The “How to” Tools


10 Sustainability Leadership Tips

Bob Langert, GreenBiz, Market: US, Year: 2015

Working on the front lines of a very visible brand is filled with action: problems to solve; surprises- some interesting, some bad; rubbing shoulders with fascinating NGOs and business leaders; full of frustration at times; full of fulfilment so much of the time. Bob Langert, Former Vice President of Sustainability, McDonald’s shares his 10 sustainability leadership tipsthat could stop HR lead saying: “We see you more as a follower, a good soldier, not a leader.”

10 Steps on the Sustainable Event Pathway

Sustainable Event Management: A Practical Guide, Market: Global, Year: 2015

Like any management or business plan, when managing the sustainability impacts and opportunities related to your event, you’ll need to have a vision and a pathway to action. The following steps will help you to establish a framework to get you where you want to be… Read more


IT guru says every successful strategy is a people strategy

Jennifer Pahlka/ Market: Global, Year: 2014

The late leadership guru Peter Drucker once wrote, “In any organization, regardless of its mission, the CEO is the link between the Inside, i.e., ‘the organization,’ and the Outside – society, the economy, technology, markets, customers, the media, public opinion.”

Last year, Code for America executive director Jennifer Pahlka took those words to heart and headed to Washington, D.C., for a one-year “fellowship” as U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Her goal: to better understand the public sector agency that the organization’s private-sector technology experts are trying to serve.Discover how every strategy needed to be a people strategy


Sourcing Legally Produced Wood: A Guide for Businesses

World Resources Institute Market: Global, Year: 2014

/>This booklet provides an overview of key legality issues in the global wood trade that businesses should consider when purchasing wood and paper-based products. Topics covered include trade regulations (e.g., the Lacey Act, the European Union Timber Regulation, and the Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition), public and private procurement policies, trade bans, and resources for meeting legality requirements.

Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles

World Resources Institute Market: Global, Year: 2014

The Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers Principles frame the challenges and common needs faced by large renewable energy buyers. Twelve corporate signatories developed these principles to spur progress on resolving the challenges they face when buying renewable energy, and to add their perspective to the future of the U.S. energy and electricity system. WRI and WWF facilitated their efforts.

Engage Toolkit

Business in the Community Market: UK, Year: 2014

The ENGAGE Toolkit is designed to help organisations develop an Employee Community Engagement (ECE) program for international companies.


Designing for Social Purpose – Corporation 20/20 Market: Global, Year: 2014

Discover Corporation 20/20 an international, multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to develop and disseminate a vision and pathway for 21st century corporations in which social purpose moves from the periphery to the heart of the organisation.

Leadership insight

Business in the Community Market: UK, Year: 2014

Leadership insight is a new online resource which helps business leaders navigate the plethora of organisations, collaborations, metrics, reports and research, supporting you to create value in the long term.

Sustainable Business Toolkit

Business in the Community Market: UK, Year: 2014

The Sustainable Business Toolkit provides practical guidance on how companies can create and test new innovative ideas that deliver commercial, environmental and social benefit.

A new guide to help cement & aggregate sector to better manage biodiversity

WBCSD Market: Global, Year: 2014

In collaboration with the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) and other industry associations in the cement and aggregates sector, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has launched a new guide to encourage companies to responsibly manage biodiversity throughout their operations.

Measuring social value creation at Saipem’s Karimun Island fabrication yard in Indonesia

WBCSD Market: Indonesia, Year: 2014

Saipem provides engineering, procurement, construction, and drilling services for onshore and offshore oil and gas industry. In 2007, the company started building a new facility for the fabrication of offshore structures like topsides, jackets, piles, and decks on Karimun Island in Indonesia. Recognizing the significance of the investment both for the company and for Karimun Island, Saipem decided to measure the socio-economic impact of the fabrication yard construction phase from 2007 to 2011.

This case study describes how Saipem, supported by DuPont Sustainable Solutions, applied the Measuring Impact Framework of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), in conjunction with a number of other specific tools.


