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Winning Sustainability Strategies

Finding Purpose, Driving Innovation and Executing Change

Authors: Leleux, Benoit, van der Kaaij, Jan

  • Puts forward a proven combination of direction and speed in sustainability programs: Vectoring
  • Offers a means to assess the impact of sustainability programs on company competitiveness and valuation
  • Features award-winning IMD case studies from companies such as Unilever, Umicore, Novozymes and Bodegas Torres
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About this book

Despite recent optimism and global initiatives, the implementation of corporate sustainability programs has been slow at best, with less than a third of global companies having developed a clear business case for their approach to sustainability. Presenting numerous award-winning cases and examples from companies such as Unilever, Patagonia, Tumi, DSM and Umicore alongside original ideas based upon 20 years of consulting experience, this book reveals how to design and implement a stronger sense of focus and move sustainability programs forward. This proven combination of purpose, direction and speed is dubbed “Vectoring”.

Based upon practitioner cases and data analysis from the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Vectoring offers a plain-spoken framework to identify the relative position of companies compared to their peers. The framework and its 4 archetypes deliver insights for practitioners to locate inhibitors and overcome them by providing practical suggestions for process improvements. This includes designing and executing new sustainability programs, embedding the SDGs within company strategy and assessing the impact of sustainability programs on competitiveness and valuation. Offering directions for CFOs to shift companies from integrated reporting to integrated thinking in order to accelerate their sustainability programs, Winning Sustainability Strategies shows how to achieve purpose with profit and how to do well by doing good.

About the authors

Benoit Leleux is the Stephan Schmidheiny Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he was also director of the MBA program (2006-2008) and director of Research and Development (2004-2008). He is currently the co-Director of Foundations for Business Leadership (FBL).

Jan van der Kaaij co-founded his advisory firm in 1997. Today Finch & Beak has grown into a European consultancy specialized in accelerating sustainability. Jan managed numerous consulting projects for major companies such as McDonalds, SwissPost and DSM. Since 2004 he is associated with IMD Lausanne on sustainability.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

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    Pages 3-11

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  • Patterns of Frontrunners

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    Pages 13-33

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  • The Quest for Purpose

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    Pages 37-56

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  • Focusing on Materialities That Matter

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    Pages 57-80

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  • Sustainable Development Goals

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    Pages 81-102

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Buy this book

eBook 20,22 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-97445-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 26,74 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97444-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Winning Sustainability Strategies
Book Subtitle
Finding Purpose, Driving Innovation and Executing Change
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97445-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97445-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-97444-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 298
Number of Illustrations
102 b/w illustrations
Topics