The Sustainable MBA: A Business Guide to Sustainability 2017-06-18T04:52:44+00:00

The Sustainable MBA: A Business Guide to Sustainability (2nd ed. Wiley)

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“It is hard to think of a more useful contribution to developing an understanding of sustainability amongst current and future business leaders.”

“Weybrecht’s The Sustainable MBA is quite rightly becoming essential reading for any individual concerned with the future of business, read it, re-read it, imbibe it and make it a core prat of the way you do business.”

Whether you are an employee, a manager, an entrepreneur or a CEO, The Sustainable MBA: A Business Guide to Sustainability provides the knowledge and tools to help you ‘green’ your job and organization, to turn sustainability talk into action for the benefit of your bottom line and society as a whole. The Sustainable MBA introduces sustainability as it relates to Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Ethics, Finance, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour and HR, Operations and Strategy. This book brings together all the pieces of the business and sustainability puzzle including;

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    What sustainability is, why you should be interested, how to get started, and what a sustainable organisation looks like.

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    A wide range of tools, guidelines, techniques and concepts that you can use to implement sustainability practices.

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    Information on how to be a sustainability champion or intrapraneur in your organisation including how to sell these ideas to your team and how to incorporate them into any job.

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    A survey of the exciting trends in sustainable business happening around the world.

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    A wealth of links to interesting resources for more information.

The book is aimed at anyone who is looking to get a better understanding of sustainability and business and how to bring it into their career and business, whether you are a manager, an entrepreneur, teacher, student (both undergraduate and graduate) or consumer.

Endorsements

“The Sustainable MBA will be a valuable guide for young graduates. it will give them the tools they need to embed sustainability into their day to day business practices in a way that is profitable both to their companies and to society as a whole”.

Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever

“The first edition is a spectacular book – its message:green business is good business for any business. The new edition is even better. Ms  Weybrecht’s book is a genuine service to our planet.”

Guy Pfeffermann, CEO, Global Business School Network

“a highly relevant and utterly useful guide for executives and managers seeking to redefine business value in the spirit of sustainability.”

Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact

“This groundbreaking book…is full of useful tips and advice for those looking to apply sustainability to their job, whatever job or business that may be.”

Liz Maw, CEO, Net Impact

“It’s wonderful foundation for any business person trying to grasp the full scope and importance of sustainability.”

Tima Bansai, Executive Director, Network for Business Sustainability

“…a great inspiration for any academic institution…as well as business leaders and entrepreneurs.”

Jonas Haertle, Head, PRME Secretariat, UN Global Compact Office

“Full of practical ideas that can be implemented by students and educators alike.”

Ernst Ligteringen, Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative

“A no-excuses, fact-filled guide to the ethical and economic reasons why doing well is doing good, this book is relevant to everyone from entrepreneur to manager to faculty to student, providing not just the story of why sustainability is important, but also the tools to make it happen.”

Amy Orlov, Director Professional Education & Training, GMAC

“A comprehensive primer for anyone who is serious about advancing workable solutions to the challenges we face as a global community.”

Pamela Hartigan, Director Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, University of Oxford

“It will ensure that all future corporate leaders understand the benefits that more sustainable business practices can deliver for overall company success.”

Peter Bakker, President, WBCSD

“The role of business is to make the world a better place. The Sustainable MBA will help us along this road with its abundance of thinking, tools and resources.”

Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi

“I hope the Sustainable MBA book becomes a prerequisite test for all MBA programmes as sustainability is a key issue that the next generation of managers cannot afford to miss.”

Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO, EFMD

“an essential guide to a career with meaning. Giselle has mapped a vision that will catalyse more and more business leaders to achieve success that will build truly sustainable prosperity for all.”

Aron Cramer, President & CEO, BSR

“it is hard to think of a more useful contribution to developing an understanding of sustainability amongst future business leaders than this book.”

John Plowman, Chairman, London Sustainable Development Commission

“Game Changer. This book changes the way MBA’s and businesses build a business plan.”

Tetsuya Ohara, Directof of Advanced Research and Development, Patagonia

“Ms. Weybrecht has written a useful book for anyone who cares to do something about tomorrow, today. The Sustainable MBA provides champions with knowledge and tools to affect change and install hesitant believers with the confidence to act.”

Dan LeClair, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, AACSB

“it is hard to think of a more useful contribution to developing an understanding of sustainability amongst future business leaders than this book.”

John Plowman, Chairman, London Sustainable Development Commission

“Game Changer. This book changes the way MBA’s and businesses build a business plan.”

Tetsuya Ohara, Directof of Advanced Research and Development, Patagonia

“We know that the greening of London’s businesses will be essential for our economy in the coming years. The Sustainable MBA will help graduates develop the vision and expertise to lead such change.”

Matthew Pencharz, Senior Advisor Environment & Energy to the Mayor of London

“Giselle has provided practicing managers with this helpful and through-provoking green business guide”.

Sir Andrew Likierman, Dean, London Business School

“An essential read for managers and entrepreneurs alike…”

Tom Szaky, CEO Terracyle

“this book is a timely resource which will enable and empower many sectors of society to fast forward their sustainability journeys.”

Martine Hancock, Chief Operating Officer, Westpac

” Giselle, in her comprehensive book, perhaps first of its kind, has shown how this can actually happen. The book is a must for management students, researches and practitioners.”

Anant G. Nadkarni, Vice President Corporate Sustainability, Tata Group

Book Reviews

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“Weybrecht’s The Sustainable MBA is quite rightly becoming essential reading for any individual concerned with the future of business, read it, re-read it, imbibe it and make it a core part of the way you do business.”

Elite Business

“It is heartily recommended…The information contained herein is invaluable to managers, analysts, commentators, academics and consumers alike.”

Cambridge Business Magazine

“The best part about the book is that it has brought what would seem a dry subject to life. The book delivers and does much more”…

Outlook Business India

“The book has become an unarguable success story and leading companies are ordering copies for all their employees.”

Independent.co.uk

“The first thought I had in mind when I read this book was that I wish this book would have been published 10 years ago when I was an MBA student. Since that can’t happen, I can only wish every current MBA student will get to read it before and upon graduation.”

Ecolibris

This is an excellent book, even broader in scope and substance than the title suggests. Indeed, while a lot of the content has to do with “green”, most of it is relevant to any business, especially “green” or not.”

GBSN

This book awakens the feeling that we can change the world starting from very little things that we have in our hands, and I really hope that it became mandatory in the education of the next generation of business leaders.

CSR International

The Sustainable MBA presents a clear, straight-forward education in sustainability to anyone who is interested in the topic but doesn’t know where to begin.

BizEd Magazine