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The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook: Second Edition

When It All Comes Together

The Second Edition of The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook provides a crucial update to the seminal work, published in 2008. The second edition includes new chapters on globalization, strategy and metrics, plus brand new and up-to-date cases. It aims to teach and guide leaders, managers, practitioners, students, and professors in creating successful and sustainable enterprises. With clear and simple-to-follow steps, the book engages readers by increasing their understanding and awareness of what sustainability means at a conceptual and practical level; by expanding people's commitment to building sustainable enterprises; and by providing readers with extensive tools and techniques to individually and collectively take actions to improve the social, environmental and economic performance of their organizations in both the short and long term.

Each chapter uses tools, cases and examples to illustrate how to integrate sustainability into the day-to-day realities of running a business. Managers are coached and guided to enable them become change agents in their organizations. The book covers topics as broad as leadership, strategy, managing change, employee engagement, metrics and measurement, networks, and globalization.

Readers will gain access to the innovative Living Fieldbook: an online community forum filled with supporting materials. The fully revised Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook: Second Edition will be essential reading for those in every sector of business and academia.

Praise for the first edition:

This brilliant collection of essays lays the foundation for building a sustainable society. All boards of directors and their leadership should make this book required reading.

Warren Bennis, Professor, University of Southern California

Praise for the first edition:

In recent years, we have been inundated with books focused on the content aspects of sustainable business. Few, however, provide any useful guidance on how to effectively implement sustainability in a real organization. The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook fills this virtual void by focusing on the human side of sustainable enterprise – the organizational, behavioral, and even cognitive challenges. It is a must-read for anyone trying to make sustainability happen in the real world.

Stuart L. Hart, Steven Grossman Enowed Chair in Sustainable Business at the University of Vermont

Praise for the first edition:

I love this book! This book, or rather this enterprise, is the fruit of a collaboration among dozens of practitioners, businesspeople, and scholars – no wonder it's so useful. Their holistic vision has produced a cornucopia of actionable tools and information for audiences in multiple contexts. And timely too! Generations of children to come, who will surely be educated beyond the old dichotomies of the industrial era, will thank these writers.

Hilary Bradbury-Huang, Editor in Chief, Action Research; and University of Southern California

Praise for the first edition:

When you step back and look at our take–make–waste industrial system in the harsh realities of the larger (and ever more constraining) natural world, you start to understand the profound depth and scope of the problem, which can paralyze rather than energize the changes needed. Managers everywhere desperately need books like The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook in order to get started on the journey.

Peter Senge, founder of SoL (Society for Organizational Learning); Senior Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

JEANA WIRTENBERG is based at the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise, Fairleigh Dickinson University. WILLIAM RUSSELL is a leader in sustainable development systems. DAVID LIPSKY is a senior consultant with Conversant and Associate Professor, Manhattanville College.

 

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