The Triple Bottom Line: How Today's Best-Run Companies Are Achieving Economic, Social and Environmental Success - and How You Can Too

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 21, 2013 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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The classic guide to sustainability strategy and implementation—updated for today's businesses

To ensure business success, companies must embrace sustainable management. Firms need to find the overlap between business interests and the interests of society and the environment before they can secure a lasting competitive edge. By making the case for sustainability as a fundamental business practice, The Triple Bottom Line became an instant classic when first published in 2006, showing a generation of business leaders how to find their sustainability sweet spot—where profitability merges seamlessly with the common good. Now updated with ground-breaking stories of successes and failure, this revision of The Triple Bottom Line is a critical resource for all managers and leaders.

  • Features in-depth success stories of sustainability practices at major firms such as Wal-Mart, GE, DuPont, American Electric Power, and PepsiCo—and shows why companies such as BP and Hershey continue to fail
  • Draws on Andy Savitz's 25 years of pioneering consulting and research in the field
  • Includes all-new reporting and analysis on the practice of sustainability and the triple bottom line in business today, providing new insights on where sustainability is headed

The Triple Bottom Line is essential reading for any firm to meet the challenge of creating lasting value for both shareholders and society.


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When i got this book, I want to know the "how". The first part of this book focuses on the "why". So I got bored for a while. I like some of the examples given, but I was looking for a more concrete ... Read full review


A Bitter Aftertaste Hershey Struggles
The Sustainability Sweet Spot How
The Age of Sustainability
List of Tables
Business Responds
The Backlash Against Sustainability
Renewing the Penobscot A More
Shaping Your Sustainability Strategy
Implementing Your Sustainability
Managing Stakeholder Engagement
List of Illustrations
Dealing with Special Stakeholder
Measuring and Reporting Your Progress
Aligning Your Culture to Support

Where Do You Stand Today? Your
Sustainability JiuJitsu Turning Short

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Andrew W. Savitz heads Sustainable Business Strategies, a consultancy that assists organizations to improve their Triple Bottom Line. Previously, he was a lead partner in the sustainability services group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He served as general counsel of Environmental Affairs for Massachusetts and founded the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters. He is the author of Talent, Transformation, and the Triple Bottom Line (Jossey-Bass, 2013). Savitz's online newsletter, The Savitz Report, helps companies leverage their human capital to accelerate the transformation to sustainability. Savitz lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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Karl Weber is a writer and editor who specializes in business, politics, current affairs, history, and social issues. Among many other books, he coauthored the New York Times bestseller Creating a World Without Poverty with Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus. He lives in Irvington, New York, with his wife, Mary-Jo Weber.

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