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Step-By-Step Guide to Sustainability Planning How to Create and Implement Sustainability Plans in Any Business or Organization

ISBN-10: 1844076164
ISBN-13: 9781844076161
Edition: 2008 (Guide (Instructor's))
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Description: From the authors of the award-winning handbook The Business Guide to Sustainability, comes this highly practical guide to designing and implementing a customized sustainability plan in any business, organization or government department of any type  More...

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Book details

List price: $36.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 10/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.968

From the authors of the award-winning handbook The Business Guide to Sustainability, comes this highly practical guide to designing and implementing a customized sustainability plan in any business, organization or government department of any type and scale. Users are provided with a step-by-step guide through the successive stages of plan development including: justification and the business case; choosing a sustainability framework to define what sustainability means; creating a long-term vision; analysing organizational impacts; developing an implementation strategy and choosing projects; developing a 'dashboard' of metrics and reports; developing organizational structures and management systems; and developing training and communications plans.

List of Figures, Tables and Boxes
Foreword
Acknowledgements
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Introduction
Who should read this book?
How this book is structured
Definition of terms used in this book and process
Sustainability plans versus assessments what's the difference and which do you need?
Sustainability assessments
Sustainability planning
When you need both
Resources: Broad sustainability assessment tools
Tailoring a planning process to your needs
Fast track to a sustainability plan
Variations on the process for more advanced organizations
Preparing for Change
Concepts and case examples
Keys to success in any organizational change initiative
Special considerations for sustainability initiatives
What to do before creating a sustainability plan
Resources
Methods and instructions
Readiness assessment
Lessons from the past
Stages of implementation assessment
Champion assessment
Strategies for system change
Refining the Business Case
Concepts and case examples
Right action, wrong reason?
Why organizations pursue sustainability
Resources for making the business case
Methods and instructions
Worldwide trend cards
Swot analysis
Long-term sustainability strategy
Creating the Vision of Sustainability
Concepts and case examples
Hierarchy of frameworks and tools
Long-term visioning
Tips for establishing a vision
Resources
Methods and instructions
Framework-based visioning
Threats and opportunities
Backcasting
New business models
Identifying Impacts and Priorities
Concepts and case examples
Multilevel approach to analysing impacts
Look beyond the obvious
Reveal new sources of process inefficiency
Go beyond your gates
Tips for getting the most out of your impact analysis
Resources for reporting and metrics
Methods and instructions
High-level impact assessment
Aspect-and impact-weighted criteria assessment
Process mapping
Developing Sustainability Metrics and Reports
Concepts and case examples
Fundamental principles
Should targets be realistic or audacious?
Linking your metrics to your framework
A shortlist of critical metrics
Data traps to avoid
Narrow down your list of metrics
Tips on designing graphs
Resources related to reporting and metrics
Methods and instructions
Sustainability scorecard
Metrics worksheet
Sustainability report template
Developing an Implementation Strategy and Choosing Projects
Concepts and case examples
Developing a long-term plan to reach sustainability
Making decisions regarding where and how to start
Developing a system for choosing projects
Managing the load
Tips for choosing projects
Resources
Methods and instructions
Long-term project plan
Opportunity finder
Stakeholder assessment
Weighted criteria chart
Developing Effective Management Systems
Concepts and case examples
Four elements of a management system
How do an EMS and SMS differ?
Signs that you need a better management system
Different ways of achieving the same ends
Tips for creating a management system
Resources
Methods and instructions
Sustainability policy
SMS improvement opportunities
SMS process summary
Gap analysis
Formal management review
Determining the Structures Needed to Manage the Effort
Concepts and case examples
Sustainability director/coordinator responsibilities
Steering committee responsibilities
Teams
Resources
Methods and instructions
Sustainability structure
Responsibility list
Team pre-launch
Team review agenda
Critical incident analysis
Informing and Involving Employees
Concepts and case examples
Sharing information
Eliciting input and participation
Training on sustainability
Special challenges regarding the topic of sustainability
Tips
Resources
Methods and instructions
Communication plan
Training plan
Lesson plan
Everyday choices
Impact assessment
Personal sustainability assessment
References
Troubleshooting Tips
Team Pre-launch Handout and Worksheet
Index

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