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DōShorts Book Series

DōShorts 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, 1st Edition

    By Andrea Spencer-Cooke, Fran van Dijk

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-07-18
    Routledge
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  • Water Footprint Assessment

    A Guide for Business, 1st Edition

    By David Tickner, Ashok Kumar Chapagain

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-07-18
    Routledge
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  • Beyond the Energy–Water–Food Nexus

    New Strategies for 21st-Century Growth, 1st Edition

    By Will Sarni

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-06-05
    Routledge
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  • Beyond Certification

    1st Edition

    By Scott Poynton

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-05-15
    Routledge
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  • Storytelling for Sustainability

    Deepening the Case for Change, 1st Edition

    By Jeff Leinaweaver

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-05-07
    Routledge
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  • Valuing Natural Capital

    Future Proofing Business and Finance, 1st Edition

    By Dorothy Maxwell

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-04-02
    Routledge
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  • Understanding Integrated Reporting

    The Concise Guide to Integrated Thinking and the Future of Corporate Reporting, 1st Edition

    By Carol Adams

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-02-19
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  • The Guide to the Circular Economy

    Capturing Value and Managing Material Risk, 1st Edition

    By Dustin Benton, Jonny Hazell, Julie Hill

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-01-05
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  • PR 2.0

    How Digital Media Can Help You Build a Sustainable Brand, 1st Edition

    By John Friedman

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-01-02
    Routledge
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  • Accelerating Sustainability Using the 80/20 Rule

    1st Edition

    By Gareth Kane

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-12-15
    Routledge
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  • Business Strategy for Water Challenges

    From Risk to Opportunity, 1st Edition

    By Stuart Orr, Guy Pegram

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-11-01
    Routledge
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  • The Reputation Risk Handbook

    Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Hyper-Transparency, 1st Edition

    By Andrea Bonime-Blanc

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-10-01
    Routledge
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  • Strategic Sustainable Procurement

    Law and Best Practice for the Public and Private Sectors, 1st Edition

    By Colleen Theron, Malcolm Dowden

    Procurement is playing an increasingly strategic role as a lever for sustainable development and social and environmental responsibility. Greater regulation on sustainable procurement in the public sector, including significant changes to the EU Directive in April 2014, are driving this change.This…

    Paperback – 2014-08-30
    Routledge
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  • Gold Standard Sustainability

    Reporting A Step by Step Guide to Producing Sustainability Reports, 1st Edition

    By Kye Gbangbola, Nicole Lawler

    This how-to book provides a step-by-step guide to the constituent practices and processes needed to produce a sustainability report, structured around the Global Reporting Initiative’s Sustainability Reporting Process. It is written by the first GRI Certified training providers in the UK, who also…

    Hardback – 2014-08-30
    Routledge

  • Smart Engagement

    Why, What, Who and How, 1st Edition

    By John Aston, Alan Knight

    Businesses that thrive in the 21st century will be those that are smart about "engagement". These businesses are the best at adapting to changing societal concerns, expectations, risks and opportunities and they know how to generate sustainable outcomes.However, while many companies talk a lot…

    Paperback – 2014-07-03
    Routledge
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  • Creating Employee Champions

    How to Drive Business Success through Sustainability Engagement Training, 1st Edition

    By Joanna Sullivan

    Disengaged employees cost companies billions in lost productivity and high turnover rates. Integrating sustainability into the soul of your business can unleash an "upward spiral" of engagement, and turn your employees into sustainability champions.Making business sustainability part of the job…

    Paperback – 2014-06-16
    Routledge
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  • Lobbying for Good

    How Business Advocacy Can Accelerate the Delivery of a Sustainable Economy, 1st Edition

    By Paul Monaghan, Philip Monaghan

    The business case for sustainability or corporate responsibility will never be strong enough to support an isolated business in its competition against the unscrupulous. The progressive vanguard reaches a point where it can advance no further without rendering itself uncompetitive. That is, unless…

    Paperback – 2014-05-17
    Routledge
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  • How Much Energy Does Your Building Use?

