August 27, 2008

Book Review - Sustainability Handbook

This handbook discusses the benefits of sustainable practices for all types of organizations. It provides guidance on how organizations can reach for economic, social, and environmental sustainability. It provides suggested policies, ethical and behavioral codes, and metrics which can be used as organizations are moving toward sustainable practices. At the same time, it provides wealth of reference materials. The first half of the guide is focused toward CEOs and other senior organizational leaders. It encourages them to define the scope of their sustainability activities, plan a route to achieve their goals, and select appropriate measures to determine their progress and success. The second half of the book provides guidance specific to different types of organizations, including NGOs, government organizations, academic institutions and for-profit companies. This book is a practical guide as well as a helpful reference book.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

The Sustainability Handbook
William R. Blackburn
HC 110 .E5 B563 2007