10 Guides to Sustainable Business

SustainabilityBy Linda Fisher Thornton

Sustainability has become an expected part of good business leadership. Lynnette McIntire notes in her article 7 Sustainability Trends to Watch for in 2013 that “marketplace expectations have moved sustainability into the category of ‘business as usual.'”

While sustainability is becoming the norm, its scope is also broadening to include more than just environmental concerns. Brandon Tidwell points out in Top Corporate Sustainability Trends in 2013 (environmentalleader.com) that “creating a sustainable business not only benefits the planet, but it also impacts people – from employees and consumers to partners and local communities where we do business.”

10 Guides to Sustainable Business

Here are 10 Guides that provide direction and examples for implementing sustainability, and clarify the relationship between sustainability and other aspects of corporate social responsibility:

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Business: A Guide to Leadership Tasks and Functions, D’Amato, Henderson and Florence, Center for Creative Leadership, ccl.org

Sustainability Strategy, Deloitte.com

The Relationship Between Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility, Ebner and Baumgartner, Corporate Responsibility Research Conference, Dublin

Smart Steps to Sustainability: A Guide to Greening Your Small Business, epa.gov

Sustainability “How To” Guide Series: Getting Started, ifmafoundation.org

Business Guide for a Sustainable 2013, Julie Urlaub, Taigacompany.com/blog

What Everybody Ought to Know About Sustainability Leadership for 2013, Julie Urlaub, Taigacompany.com/blog

Ten Steps to Sustainable Business in 2013, Rowe and Bansal, IveyBusinessJournal.com

7 Sustainability Trends to Watch for in 2013, Lynnette McIntire, sustainablebusinessforum.com

Collaboration ‘Key’ For Sustainability Success in 2013, environmentalleader.com

Most Sustainable Businesses

For an interactive map of the most sustainable companies in the world, visit Global100.org.


For more, see Linda’s book 7 Lenses and the 21 Question Assessment: How Current is My Message About Ethics?

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