The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook: When It All Comes Together

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Today, managers and leaders of organizations, in both the private sector and civil society, are being challenged as never before to find ways to play a proactive role in addressing the concerns of sustainable development. But they are often overwhelmed by a bombardment of conflicting messages from the media, shareholders, customers, employees, and NGOs. The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook helps managers deal with this confusion. It teaches them how to strike a better balance, moving from an "either/or" mind-set to one that holistically embraces social, environmental and economic issues simultaneously. It addresses the "what" ("what is a sustainable strategy for a company or organization?") as well as the "how" ("how do we go about building a sustainable enterprise?").  The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook has been put together by an outstanding network of experts from business (Microsoft, Sony, Philips, and AIG), consultancies, and academia. Its aim is to teach and guide leaders, managers, practitioners, students, and professors in every sector of society, and in every industry, in creating a successful and sustainable enterprise. By making the steps needed clear, understandable, and simple to follow, the book naturally engages readers in their journey and encourages their participation in three key ways: by increasing their understanding and awareness of what sustainability means at a conceptual and practical, as well as a personal, level; by energizing and expanding people's commitment to building sustainable enterprises; and by providing readers with extensive tools and techniques so they can individually and collectively take actions that will improve the social, environmental, and economic performance of their organizations in both the short and long term.  Each chapter of the book illustrates through models, tools, cases, stories, and examples from a wide range of companies how to integrate sustainability into the day-to-day realities of running a business. Managers are coached, facilitated, and guided to enable them to create a better balance between the short and long term, to help them to become change agents in their organizations and to provide answers to the question "How do I make a difference?" Some of the areas covered are leadership, strategy, managing change, employee engagement, metrics and measurement, networks, and globalization.  Readers of The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook will find access to the innovative Living Fieldbook, which is an online community support service providing ongoing updated assistance in building a sustainable enterprise.  The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook offers an ingredient that has been missing in the enormous outpouring of information on organizations and sustainability: an holistic integration of solutions, which will make the journey personal for each reader.

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Building an organization’s commitment to sustainability is not just a means to enhancing the health, diversity, and strength of the world’s ecosystems but a financially and socially sound best practice as well. The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook helps readers understand what sustainability means, and how they can implement it in their organization. Collecting the wisdom of an outstanding network of experts, the book uses models, tools, case studies, and examples from a wide range of companies to show readers how they can:

manage the transition to an eco-friendly culture · foster employee engagement · integrate sustainability into the day-to-day realities of their business · oversee both short-and long-term goals for their sustainability initiatives

Also included are metrics allowing readers to measure their efforts in promoting an environmentally responsible organization. This book provides the crucial guidance organizations need to make money and make a difference.

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Jeana Wirtenberg, PhD, is Co-founder and Director, External Relations & Services, Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (ISE) in the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her work at the Institute focuses on bringing people together to learn how to develop and lead thriving, sustainable enterprises that are in and for the world. She was a lead author on the recent worldwide study Creating a Sustainable Future: A Global Study of Current Trends and Possibilities 2007 2017, sponsored by the American Management Association. With ISE colleagues, Wirtenberg is principal designer of the three-day manager workshop Green Leadership: Implementing Sustainability Strategies for the American Management Association. Wirtenberg is President of Jeana Wirtenberg & Associates, a consulting firm that focuses on building sustainable enterprises through leadership, culture change, collaboration, and learning. Formerly, she was HR Director at Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), where she was responsible for a variety of initiatives designed to transform the firm and build organizational capacity. She held positions in AT&T Human Resources and Marketing, and led research programs at the National Institute of Education and the US Commission on Civil Rights. Wirtenberg co-edited Sex Role Research: Measuring Social Change (Praeger, 1983) and a special issue of Psychology of Women Journal: Women and the Future. Her articles have appeared in numerous journals including Human Resource Planning, Organization Development, and Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. She serves as the Organization Effectiveness Articles Editor for People & Strategy Journal and is on the leadership team of the Global Community for the Future of OD. Wirtenberg received her PhD with honors in Psychology at the University of California at Los Angeles.

William G. Russell is a leader in advancing sustainable development-aligned strategies and management systems. He has worked with a broad range of worldwide clients including small and large corporations, government and intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, nonprofits, and universities. In 2003, he founded SKN Worldwide USA, a sustainability consulting and technology services company. In 2004, he founded the Sustainability Knowledge Network (SKN), a collaborative workspace portal to educate and integrate diverse communities of people and engage stakeholder organizations working to implement collaborative projects and programs that advance sustainability. Russell is also affiliated with the Generation Consulting Group and the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise and Sustainable Business Incubator at Fairleigh Dickinson University where he works to support start-up companies with strategic advice and funding. Prior to founding SKN, he served as the US leader for environmental services at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Russell is on the advisory boards of Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, an environmental and intangible-value risk ratings company and Four Corners International, a company specializing in developing new technologies that address climate change, sustainability, and globalization issues. He is also an external board member emeritus of the University of Michigan s Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise. He received his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland and his MBA from Rutgers University.

David Lipsky, PhD, is a senior consultant with Conversant. He has over 20 years of experience in building organizational and leadership capabilities that contribute to business success and personal growth. He has accomplished this by focusing on the potential and possibilities of the people and businesses he has worked with and using his extensive experience in strategic alignment, leadership development, and organizational transformation.

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