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Sustainable Excellence: The Future of Business in a Fast-Changing World

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HOW THE WORLD'S MOST INFLUENTIAL COMPANIES ARE BUILDING BUSINESS STRATEGIES THAT TACKLE THE BIGGEST GLOBAL CHALLENGES

Today's business landscape is changing in fundamental ways: Natural resources are growing ever more scarce and expensive. Technology and changing consumer expectations are making transparency a fact of life. The rise of emerging economies creates vast market
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 12th 2010 by Rodale Books
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Deb
Sep 13, 2010 Deb rated it really liked it
In this book, authors Aron Cramer and Zachary Karabell present their readers with a glimpse into the rarefied air of the business world. Their created concept of “sustainable excellence” refers to an emerging business model in which the business “delivers value for investors, customers, and employees; improves the living standards of its employees and the communities it touches; makes wise use of natural resources; and treats people fairly.” Simply put, it is the model of a business with a socia ...more
Keith
Dec 26, 2010 Keith rated it really liked it
Some good, insightful stories about companies that are making sustainability part of their business models--and brands. This is a genre I've been following for years, yet many of these stories were new to me.

I love that this book (1) gives a pretty nice taste of what Chinese companies are doing (or not), and the role that the Chinese government plays, rather than act as if all of the action is coming from the US; and (2) acknowledges that those endlessly repeated surveys about how Americans wil
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Lisa
Aug 20, 2010 Lisa rated it it was amazing
This was a very well-written book. It's easy to read and gives plenty of examples to describe the various facets of "sustainable excellence". It covers the myriad of issues that the phrase sustainable excellence conjures up. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in this topic. It would be especially useful for business students needing a book to use as a starting point for a research paper or presentation on the various aspects of sustainability.
Blythe Christopher
Apr 01, 2011 Blythe Christopher rated it really liked it
Great studies on best practices and how thorough you have to be. Want to keep this as a reference guide.
Robin Walker
Sep 24, 2010 Robin Walker rated it really liked it
This is an extremely well-written book on an important topic. While not in the business world myself, my brother read it also and was intrigued by many of the ideas.
Alice Korngold
Apr 12, 2014 Alice Korngold rated it it was amazing
An essential read for anyone interested in sustainability, by two of the world's leading experts.
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