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Strategy for Sustainability: A Business Manifesto

5 Ratings: 2.0
A book by Adam Werbach

...a smart book about creating a workable sustainability plan for your organization. --Associations Now, June 2009    ...useful and refreshingly nondoctrinaire book...tells vivid and interlocked stories that stick in the brain. --Stanford … see full wiki

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Author: Adam Werbach
Genre: Business & Investing
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
4 reviews about Strategy for Sustainability: A Business...
review by . August 01, 2009
The "sustainability" seems to be the biggest buzzword these days, and an increasing number of institutions are judged according to whether they espouse sustainability in their practices or not. Many college campuses are abuzz with student and faculty led groups that are trying to implement sustainability as one of the core missions of their educational institutions. The word is primarily associated with the environmentalism, and implies judicious use of energy and resources. It has supplemented …
review by . June 22, 2009
First, read Robert Morris' thorough 5-star review to get an overview of this book's contents.     The author's frustration at not being able to persuade New Orleans' leaders of the risks of a hurricane inspired this book. I appreciate the passion. However, I came away confused, feeling that perhaps the passion was driving his writing faster than he could evaluate what actually reached the page; that perhaps there were more thoughts behind the words than were actually communicated …
review by . June 18, 2009
As Adam Werbach explains in the Introduction, all companies have the opportunity to formulate and then execute a strategy that will enable them to avoid severely damaging if not fatal problems such as those encountered within the last 12-18 months by major corporations such as AIG, Bear Stearns, Chrysler, and General Motors. This book, he adds, "is about developing and executing a company's strategy that takes into account all aspects of sustainability but that is useful enough to be implemented …
review by . June 18, 2009
I opened this book without much enthusiasm, expecting an informative if rather dry overview of various business models. I was surprised and pleased to find and engaging account of how certain showcased companies have really thought out their place in the economy, community and world and what they've done to ensure their survival and profitability. Adam Webach's insights are peppered throughout and are, well, rather insightful. Even if business strategy is not what you consider a topic for light …
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