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The Sustainable MBA

Author : Giselle Weybrecht
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Whether you are an employee, a manager, an entrepreneur or a CEO, The Sustainable MBA Second Edition provides the knowledge and tools to help you ‘green’ your job and organization, to turn sustainability talk into action for the benefit of your bottom line and society as a whole. Based on more than 150 interviews with experts in business, international organizations, NGOs and universities from around the world, this book brings together all the pieces of the business and sustainability puzzle including: What sustainability is, why you should be interested, how to get started, and what a sustainable organization looks like. A wide range of tools, guidelines, techniques and concepts that you can use to implement sustainability practices. Information on how to be a sustainability champion or intrapraneur in your organization including how to sell these ideas to your team and how to incorporate them into any job. A survey of the exciting trends in sustainable business happening around the world. A wealth of links to interesting resources for more information. The Sustainable MBA Second Edition is organized like a business school course, allowing you easy access to the relevant information you need about sustainability as it relates to Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Ethics, Finance, Marketing, Organizational Behavior and HR, Operations and Strategy. The Sustainable MBA Second Edition has been updated to reflect global developments in this evolving field to remain the definitive guide to sustainable business. Additional resources to accompany the book are available at www.thesustainablemba.com.

Exam Prep for The Sustainable MBA A Business Guide to

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The Future MBA

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The Future MBA brings together 100 ideas on how to rethink management education in order to embed sustainability. This book acts as a creative toolkit for individuals working in management education on how to design new and innovative products, services, and experiences for the business school community with a focus on sustainability. What if we took a moment to stand back and look at the bigger picture? What would the business school of the future look like? Rather than a roadmap, the 100 ideas presented in this book are meant to be a source of inspiration in responding to these questions. Some ideas could be put into practice tomorrow, some would require a complete reassessment of the way we view business education, and others are meant to encourage more ideas... and more action, to turn management education into a key player in moving the sustainability agenda forward.

Incorporating Sustainability in Management Education

Author : Kenneth Amaeshi
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Responding to the pressing need of business schools to incorporate sustainability thinking into their curricula, this new book offers fresh thinking on how to achieve this in practical terms. Structured on a typical MBA programme, each chapter explores how sustainability thinking can be integrated into existing subject areas. Rather than being prescriptive, the chapters provide opportunities to reflect on successes as well as challenges associated with embedding sustainability into MBA courses. Contributors explore the employability implications of sustainability and how these are reflected in course designs, pedagogy and assessments. Filling an important gap in current literature, Incorporating Sustainability in Management Education provides important support to Higher Education Institutes who must quickly adapt to this desired change in business school curricula.

Profession and Purpose

Author : Katie Kross
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Sustainability holds the promise of an exciting new approach to business – one in which business goals are aligned with social and environmental goals. Multinational corporations are recognizing that we live in an increasingly resource-constrained world, and that more accountability for corporate social and environmental impacts will accrue to them. More importantly, forward-thinking executives understand that sustainability can present new opportunities for competitive advantage – whether that is by reducing costs, minimizing risk, appealing to increasingly conscientious customers, or reaching new markets entirely. With the growth of this field comes a host of interesting new career opportunities for MBAs. As companies are grappling with challenges like how to develop social return on investment (SROI) metrics or understand the potential impact of corporate carbon footprints on stock prices, there are new opportunities for the next generation of managers – managers who are not only trained in traditional MBA fundamentals but also grounded in an understanding of the multifaceted social and environmental challenges facing 21st-century global business leaders. Entirely new career paths are opening to MBAs interested in sustainability: sustainable venture capital, green marketing, corporate social responsibility management, carbon credit trading, and sustainability consulting, to name a few. Perhaps even more than corporate executives, MBA students understand this trend. The next generation of managers can see that the future of business will require a new set of skills and responsibilities. Between 2003 and 2008, membership in Net Impact, the global organization for MBAs and business professionals interested in sustainability, increased more than fourfold. By March 2009, over 130 business schools had a Net Impact chapter. Around the world, MBA students realize that a different model will be required for businesses in the coming decades. The career paths that fall under the broad umbrella of "sustainability" are as diverse as the MBA students themselves. One student may be interested in social entrepreneurship in West Africa, and the next will be seeking advice about clean-tech venture capital careers in Silicon Valley; a third will be interested in greening global supply chains. Corporate social responsibility, sustainable product marketing, microfinance, green real estate development, renewable energy, and other interests all likewise fall under the sustainability umbrella at times. Because of this diversity, it is often hard for business schools' career management centers to address sustainability-related career options in a comprehensive way. Many sustainability-related companies and nonprofits are not accustomed to on-campus recruiting. Others have not historically hired MBAs at all. MBA students and alumni interested in sustainability careers are often left to navigate their own internship and job search paths. And, often, they struggle. Profession and Purpose has been written to address this urgent need. Whether you are focused on an off-campus search or participating in the on-campus recruiting process, there are a host of sustainability-specific career resources you should know about. You'll need to be well versed in sustainability news and trends, and network at the right events, conferences, and company presentations. You also need to know about industry- and discipline-specific websites that post sustainability jobs for positions with titles like Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Socially Responsible Investing Analyst, and Renewable Energy Market Analyst. Through hundreds of conversations with MBA students, professionals, and recruiters, as well as her own personal experience, the author has compiled the key job search resources and tips for MBAs interested in sustainability careers. The book provides ideas for researching companies, making the most of your networking, identifying job and internship openings, and preparing for interviews. No matter what stage of your MBA career search process you're in, this book will help you better understand your career options in the many fields of sustainability, direct you to the best resources and help you to fine-tune your sustainability job search strategy. It's the sustainability career coach MBAs have been waiting for.

