Greenleaf Publishing is delighted to announce that two titles have been recognised in the Axiom Business Book Awards 2017.
Somebody Else's Problem: Consumerism, Sustainability and Design by Robert Crocker won the Gold award in the Philanthropy/Non-Profit/Sustainability category.
Somebody Else's Problem calls for a radical change in how we think about our material world, and how we design, make and use the product and sevices that we need. Rejecting the idea that individuals alone are responsible for the environmental problems we face, it challenges us to look again at the systems, norms and values we take for granted in daily life, and their cumulative role in our environmental crisis.
Robert Crocker is Deputy Director of the China Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development. He teaches the history and theory of design for sustainability at the University of South Australia.
Business on a Mission: How to Build a Sustainable Brand by Andy Last, won the Bronze award in the same category.
Business on a Mission is based on more than a decade working with some of the first businesses to develop social missions and shows the foundations behind their success. It looks at how businesses can profit from working hand in hand with society and identifies a model for success. Intended as a roadmap that can be readily applied by busy managers and practitioners, the book includes interviews with business leaders, including Paul Polman of Unilever, Adam Elman of Marks & Spencer, and Jonas Prising of ManpowerGroup.
Andy Last advises brands and corporates on social purpose and sustainability communications and is a regular speaker and commentator on the power of business to lead positive change. He co-founded salt in 2000.
Launched in 2007, the Axiom Business Book Awards aim to bring increased recognition to exemplary business books and their creators. To find out more about the awards, please visit here.