green business Books

  • The Green Business Bible

    Business is coming under increasing pressure from Government, customers and campaigning groups to improve its environmental performance. Soaring oil, utility and compliance costs are hitting companies where it hurts - on their bottom line. But there is another way of looking at the green agenda - as an opportunity rather than a threat.Written by ...

  • Lean and Green: Profit for Your Workplace and the Environment

    In 'Lean and Green', Pamela Gordon proves that capitalism and environmentalism are not mutually exclusive - quite the contrary. She shows how 'green' business practices enable organizations to save millions, even billions of dollars each year. 'Lean and Green':* Debunks the myth that businesses must choose between profit and the environment * ...

  • Green Intentions: Creating a Green Value Stream to Compete and Win

    Developed by a plant manager who experienced first-hand the challenges to going green in a business environment, Green Intentions provides organizations with a simple, straightforward, and practical approach to green—the Green Value Stream (GVS) process—that is as mindful as it is profitable. Based on the highly successful, Lean philosophy, the ...

  • Greening Growth in Asia and the Pacific: Follow-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development

    The book explains three basic principles of Greening growth: quality of economic growth, eco-efficiency of economic growth, and environmental sustainability vis-a-vis environmental performance: and four pillars of Green growth: eco-tax reform, sustainable infrastructure, the greening of business and sustainable consumption. It explores them as ...

  • Adapt and Thrive: The Sustainable Revolution

    'Governments and businesses who are currently unable to see beyond the current political term/share price will oppose this book, but in twenty years they will be quoting it as the “Essential Guide for Survival”...' This book is way out ahead in green thinking with business identified as the primary agent for change. 25% discount ...

  • Good to Green: Managing Business Risks and Opportunities in the Age of Environmental Awareness

    The business world is undergoing dramatic change. Driven by tough new legislation, expanded market-based initiatives, a new President in the White House and a sharp increase in consumer awareness around environmental issues, businesses need to adapt: Period. Smart businesses understand that their competitive advantage lies at the cutting edge of ...

  • The ECO Guide to Careers that Make a Difference: Environmental Work for a Sustainable World

    How can you make a real difference in the world and make a good living at the same time? The ECO Guide to Careers That Make a Difference: Environmental Work for a Sustainable World provides the answer.Developed by The Environmental Careers Organization (ECO, the creators of the popular Complete Guide to Environmental Careers), this new volume is ...

  • WBCSD Annual Review 2009 - The green race is on

    The role of business in this is evident. Business is the main driving force for resource efficiency in the economy, for technology deployment and development and for infrastructure construction and providing financial services. But business can fulfill its role only if the right regulations and government institutions are in place. Maximizing the ...

  • Report 4500: Green Building Markets

    Report 4500: Green Building Markets estimates the U.S. green building industry at $45 billion in 2007, leveling to $50-55 billion in 2008 and 2009, in terms of value of green buildings put in place during the calendar year. Annual growth was 30-40% from 2004-2007, after 50-60% growth in 2001-2003 when EBI Inc. started estimating the value of green ...

  • The Surprising Solution

    The scale of the global economy has shifted and corporations have to decide whether they are going to land on the upswing or the downward spiral of what management consultant and author Dr. Bruce Piasecki calls “The S Frontier” in The Surprising Solution: Creating Possibility in a Swift and Severe World. Originally published in 2007 under the ...

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