Making Sustainability Work: Studyguide with Review and Discussion Questions
Making Sustainability Work: Best Practices in Managing and Measuring Corporate Social, Environmental, and Economic Impacts. 2nd ed.
Marc Epstein and Adriana Rejc Buhovac have produced the ultimate “how-to-do-it” guide for corporate leaders, strategists, academics, sustainability consultants, and anyone else with an interest in actually making sustainability work for organizations. With a growing number of corporate leaders asking for urgent help in “getting this done,” the timing of the updated edition of this landmark book could not be better.
Adriana's and Tamara Bekefi's Study Guide to Making Sustainability Work – Second Edition has been prepared to guide managers and other readers through key points in each chapter and foster the comprehension of challenging issues that the book addresses. The study guide can be used by managers in general management functions at the senior and middle levels of organizations, but also by functional managers in the social and environmental management functions and the finance and accounting functions. It can be used by other practitioners, lecturers and students.
This article, written by Marc J. Epstein, Adriana Rejc Buhovac and Kristi Yuthas, is based on a study supported by IMA’s Foundation for Applied Research (FAR). It describes how Nike, Procter & Gamble, The Home
Depot, and Nissan North America are using leadership
and organizational culture to encourage employees to
pursue and drive organizational success in sustainability.
Until sustainability programs are analyzed and examined with the same rigor as other programs, managers are struggling to justify these investments and make appropriate management decisions. It is only through the identification, measurement, and management of sustainability impacts that social, environmental, economic, and financial performance can be improved and value created. An article by Adriana Rejc Buhovac and Marc J. Epstein.
Implementing Sustainability: The Role of Leadership and Organizational Culture
A New Day for Sustainability
References in CSR and Sustainability Implementation
The best practices in corporate sustainability performance are no longer the exclusive domain of companies like Ben & Jerry’s or The Body Shop, as they were a decade ago; now, large, multinational companies like G.E. and Wal-Mart are leading the way with significant financial and organizational commitments to social and environmental issues. However, good intentions aren’t enough. Whether motivated by concern for society and the environment, government regulation, stakeholder pressures, or economic profit, managers and strategists need to continue making significant changes to more effectively manage their social, economic, and environmental impacts—and to remain competitive.
Adriana Rejc Buhovac works with acknowledged researchers and practitioners in this field: Marc J. Epstein, Kristi Yuthas and Tamara Bekefi.