Greenleaf Publishing, the leading specialist publisher in sustainability and responsible business, today announced that it has acquired the Dō Sustainability portfolio of books.
Dō Sustainability published 50 titles between late 2012 and 2015. The distinctive book series, branded as Dō Shorts, set out to be concise, professionally focused titles that “address one sustainability challenge at a time, and can be read in 90 minutes”. The Dō Shorts portfolio titles include a guide to the circular economy, the use of digital media in brand-building, integrated reporting, and how-to guides on producing a sustainability report, measuring a building’s energy use, and valuing natural and social capital. Continue reading
We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Treedom to give Greenleaf customers the gift of a cacao tree when they purchase any of the following specially selected eBooks, in celebration of Earth Day 2015:
- Base of the Pyramid 3.0: Sustainable Development through Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Fernando Casado Caneque and Stuart L. Hart)
- Changing the Food Game: Market Transformation Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture (Lucas Simons)
- The Responsible Fashion Company: Integrating Ethics and Aesthetics in the Value Chain (Francesca Romana Rinaldi and Salvo Testa)
GSE Research and Greenleaf Publishing is bringing its Greenleaf Online Library (GOL) collection to Ethiopia and Mozambique for the first time.
The resource is being made available to the universities, research institutions and governments of each country through the publisher’s partnership with INASP; an international development charity that works to improve access, production and use of research information and knowledge, so that countries are equipped to solve their development challenges.
GOL covers topics including sustainability, responsible business, business ethics, corporate governance, development economics and environmental management. The latest version of the collection contains more than 4,000 individually tagged chapters, articles, case studies and reports drawn from nearly 300 books and journal issues, published by independent specialist Greenleaf Publishing and partners including the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), UN Global Compact and Geneva Association.
Director John Peters said: ‘We’re delighted to be working in partnership with INASP to make our content more widely available in developing countries. It was one of the reasons I wanted to start this business, and make it a success. We are trying to make the world a bit better by what we do.’
For more information about GSE Research and Greenleaf Publishing, please visit www.gseresearch.com.
To find out more about INASP, please see www.inasp.info.
Will the heretical innovations in business needed to develop solutions to global problems such as climate stability and global poverty favour China, India, and Brazil?
Over many years I’ve had the opportunity to observe cultural differences in how managers approach sustainability. In Exec Ed classes across the U.S. and Europe as well in Brazil, China and India, the differences in receptivity and learning attitudes are stark. At the top of my ‘favourites’ list are business executives from emerging markets. They demonstrate a level of openness and willingness to adopt new concepts unmatched by their developed market brethren.
The difference in cultural attitudes reminds me of Clayton Christensen’s distinction between industry leaders and new entrants. According to Christensen, the former are less likely to adopt disruptive innovations than the latter. His point is that established industry leaders appear to develop a kind of deafness to new market realities. Are Europeans and Americans in danger of losing competitive advantage when it comes to embedding sustainability for business advantage?