Managing Sustainability: First Steps to First Class provides a compelling case, real- world examples, and the tools to follow a proven strategy for aligning sustainability efforts with existing organizational priorities. This strategy has taken companies from initial conception to the top of the sustainability rankings. Using examples from leading companies, readers will understand how to build programs that drive results and enhance reputation.
Benefits include enabling companies to attract, hire, retain, and fully engage the best talent, seize the innovation high ground with new and premium products and services, provide access to socially responsible investment capital, implement “best practices,” earn license to operate, reduce compliance and regulatory costs, and more.
Includes the latest trend to go beyond the organization’s own “footprint” to integrate their values into their supply chains and build employee and customer loyalty by empowering these essential stakeholders to live their shared values. Sustainability professionals or business strategists who are seeking to integrate effective programs that match corporate strategy with the purpose and values- driven initiatives that engage employees, build customer loyalty, and improve license to operate will benefit from the author’s more than 30 years’ experience in corporate communications, business, and corporate sustainability. (description from Publisher)