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About this book
About this book
We all want to be green, but how do you run a successful business, make a profit and help save the planet all without taking time out to earn a Ph.D. in sustainability?
In this short, readable and practical `how-to' guide, leading green business expert and consultant Gareth Kane reveals everything you need to know about making your business green while increasing profits.
Kane unlocks the three secrets of green business explaining why you should do it - the core business imperative, what you should do - adopt the ecosystem model and boost efficiency by a factor of ten and how you can do it - take great leaps forward and leave the competition in the dust.
Part I: Setting the Scene The Big Picture A Sustainable Future Business and the Environment Part II: The Three Secrets of Green Business Success Secret No. 1: Understand the Business Case Secret No 2: What To Do Secret No. 3: How To Do It Part III: Preparing To Go Green The Essentials Of Change Creating A Culture For Change Environmental Management Systems Measuring Performance Creating A Strategy External Communication Part IV: Small Steps Small Steps: Doing Things Right Pollution Incident Prevention Waste Minimisation & Recycling Energy Efficiency Water Conservation Greening Your Supply Chain Transport Carbon Offsetting Part V: Huge Leaps Huge Leaps: Doing the Right Thing Cleaner Production Renewable Energy Green Buildings Industrial Symbiosis Eco-Design Product Service-Systems Exploiting Synergies Final Thoughts Appendix 1: Sources of Help Appendix 2: Checklists Appendix 3: Brainstorming Tool
Gareth Kane, an environmental consultant, has worked with hundreds of organisations to improve their environmental performance.