    1st Edition

    By Kerry Mashford, Liz Reason

    Why do award-winning "green" buildings so often have higher energy bills than ordinary buildings? Why do expensive refurbishments deliver outcomes that are far from the promises of improved sustainability? Why does your building have high running costs and still the occupants complain about being…

    Paperback – 2014-05-10
    Routledge
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  • Cultivating System Change

    A Practitioner’s Companion, 1st Edition

    By Anna Birney

    Where should you start if you are faced with massive systemic challenges or want to cultivate a shift towards sustainability in global systems? Where are the leverage points for systemic change? This book provides examples of what organizations and companies like the Sustainable Shipping Initiative…

    Paperback – 2014-05-05
    Routledge
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  • Creating a Sustainable Brand

    A Guide to Growing the Sustainability Top Line, 1st Edition

    By Henk Campher

    Sustainable brands may have started as "doing less harm" and shaving costs off the bottom line. But brands today, supported by over a decade of phenomenal changes in sustainability, are looking for the holy grail of sustainable business – a fusion of products and branding that can actually…

    Paperback – 2014-04-20
    Routledge
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  • Behaviour Change for Sustainability

    1st Edition

    By Adam Corner, Gareth Kane, Paula Owen

    Behaviour Change for Sustainability is a compilation of 3 bestselling sustainability guides that gathers together, in one place, a variety of effective tools and techniques for encouraging a lasting shift to sustainable behaviours in business and society. Promoting Sustainable Behaviour offers the…

    Hardback – 2014-04-07
    Routledge
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  • Better Corporate Reporting

    1st Edition

    By Carol Adams, Elaine Cohen, Dwayne Baraka

    Better Corporate Reporting outlines the latest frameworks for enhancing non-financial and sustainability reporting. It shows you how to integrate non-financial data into your reporting and overall strategy, creating long-term value, trust and transparency. It includes guides to: the International…

    Hardback – 2014-04-07
    Routledge
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  • Sustainability for SMEs

    1st Edition

    By Elaine Cohen, Alexandra McKay, Philip Wolfe

    Sustainability for SMEs offers a comprehensive introduction to the key business cases and techniques for putting sustainability at the heart of your business strategy.Small businesses make a significant collective impact on the environment and society – but only a tiny percentage of SMEs…

    Hardback – 2014-04-07
    Routledge
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  • Making Sustainability Matter

    How to Make Materiality Drive Profit, Strategy and Communications, 1st Edition

    By Dwayne Baraka

    Materiality is the lynch-pin that can align your sustainability initiatives with your organizational strategy – and form the basis of communications and reports that generate trust and transparency. What's more, most companies could be significantly more profitable by engaging with their most…

    Paperback – 2014-02-10
    Routledge
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  • Networks for Sustainability

    Harnessing people power to deliver your goals, 1st Edition

    By Sarah Holloway

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-12-15
    Routledge
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  • Corporate Sustainability in India

    A Practical Guide for Multinationals, 1st Edition

    By Caroline Twigg

    This short guide offers practical insights for companies or foundations who want to run their business in India in a sustainable way.In this concise, expert guide, Caroline Twigg draws on her experience of setting up the India office for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. She…

    Paperback – 2013-12-15
    Routledge
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  • Management Systems for Sustainability

    How to Connect Strategy and Action, 1st Edition

    By Phil Cumming

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-11-22
    Routledge
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  • Building a Sustainable Supply Chain

    1st Edition

    By Gareth Kane

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-10-25
    Routledge
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  • The Social Licence to Operate

    Your Management Framework for Complex Times, 1st Edition

    By Leeora Black

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-09-27
    Routledge
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  • Leadership for Sustainability and Change

    1st Edition

    By Cynthia Scott, Tammy Esteves

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-09-13
    Routledge
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  • Leading Sustainable Innovation

    1st Edition

    By Nick Coad, Paul Pritchard

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-07-30
    Routledge
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  • Understanding G4

    The Concise Guide to Next Generation Sustainability Reporting, 1st Edition

    By Elaine Cohen

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-07-19
    Routledge
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  • Working Collaboratively

    A Practical Guide to Achieving More, 1st Edition

    By Penny Walker

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-07-08
    Routledge
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  • Strategic Sustainability

    Why it matters to your business and how to make it happen, 1st Edition

    By Alexandra McKay

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-05-27
    Routledge
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  • Sustainability Decoded

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

    By Laura Musikanski

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-05-07
    Routledge
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  • How to Engage Youth to Drive Corporate Sustainability

    Roles and Interventions, 1st Edition

    By Nicolò Wojewoda

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    Paperback – 2013-05-07
    Routledge
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  • The Short Guide to Sustainable Investing

