Sustainability

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  • 10 Books | 49h 6m
  • 10 Audiobooks | 22h 30s
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Sustaining the ability of natural systems to continue to provide the natural resources is becoming more important than ever. See how other companies achieve sustainability in their operations.

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The Effects of Environmental Change on Business

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The Effects of Environmental Change on Business
As the planet’s environment changes, so do its effects on the business world. Environmental changes impact business practices. From natural resources to supply chains, to logistics, to energy sources, to customer behaviors and demographics, businesses must adapt or be left behind. Further, climate change requires business adopt sustainable practices in order to remain economically viable and environmentally responsible. In this course, you’ll learn about how the changing environment impacts businesses, economically, environmentally, and socially. You’ll learn about local regulations and global agreements that affect how businesses may operate, and the clean tech and steps toward sustainability that companies can take to create sustainable business practices. Materials in this course are based upon content provided in partnership with MIT Sloan Management Review.
5 videos | 36m
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Weighing Risks and Opportunities of Implementing Sustainability Initiatives
As the planet’s environment changes, so do its effects on the business world. Environmental changes impact business practices. From natural resources to supply chains, to logistics, to energy sources, to customer behaviors and demographics, businesses must adapt or be left behind. Further, climate change requires businesses to adopt sustainable practices in order to remain economically viable and environmentally responsible. In this course, you will learn about the organizational risk companies face if they don’t embrace sustainability, some common reasons why organizations resist such a move, potential business opportunities presented by sustainable practices, and the business benefits of adapting sustainable business practices. Materials in this course are based upon content provided in partnership with MIT Sloan Management Review.
5 videos | 28m
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Building a Strategic Commitment to Sustainability
In today’s business world, sustainability is a strategic necessity. The pressures on companies to be more socially, environmentally and economically sustainable are mounting on many fronts. Consumers and shareholders expect more than lip service – they want demonstrated commitment. In this course, you’ll learn about ways to identify areas where you can implement sustainable business practices, and some key lessons that can help you integrate sustainability into your company’s business strategy. Finally, you’ll learn about some concepts that may help you discover other ways you can move your company into higher levels of sustainability by considering some larger systems approaches. Materials in this course are based upon content provided in partnership with MIT Sloan Management Review.
6 videos | 30m
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BOOKS INCLUDED

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The Lean Strategy: Using Lean to Create Competitive Advantage, Unleash Innovation, and Deliver Sustainable Growth
In The Lean Strategy, the authors combine their rich experience with Lean to help you explore novel ways to think about business problems and find innovative solutions. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 11m
Book Authors By Daniel Jones, Jacques Chaize, Michael Balle, Orest Fiume

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Everything Connects: How to Transform, and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation, and Sustainability
Everything Connects demonstrates, with intriguing examples, how people can work together using timeless best practices to achieve excellence in an ever-changing and sometimes chaotic world. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 8m
Book Authors By Drake Baer, Faisal Hoque

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Becoming a Sustainable Organization: A Project and Portfolio Management Approach
Laying out a framework to improve sustainability integrations including case studies, lessons learned, best practices, and tools and templates to facilitate transforming into a sustainable organization, this book explains how to engage both internal and external stakeholders in order to reframe strategy to drive a sustainability journey.
Book Duration 7h 41m
Book Authors By Kristina Kohl

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Green Giants: How Smart Companies Turn Sustainability into Billion-Dollar Businesses
Examining nine companies that are merging social responsibility with wild profitability, this book reveals the six factors responsible for their success, and serves as a blueprint for sustainable success that anyone can follow.
Book Duration 3h 31m
Book Authors By E. Freya Williams

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Practical Sustainability Strategies: How to Gain a Competitive Advantage
Based on the authors' many years of research and hands-on experience, this book provides tested and proven practical strategies that make it possible for organizations to develop, maintain, or extend their competitive advantage without causing harm to the environment and society.
Book Duration 5h 16m
Book Authors By George P. Nassos, Nikos Avlonas

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The Pursuit of Sustainability: Creating Business Value through Strategic Leadership, Holistic Perspectives, and Exceptional Performance
For strategic leaders, professionals, and practitioners, this book provides insights, guidance, and methods for developing and implementing sustainable solutions and holistic management systems without prescribing a generalized model that supposedly would fit every situation.
Book Duration 7h 55m
Book Authors By David L. Rainey, Robert J. Araujo

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Green Logistics: Improving the Environmental Sustainability of Logistics, 3rd edition
Examining ways to achieve a more sustainable balance between economic, environmental, and social objectives, this book aims to provide a broad overview of technical, managerial, economic and policy aspects of green logistics.
Book Duration 8h 56m
Book Authors By Alan McKinnon, Anthony Whiteing (eds), Maja Piecyk, Michael Browne

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Making Sustainability Work: Best Practices in Managing and Measuring Corporate Social, Environmental, and Economic Impacts, 2nd Edition
Including best practices from dozens of companies in Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Australia, and Africa, this book is the ultimate how-to guide to implementing and measuring the effectiveness of sustainability initiatives.
Book Duration 6h 4m
Book Authors By Adriana Rejc Buhovac, Marc J. Epstein

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The Sustainable MBA: A Business Guide to Sustainability, Second Edition
Based on interviews with experts in business, international organizations, NGOs and universities from around the world, this book provides the knowledge and tools to help you to turn sustainability talk into action for the benefit of your bottom line and society as a whole.
Book Duration 6h 26m
Book Authors By Giselle Weybrecht

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The Sustainability Mindset: Using the Matrix Map to Make Strategic Decisions
Filled with compelling examples of how The Matrix Map helps nonprofits with strategic decision-making, this book provides an easy-to-follow process complete with tools and templates to help organizations visualize their business model and engage in strategic inquiry.
Book Duration 2h 58m
Book Authors By Jeanne Bell, Steve Zimmerman
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