Winner – 2018 Independent Press Award, best book in Environment category
Winner – 2018 National Indie Excellence Award, best book in Green Living category
Companies today are combining environmental and social responsibility to achieve financial performance. With many elements that go into strategic sustainability planning, businesses and their employees can get mired in the details. This audiobook shows step-by-step how to define a sustainability plan that fits your organization, then provides a choose-your-own-adventure guide to environmental and social initiatives that help improve your bottom line.
Adam Hammes weaves together easy-to-understand models with local business examples. Drawing from his time as manager of sustainability for Kum & Go, a consultant, and executive director of the Iowa Sustainable Business Forum, he explains what sustainable business means and documents the ways in which environmental and social responsibility programs unfold inside for-profit companies. Thirty case studies from 23 Iowa businesses illustrate how to assess your organization and take your next successful steps. Some case studies you will recognize, and hopefully many will be new.
Sustainable Business in Iowa provides a simple framework for those committed to environmental and social performance.
- “The Five Stage Journey” – Corporate sustainability initiatives unfold in five stages. Learn where you stand and the next stage in your process.
- Related issues – Learn how some environmental and social issues are actually later stages of development for connected issues, which helps avoid common pitfalls.
- Advancing stages – Learn what moves an initiative from one stage to the next so you can generate momentum, facilitate a transition, and save time.
For every audiobook sold, $0.50 is donated to both Net Impact and ENACTUS (Entrepreneurship Action Us). Thank you for helping future generations lead environmentally and socially responsible businesses of tomorrow.