‘…provides a comprehensive course plan, an accessible reference guide and a series of handy hints…’ (The Environmentalist, February 2010). ‘…a book that can be read straight through or used as a resource to consult on specific topics…a practical aid.’ (CA Magazine, March 2010). ‘A simple, accessible and comprehensive account of corporate sustainability’ Ethical Performance
From the Inside Flap
The Sustainable MBA provides eh knowledge and tools to help you "green" your job and organization, to turn sustainability talk into action for the benefit of your bottom line and society as a whole. Based on more than 100 interviews with experts in business, international organizations, NGOs and universities from around the world, this first of its kind guide brings together all the pieces of the business and sustainability puzzle including; The basics on what sustainability is, why you should be interested, how to get started, and what a sustainable organization looks like. A wide range of tools, guidelines that you can use to implement sustainability practices. Tools and tips on how to "green" your job, including how to sell these ideas to your team, how to make green choices as a consumer and how to organize green meetings. A survey of the exciting trends in sustainable business happening around the world. A wealth of links to interesting resources for more information. The Sustainable MBA is organized like a business school course – allowing you easy access to the relevant information you need about sustainability and Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Ethics, Finance, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour, Operations and Strategy.
From the Back Cover
"... The Sustainable MBA , offers a refreshing, straight–forward and highly readable tour of the challenges and opportunities facing businesses and employees in a rapidly changing and swiftly unfolding 21st century. ... This book offers the kind of advice people from all walks of life can appreciate and offers it in a down to earth and practical way. ..." — Achim Steiner , UN Under–Secretary General and Executive Director UN, Environment Programme "...this book should be read by CEOs, CFOs, CSOs (the new breed of Chief Sustainability Officers) and everyone else in – or aspiring to enter – the C–Suite." — John Elkington , Co–Founder of Environmental Data Services, SustainAbility and Volans. Co–author of The Power of Unreasonable People (Harvard Business School Press, 2008) "Giselle has provided practising managers with this helpful and thought–provoking green business guide." — Sir Andrew Likierman , Dean, London Business School "This book...presents a comprehensive overview of business and sustainability issues structured around the core business functions from accounting through to strategy. Giselle′s book reminds us that jobs and age are not barriers to sustainable business practices – everyone can make a difference." — Katherine Madden , World Business Council for Sustainable Development "... The Sustainable MBA will be a valuable guide for young graduates. It will give them the tools they need to embed sustainability into their day to day business practices in a way that is profitable both to their companies and to society as a whole." — Paul Polman , chief Executive, Unilever "If people are central to the purpose of a business, then corporate responsibility or sustainability cannot be an add–on. ...Giselle Weybrecht, in her comprehensive book, perhaps first of its kind, has shown how this can actually happen. The book is a must for management students, researchers and practitioners." — Anant G. Nadkarni , Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, Tata Group " The Sustainable MBA ... is a highly relevant and utterly useful guide for executive sand mangers seeking to redefine business value in the spirit of sustainability." — Georg Kell , Executive Director of the UN Global Compact "An essential read for mangers and entrepreneurs alike..." — Tom Szaky , CEO Terracycle "This groundbreaking book...is full of useful tips and advice for those looking to apply sustainability to their job, whatever job or business that may be." — Liz Maw , Executive Director, Net Impact "...I hope The Sustainable MBA book becomes a prerequisite text for all MBA programmes as ′sustainability′ is a key issue that the next generating of managers cannot afford to miss." — Professor Eric Cornuel , Director General & CEO, EFMD
About the Author
Giselle Weybrecht′s commitment to sustainable development goes back to before her university years. Since then she has expanded her reach to local and national government, business, social entrepreneurs, and the international community. She worked for the United Nations World Water Assessment Programme, is a fellow of the UC Berkeley–based Beahrs Environmental Leadership Programme, and holds an MBA from London Business School. She is currently developing new approaches to raise awareness among managers of how they can incorporate sustainability into their businesses and everyday professional lives.