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Return on Sustainability: How Business Can Increase Profitability and Address Climate Change in an Uncertain Economy

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Publisher Comments:

“Climate change is the challenge of our generation. Wilhelm offers hope, and his new Return on Sustainability is a groundbreaking process that demonstrates to business the qualitative and quantitative benefits of taking action today.”

--Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

“Wilhelm provides a comprehensive full-systems perspective that enables executives, managers, and employees to understand how their jobs are tied to climate change--both from a risk and an opportunity perspective.”

--Gifford Pinchot, Cofounder, Bainbridge Graduate Institute

“The only hope for dealing with this biggest of problems is if we all--and I mean all--pull together. Here’s an important reminder that the all includes our businesses and industries.”

--Bill McKibben, Cofounder and Director, 350.org

“A perfect balance between inspiration and instruction, this is a practical, how-to guide for any business leader looking to green their business.”

--Laurie David, StopGlobalWarming.org

Return on Sustainability is a practical, comprehensive guide that demonstrates to businesspeople the benefits of taking actions to green their businesses--both from a financial and environmental perspective. It begins by highlighting the risk of inaction for businesses when it comes to climate change. It then goes on to explain best practices for businesses to capitalize on the numerous business opportunities that climate change presents, such as increased profitability, enhanced brand value, and improved shareholder and customer relations. The first section contains practical actions and real-world case studies of companies, such as Intel, General Mills, Sun Microsystems, and Lockheed Martin, that have saved money by improving their climate performance. The second and third sections of this book focus on the risks and opportunities both from regulations and market factors that are forcing  businesses to take action, whether they want to or not.

Synopsis:

This book highlights the risk of inaction for businesses when it comes to climate change, but also contains best practices to allow them to capitalize on the numerous business opportunities that climate change presents, including increased profitability, enhanced brand value, and improved shareholder relations.  The first section contains practical actions and real-world case studies of companies, such as Yakima, Sun Microsystems, and Lockheed Martin, that have successfully improved their climate performances, enhanced brand value, and increased profitability at the same time.  The second and third sections of this book focus on the various risks that companies face from potential carbon regulation and the market factors forcing businesses to take action, whether they want to or not. 

 This book provides the steps and strategies necessary to take leadership actions to help business "future-proof" society.

About the Author

Kevin Wilhelm is the preeminent business consultant in the field of sustainability and climate change. He is the CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting, a Seattle-based consulting firm focused on demonstrating the bottom-line business benefits of sustainability and then leading companies through successful implementation. Kevin brings nearly two decades of experience working with businesses ranging from Fortune 500 multinationals to renewable energy start-ups. Some of his clients include Nordstrom, REI, The North Face, Coinstar/Redbox, Puget Sound Energy, American Seafoods, Drugstore.com, Brooks Sports, and more than 50 others.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Climate Imperative

Chapter 2: Carbon Footprinting

Chapter 3: Business Benefit

Chapter 4: Return on Sustainability

Chapter 5: Public Policy

Chapter 6: Carbon Taxes & Cap and Trade

Chapter 7: Energy

Chapter 8: Finance

Chapter 9: Insurance

Chapter 10: Supply Chain Management

Chapter 11: Marketing to Green ConsumersChapter 12: Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting

Product Details

ISBN:
9780133445503
Author:
Wilhelm, Kevin
Publisher:
FT Press
Author:
Wilhelm, Kevin A.
Subject:
Business-Manufacturing and Product Development
Subject:
Systems & Planning
Subject:
Sustainability Implementation; Employee Engagement; Integration; embedding sustainability; Sustainability; Stakeholder Engagement; Materiality; Baseline; Climate Change; Carbon Disclosure Project; Global Reporting Initiative; Carbon Footprint; SWOT Analys
Subject:
Sustainability Implementation; Employee Engagement; Integration; embedding sustainability; Sustainability; Stakeholder Engagement; Materiality; Baseline; Climate Change; Carbon Disclosure Project; Global Reporting Initiative; Carbon Footprint; SWOT Analys
Subject:
Sustainability Implementation; Employee Engagement; Integration; embedding sustainability; Sustainability; Stakeholder Engagement; Materiality; Baseline; Climate Change; Carbon Disclosure Project; Global Reporting Initiative; Carbon Footprint; SWOT Analys
Subject:
Business - General
Subject:
Sustainability Implementation; Employee Engagement; Integration; embedding sustainability; Sustainability; Stakeholder Engagement; Materiality; Baseline; Climate Change; Carbon Disclosure Project; Global Reporting Initiative; Carbon Footprint; SWOT Analys
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20130423
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.76 x 5.8 x 0.774 in 397 gr

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This book highlights the risk of inaction for businesses when it comes to climate change, but also contains best practices to allow them to capitalize on the numerous business opportunities that climate change presents, including increased profitability, enhanced brand value, and improved shareholder relations.  The first section contains practical actions and real-world case studies of companies, such as Yakima, Sun Microsystems, and Lockheed Martin, that have successfully improved their climate performances, enhanced brand value, and increased profitability at the same time.  The second and third sections of this book focus on the various risks that companies face from potential carbon regulation and the market factors forcing businesses to take action, whether they want to or not. 

 This book provides the steps and strategies necessary to take leadership actions to help business "future-proof" society.

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