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Main Title The sustainability handbook : the complete management guide to achieving social, economic, and environmental responsibility /
Author Blackburn, William R.
Publisher Environmental Law Institute,
Year Published 2007
Stock Number Environmental Law Institute, 2000 L Street, N.W., Washington DC 20036.
OCLC Number 85269243
ISBN 9781585761029; 1585761028
Subjects Environmental economics--United States ; Organizational change--United States ; Sustainable development--Law and legislation--United States ; Sustainable development--Government policy--United States
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJDM  HC110.E5B563 2007 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 01/18/2010
EKBM  HC110.E5B563 2007 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/04/2018
EOAM  HC110.E5B563 2007 Sustainability Collection Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 06/19/2009
ERAM  HC110.E5 B563 2007 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 05/30/2012
ESAM  HC110.E5B563 2007 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/10/2007
Collation xviii, 788 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Acknowledgements -- About the Author -- Introduction and Executive Summary -- Chapter 1. Addressing the Confusion About Sustainability: The Typical Executive View -- Chapter 2. Determining Scope: An Operational Definition of Sustainability -- Chapter 3. The Value of Sustainability: Why Bother? -- Chapter 4. Building and SOS: The Key Elements and Basic Structure -- Chapter 5. SOS Standards: The Roadmap for Change -- Chapter 6. Strategic Planning for Focused Sustainability Improvement -- Chapter 7. Selecting Goals and Indicators -- Chapter 8. Bringing Sustainability to the Front Line: Deployment, Integration, and Alignment -- Chapter 9. Data Systems, Auditing, and Other Monitoring and Accountability Mechanisms -- Chapter 10. Transparent Sustainability Reporting -- Chapter 11. Stakeholder Engagement; The Role of NGOs -- Chapter 12. Approach to Sustainability for Small and Struggling Companies -- Chapter 13. Approach to Sustainability for NGOs -- Chapter 14. Approach to Sustainability for Governmental Organizations -- Chapter 15. Approach to Sustainability for Colleges and Universties -- Chapter 16. Keeping the Initiative Alive: Making the SOS Sustainable -- Appendix 1. Summary of Sustainability Trends -- Appendix 2. Sustainbility-Related Codes of Organizational Behavior -- Appendix 3. Sustainability-Related Managements System Standards -- Appendix 4. Planning Forms for Asessing and Prioritizing Sustainability Risks and Opportunities -- Appendix 5. Method for Calculating Savings and Cost Avoidance for Baxter's Environmental Financial Statement -- Appendix 6. Examples of Sustainbility Issues for Various Functional Groups -- Appendix 7. Examples of Sustainbility Metrics -- Appendix 8. Sustainability Resources for Universities -- Acronyms. This handbook covers the complexities, challenges and benefits of sustainability as it is pursued by corporate, academic, government and non-profit organisations. It provides a blueprint on how organisations of all sizes can reach or exceed economic, social and environmental excellence.