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  • "This easy-to-use manual has been written by top business consultants specifically to help managers, business owners, organizational leaders and aspiring environmental managers/sustainability coordinators to improve their organization's environmental, social and economic performance."--BOOK JACKET.
  • * A no-nonsense guide on how to "green" your office or business. * Practical strategies that can be implemented at the department and enterprise level * Applies to businesses, not-for-profits, and government offices Sustainability promises both reduced environmental impacts or ecological footprint and real cash savings for any organization-be it a business, non-profit/NGO, or government department. This easy-to-use manual has been written by top business consultants specifically to help managers, business owners, organizational leaders, and aspiring environmental managers and sustainability co-ordinators. It demystifies "sustainability," untangles the plethora of sustainability frameworks, tools and practices, and makes it easy for the average person in any organization to move toward "sustainability." Organized by sector (manufacturing, services, and government) and function (top management, marketing and PR, purchasing, facilities, human resources, finance and accounting and health and safety), the authors show how organizations can apply sustainability in their everyday work through the application of useful tools and self-assessments. This is the most comprehensive and user-friendly guide to implementing sustainability in any organization and is indispensable for all organizations seeking to lower their environmental impact and improve the bottom line.
  • Winner of Choice Magazine - Outstanding Academic Titles for 2007 Sustainability promises both reduced environmental impacts and real cash savings for any organization - be it a business, non-profit/NGO or government department. This easy-to-use manual has been written by top business consultants specifically to help managers, business owners, organizational leaders and aspiring environmental managers/sustainability coordinators to improve their organization's environmental, social and economic performance. The authors demystify 'sustainability', untangle the plethora of sustainability frameworks, tools, and practices, and make it easy for the average person in any organization to move towards sustainability. Organized by sector (manufacturing, services and office operations, and government) and common organizational functions (senior management, facilities, human resources, purchasing, environmental affairs and compliance, marketing and public relations, and finance and accounting), the authors show how organizations can incorporate sustainability into their everyday work through the application of useful tools and self-assessments.

Hitchcock, Darcy E.The business guide to sustainability: practical strategies and tools for organizations / Darcy Hitchcock and Marsha Willard .2006London; Sterling, VA: Earthscan, 2006.xxiv, 248 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-244) and index.