Building Tomorrow's Company: A Guide to Sustainable Business Success

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Kogan Page Publishers, 2002 - Business & Economics - 290 pages
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From the Dust Jacket: Building Tomorrow's Company is about a new and revolutionary phase in market-based capitalism. This new inclusive approach is about balancing short-term priorities and shareholder value with sustainability, corporate social responsibility and environmental accountability. The basic message is that if businesses are to succeed-or even survive-in the 21st century, they must take into account the social and environmental consequences of their activities. Packed with the latest research and including numerous international case studies, this book shows the reader how companies are building businesses that make equal sense to both shareholders and society. Topics include: the new economy; why attitudes are changing; sustainability; fresh perspectives on investment and governance; why purpose and values matter; engaging with stakeholders; measuring social and environmental performance; winning licences to operate; inclusive leadership; designing tomorrow's companies. Written in an accessible and practical style, Building Tomorrow's Company provides the reader with a unique insight into the changing attitudes and issues surrounding sustainability and the 'inclusive' approach to business.
 

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Contents

The New Economy
17
Sustainability the new board agenda
29
The dimensions of sustainability
41
Fresh perspectives on investment
56
Governance issues
72
The business response
95
Purpose and values
109
Engaging with stakeholders
128
A licence to operate
161
Inclusive leadership
187
Developing tomorrows leaders
211
Inclusive organizations
226
Taking stock
248
Standards and guidelines
256
References
276
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Business success models measurement and reporting
142

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Philip Sadler is widely recognised as a leading authority in the field of management studies. Principal of Ashridge Management College for over 25 years until his retirement in 1990, he now devotes his time to research, writing, consultancy and lecturing. He is the author of The Seamless Organization and Building Tomorrow's Company and editor of Management Consultancy, all published by Kogan Page.

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