Developing a Plan for the Planet: A Business Plan for Sustainable Living

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Gower Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - Business & Economics - 326 pages
The world struggles with increasing threats to global sustainability, caused by population growth, overuse of fresh water resources, depletion of biodiversity, and reliance on non-renewable energy sources. There is an urgent need for an overall plan to address these challenges in a coordinated and effective manner. Whether in government, business, community or as an individual, we need to begin acting a lot smarter, faster and more collaboratively if we are going to avert the potential devastating impacts on this planet. Plan for the Planet outlines a co-ordinated approach to tackling the global challenges we face which can be implemented at every level. Using proven business management wisdom and principles, this book provides perhaps the most comprehensive and robust framework within which business, government and the community can work together to build a sustainable world. Whether you want to understand how to prepare your organisation and yourself to deal successfully with the global challenges, or seize the opportunities which are fast developing with the emergence of the sustainability revolution, you will benefit from reading this timely book.
 

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Contents

Why We Need a Plan for the Planet
1
Understanding Our Current Situation
13
Understanding the Key Global Challenges
25
Executive Brief No 2 Climate Change
39
Executive Brief No 3 Energy Supplies
57
Executive Brief No 4 Water and Food Supplies
69
Executive Brief No 5 Planet Sustainability and Biodiversity
89
Executive Brief No 6 Extreme Poverty
101
Global Objectives and Strategies Addressing Our Key Global Challenges
167
Managing a Plan for the Planet
189
Ten Global Management Best Practices
191
Global Management Best Practices Applications to Managing a Plan for the Planet
211
Delivering a Plan for the Planet
229
Leveraging the Triangle of Change
231
Leveraging International Organisations and Government
233
Leveraging the Business Contribution
247

Executive Brief No 7 Global Health
109
Executive Brief No 8 Universal Education
119
Executive Brief No 9 Conflict and Peace
127
Executive Brief No 10 Financing a Sustainable World
139
Developing a Plan for the Planet
157
Building a Global Vision for Planet Earth
159
Leveraging the Power of the People
281
Embracing the New Green Revolution
285
Embracing the Spiritual Imperative
287
Delivering Our Plan for the Planet
291
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Ian Chambers conceived, developed and produced A Plan for the Planet based on his work with global corporations, government and the telecommunications industry over the last 20 years, by combining his unique insights into management practice with his parallel work on global sustainability. His business career has spanned a range of executive roles including business development strategy and planning, sales and marketing, as well as global transformational change and program management. He has been an active member of the Green Economics Institute Advisory Board and a member of the Academic Journals Advisory Board where his focus has been on establishing practical approaches to sustainable business development and global sustainability management. John Humble was an international management consultant who pioneered the practice of Management by Objectives, Service Management, the Social Responsibility Audit and the importance of Corporate Values. His six books have been translated into 17 languages. His six film series on Management by Objectives (EMI, London) was internationally acclaimed and produced in 5 languages. His distinctions include The Ford Foundation Businessman Award, the Burnham Medal of the British Institute of Management, the Social Responsibility Award of Management Centre Europe and Fellowship of the International Academy of Management.

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