Change Agents/Thought Leaders
Transforming leadership to sustainability management has been pioneered by many incredibly talented professionals. Thank you for leading the way! Please use this page to find some great reads. We can always use new inspiration to motivate us to continue making the world a better place.
John Elkington can be described as a massive authority on social responsibility and sustainable development. He has coined phrases such as People Planet Profit, environmental excellence, green growth, and others that have become the backbone of the vocabulary we use in sustainability management.
Green to Gold & The Big Pivot: Andrew Winston
Prolific writer and speaker whose insight to sustainable strategy have been sought after by several Fortune 500 companies. We recommend his books Green to Gold and The Big Pivot to help you and your organization thrive in a sustainable way.
Challenging the traditional cradle to grave model of the economy, they champion a new way for the economy to operate. Focusing on a more circular approach that keeps resources in use infinitely.
With a focus on system dynamics, these MIT scientists modeled that humans are overshooting the carrying capacity of our planet and will deplete it’s natural resources. This book serves as an update to their original findings, making it relevant to today's world.
A fantastic read that challenges the traditional assertions of dealing with excess and what to do with waste. They argue that commercial buildings' potential is being wasted and that they could become regenerative elements in a modern city.
This book argues that while business is to blame for much of the woes in our environment. They hold the key with the most potential for making positive change. This is based off of 8 imperatives that focus on resource reduction, carbon emissions reductions and more.
The Natural Step for Business - Wealth, Ecology & the Evolutionary Corporation: Brian Nattrass, Mary Altomare, Paul Hawken
For business professionals seeking to learn the business case for environmental management.
The authors argue that the main driving force for sustainable development will be the investments made in companies and sustainable ideas. They focus on the real world economic factors that will make the most change in decreasing emissions while avoiding many theory heavy topics to create a realistic approach to sustainability.
The New Rules of Green Marketing: Strategies, Tools, and Inspiration for Sustainable Branding: Jacquelyn Ottman
This book offers a way to market your products based on their value to their company’s sustainability efforts without greenwashing their products. They focus on innovation and using social media to your advantage.
Table of Contents
- Cannibals with Forks: The Triple Bottom Line of 21st Century Business
- Green to Gold & The Big Pivot: Andrew Winston
- Natural Capitalism: Paul Hawken, Hunter Lovins, Amory Lovins
- Cradle to Cradle: Michael Braungart, William McDonough
- Limits to Growth: 30 Year Update: Donella H. Meadows, Dennis L. Meadows, Jørgen Randers
- The Necessary Revolution: Senge, Peter, Smith, Bryan, Kruschwitz, Nina, Laur, Joe and Schley, Sara
- The Ecology of Commerce: Hawken, Paul
- The Natural Step for Business – Wealth, Ecology & the Evolutionary Corporation: Brian Nattrass, Mary Altomare, Paul Hawken
- Sustainable Investing: Herman Bril, Georg Kell, Andreas Rasche
- The New Rules of Green Marketing: Strategies, Tools, and Inspiration for Sustainable Branding: Jacquelyn Ottman