Making Sustainability Work: Best Practices in Managing and Measuring Corporate Social Environmental and Economic Impacts

Management of Environmental Quality

ISSN: 1477-7835

Article publication date: 18 April 2008

Citation

(2008), "Making Sustainability Work: Best Practices in Managing and Measuring Corporate Social Environmental and Economic Impacts", Management of Environmental Quality, Vol. 19 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/meq.2008.08319cae.004

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Making Sustainability Work: Best Practices in Managing and Measuring Corporate Social Environmental and Economic Impacts

Article Type: Books and resources From: Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 3.

Marc Epstein,Greenleaf PublishingLondonUKJanuary 2008288 ppISBN ISBN 978-1-906093-05-1£26.25

The best practices in corporate sustainability performance are no longer the exclusive domain of companies like Ben & Jerry’s or The Body Shop, as they were a decade ago; now, large, multinational companies like G.E. and Wal-Mart are leading the way with significant financial and organizational commitments to social and environmental issues. However, good intentions aren’t enough. Whether motivated by concern for society and the environment, government regulation, stakeholder pressures, or economic profit, managers and strategists need to continue making significant changes to more effectively manage their social, economic, and environmental impacts - and to remain competitive. The guidance they need to do that is in this book.

The author has produced an useful “how-to-do-it” guide for corporate leaders, strategists, academics, sustainability consultants, and anyone else with an interest in actually making sustainability work for organizations. With a growing number of corporate leaders asking for urgent help in “getting this done,” the timing of the book could not be better.