The Green to Gold Business Playbook: How to Implement Sustainability Practices for Bottom-Line Results in Every Business Function

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"Implement the green strategies outlined in Dan Esty's and AndrewWinston’s bestseller Green to Gold"

Hard-nosed business advice for gaining competitive advantagethrough sustainability action in buildings and operations,information technology, product design, sourcing, manufacturing,logistics and transportation, marketing, accounting, and other keybusiness functions

Whether you are a climate change skeptic or an environmentalist,sustainability issues cannot be ignored in today’s corporateworld.  With rising energy and natural resource costs,intensified regulations, investor pressures, and a growing demandfor environmentally friendly products, sustainability is no longeran option—it’s a business imperative.

Unlike many green business books, the Playbook skips theenvironmental ideology and deals exclusively with tools andstrategies that have been shown to cut costs, reduce risks, driverevenues, and build brand identity.

  • Builds on Dan Esty and Andrew Winston’s prizewinningGreen to Gold, which has become a business classic and astaple of management training across the world.
  • Shows in detail how each business function or department canachieve an eco-advantage over the competition
  • Offers frameworks, checklists, and action plans applicable toany business–big or small, in manufacturing or services

The Green to Gold Business Playbook gives you the toolsto make green work-and work profitably-for yourbusiness.

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Daniel C. Esty is the coauthor of the sustainable businessbestseller Green to Gold. He is the Hillhouse Professor ofEnvironmental Law and Policy at Yale University and Director of theCenter for Business and the Environment at Yale. He served as asenior official at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency andmore recently as an energy and environmental advisor to the Obamapresidential campaign and transition team. As Chairman of EstyEnvironmental Partners (ahref="http://www.estyep.com/"www.EstyEP.com/a), he’sadvised CEOs across the world and designed strategies for 100+companies in dozens of industries.

P. J. Simmons is Chairman if the Corporate Eco Forum (ahref="http://www.ecoforum.com/"www.ecoforum.com/a), a preeminentnetwork of senior Global 500 executives focused on sharing best and“next” practice in corporate sustainability and drivingecoinnovation. He has worked as a sustainability analyst,strategist, and bridge-builder for fifteen years; is founder of theWoodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’Environmental Change and Security Program; and was deputy chair forclimate and energy at the Clinton Global Initiative. P. J. is alife member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Apr 8, 2011
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Pages
456
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ISBN
9781118010891
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / General
Business & Economics / Green Business
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