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Main Title Balancing green : when to embrace sustainability in a business (and when not to) /
Author Sheffi, Yosef,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Blanco, Edgar,
Publisher The MIT Press,
Year Published 2018
OCLC Number 1038039553
ISBN 9780262037723; 0262037726
Subjects Business logistics--Environmental aspects ; Sustainability ; Social responsibility of business ; Environmental economics
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELCM  HD60.S54 2018 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 06/12/2018
Collation xv, 549 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
"As Yossi Sheffi began researching this book, he and his team noticed a gap: not only between companies that pay lip service to the idea of sustainability but do not change their practices, but also between consumers who say that sustainability is important to them but are unwilling to pay more for sustainable products. How is a company supposed to embrace sustainability and environmental stewardship in this climate? Sheffi argues that there are three main reasons for corporate sustainability efforts, and none of them have to do with the actual environment. Pursuing sustainability can help cut costs, reduce risk, and grow a company. These values make sustainability worth pursuing regardless of one's beliefs about climate change and eliminate the false choice between the environment and the economy. This book is built on extensive interviews with executives at leading companies, as well as significant secondary research about what executives, activists, governments, and academics have to say about corporate sustainability. It is rich with examples of sustainability efforts from companies like Nike, Starbucks, and IKEA, and features extended case studies of Dr. Bronner's Magical Soaps, Patagonia, and Seventh Generation"-- The growing pressures -- The structure supply chains -- Impact assessment -- Making with less taking -- The sorcery of sustainable sourcing -- Moving more, emitting less -- All's well that ends well -- Green by design -- Talking the walk: communicating sustainability -- Managing sustainability -- Creating deep sustainability -- The travails of scale -- A road to sustainable growth.