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Sustainagility: How Innovation and Agility Will Save the World

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Innovation and agility will solve most of the greatest threats to our planets ecosystem, argue Patrick Dixon and Johan Gorecki.  In Sustainagility, they suggest positive ways that businesses and individuals can address these threats while making a profit.

Sustainagility covers how to encourage green innovation inside an organization, how to develop green technologies faster, and how to adapt rapidly to stay ahead of competition.  It includes text boxes containing shocking statistics about the destruction of our planet, short inspiring examples of how innovation has created new profitable business and helped the world, and personal messages from global leaders about sustainable innovation.  Case studies of numerous well-known, high-profile companies are featured, demonstrating that companies have successfully used innovative and agile processes to improve their businesses and fight some of the greatest threats to the world's ecosystems.

Subjects covered include: Power; future cities; transport; manufacturing; water and wood; health and food; venture capital; carbon offsetting and banks; business agility and open innovation; 10 steps to profitable sustainability.

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Dixon, a futurist who speaks to business leaders about "sustainagility" issues like lifestyle trends, climate change, energy needs, corporate image, emerging markets, and other areas, and Gorecki, an entrepreneur who is associated with a forum for sustainable innovation, describe how business innovation and green technology can help protect the earth's future. They examine the benefits of affordable green technology, including cleaner ways to generate power, better transportation, green product development, ways to solve the water crisis, protecting and managing forests, feeding the world, low-carbon cities, and the impact of business agility and innovation and steps to profitable sustainability. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Innovation and agility will solve most of the greatest threats to our planets ecosystem, argue Patrick Dixon and Johan Gorecki.  In Sustainagility, they suggest positive ways that businesses and individuals can address these threats while making a profit.

About the Author

Patrick Dixon is one of the world's leading authorities on future trends. Ranked as one of the 20 most influential business thinkers alive today (Thinkers 50, 2005), he is also Chairman of Global Change Ltd. and the author of 12 other books, including Futurewise and Building a Better Business. He speaks to thousands of business leaders every year about sustainagility. His clients include Microsoft, Google, Hewlett Packard, Nokia, AT&T, Siemens, Ford, Airbus, KLM/Air France, ExxonMobil, BP and Shell.

Johan Gorecki is founder/owner and CEO of the Globe Forum, an internationally recognized marketplace for innovators and investors working for a more sustainable and profitable future. He is the founder of the Globe Award, the leading sustainability prize for innovations, corporate academia and cities. He is also an entrepreneur, and a part of the team that developed Skype.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Future Scene - CNN Interview, UN President, 20 May 2040           

1          Take Hold of the Future        

2          Alternative Power Generation           

3          Cleaner Coal, Oil and Gas     

4          Smart Power and the Nuclear Boom 

5          Better Cars, Trucks, Trains, Planes and Ships           

6          Future Cities: Lower carbon to carbon-free   

7          Making Better Products and Green IT          

8          Solving the Water Crisis        

9          Protecting and Managing Forests      

10        Feeding the Whole World     

11        Funding Green Tech - Offsetting and Taxes

12        Business Agility and Innovation       

Appendix 1: Ten Steps to Profitable Sustainability   

Appendix 2: Further Information      

Product Details

ISBN:
9780749460839
Author:
Dixon, Patrick
Publisher:
Kogan Page
Author:
Gorecki, Johan
Author:
Patrick, Dixon
Author:
Johan, Gorecki
Subject:
Green Business
Subject:
Public Policy - Economic Policy
Subject:
Business - General
Subject:
Management
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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