Sustainable Industries Overview

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The Business Guide to Sustainability

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Whole system approaches to sustainable design can help achieve 80 percent (Factor 5) or greater resource productivity in new designs. The greater productivity arises from investing in the design stage, where 60-90 percent of a product's or process' lifecycle economic and ecological costs are committed. Newly-designed engineered systems often have long design lives, hence it is critical that all designers ensure that new systems are as sustainable as possible. This book provides introductory, technical design material to demonstrate how advances in energy, materials and water productivity can be achieved through applying a whole system approach to sustainable design. Chapters 1-5 outline how the approach can be implemented and show how the approach can enhance a traditional approach. Chapters 6-10 demonstrate, through worked examples, the application of the approach to: 1) industrial pumping systems, 2) passenger vehicles, 3) electronics and computer systems, 4) temperature control of buildings, and 5) domestic water systems. Published with The Natural Edge Project and the World Federation of Engineering Organizations

Management Education for Global Sustainability

Author : Charles Wankel
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For more than a century management education has fostered the development of leaders of many of the world's industrial successes with their immense creation of output that we now see as unsustainable. If we wish to avoid a time of tumultuous environmental crises in the global ecosystem management education must move more to being part of the solution, rather than of the problem. The task of transforming management education to contribute to the challenge of moving to global sustainability is upon us. Management Education for Global Sustainability provides a diverse and extensive set of perspectives on how management education can be transformed to be a significant part of the solution to the sustainability problem that business and other sectors of our world must grapple with. The spectrum of current integration of managing for sustainability into business school curricula is provided. A review of the current status sustainability oriented business degree options is completed. Approaches from around the world including China are offered. Management Education approaches through systems thinking, art, and stakeholder's theory are parsed. Specific examples of notable programs are covered, sustainable entrepreneurship for instance. A series of reports on program and institutional level initiatives that have been very successful are described. A new MBA program with a major in sustainability, integrating ocean science courses, is considered. Programs with action learning projects and industry concentrations as core elements will be analyzed. The sense of deeper purpose vibrancy and developing authentic relationships in management education for global sustainability is robust throughout this volume.

Foundations of Sustainable Business

Author : Nada R. Sanders
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The second edition of Sustainable Business prepares future business leaders to tackle the most crucial social and environmental issues of our time. This engaging textbook provides students with a comprehensive, balanced introduction to integrating sustainable business policies into all core business functions and processes. The text employs a qualitative-based learning process to help students understand how leadership, finance, accounting, risk management, marketing, supply chain management, and operations can be adapted to meet the sustainability goals of the 21st century. Looking at sustainable business from the managerial viewpoint, the fully-updated new edition explains how and why business is evolving due to increased consumer and regulatory pressure for sustainable performance. Business topics are first introduced in the same manner as traditional MBA programs, and then examined through the lens of sustainably. The text incorporates real-life examples of social and environmental leadership to demonstrate the efficacy of good sustainable business decisions, and illustrates the negative ramifications of outdated, purely economic-driven managerial decision-making. Influential concepts based on interdisciplinary research in sustainability are discussed in detail, and practical insights address how to turn policy into practice in the workplace.

