Corporate Sustainability in Context

This endearing (not to be confused with enduring) little book is a perfect introduction to corporate sustainability, corporate responsibility, corporate citizenship, or whatever term your business uses.  If you are a corporate manager charged with coming up with answers to questions from the board or senior managers, this book is the place to start.  It explains in simple language how corporate sustainability began and what it has become. And there’s an essential glossary of sustainability terms.  It is also quite useful when you are asked, “what exactly do you do?”  The book is available as a free download from econtext.

 

Corporate Sustainability Excellence

This report from a UK consultant answers questions like “Who is doing it really well?” and “Give us examples of excellence in corporate sustainability reporting.”  Following are some of the most common questions from companies starting into the sustainability arena.

* “Who has the best corporate sustainability strategy?”
* “Which company has the best climate change strategy?”
* “Who uses the web best?”
* “Who writes the best blog?”

This report is designed to bring you answers to broader questions of excellence in sustainability strategy and communications. This is often the heart of what managers are asked about when the term “sustainability” is used. The report is based on discussions with companies, commentators and practitioners worldwide. This should be a rich resource of thoughts, ideas and tips on how to achieve excellence in the practice of corporate sustainability.

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Energy Star

EPA and DOE program for energy efficiency in businesses; resources on products, building improvements, process improvements and new building.

 

Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE)

 

The DSIRE website provides a fast and convenient method for accessing information about renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives and regulatory policies administered by federal and state agencies, utilities, and local organizations.

 

Energy Management Degree

The energy management field is growing drastically as global concerns over resources allocation and renewable resources arise. Energy management degrees explore resource conservation, production, implications on climate, and cost-efficiency in energy. The schools on this website offer programs in energy management or related fields. Links are included if you are interested in getting more information.

“I’ve described increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere as one of the greatest threats to the ongoing prosperity and sustainability of life on the planet. The good news is that creating businesses that will power our growth, and reduce our carbon output while protecting resources, is also the greatest wealth-generating opportunity of our generation. [There is no] choice between growth and reducing our carbon output.” — Richard Branson

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