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Walking the Talk: The Business Case for Sustainable Development

By: Charles O Holliday, Stephan Schmidheiny and Philip Watts

Greenleaf Publishing

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #134316 | ISBN: 1874719500
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Argues that consumer choice and consumer information should be encouraged as a positive force for sustainable development. Only what is valued is carefully used, and so creating markets for environmental goods and services may be the best way to protect scarce resources.


Foreword Bjorn Stigson, President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development Part 1 THE FOUNDATION The business case for sustainable development CASE STUDIES 1 Norsk Hydro: a business case for sustainable development 2 SC Johnson: sustainable communities 3 Shell: community development in Nigeria 4 MeadWestvaco: its Brazilian subsidiary Rigesa 5 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes Part 2 THE 10 BUILDING BLOCKS 1 The market 2 The right framework CASE STUDIES 6Business Council for Sustainable Development-Gulf of Mexico: Mississippi forests 7 Dow: SafeChem 3 Eco-efficiency CASE STUDIES 8 General Motors de Mexico: water conservation 9 Grupo Minetti: cement kiln technology in the disposal of industrial wastes 10 Norsk Hydro: aluminum recycling 11 BASF: an eco-efficiency tool 12 The Warehouse Group: new software for energy efficiency 13 CH2M HILL and Nike: eco-efficiency through supply-chain metrics 14 Cemento de El Salvador: furnaces and forests 15 Fundacion Entorno: eco-efficiency kit 16 Tokyo Electric Power Company: eco-efficient energy 4 Corporate social responsibility CASE STUDIES 17 Severn Trent: Cromford Venture Center 18 Terranova: San Isidro development and training center 19 Companhia Vale do Rio Doce: Education on Rails 20 Holcim: the youth center 21 adidas-Salomon: supply chain management 22 Western Power: the Greening Challenge 23 BC Hydro: aboriginal relations programs 24 Volkswagen: street children project 25 Eskom: HIV/AIDS program 26 Statoil: educating judges 5 Learning to change CASE STUDIES 27 Interface: a learning experience 28 Swiss Re: building sustainability know-how 29 Rio Tinto: Borax 30 Companhia Sider?rgica de Tubarao: employee education programs 31 Sony: Green Management 2005 32 Suncor: valuing diversity 6 From dialogue to partnerships 150 CASE STUDIES 33 The Global Reporting Initiative 34 Suez and CH2M HILL: partnerships for the provision of water 35 Aventis: partnerships for health 36 The Global Compact 37 Severn Trent: water for St Petersburg 38 Nestle: partners for a green supply chain 39 Rio Tinto: the Earthwatch partnership 40 Tokyo Electric Power Company: Office Neighborhood Association promotes recycling 7 Informing and providing consumer choice CASE STUDIES 41 Ontario Power Generation, BC Hydro, and Eskom: energy options 42 BP: local choice; global atmosphere 43 Detergent makers: Washright 44 Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu: helping consumers choose 45 Thailand Business Council for Sustainable Development: Green Label Scheme 46 Forestry certification: the need for mutual recognition 8 Innovation 193 CASE STUDIES 47 Gerling: drinking water on Milos 48 DuPont: 'zero' targets driving innovation 49 Cargill Dow: NatureWorks 50 Conoco: carbon fibers 51 Toyota: hybrid technology 52 DaimlerChrysler: natural fiber car components 53 Swiss Re: Eco-Portfolio 54 DaimlerChrysler, Shell, and Norsk Hydro: the Iceland experiment 9 Reflecting the worth of the Earth CASE STUDIES 55 Shell: the cost of carbon story 56 Ontario Power Generation: emission reduction credits trading 57 International Emissions Trading Association 58 Climate Neutral Network 10 Making markets work for all CASE STUDIES 59 Aracruz: the Forestry Partners Program 60 Bayer: Integrated Crop Management in Brazil 61 BP Solar: rural development projects 62 Sustainable Community-Oriented Development Program: farmer-sized seed packs 63 DuPont Colombia: helping farmers succeed 64 Eskom's electrification program in South Africa 65 Deutsche Bank: Microcredit Development Fund 66 Banco do Nordeste: new banking models for regional development 67 GrupoNueva and South African Breweries: practical solutions to retrenchment References WBCSD publications Abbreviations Index

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Charles O.Holliday,Jr. Chairman &CEO,DuPont An industrial engineer by training, Chad Holliday parlayed a summer job at DuPont into a full-time position in 1970.In his 30-year DuPont career, he has touched virtually every aspect of the business -from fibers and chemicals to agricultural products and biotechnology. His diverse assignments have spanned nearly all key functional areas, advancing through various manufacturing and supervisory assignments to product planning and marketing positions and, more recently, to executive responsibilities and his current role as Chairman and CEO, Chad is the first DuPont chief executive with extensive experience outside the United States, having been based in Tokyo for seven years as head of the DuPont Asia Pacific operations. Chad is the current chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. He also serves on the board of directors of Analog Devices,Inc and Catalyst and is a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. Stephan Schmidheiny Chairman,Anova Holding AG Swiss industrialist Stephan Schmidheiny founded the Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD)after he was named in 1990 Principal Advisor for Businesses and Industry to the Secretary General of the 1992 'Earth Summit in Rio. He was principal author of the 1992 book 'Changing Course: A Global Business Perspective on Development and the Environment (MIT Press),which was published in 15 languages. Mr.Schmidheiny is now honorary chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. His business interests are centered in the Nueva Group holding company, more than 40 companies (30 production plants)in 15 Latin American countries. Companies on whose boards he has served include the Union Bank of Switzerland, ABB, Leica, Swatch and Nestle. He is also founder, Funder and president of the AVINA Foundation, which promotes sustainable development in Latin America. Philip Wattts Chairman of the Committee of Managing Directors of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies Philip Watts has been Chairman of The Shell Transport and Trading Company plc and of the Committee of Managing Directors of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group since July 2001. He has been a managing director of Shell Transport and a Group managing director since 1997. His functional and geographical responsibilities as a Group managing director are:Finance; Human Resources; Legal;Planning, Environment and External Affairs; and the United States He joined Shell in 1969 and worked in Indonesia, the UK, Norway and the Netherlands. In 1991 he went to Lagos as Chairman and Managing Director of the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, returning to The Hague as Regional Co-ordinator Europe in 1994.From the beginning of 1996 until becoming a managing director, he was director of Planning, Environment and External Affairs for Shell International in London. Philip Watts was born in 1945 in Leicestershire, England. He graduated from Leeds University with a BSc in Physics and an MSc in Geophysics.In between these two degrees he taught in a secondary school in Sierra Leone for two years. He is married and has a daughter, a son and two grandchildren. His interests include reading and gardening. He is chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and of the UK chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce.

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