Lean Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Author : Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
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Lean Sustainable Supply Chain Management. It's More Than Just Being Green. In today's business environment, companies are being held accountable to a growing list of stakeholders who assess company performance against a variety of criteria, from financial and operational performance to labour practices and environmental issues. The pressure for greater transparency in all areas of performance is increasing; not only for consumer-facing companies, but for all business entities throughout the supply chain; including manufacturers who are several steps removed from the ultimate consumer.

Project Sustainability

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This business guide explores the complex relationship between a good strategic implementation plan and the implementation needed to enhance the sustainability of a project in the marketplace. “A good reference guide on issues related not only to the sustainability of projects and programs, but also to the sustainability of systems, institutions, and organizations.” —Dr. Mrs. Mercy M. Tembon, country manager, the World Bank, Burundi What is the relationship between a good strategic implementation plan and the implementation needed to enhance the sustainability of a project in the marketplace? Through exhaustive analysis, author John N. Morfaw elaborates on the various project sustainability metrics, characteristics, measurement, indexes, and parameters involved in the effective and efficient implementation of projects. He explores the financial, economic, social, cultural, political, legal, environmental, and educational considerations as well, discussing how each impacts a comprehensive approach for project implementation. Also offered is an comprehensive elaboration on the theories of management postulated by the “Gurus of Total Quality Management”—Edward Deming, Joseph Juran, Philip Crosby, Walter Shewhart, Kaoru Ishikawa, and Shigeo Shingo. Morfaw explores and compares other contemporary business concepts such as Six Sigma Methodology, International Organization for Standardization (ISO), capacity building, knowledge management, configuration management, S.W.O.T analysis, S.M.A.R.T techniques, and Project Sustainability Management (PSM). Included is a series of PSM training forms and templates for various project management processes and a comprehensive and Strategic and Sustainable Implementation Plan (SIP). With this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about Project Sustainability.

Integrated Management

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An exciting vision of what we can aspire to when sustainability is integrated within strategic practices across enterprise functions, systems, supply chains, and cities. The book will enable decision makers to recognize a new era of innovative value creation.

Sustainable Industries Journal

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World Watch

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Handbook of Sustainability in Management Education

Author : Jorge A. Arevalo
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This Handbook strives to enhance knowledge and application within sustainability in management education (SiME) across different academic programs, geographic regions and personal/professional contexts. Cross-disciplinary and boundary-spanning, this book focuses on specific themes and is therefore split into four distinct sections: one on theory and practice, one on transformational interventions in business programs, one on the role of external agents and the last on innovative approaches in SiME.

Corporate Sustainability

Author : Paolo Taticchi
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Sustainability is one of the key issues in today’s society, as confirmed by the increasing attention of governments, media, academia and the industry. In the context of sustainable development, businesses that are often referred to as part of the problem can become part of the solution. This book presents the state of the art of sustainability in corporations from a number of perspectives, which include: economy, finance, measurement and reporting, organizing for sustainability, green products, green buildings and IT. The individual chapters provide valuable insights for pursuing future research and define a proper research agenda for the years to come. Further, the relevance of the topics addressed makes the book essential reading for academics, practitioners, consultants and more generally, for all those interested in business evolution and sustainability. The book was written by prominent researchers from Italy, India, the USA and the UK.

Sustainable Management of Luxury

Author : Miguel Angel Gardetti
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As this book is the first book worldwide in the "sustainable" management of luxury area, it highlights key aspects in the sustainable management of luxury based on presentations using different approaches, whether reflexive, empirical, hands-on or applied theory and cases.

The Business Guide to Sustainability

Author : Darcy Hitchcock
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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.

The Business Guide to Sustainability

Author : Marsha Willard
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The Business Guide to Sustainability is a practical introduction to implementing a comprehensive sustainability strategy in any organization. Written by top business consultants, this useful book can be applied in both large and small enterprises. This edition shifts away from a discussion of CSR to focus more squarely on sustainability. It explores strategies for implementing sustainability in each of the functional areas of the corporation (accounting, HR, operations, etc.), while providing examples from a range of sectors, including manufacturing, services, and government. The book also includes the authors’ S-CORE assessment tool to help organizations determine whether they are on the right track, identify new opportunities, and assign accountability and responsibility. Brimming with interesting stories and examples, and covering new developments such as the emergence of BRICs and the effects of the Great Recession, this book will interest managers, business owners, and students for whom sustainability is a priority.

Prentice Hall s One day MBA in Marketing

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A savvy one-stop guide to the essentials of marketing in our increasingly entrepreneurial society. Packed with tables, flowcharts, diagrams, quotes, real-life marketing scenarios, and case studies, this book provides information that can quickly and easily be applied to everyday business situations.