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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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Networks for Sustainability Harnessing people power to deliver your goals

Networks for Sustainability: Harnessing people power to deliver your goals

1st Edition

By Sarah Holloway
December 15, 2013

If your company has an ambitious set of sustainability goals, you’ll already know that they can’t be achieved from the safety of global headquarters. What you need is a network: a small army of people from across the business who know their department, country or brand inside out, and who can find ...

Management Systems for Sustainability How to Connect Strategy and Action

Management Systems for Sustainability: How to Connect Strategy and Action

1st Edition

By Phil Cumming
November 22, 2013

To deliver on your sustainability ambitions, you need an effective management system. Delivery and results, after all, are what sets leading sustainable businesses apart. Supplementing your existing management arrangements with a management systems approach can play a crucial part in helping to ...

Building a Sustainable Supply Chain

Building a Sustainable Supply Chain

1st Edition

By Gareth Kane
October 25, 2013

The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 was not caused by BP, but by a contractor, yet BP got the blame. The toxic waste from the production of Apple products dumped in China in 2011 was not dumped by Apple, but by a supplier, yet Apple got the blame. The horsemeat found in beef burgers...

The Social Licence to Operate Your Management Framework for Complex Times

The Social Licence to Operate: Your Management Framework for Complex Times

1st Edition

By Leeora Black
September 27, 2013

The "social licence to operate" began as a metaphor to bring attention to the need for companies to earn acceptance from their host communities. Today, it is a necessary management framework for complex times.A social licence strategy is essentially a stakeholder engagement strategy for navigating ...

Leadership for Sustainability and Change

Leadership for Sustainability and Change

1st Edition

By Cynthia Scott, Tammy Esteves
September 13, 2013

We live in challenging times. New leaders are enhancing their "inner game" to maximize their organizational impact, and using the principles of sustainability to help their organizations thrive and innovate in response to 21st century challenges. Leadership for Sustainability and Change is a ...

Leading Sustainable Innovation

Leading Sustainable Innovation

1st Edition

By Nick Coad, Paul Pritchard
July 30, 2013

Sustainability will play an increasingly key role in the innovation process within businesses. Leading companies are already integrating these agendas, and preparing their sustainability executives to take the lead. This book demonstrates why sustainability requires innovation; explains how this ...

Understanding G4 The Concise Guide to Next Generation Sustainability Reporting

Understanding G4: The Concise Guide to Next Generation Sustainability Reporting

1st Edition

By Elaine Cohen
July 19, 2013

Should you or your clients report using the new G4 sustainability reporting framework? What's the significance of the changes and how do they affect you? What is the right reporting level for your company? What should you do next...?Sustainability reporting is here to stay and expanding its ...

Working Collaboratively A Practical Guide to Achieving More

Working Collaboratively: A Practical Guide to Achieving More

1st Edition

By Penny Walker
July 08, 2013

The really big sustainability challenges for your business can’t be solved by your business. But they can be solved by your business working in collaboration with others. Working Collaboratively provides tools to help you understand and manage successful collaborations: identify potential ...

Strategic Sustainability Why it matters to your business and how to make it happen

Strategic Sustainability: Why it matters to your business and how to make it happen

1st Edition

By Alexandra McKay
May 27, 2013

In many businesses sustainability is one person’s passion and responsibility. A large part of their job becomes selling sustainability to other people in the business.This book offers arguments, information and tactics will help that person get the buy-in they need to move sustainability forward in...

How to Engage Youth to Drive Corporate Sustainability Roles and Interventions

How to Engage Youth to Drive Corporate Sustainability: Roles and Interventions

1st Edition

By Nicolò Wojewoda
May 07, 2013

How to Engage Youth to Drive Corporate Sustainability provides practical, specific recommendations that professionals can adopt to improve engagement of young people and drive forward corporate sustainability efforts....

Sustainability Decoded How to Unlock Profit Through the Value Chain

Sustainability Decoded: How to Unlock Profit Through the Value Chain

1st Edition

By Laura Musikanski
May 07, 2013

The value chain is the tried and true foundation of any profitable business.Sustainability Decoded is a no-nonsense business book that shows you how to increase profits by integrating sustainability into your company's value chain. This practical guide provides innovative tools and approaches for ...

The Short Guide to Sustainable Investing

The Short Guide to Sustainable Investing

1st Edition

By Cary Krosinsky
May 07, 2013

The vast majority of invested assets do not consider environmental, social or governance (ESG) factors. Socially responsible investing (SRI) emerged to address these challenges, but it remains largely deployed in "negative strategies" such as sector screening, and continues to be a small investment...

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