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Organizational Risk Management and Sustainability
A Practical Step-by-Step Guide

ISBN 9781498724661
Published February 21, 2017 by CRC Press
304 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book offers a practical and reliable approach to how an organization can move beyond all of the separate initiatives and hype associated with sustainability. It shows how to build in what is already in place, in order to create a sense of stewardship that protects the environment, creates a sense of social well-being, and shared value within the organization.

Table of Contents

Organizational Foundation for Social Responsibility and Sustainability. Creating the Responsible Organizational Management System. Monitoring and Measuring Sustainability. Implications for the Practice of Sustainability and Risk Management.

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Robert B. Pojasek, Ph.D., is the President of Pojasek & Associates, LLC. He has 40 years of experience as a management consultant specializing in management systems, risk management, and sustainability. He is widely recognized for his pioneering work in the field of pollution prevention and is the author of Making the Business Case for EHS, winner of the APEX Award for Publication Excellence. Dr. Pojasek teaches the popular distance-learning course "Strategies for Sustainability Management" at Harvard University’s Department of Continuing Education.


"Practical real world guidance on how to build organizational sustainability amid uncertainty and a highly competitive global economy. Topics include practical tips on how to manage risk, improve organizational performance, foster ethical decision making and corporate responsibility, manage change, and build organizational resilience. A valuable resource for managers and organizational leaders."
— Linda Naimi, Purdue University, USA

"This book is a highly comprehensive exploration of risk management and sustainability. The topics covered are key areas that organizations must address to alter their strategic vision, culture, and stakeholder interactions. From planning and implementation to monitoring and measuring success, this book provides an excellent framework for anyone interested in addressing sustainability in a systematic and meaningful way."
— Maurie Kelly, Penn State University, USA

"Too many corporate sustainability books and corporate CSR reports simply highlight the many good but often random acts of sustainability demonstrated by organizations.  This book combines known performance frameworks and management systems into a powerful tool that can sink sustainability deep into the heart of the business as a risk mitigating force that follows a plan-do –check-act format for measureable continuous sustainable organizational improvement.  Stop being random in your sustainable pursuits, instead, use this book to be deliberate, purposeful and directed."
Japen Hollist, VP, Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, Aflac