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Smart Green: How to Implement Sustainable Business Practices in Any Industry - and Make Money. By Jonathan Estes. A book for entrepreneurs and anyone interested in business, the environment, and how they interact. It discusses building a strategic plan to achieve sustainability, the benefits of marketing green initiatives to customers, the key issues entrepreneurs will face in achieving sustainability, and how to lessen the tension and create cooperation between the business and environmental communities. More...

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution. By L. Hunter Lovins, Amory Lovins, and Paul Hawken. Shows how leading-edge companies are practicing "a new type of industrialism" that is more efficient and profitable while saving the environment and creating jobs. More... | L. Hunter Lovins EcoSpeakers Info >>

Harvard Business Review on Green Business Strategy. Published by Harvard Business School Press. This collection of Harvard Business Review articles discusses why you should put a socially-responsible strategy at the top of your CEO's agenda. More...

Sustainable Value: How the World's Leading Companies Are Doing Well by Doing Good. By Chris Laszlo. Illustrates how the competitive strategies of some of the world's largest businesses are changing as their leaders take on important social, environmental, and economic challenges. Outlines how and why these challenges are becoming huge business opportunities. Designed to provide managers with the means to build sustainable value and compete effectively in the twenty-first century. More… | Chris Laszlo EcoSpeakers Info >>

Greening Your Business: The Hands-On Guide to Creating a Successful and Sustainable Business. By Daniel Sitarz. This guide shows entrepreneurs how to save energy, materials, and money by reducing their businesses' impact on the planet. It provides a hands-on, step-by-step approach to analyzing business operations and developing detailed plans to make those operations more efficient, energy conscious, and profitable. More...

What We Learned In The Rainforest: Business Principles For The New Economy. By Bill Shireman and Tachi Kiuchi. Presents a surprising new business principle: By applying strategies and practices gleaned from nature, by emulating what it once sought to conquer, big business can attain greater and more sustainable profits. More... | Bill Shireman EcoSpeakers Info >> | Tachi Kiuchi EcoSpeakers Info >>

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The Business Guide to Sustainability. By Darcy Hitchcock and Marsha Willard. A no-nonsense guide on how to "green" your office or business. Practical strategies that can be implemented at the department and enterprise level. Applies to businesses, not-for-profits, and government offices. More... | Darcy Hitchcock EcoSpeakers Info >>

Competitive Environmental Strategy. By Andrew J. Hoffman. Examines the effects of environmentalism on corporate management, explaining how environmental forces are driving change and how managers can think about these issues in a strategic way. More...

Corporate Social Responsibility: Doing the Most Good for Your Company and Your Cause. By Nancy Lee and Philip Kotler. Explains why social responsibility is good for business. Shows business leaders how to choose social causes, design initiatives, gain employee support, and evaluate their efforts. Provides best practices and ideas to do the most good. With stories from the leaders of socially responsible companies, this is a guide for today's good corporate citizen. More... | Nancy Lee EcoSpeakers Info >>

Counting What Counts: Turning Corporate Accountability to Competitive Advantage. By Bill Birchard and Marc J. Epstein. Describes how companies are moving beyond a profits only orientation and are now often "counting" other measures of value, such as how the company is viewed by a variety of stakeholders. More… | Bill Birchard EcoSpeakers Info >>

Crisis & Renewal: Meeting the Challenge of Organizational Change. By David K. Hurst. Through a process of renewal following a crisis, organizations successfully adapt to the ever-changing environment. Hurst lays out a revitalization plan for managers coping with bureaucratic stagnation. More... | David K. Hurst EcoSpeakers Info >>

Dancing with the Tiger. By Brian Nattrass and Mary Altomare. Presents the stories of individuals, teams and organizations learning about change and sustainability, and then acting on that learning. More... | Brian Nattrass EcoSpeakers Info >>

The Earth Policy Reader. By Lester Brown. Charts progress in building the eco-economy, an economy that is compatible with the earth's ecosystem. Bringing together in one volume the essential Eco-Economy Updates that are distributed worldwide over the Internet and published in the world's leading newspapers, this volume monitors the shift from the old economy to the new. More…

Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth. By Lester Brown. Our current economic model depletes forests, oil, farmland, topsoil, water, atmosphere and species beyond a sustainable level. The goal is to design a profitable economy that accurately reflects the cost of abuse of resources. Brown suggests shifting taxes from income to environmentally destructive activities, such as carbon emissions. More…

Economics and the Environment. By Eban Goodstein. Offers in-depth analysis of important environmental policy debates, and equips readers with the tools necessary to understand these issues. Includes expanded coverage and a new section on non-renewable resource depletion. More... | Eban Goodstein EcoSpeakers Info >>

Ecopreneuring: Putting Purpose and the Planet Before Profits. By John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist. Shows how we can earn our daily bread on a local or regional level while saving money, strengthening the economy, and helping restore the planet to ecological health and social stability. Part small business manifesto, part personal finance primer, Ecopreneuring is essential reading for small business owners, prospective entrepreneurs, and anyone who dreams of a livelihood based on independence, creativity, passion, and a commitment to green practices and sustainability. More… | John Ivanko EcoSpeakers Info >> | Lisa Kivirist EcoSpeakers Info >>

Getting Down to Earth. Edited by Robert Costanza, Olman Segura et al. Brings together scientists, managers, and policy makers to identify practical strategies for implementing sustainability based on ecological economic principles. More...

