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The Green to Gold Business Playbook


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Preface. Acknowledgments. Part One Introduction. 1 Why Every Business Needs an Eco-Strategy. 2 How to Use This Book. Part Two Gear Up: What Leaders Need to Know. 3 Building a Winning Eco-Advantage Strategy: Top 10 Action Items. 4 Making the Internal Business Case for Going Greener. Part Three Analyze: Identify Your Eco-Risks and Opportunities. 5 Spot the Eco-Issues that Could Impact Your Bottom Line. 6 Assess and Measure Your Environmental Impacts. 7 Benchmark Your Performance against Competitors and Best Practices. Part Four Strategize: How Each Business Function Can Benefit and Contribute. 8 Office Activities. 9 Buildings and Facilities. 10 Information Technology. 11 Product Design. 12 Sourcing and Procurement. 13 Manufacturing and Processing. 14 Logistics and Transport. 15 Marketing and Sales. 16 Legal and Regulatory Affairs. 17 Accounting and Finance. Part Five Mobilize: Execute and Engage. 18 Create an Action Plan?and Execute. 19 Build Your Climate Change Plan. 20 Mobilize Employees and Build an Eco-Advantage Culture. 21 Engaging Stakeholders. Part Six Optimize: Evaluate, Report, and Reassess. 22 Communicate and Report Results. 23 Celebrate Success and Promote Continuous Improvement. Notes. Index.

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Daniel C. Esty is the coauthor of the sustainable business bestseller Green to Gold . He is the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale University and Director of the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale. He served as a senior official at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and more recently as an energy and environmental advisor to the Obama presidential campaign and transition team. As Chairman of Esty Environmental Partners ( ), he's advised CEOs across the world and designed strategies for 100+ companies in dozens of industries. P. J. Simmons is Chairman if the Corporate Eco Forum ( ), a preeminent network of senior Global 500 executives focused on sharing best and "next" practice in corporate sustainability and driving ecoinnovation. He has worked as a sustainability analyst, strategist, and bridge-builder for fifteen years; is founder of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Environmental Change and Security Program; and was deputy chair for climate and energy at the Clinton Global Initiative. P. J. is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


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