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1st Edition

Sustainability Decoded
How to Unlock Profit Through the Value Chain

ISBN 9781909293571
Published May 14, 2013 by Routledge
124 Pages

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Book Description

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

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