Getting to the Better Future: A Matter of Conscious Choosing. By John Renesch. Puts forth a vision for historic transformation for all humankind. It pictures a global future full of possibilities - a much "better future" than the one that appears most likely if we rely upon probabilities and forecasts based on existing trends. Not only that, but the author points directly to the business community as the segment of our society that can best lead the rest of the world in such an incredible transition for all humanity. More… | John Renesch EcoSpeakers Info >>

Global Inc.: An Atlas of the Multinational Corporation. By Medard Gabel and Henry Bruner. A visual exploration of the history, geography, scale, impacts and governance of the multinational corporation. More than 400 maps, charts and graphs help illustrate the complexities of the "most powerful engine yet developed by humanity for producing wealth." The Ford Foundation funded the 3-year project that put the book together. More... | Medard Gabel EcoSpeakers Info >>

The Growth Illusion. By Richard Douthwaite. Examines economic growth from the birth of capitalism through the industrial revolution and the world wars, drawing a link between rising GNP and the erosion of our quality of life. More...

Leading Change Toward Sustainability: A Change-Management Guide for Business, Government and Civil Society. By Bob Doppelt. Doppelt describes the process required to move organizations toward sustainability. This book demystifies the sustainability-change process by providing a framework and methodology that managers can use to transform their organizations. More... | Bob Doppelt EcoSpeakers Info >>

Lean and Green: Profit for Your Workplace and the Environment. By Pamela Gordon. This book dispels the myth that a business or organization has to choose between making a profit and protecting the environment. Appealing to employees at every level, it provides over 100 examples of environmental practices that bring savings or new sources of revenue. More... | Pamela Gordon EcoSpeakers Info >>

The Natural Step for Business: Wealth, Ecology & the Evolutionary Corporation. By Brian Nattrass and Mary Altomare. Explains the background and framework of the Natural Step. Gives practical examples of major corporations who embrace sustainability and are rewarded for their efforts. Case examples of IKEA, Collins Pine, and Interface provide references for managers and consultants working to build more sustainable organizations. More... | Brian Nattrass EcoSpeakers Info >>

Reuniting Economy and Ecology in Sustainable Development. By Chris Maser and Charles R. Beaton. Explains why dividing ecology and economy conceptually will destroy society as we know it. The link between economics and ecology and the immense potential of that connection to influence the process of change within communities is the focus of this book. More… | Chris Maser EcoSpeakers Info >>

Saving the Planet: How to Shape an Environmentally Substainable Global Economy. By Lester Brown, Christopher Flavin, and Sandra Postel. A comprehensive, persuasive guide to achieving a sustainable economy based on energy efficiency and reuse, rather than waste, of resources. More…

The Sustainability Advantage. By Bob Willard. In the pragmatic language of business leaders, The Sustainability Advantage shows that the business benefits of sustainable development strategies are quantifiable and real. More...

The Trade-Off Myth: Fact And Fiction About Jobs And The Environment. By Eban Goodstein. Provides an in-depth examination of the deep-seated, American belief in a widespread jobs environment trade-off. Considers the roots and staying power of the misperception regarding job security and environmental regulation. More... | Eban Goodstein EcoSpeakers Info >>

Uncommon Cents: Thoreau and the Nature of Business. By Rob Abbott. Henry David Thoreau is revered for his contributions to the American environmental movement, but his influence on business is less well known. The central argument of Uncommon Cents is that Thoreau was a uniquely synthetic thinker whose ideas about the nature of business are useful, perhaps even vital, for contemporary students and business leaders. More… | Rob Abbott EcoSpeakers Info >>

Books From Resellers

Acts of Balance. By Grant Copeland. Can profits, people and place co-exist? Does conservation necessarily mean a loss of jobs? Acts of Balance examines case studies from different sectors and comes up with surprising answers. More...

After the Crash: The Emergence of the Rainbow Economy. By Guy Dauncey. The dangers of economic crash approach from one horizon, while from the other come the threats of ecological disaster. But while so much is falling apart, a new economy is in the making. In this positive and inspiring book, Dauncey traces the emergence of this new economy. More...

Cannibals with Forks. By John Elkington. Cannibals with Forks argues that future business success will depend not just on profitability but also on two new bottom lines - environmental quality and social justice. More...

Eco-Nomics and Eagles. By Kate Troll. Through the use of nine eco-nomic principles, the objectives of economic development and environmental protection are melded into a practical, cohesive platform for government officials, businesspersons, environmentalists, citizen activists and for the students of resource management and environmental policy. More... | Kate Troll EcoSpeakers Info >>

In Earth’s Company. By Carl Frankel. People are looking increasingly to business to take its share of responsibility for the state of the Earth. Frankel gathers the elements required into a single, comprehensive volume. More... | Carl Frankel EcoSpeakers Info >>

Learning from the Links: Mastering Management Using Lessons from Golf. By David K. Hurst. With a true disciple's grasp of the physical and mental intricacies involved in playing any round, and an experienced consultant's eye toward the physical and mental intricacies involved in leading any corporation, Hurst offers a unique look at the "complex systems" in both activities and the consequences of adapting knowledge from one to improve performance in the other. More... | David K. Hurst EcoSpeakers Info >>

The Nissan Report. By Steve Barnett. Consumers today are more environmentally aware and socially responsible than ever before. The Nissan Report reveals how a world-class corporation met this challenge. More...

The Sustainable Company: How To Create Lasting Value Through Social And Environmental Performance. By Chris Laszlo. About companies whose policies have enhanced their bottom line by way of reduced waste and cleanup costs, fewer regulatory conflicts, new business opportunities and greater appeal to socially conscious investors and green consumers. More... | Chris Laszlo EcoSpeakers Info >>

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