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Practical sustainability strategies : how to gain a competitive advantage

Author: Nikos Avlonas; George P Nassos
Publisher: Hoboken New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. It explains how to set goals and objectives and then monitor, measure, and report on progress towards achieving corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability. Readers will discover that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Avlonas, Nikos, 1969-
Practical sustainability strategies.
Hoboken New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2014]
(DLC) 2013021899
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nikos Avlonas; George P Nassos
ISBN: 9781118787373 1118787374 9781118787496 1118787498 9781118787472 1118787471 1118250443 9781118250440
OCLC Number: 852763674
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Urgency to adopt sustainability --
Development of sustainability concept and CSR --
The C.E.R.E.S. and other principles --
The natural step --
Eco-effective vs. eco-efficient: sustainability vs. being "less bad" --
Extended product responsibility and "servicizing" --
Systems thinking leads to "tunneling through the cost barrier" --
Environmental innovation through biomimicry --
Base of the pyramid --
Sustaining fisheries --
Green buildings --
Green chemistry, nanotechnology and big hairy audacious goal --
Sustainability and beyond --
Standards and guidelines for managing sustainability --
The corporation and its stakeholders --
Sustainability reporting --
Metrics for sustainability --
Life cycle analysis and carbon footprint --
Water footprint --
Green marketing, communication and green washing --
Epilogue : where do we go now?
Responsibility: Nikos Avlonas, Founder and President Center for Sustainability & Excellence, George P. Nassos, Principal George P. Nassos & Associates, Inc.

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