Good to Green: Managing Business Risks and Opportunities in the Age of Environmental Awareness

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 26, 2009 - Business & Economics - 464 pages
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The business world is undergoing dramatic change that is driven by tough new legislation, expanded market based incentives and increased consumer awareness of environmental issues (e.g., hazard ingredients in products, alternative energy, reduction in greenhouse gases). This is forcing companies to reassess the life cycle of their products and the efficiency of their supply chains. Environmental issues are becoming business critical. Good to Green provides the vital information, backed by case studies and examples, that gives progressive business leaders the strategic know-how to pro-actively manage environmental issues and realize the business benefits of going green.
 

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Contents

THE FUTURE OF TRADING
CHAPTER 7 TAKEAWAYS
A FRAMEWORK FOR DISCUSSION
EVOLUTION OF THE TALENT PROBLEM
SUSTAINABILITY AND HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
TYPES OF WORKERS
HR PROCESSES ON THE SUPPLY CHAIN
INNOVATE OR DIE

STRATEGIC VISION
SCANNING THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
KEY MARKET INFLUENCERS
METHODOLOGY FOR RISK AND OPPORTUNITIES ASSESSMENT
PUTTING ALL THE PIECES TOGETHER
RECENT MISSTEPS?
CHAPTER 1 TAKEAWAYS
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SILOS
COMPLIANCE FRAMEWORK
OWNERSHIP COLLABORATION AND COMMUNICATION
IT TO THE RESCUE?
CHAPTER 2 TAKEAWAYS
FUNDAMENTALS OF ECODESIGN
THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT
ADAPT OR DIE
CHAPTER 3 TAKEAWAYS
WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING?
THE STATUS OF PUBLIC OPINION IN DIFFERENT REGIONS
WHAT IS GREEN MARKETING?
GREEN MARKETING CLAIMS
CHAPTER 4 TAKEAWAYS
SO WHAT? I JUST PAY A LITTLE FINE
COMMON PITFALLS
ROLE OF GOVERNMENT LEGISLATIONPOLICIES
HOW ARE ORGANIZATIONS INFLUENCING SUPPLIERS?
EXAMPLES OF LOGISTICS OPTIMIZATION
CHAPTER 5 TAKEAWAYS
NOTES
CONSERVATIONYOU MEAN WE HAVE TO BEHAVE LIKE EUROPEANS?
BP
IBM
ENERGY VALUE CHAIN
GOVERNMENT INFLUENCE OR MEDDLING
SHOW ME THE MONEY
CHAPTER 6 TAKEAWAYS
THE BUSINESS CASE FOR ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
EMISSIONS TRADING FOR DUMMIES
ABOUT CARBON MARKETS
INNOVATIONS RETURN ON INVESTMENT
CHAPTER 8 TAKEAWAYS
CASE STUDY
TRENDSFORECASTS
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
CHAPTER 9 TAKEAWAYS
AUTHORS COMMENTS
ECODESIGN
PROHIBITIONS OF CHEMICALS IN PRODUCTS
REGISTRATION OF SUBSTANCES
LABELINGMSDS FOR PRODUCTS
ENERGY USAGE AND LABELING
FUEL EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE FUEL
PACKAGING MATERIAL AND AMOUNTS
CONSUMER PRODUCTS SAFETY INCLUDING DRUGSFOOD
RELEASES DURING PRODUCTION OF GOODS
GOVERNMENT GREEN PROCUREMENT
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John-David Phyper (Toronto, ON), M.B.A, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., is President of P&A - Business Advisory Services Inc., a management consulting firm that provides business advice (e.g., sales/marketing, financing, software development) to small-medium clean-tech companies and provides management and IT consulting services (e.g., SD, CSR, PLM and supply chain management) to multinational organizations. Mr. Phyper has over twenty years' experience in the management of high-growth companies in the environmental sector as well as consulting to a broad spectrum of industry and government agencies on environmental and IT issues.

Paul MacLean (Montreal, QC), M.Sc., is President of EEM Inc., a management consultancy that provides leadership in environmental and social sustainability to a wide variety of multinational and local industries, as well as to First Nations and public organizations. Paul has been advising clients on embedding sustainable development into business processes, capacity building, integrated management systems and EHS compliance issues for  more than twenty years. He has directed projects in three languages across the Americas, as well as in Africa, Asia and Iceland.

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