Embedded Sustainability The Next Big Competitive Advantage

ISBN-10: 0804775540

ISBN-13: 9780804775540

Edition: 2011

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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 4/13/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Chris Laszlo spent nearly ten years as an executive at Lafarge S.A, a world leader in building materials, holding positions as head of strategy, general manager of a manufacturing subsidiary and vice president of business development. Prior to that he spent five years with Deloitte & Touche, where he consulted to global industry leaders such as Dupont, Toshiba, Avon Products, and Renault on strategy. Educated at Swarthmore, Columbia, and the University of Paris, Laszlo earned a PhD with distinction in Economics and Management Science. He is currently a partner and co-founder of Sustainable Value Partners (www.SustainableValuePartners.com), a firm helping companies create value for shareholders and stakeholders.

Nadya Zhexembayeva is the Coca-Cola Chaired Professor of Sustainable Development at IEDC-Bled School of Management in Slovenia and a business owner active in real estate, investment, and consulting. Her recent clients include the Coca-Cola Company, ENRC PLC, Erste Bank, Henkel, Knauf Insulation, and Vienna Insurance Group. She also serves as vice president of Challenge: Future, a global youth think-DO-tank. She earned her doctorate in organizational behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University.

The wasp and the frog: an introduction
Sustainability on the shores of business
Business reality reshaped: the BIG three trends
To the desert and back: a brief history of value
What it means for business strategy
The tree of profit: introduction to Part II
What would a strategist do?
Cool strategies for a heated world
Embedded sustainability
Getting it done
The roots of change: introduction to Part III
Hot competencies for a cool world
Change management redux
Putting it all together
Leaping into the future
Fruits of the future: introduction to Part IV
The world in 2041: a job interview
Sustaining inquiry
Afterword. Sustainability for strategy (not strategy for Sustainability
About the authors
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