Sustainability Decoded: How to Unlock Profit Through the Value Chain, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Sustainability Decoded

How to Unlock Profit Through the Value Chain, 1st Edition

By Laura Musikanski


124 pages

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Paperback: 9781909293571
pub: 2013-05-07
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781351275361
pub: 2017-09-08
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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 adding value at each station, including: Sustainability Matrix Decision Tool for Codes of Conduct; Triple Bottom Line Short Form; Eco-Label Graphic Matrix; Sustainability Ratio Guide; Life Cycle Analysis Grid; Local-Global Scorecard; the Redesign Card; the Green IT Checklist; the Balanced Scorecard for Life; the Biomimcry Backwards Forwards Tool.Sustainability Decoded provides a profitable means to practice sustainability. It is as useful to the non-business person who needs a quick guide to the practicalities and principles of adding value right across business processes as it is to the seasoned business professional looking for practical and profitable inspiration from sustainability. Includes case studies on Patagonia, and One PacificCoast Bank.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction - Do good, make good2. Corporate governance and corporate responsibility3. Financial accounting and triple bottom line accounting4. Marketing & sales and eco-labels5. Procurement and natural resource-based procurement6. Operations and life cycle analysis7. Case study: A look at a company in the goods industry – Patagonia8. Logistics and local suppliers9. Service and reduce reuse recycle10. IT and green building11. Case study: A look at a company in the service industry - One Pacific Coast Bank12. Human resources and work life balance13. R&D and biomimcry14. Conclusion

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Strategic Planning