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Cannibals with Forks: The Triple Bottom Line of 21st Century Business

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Shows how business needs to help society achieve three interconnnected goals.
Paperback, 407 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by New Society Publishers (first published 1997)
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Cannibals with Forks derives its title from the Polish poet, Stanislaw Lec, who asked: 'Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?' Elkington in turn asks, would it be progress if companies who 'devour competing corporations' and if industries who 'carve up and digest other industries' used the three-pronged fork of
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Oky Septya
Jun 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I honestly finished it, eventually. Kalau ga karena bahan skripsi, saya mungkin bakal cuma baca summary atau executive note-nya. Anyway, it was all about seven revolution that I need to know so, I just skimmed it out about everything else. I got the big picture, since he's cited in everywhere, journals, articles, etc.
Steve Garvin
Sep 08, 2012 rated it liked it
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Book was instrumental in getting the sustainability movement going. But the read was very difficult. I could not get through it--even speed reading. Time to move on.
Tim Hughes
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I spoke at “The Big Ideas Summit” in London, run by the Procurement Social Network, Procurious. At this event Professor Omera Khan, Professor of Supply Chain Management & Strategic Supply Chain Risk Expert at Royal Holloway University was speaking and she recommended this book, in fact most of her talk was about “The Triple Bottom Line”.

The triple bottom line (TBL) is a framework or theory that recommends that companies commit to focus on social and environmental concerns just as they do on prof
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Uge Fachrudin
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Literasi ini membantu saya meneliti tentang CSR dan hubungannya dengan Karakteristik Perusahaan. Saya menjadikan Internet Financial Reporting sebagai mediasinya.
Joseph Hargreaves
Jun 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
It has been the core reading to my University career. Great book that really highlights synergistic value of conscientious business operations. Don't try and tackle Capitalism head on, you use it's own weight to bring it down.
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Sustainability and triple bottom line (economics propserity, environmental quality, social justice) analysis
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I have seen few years ago, Back then It's was fantastic.
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John Elkington is an Executive Director of SustainAbility Ltd. A leading authority on the role of industry in sustainable development, he is a consultant to such organisations as BP, Procter & Gamble, USAID, and the UN Environment Programme.
He sits on advisory panels at the Merlin Ecology Fund and the Nature Conservancy Council. He has authored or co-authored numerous books and has published sever
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