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The sustainable company : how to create lasting value through social and environmental performance / Chris Laszlo.

By: Laszlo, Christopher.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, c2003Description: xxiii, 215 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1559638362 (cloth : alk. paper); 9781559638364 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Industrial management | Business ethics | Industrial management -- Environmental aspects | Social responsibility of business | Industrial management -- Case studiesDDC classification: 658.4/08 LOC classification: HD31 | .L31568 2003
Contents:
The leap to sustainable value -- Toward an integrated bottom line -- The new ethics in business -- What gets measured gets managed -- Shareholder value and corporate responsibility -- The stakeholder mind-set and culture -- Companies creating sustainable value -- Patagonia, Inc. -- The Atlantic Richfield Corporation (ARCO) -- The Co-operative Bank -- Bulmers Limited -- The value creation tool kit -- Introduction to the tool kit -- The eight disciplines -- Putting it all together -- Surveys of multinational companies -- Postscript: leadership skills and the sustainable firm / Dr. Bruce Piasecki.
Review: "This book shows how stakeholders - from employees to local communities and NGOs - are becoming a new, and fast growing, source of business advantage. While short-term profits are still the focus for many Fortune 500 companies, others have recognized that a broad range of stakeholders contribute to enduring innovation and business value. The "how-to" section with a tool-kit for managers elevates it above other recent ecofriendly business books, by providing eight disciplines necessary to create value for shareholders and stakeholders."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The leap to sustainable value -- Toward an integrated bottom line -- The new ethics in business -- What gets measured gets managed -- Shareholder value and corporate responsibility -- The stakeholder mind-set and culture -- Companies creating sustainable value -- Patagonia, Inc. -- The Atlantic Richfield Corporation (ARCO) -- The Co-operative Bank -- Bulmers Limited -- The value creation tool kit -- Introduction to the tool kit -- The eight disciplines -- Putting it all together -- Surveys of multinational companies -- Postscript: leadership skills and the sustainable firm / Dr. Bruce Piasecki.

"This book shows how stakeholders - from employees to local communities and NGOs - are becoming a new, and fast growing, source of business advantage. While short-term profits are still the focus for many Fortune 500 companies, others have recognized that a broad range of stakeholders contribute to enduring innovation and business value. The "how-to" section with a tool-kit for managers elevates it above other recent ecofriendly business books, by providing eight disciplines necessary to create value for shareholders and stakeholders."--BOOK JACKET.

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CHOICE Review

Laszlo (cofounder, Sustainable Value Partners) argues passionately for an organizational culture that embraces ecological and social responsibility to foster global social welfare. The book's 13 easy-to-read chapters are divided into three sections: "The Leap to Sustainable Value," "Companies Creating Sustainable Value," and "The Value Creation Toolkit." The author's toolkit of eight disciplines of value creation offers a practical approach to a management philosophy encouraging creativity and economic growth for shareholders and stakeholders while making a commitment to social and environmental goals. Excellent illustrations and scenarios enhance the presentation. Although oriented toward business leaders, this book will find a wide audience among those interested in sustainability. See also W. Edward Stead and Jean Garner Stead's Management for a Small Planet: Strategic Decision Making and the Environment (2nd ed., CH, Nov'96); Livio D. DeSimone's Eco-efficiency: The Business Link to Sustainable Development (CH, Mar'98); and Storm Cunningham's The Restoration Economy: The Greatest New Growth Frontier (CH, Apr'2003). The Tools section of the Sustainable Value Partners Web site contains key items discussed in this volume. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. General readers; upper-division undergraduate students through professionals. S. R. Kahn University of Cincinnati

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Chris Laszlo is a partner and co-founder of Sustainable Value Partners. He currently teaches a course on sustainable value at INSEAD/Europe in the CEDEP Executive Education program.

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