Tuesday, July 14, 2009
It's been a busy past six months at Sustainable Business Design. A few large projects have been underway (in additional to our usual daily activities).
One of the projects recently completed is our book, Sustainable Business: An Executive's Primer (available in August 2009). The book serves as an excellent introduction to sustainability as it applies to business operations. Each chapter shows how sustainability is incorporated into each functional area of the business (accounting, finance, information systems & technology, marketing, research & development, operations, human resources, and strategy).
The second half of the book provides brief case examples of sustainability initiatives being implemented by a variety of businesses. You'll read over 50 case examples from TOMS Shoes, Habana Outpost, Keen Footwear, Zambezi Organic Forest Honey, Great Elephant Poo Poo Paper Company, Burgerville, Boutique Mix, Earth Class Mail, Eco-Libris, Hopworks Urban Brewery, LJ Urban, Tropical Salvage, VerTerra, White Dog Cafe, and so many more! These are the same examples you've read right here on our blog over the past two years in our Sustainable & Responsible Business of the Week feature! We're already gearing up for a new weekly list of sustainable and responsible businesses and hopeful that they will serve as the case examples in a second edition of our book!