    1st Edition

    By Cary Krosinsky

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-05-07
    Routledge
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  • Sustainable Energy Options for Business

    1st Edition

    By Philip Wolfe

    The major environmental impact of most businesses derives from energy usage. The upside of this is that using energy more responsibly improves profitability. A business’s cheapest unit of energy is also the one which is least damaging to the planet: the unit you don't use.There are many ways to…

    Paperback – 2013-03-21
    Routledge
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  • Adapting to Climate Change

    2.0 Enterprise Risk Management, 1st Edition

    By Mark Trexler, Laura Kosloff

    Most companies do not yet recognize what it means to adapt to future climate change, and do not yet see it as a business priority. Adapting to Climate Change tackles two key questions facing decision makers: 1) Is adaptation worth it to me? and 2) If it is worth it, can I really tackle it? If a…

    Paperback – 2013-03-16
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  • How Gamification Can Help Your Business Engage in Sustainability

    1st Edition

    By Paula Owen

    Virtually unknown just a few years ago, gamification is fast emerging as a user engagement and behaviour change tool that succeeds where other tactics and strategies have failed. It's the new "business tech trend to watch", and is already being tested in a diverse range of sectors.Not only useful…

    Paperback – 2013-03-03
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  • Sustainability Reporting for SMEs

    Competitive Advantage Through Transparency, 1st Edition

    By Elaine Cohen

    Sustainability reporting can help companies make more money. Sustainability Reporting for SMEs shows you how. Reporting, done well, requires a company to make public a set of promises that bind the company to its sustainability commitments. By adopting a transparent approach to both business…

    Paperback – 2013-01-30
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  • REDD+ and Business Sustainability

    A Guide to Reversing Deforestation for Forward Thinking Companies, 1st Edition

    By Brian McFarland

    This book provides a detailed look at REDD+ business case studies and best practice and highlights the future of REDD+ in providing a promising mechanism for financing forest conservation while increasing the sustainability and profitability of forward-thinking companies. How can sustainability…

    Paperback – 2013-01-30
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  • Sustainability in the Public Sector

    An Essential Briefing for Stakeholders, 1st Edition

    By Sonja Powell

    Sustainability in the Public Sector provides a quick-start guide for a wide variety of public sector stakeholders, equipping them with knowledge of both the sustainable development challenges and the political backdrop to this agenda.This guide: uncovers the history of the term "sustainable…

    Paperback – 2013-01-15
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  • How to Account for Sustainability

    A Simple Guide to Measuring and Managing, 1st Edition

    By Laura Musikanski

    Learn how to measure, manage and account for sustainability in your business in clear, simple and feasible steps.This book takes you from concept to innovation and back to action items for all aspects of sustainability. Each chapter has four sections: (1) a specific description of sustainability…

    Paperback – 2012-12-19
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  • Making the Most of Standards

    The Sustainability Professional's Guide, 1st Edition

    By Adrian Henriques

    The world of corporate responsibility standards can seem large and confusing. With so many different standards, it is often bewildering. Sustainability standards feed into a broad spectrum of other standards and finding the appropriate standard for your organization's needs is vital. This short…

    Paperback – 2012-12-10
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  • Full Product Transparency

    Cutting the Fluff Out of Sustainability, 1st Edition

    By Ramon Arratia

    This book outlines a path towards a more practical era for "corporate responsibility", where companies make real environmental gains based on hard facts, using lifecycle assessment (LCA) and environmental product declarations (EPDs).By the time you have finished this book you will be able to make…

    Paperback – 2012-11-27
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  • The First 100 Days on the Job

    How to plan, prioritize and build a sustainable organisation, 1st Edition

    By Anne Augustine

    The First 100 Days on the Job is for sustainability leaders – in organizations of any size or sector – who want to make an impact in their first one hundred days on the job, and set themselves up for long-term success. In the absence of complete and perfect information you will be…

    Paperback – 2012-11-01
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  • How to Make Your Company a Recognized Sustainability Champion

    1st Edition

    By Brendan May

    Is it really worth the time and resources to make your company a recognized sustainability champion? And how on earth should you go about it? In this concise and practical book, Brendan May demonstrates why the companies that will be fit for purpose in 2020 are addressing sustainability now, and…

    Paperback – 2012-11-01
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