Connecting, Nurturing, Creating for Sustainable Environment

Book references

(Alphabetical listing by author)

MID-COURSE CORRRECTION Toward a Sustainable Enterprise: The Interface Model
by Ray C. Anderson

With passion and pride, Ray Anderson, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of one of the world's largest interior furninghings companies, recounts his awaking to the importance of environmental issues and outlines 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.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
by Janine M. Benyus

Benyus describes a revolutionary new approach to product development that analyses nature’s best ideas – spider silk and eyes, seashells and brain cells, photosynthesis and DNA – and adapts them for human use.

Cannibals with Forks: The Triple Bottom Line of 21st Century Business
by John Elkington

Elkington questions whether capitalism can be sustainable and asks rhetorically, ‘Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?’ Answering yes to both, Elkington shows how sustainable capitalism constitutes progress, describing the prongs of the sustainability ‘fork’ – economic prosperity, environmental quality, and social justice – in seven ‘great revolutions’ of modern business.

Which World? Scenarios for the 21st Century
by Allen L. Hammond

Hammond offers several scenarios for directions the world is headed, from an ‘every-person-for-himself’ world to a more sustainable world where corporate innovators work cooperatively with activists, governments and others to create economic, environmental and social value.

Sustainable Development in Hong Kong
by Terri Mottershead (Ed.)

The book demonstrates the breadth and depth of local knowledge and expertise in the subject, as well as the wide range of concepts and issues that will have to be considered and interests reconciled, for the concept to be fully implemented in Hong Kong.

Walking the Talk: The Business Case for Sustainable Development
by Stephan Schmidheiny, Chad Holliday, Sir Philip Watts KCMG

Drawing on a wealth of specially written case studies and personal interviews from business leaders operating around the world, Walking the Talk clearly demonstrates that the vanguard who have operationalized leading-edge environmental and social initiatives are benefiting in a myriad of ways that benefit the bottom line ?and the planet. The book demonstrates that the time for rhetoric is over. The business of business has changed.

Beyond Greening: Strategies for a Sustainable World
by Stuart L. Hart

Hart observes that three decades into the environmental revolution, many companies in the industrialised nations have recognised that they can reduce pollution and increase profits at the same time. But beyond corporate ‘greening’ lies the enormous challenge – and opportunity – to develop a sustainable global economy that the planet is capable of supporting.

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
by Paul Hawken, Amory B. Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins

Hawken and the Lovinses describe how leading-edge companies are practising ‘a new type of industrialism’ that is more efficient and profitable while saving the environment and creating jobs.

The Natural Step For Business: Wealth, Ecology and the Evolutionary Corporation
by Brian Nattrass and Mary Altomare

Natrass and Altomare examine how four very successful corporations in Sweden and the United States – Interface, Inc., Collins Pine, IKEA and Scandic Hotels – are positioning themselves for longterm competitiveness using The Natural Step framework for sustainability as a central part of their corporate strategy.

The Sustainable Business Challenge: A Briefing for Tomorrow’s Business Leaders
by Jan-Olaf Willums

Willums assesses what every student of sustainability should know, representing one of the most comprehensive primers available on issues of corporate sustainability.

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