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The Responsible Business: Reimagining Sustainability and Success

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"When most people think of corporate responsibility, they are focusing on a business's effect on and relationship to stakeholders. A Responsible Business sees stakeholders as full partners and meaningful instruments for the evolution of healthier communities and more successful businesses."
--from the Introduction The Responsible Business offers a new and strategic approac
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Hardcover, 310 pages
Published March 29th 2011 by Jossey-Bass (first published February 9th 2011)
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Cassandra
The Responsible Business is the ideal that businesses would measure themselves by how their "actions positively affect the society we live in and the planet we live on..." We should be shouting the premise from the rooftops: "By definition, therefore, a corporate or business entity is responsible to more than just itself. It exists in a larger whole... and it is responsible to the whole of which it is a part." The question is not how to do less harm but how to do more good, as noted by a Seventh ...more
Rick
Feb 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
While there are many frameworks that outline the systems for analyzing sustainability in companies there are few that deal with the inner and outer transformation required in those that will lead these companies toward a more sustainable future. This book outlines how leaders need to see their purpose for being in business with new eyes and gives plenty of detail and cases for how this can be done.

The author's more than thirty years of experience working with large companies around the world pr
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Theodore Kinni
Jan 18, 2016 rated it liked it
If you aren't yet familiar with Carol Sanford's work, read this. It's a terrific book filled with insights about creating a successful, sustainable (in the full sense of the word) business by understanding and working with its major stakeholders in an integrated way. ...more
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