Making Sustainability Work: Best Practices in Managing and Measuring Corporate Social, Environmental and Economic Impacts

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 21 gen 2008 - 272 pagine
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The best practices in corporate social responsibility (CSR) are no longer the exclusive domain of companies like Ben & Jerry's or the Body Shop; now even companies like GE and Wal-Mart are making significant financial and organizational commitments to social and environmental issues. But senior executives are realizing that implementing sustainability is particularly challenging. While a lot has been written on ethical and strategic factors, there is a dearth of information on the practical nuts and bolts of implementation and virtually nothing on how to measure the results. In Making Sustainability Work, Marc Epstein builds on his influential and highly respected previous work to produce the ultimate how-to guide for corporate leaders, strategists, academics, sustainability consultants, and anyone else with an interest in actually putting sustainability ideas into practice.

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Marc J. Epstein is Distinguished Research Professor of Management at Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He recently was Visiting Professor and Wyss Visiting Scholar in Social Enterprise at Harvard Business School. Prior to joining Rice, Dr. Epstein was a professor at Stanford Business School, Harvard Business School, and INSEAD (European Institute of Business Administration). Dr. Epstein has an extensive academic and practical experience in the implementation of corporate strategies and the development of performance metrics for use in these implementations. He has extensive industry experience and has been a senior consultant to leading corporations and governments throughout the world for over 25 years. In many recent articles and books Epstein shows how the use of new strategic management systems can help companies focus strategy, link to performance metrics, and drive improved performance in organizations. He has focused extensively on sustainability and corporate social responsibility for most of his career and was in at the beginning of the development of the corporate social audit and the measurement of corporate social, environmental, and economic impacts. In both academic research and managerial practice, Dr. Epstein is considered one of the global luminaries in the areas of corporate sustainability, governance, and accountability. His 18 authored or co-authored books include many award-winners such as Measuring Corporate Environmental Performance: Best Practices for Costing and Managing an Effective Environmental Strategy; Counting What Counts: Turning Corporate Accountability to Competitive Advantage; and recently published four-volume series, The Accountable Corporation, with a focus on corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, business ethics, and business-government relations.

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