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Accelerating Sustainability Using the 80/20 Rule

1st Edition

By Gareth Kane


69 pages

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pub: 2014-12-15
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Are your sustainability efforts making as much impact as they could be?With our collective way of life rubbing up against the natural limits of the planet, it does not take a genius to see that it is time to scrape the mud off our boots and find a shorter, smarter path towards sustainability – a way to maximize our effectiveness and inspire leaps forward in sustainability, rather than incremental steps.

The 80/20 rule says that, in many situations, a small number of inputs determine the vast majority of our desired results. If we identify these “vital few” inputs in our sustainability efforts, and focus on them, we can maximize our effectiveness and accelerate progress rapidly.

This book will help you to think about sustainability from an 80/20 perspective with practical applications for: product and service development; supply chains; materiality, indicators and quantitative analysis; waste, energy efficiency, water conservation and transport; employee engagement and sustainability strategy.

If you want to focus on what works, deliver better results, waste less time on “switch it off” stickers and ineffective “standard practice” and start making a real difference, then this book is for you!

Table of Contents

Abstract and KeywordsAbout the authorAcknowledgements1. Introduction2. What is the Pareto Principle?3. Using the 80/20 rule to deliver more quick wins more quickly4. Using the 80/20 rule to make employee engagement effective5. Using the 80/20 rule in indicators and quantitative analysis6. Using the 80/20 rule – Supply chain7. Using the 80/20 to make products and services sustainable8. 80/20 and strategy9. ConclusionsNotes and References

About the Series


DōShorts are a collection of concise, high-quality books for professionals, including a guide to the circular economy, the use of digital media in brand-builidng, integrated reporting, and how-to guides on producing a sustainability report, measuring a building's energy use, and valuing natural and social capital. They address one sustainability challenge at a time and can be read in 90 minutes. We aim to make those 90 minutes deliver value on a par with an expert seminar or master class.

The collection includes practical how-to guides as well as framework pieces and business briefings that give an expert overview of cutting edge developments in a wide range of fields.

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