
    Pinpoint your strengths, weaknesses, and passions
    Map your enterprise
    Incorporate sustainability, values, and ethics into your business
    Hone your intuition and acquire the tools of your trade
    Master budgets, bartering, banks, and the meaning of your money
    Launch your enterprise


    With the SEED Handbook, you will learn how to nature and create a business based on integrity, personal values, and openness.

    Softcover, 224 pages (used)
    NZ$ 20.00
  • The Sustainable Corporation
    Authors: Dexter Dunphy and Andrew Griffiths
    Publisher: Allen & Uwin, Australia (1998)

    Those who will prosper are corporations which thrive on the continuous renewal of human talent and ecological resources.

    Australia's corporations are shaping up to two acute challenges. In the face of global competition in a knowledge economy, they must develop their human capital to an extent unknown before. In the face of global environmental degradation, they must also pursue technologies which are ecologically sustainable.

    Fortunately, there is a movement whose history has helped prepare the way to answer those challenges. The Sustainable Corporation traces the revolutionary shift in the approach to management and human resources which has occurred in teh last 30 years - a shift from the Taylorism methods of the industrial age to a more flexible, dynamic and responsive vision of management. Instrumental in that shift has been the Organizational Renewal Movement (ORM), an international group of committed change theorists and practitioners such as Fred Energy, Hollis Peter, Dexter Dunphy and Bill Ford, who have sought to reconcile social and managerial objectives, previously thought to be irredeemably at odds.

    The ORM's history runs its course from the organizational heresy of a handful of visionaries to a now accepted orthodoxy. The Sustainable Corporation draws lessons from that history to outline an agenda for change needed to meet the sustainability challenges of our time. The organizations which act within our world must do so not with the intent to exploit, pollute or plunder, but rather to renew the life of the planet and ourselves.

    Softcover, 246 pages (used)
    NZ$ 40.00
  • Working Greener
    Author: Kathleen Ralston
    Publisher: Green Press, Australia (1990)

    Working Greener provides practical approaches to developing a greener workplace. It has ideas for many different levels of organisations and industries.

    Paperback, 123 pages (Used)
    NZ$ 12.00

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