A Greenleaf author has presented research from his forthcoming book, the first to analyze the psychosocial impacts of climate disruption, to a group of experts at the UK Committee on Climate Change (UK CCC).
Bob Doppelt, who is Executive Director of The Resource Innovation, spoke on the theories behind Transformational Resilience to the UK CCC team which advises on links between climate change mitigation and adaptation at the session organized by Greenleaf earlier this week. Continue reading
Photo credit: The Centre for Research into Sustainability, Royal Holloway, University of London Jane Nelson, Director of Harvard Kennedy School’s Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, and Dr Palie Smart, Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield School of Management, who accepted the award on behalf of David Grayson, with the Academy of Management SIM committee.
Two Greenleaf Publishing titles have been honoured by the Academy of Management in its Best Book Awards at the 75th Annual Meeting. Continue reading
Unlocking Change for Transforming Business and Technology
June 2015, Greenleaf Publishing
Sustainable Frontiers throws down the gauntlet to business to step up to be the catalyst for a sustainable future. It presents eight keys to unlocking transformational change through leadership, enterprise, innovation, transparency, engagement, responsibility, integration and future-fitness. Far from being another tame review of corporate social responsibility and sustainable business initiatives, the book dispels the myths of sustainability and challenges us to let go of old systems that are failing to deliver economic, social and environmental transformation. It gets to the heart of why the sustainability and CSR movements have failed in the past and offers a new view of how sustainable business practices can shape-shift to make a genuine difference inside and outside organisations.
Making Collective Governance Work – Lessons from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
Eddie Rich and Jonas Moberg
June 2015, Greenleaf Publishing
With a Foreword by Clare Short, former Secretary of State for International Development
In a world characterised by globalisation, governments increasingly find themselves unable to govern. Corruption is everywhere, natural resources are being exploited, the environment damaged, markets distorted, and the fight against poverty is often ineffective. Certain challenges cannot be addressed by governments alone. Increasingly, collective governance “beyond governments” is seen as part of the solution, with state and non-state actors working together.
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)
We are pleased to announce that Sustainable Luxury and Social Entrepreneurship: Stories from the Pioneers was launched at the IE Awards for Sustainability in the Premium & Luxury Sector on July 1st. Editors María Eugenia Girón and Miguel Angel Gardetti participated in a roundtable discussion with luxury experts Daniel Joutard, Kresse Wesling, María José Marín and Oliver Wayman.
To celebrate, we are offering a discount of 20% on Sustainable Luxury and Social Entrepreneurship: Stories from the Pioneers. Click here to order and enter the code IEAWARD20 at the checkout.
The Greenleaf Responsible Investment Series by Rory Sullivan
In 2009, Greenleaf Publishing launched its ground-breaking Responsible Investment series to provide a forum for outstanding empirical and theoretical work on all aspects of responsible investment. Since then, we have produced three books and one Special Issue of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship:
“No, no! The adventures first. Explanations take such a dreadful time”
“It’s going to be one hell of a ride” – Ed Gillespie
. So said the Gryphon to Alice in Lewis Carroll’s book of her eponymous “Adventures in Wonderland”. It strikes me that this pretty much epitomises the way we should engage each other in addressing our own pressing sustainability challenges.
From a communications perspective we’ve merrily chuntered on gathering the evidence, collating the information, amassing data on the scale, urgency and breadth of the issues. Be it climate change, ocean acidification or biodiversity loss. The case has been made pretty emphatically. It’s practically unequivocal. Unless you’re some scientifically illiterate, ideologically driven nutter. But let’s not dwell on those particular maverick fringes.
We’ve then attempted to rationalise with people to convince them through the sheer weight of substantiation that change is required. Playing to a common sense of enlightened self-interest, or self-preservation. Somehow this logical approach always falls short in delivering what’s needed.