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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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Creating a Culture of Integrity Business Ethics for the 21st Century

Creating a Culture of Integrity: Business Ethics for the 21st Century

1st Edition

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...

Water Footprint Assessment A Guide for Business

Water Footprint Assessment: A Guide for Business

1st Edition

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 ...

Beyond the Energy–Water–Food Nexus New Strategies for 21st-Century Growth

Beyond the Energy–Water–Food Nexus: New Strategies for 21st-Century Growth

1st Edition

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 ...

Beyond Certification

Beyond Certification

1st Edition

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 ...

Storytelling for Sustainability Deepening the Case for Change

Storytelling for Sustainability: Deepening the Case for Change

1st Edition

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 ...

Valuing Natural Capital Future Proofing Business and Finance

Valuing Natural Capital: Future Proofing Business and Finance

1st Edition

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...

Understanding Integrated Reporting The Concise Guide to Integrated Thinking and the Future of Corporate Reporting

Understanding Integrated Reporting: The Concise Guide to Integrated Thinking and the Future of Corporate Reporting

1st Edition

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 ...

The Guide to the Circular Economy Capturing Value and Managing Material Risk

The Guide to the Circular Economy: Capturing Value and Managing Material Risk

1st Edition

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 ...

PR 2.0 How Digital Media Can Help You Build a Sustainable Brand

PR 2.0: How Digital Media Can Help You Build a Sustainable Brand

1st Edition

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...

Accelerating Sustainability Using the 80/20 Rule

Accelerating Sustainability Using the 80/20 Rule

1st Edition

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 ...

Business Strategy for Water Challenges From Risk to Opportunity

Business Strategy for Water Challenges: From Risk to Opportunity

1st Edition

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 ...

The Reputation Risk Handbook Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Hyper-Transparency

The Reputation Risk Handbook: Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Hyper-Transparency

1st Edition

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 ...

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