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The future of value : how sustainability creates value through competitive differentiation

Author: Eric Lowitt
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Enhance business performance by using sustainability for competitive advantageThe Future of Value reveals what it takes for companies to grow and outperform the competition in today's growth-constrained, sustainability conscious world. The author shows leaders how to use sustainability as a powerful, pragmatic lens to enhance business performance. He also explores how to craft and oversee a portfolio of effective  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lowitt, Eric, 1972-
Future of value.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2011
(DLC) 2011015808
(OCoLC)711051146
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Lowitt
ISBN: 9781118078235 1118078233 9781118078242 1118078241 9781118078259 111807825X
OCLC Number: 757394809
Notes: Machine generated contents note: Foreword (William Sarni).Preface.Acknowledgments.About the Author.Introduction.Part One: How Sustainability Creates Value.1. Sustainable Companies Are Market Leaders.2. Sustainable Market Leaders Compete on Sustainability.3. Competing on Sustainability Creates Value.Part Two: How to Create Value in Your Organization.4. Crafting Sustainability Strategy.5. Leading Strategy and Management Efforts.6. Embedding Sustainability into the Value Chain.7. Analyzing and Communicating Performance.8. Renewing Sustainability Efforts.9. Keeping Sustainable and Agile.Appendix A: Research Methodology.Appendix B: Interviewees.Appendix C: Interview Protocol.Notes.Index.
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 248 p.) : ill.
Responsibility: Eric Lowitt ; foreword by William Sarni.

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"Enhance business performance by using sustainability for competitive advantageThe Future of Value reveals what it takes for companies to grow and outperform the competition in today's growth-constrained, sustainability conscious world. The author shows leaders how to use sustainability as a powerful, pragmatic lens to enhance business performance. He also explores how to craft and oversee a portfolio of effective tools, develop competitive strategies, and adjust value chain activities, talent management practices, and corporate policies to help organizations execute powerful sustainability strategies. He provides a systematic, yet instantly familiar, model all companies can use to connect sustainability with their growth and competitive strategies. In this way, the author shows leaders how to shape, color, and own The Future of Value. Outlines the keys to implementing sustainability in organizations to achieve business success today and tomorrow Reveals how to engage stakeholders in day to day sustainability management as a means to shape and fuel efforts to continuously renew their sustainability strategies The author is a 15-year veteran of sustainability and strategy management consulting, having worked with clients in the US, Japan, Australia, and Europe. He has an MBA in Strategic Management from The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and writes a regular column for Sustainable Life Media and GreenBiz, two of the world's most heavily trafficked sustainability news and thought leadership portals The author draws useful and accessible conclusions from a rich, diverse set of corporate interviewees. A core part of his research was the selection and interrogation of more than 25 Global Fortune 500 companies' sustainability, strategy, and finance leads"--Provided by publisher.
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