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ISBN-13 9780133442519ISBN-10 0133442519
ISBN-10 013344550XISBN-13 9780133445503
Author(s): Kevin Wilhelm
Publisher: FT Press
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 240

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Environment Outlook (GEO-4) says that major persistent threats to the planet, such as climate change, the rate of species extinction, and the challenges of feeding a growing population, to name a few, are all putting humanity at risk.  While addressing climate change is a great challenge, it is also a solvable one. 

Return on Sustainability highlights the risk of inaction for businesses when it comes to climate change, but also contains best practices to allow them to capitalize of the numerous business opportunities that climate change presents, including increased profitability, enhanced brand value, and improved shareholder relations.  The first section contains practical actions and real-world case studies of companies that have successfully improved their climate performances, enhanced brand value, and increased profitability at the same time.  The second and third sections of this book focus on the various risks that companies face from potential carbon regulation and the market factors forcing businesses to take action, whether they want to or not. 

This book provides the steps and strategies necessary to take leadership actions to help business "future-proof" society.