DōShorts 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.
Water Footprint Assessment A Guide for Business
Understanding Integrated Reporting The Concise Guide to Integrated Thinking and the Future of Corporate Reporting
Accelerating Sustainability Using the 80/20 Rule
By Andrea Spencer-Cooke, Fran van Dijk
July 25, 2015
For companies, unethical business practices like bribery and corruption pose major business risks, and can result in fines, reputational damage, lost business opportunity and – increasingly – criminal or civil charges.Organizations have responded to this critical governance issue with rigorous...
By David Tickner, Ashok Kumar Chapagain
July 25, 2015
As business risks associated with water intensify – for example risks to oeprations, supply chains and reputation – many corporate sustainability professionals are seeking practical tools to help them understand and assess these risks. Water Footprint Assessment tools developed primarily by ...
By Will Sarni
June 12, 2015
Providing food, clean water and energy for a growing population is one of the greatest challenges facing public and private sector professionals. While there is widespread recognition of the complex feedback loops between energy, water and food, there has been less focus on viable solutions. This ...
By Scott Poynton
May 22, 2015
This book is free to download in PDF and EPub formats. Is certification the solution? Can it deliver urgently needed improvements to complex problems like deforestation and the exploitation of people? In this controversial new book, Scott Poynton, founder of The Forest Trust, makes a compelling ...
By Jeff Leinaweaver
May 14, 2015
Storytelling is an ancient practice and a priceless skill. For sustainability practitioners who want to be more strategic and have more influence in shaping a better world, it is a crucial skill to master.In this short guide, veteran sustainability strategist and storyteller Jeff Leinaweaver shows ...
By Dorothy Maxwell
April 09, 2015
Companies that will succeed in the long-term are integrating natural and social capital into their business model now. Natural capital, the resources and critical support services nature provides, underpins our entire global economy. Yet despite its vast social and economic value, the many benefits...
By Carol Adams
February 26, 2015
Integrated Reporting is the big new development in corporate reporting that everyone is talking about. Why? Quite simply, Integrated Reporting marks a paradigm shift in the way companies and other organizations think about business models and the creation of value. Integrated Reporting promotes ...
By Dustin Benton, Jonny Hazell, Julie Hill
January 12, 2015
The term "Circular Economy" is becoming familiar to an increasing number of businesses. It expresses an aspiration to get more value from resources and waste less, especially as resources come under a variety of pressures – price-driven, political and environmental.Delivering the circular economy ...
By John Friedman
January 09, 2015
Digital media offer many of the same characteristics – immediacy, transparency and interactivity – that make one-to-one the most effective form of communication. And yet many organizations do not fully embrace them. They simultaneously underestimate and fear the power of digital communications. And...
By Gareth Kane
December 22, 2014
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 ...
By Stuart Orr, Guy Pegram
November 08, 2014
Water is a resource under increased stress, with its management now cited as one of the greatest risks to business continuity and growth. This concise guide for professionals offers strategic steps for developing a corporate water stewardship strategy. It will enable you to: define business water ...
By Andrea Bonime-Blanc
October 08, 2014
This book will show you how to build a sustainable reputation risk management framework and how to handle your next reputation risk crisis. It will help you identify ways in which reputation risk can impact bottom line, and then show you how to set up a framework for turning that risk into an ...