Corporate values

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How a Single Organizing Idea can Change Business for Good

Drawing on stories and case studies, this book examines how businesses can align operations with a core ethos, or 'Single Organizing Idea', to realise profound benefits at both a commercial and societal level.

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Stop the Rot

Reframing Governance for Directors and Politicians

This book continues and widens the debate generated by Garratt’s long-selling success, The Fish Rots from the Head. It suggests, at the corporate and national level, how our concepts of leadership and governance can be reframed, developed and improved. 

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Frugal Value

Designing Business for a Crowded Planet

"Frugal Value" contests the notion that the answer to our socio-economic and environmental crises lies in existing “sustainable business” practices, which too-often mean business-as-usual. This book re-thinks the fundamental purpose and role of business to understand how commercial firms might help address the great challenges of our time.

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The Evolutionary Leap to Flourishing Individuals and Organisations

By Center for Evolutionary Learning (CEL)

Using evidence from neuroscience and business research, this book demonstrates how meditative practice can transform businesses into sustainable and flourishing enterprises. It also challenges many pre-conceived ideas about what a sustainably successful organization is and how it should be run.

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The Interdependent Organization

The Path to a More Sustainable Enterprise

This book demonstrates that it is possible to improve productivity AND make a shift toward sustainability for the organization, its employees and its stakeholders.

Digging Deeper

How Purpose-Driven Enterprises Create Real Value

Digging Deeper reveals an alternative to a myopic capitalism. Remarkable examples from around the world vividly demonstrate how enterprises can create real value through focusing on the 6 Ls, long-term orientation, lasting relationships, local roots, limits recognition, developing a learning community and taking leadership responsibility seriously.

The Chief Value Officer

Accountants Can Save the Planet

This book firmly places the accountant in the position of changemaker. It encapsulates the essential reasons for adopting integrated reporting, explains its application and proposes the next steps of developing the role of Chief Finance Officer to Chief Value Officer.

Business on a Mission

How to Build a Sustainable Brand

This easy-to-read and engaging book is an introduction to how to build a sustainable corporate brand. Intended as a roadmap, the book includes interviews from business leaders, including Paul Polman of Unilever, and Jonas Prising of ManpowerGroup.

Companies that Mimic Life

Leaders of the Emerging Corporate Renaissance

Industrial capitalism is broken. This book tells how transformation is taking root in the corporate world. It tells the stories of seven exceptional companies that have out-performed their competitors. Instead of modeling themselves on the assumed efficiency of machines – a thought process that emerged during the industrial age – these firms model themselves on living systems.

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How to Bring Values to Life in Your Business

By Ed Mayo

There is no one right or wrong set of values, but there is power and potential in making the most of the right values for your business. Ed Mayo, Secretary General at Co-operatives UK, presents how they can become a natural part of commercial life. With a range of case studies, this book offers practical approaches to make a success of values.

Creating Social Value

A Guide for Leaders and Change Makers

A manifesto for Social Value Creation, a strategy combining corporate assets (innovation capacities, marketing skills, managerial acumen, employee engagement, scale) with those of other sectors and firms to co-create breakthrough solutions to complex economic, social and environmental issues.

The Social Licence to Operate

Your Management Framework for Complex Times

A social licence strategy is essentially a stakeholder engagement strategy for navigating complex socio-political environments. This book provides the framework and tools a company needs to create a foundation for sustainable community development. It is for any company facing rising social scrutiny due to unwanted social or environmental impacts.

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