Business & Sustainability Online Programme

University of Cambridge, Institute for Sustainability Leadership Market: Global, Year: 2014

The Business & Sustainability Programme Online (BSP Online) is an engaging, interactive programme designed for mid-career, high-potential and senior managers to enable them to understand the fundamentals of sustainability, how sustainability is relevant to their role and its importance to business success. It is also suitable for sustainability professionals who would like to refresh their knowledge.


The Energy Gold Rush – your toolkit for strategic energy management

AGL, Energetics and Envizi Market: Global, Year: 2014

If you need to source cheaper and more low carbon electricity for your organisation – or want to understand more about this increasingly critical part of the sustainability landscape – then this ebook will be very helpful.

The Basics of Climate Change in Seven Minutes — American Meteorological Society Video

American Meteorological Society Market: Global, Year 2014

The American Meteorological Society has produced a seven minute video on the basics of climate change. This is a great tool to help individuals and organisations understand the basics of climate change.

Driving Performance and Transparency in Green Building Products

UL Environment, Inc Market: Global, Year: 2014

In just a few short years, the use of environmentally preferable products and materials has become an essential element in the development and construction of new commercial and residential building projects. However, questions remain among manufacturers and buyers about just how to evaluate and compare the lifecycle-based environmental profiles of similar building products and materials. Various mechanisms, from eco-labels and environmental product certifications to lifecycle assessments (LCAs) and environmental product declarations (EPDs), are available and act as an important part of a larger “toolkit.” This white paper provides an overview of the various ways in which building product manufacturers can demonstrate compliance with green building certification programs and codes, and how to best utilize each available mechanism in this toolkit.


Increasing Transparency of Environment and Health Claims for Cleaning Products

Source: UL Environment, Inc Market: Global, Year 2014

This white paper discusses the certification of more sustainable industrial and commercial cleaning products, and the value of multi-attribute environmental product certification and other verification methods based on industry protocols and other objective criteria.

5 Keys to unlocking CFO’s Approval

Source: Noesis Energy Market: Global, Year:2014

eBook nails down the 5 best practices to implement into your project proposal process to get more projects approved. It shares 5 keys needed to make your project proposals more compelling and ultimately unlock CFO approval.


Source: McKinsey Market: Global, Year: 2014

Digitization is rewriting the rules of competition, with incumbent

companies most at risk of being left behind. Read about six critical decisions CEOs must make to address the strategic challenge posed by the

digital revolution.



Source: McKinsey Market: Global, Year: 2014

To stay competitive, companies must stop experimenting with digital and commit to transforming themselves into full digital businesses. Here are

seven traits that successful digital enterprises share.


A Benchmark Study of Current Practices and Tools for Sustainability

Source: E2 ManageTech Market: America Year: 2013

In 2008, E2 ManageTech, Inc. (E2) conducted a benchmark study for Current Practices and Tools for Sustainability. The 2008 survey indicated that the majority of participants had not reached the “tipping point” in their sustainability program defined as implementing some type of corporate Sustainability Information Management Systems (SIMS). It was forecasted at that time that a surge would be seen in SIMS as companies realize that they can streamline their collection, manipulation and reporting of sustainability data to save time and money.

In 2013, E2 conducted an updated version of the 2008 survey, analysing comparative results from several industries in Corporate America. While the predicted “surge” did not occur, the 2013 survey did reveal an increase in SIMS usage; and the challenges of implementing a SIMS have taken on a nuance.


Verifying Environmental Sustainability in the Electronics Marketplace

Source: UL Environment, Inc Market: Global, Year: 2014

Selecting an appropriate strategy for verifying product environmental sustainability has become an increasingly complicated process for manufacturers in the electronics marketplace. This UL white paper provides details on the sustainability verification options available to electronics manufacturers.


 Innovative Techniques for Local Community Engagement on Climate Change Adaptation

Chris Riedy, Jade Herriman, Katie Ross, Aleta Lederwasch and Louise Boronyak, Market: Australia, Year: 2013

Climate change is obvious. Drought, bushfire and flooding often happen in Australia. To reduce greenhouse gas emission cannot be avoid from climate change.  This project, therefore, designed face-to-face activities and evaluated the activities in order to help vulnerable people in the community become more resilient by connecting them with resources and supportive network sand bring different materials about preparation for climate change to life.


Eco4Biz: Ecosystem services and biodiversity tools to support business decision-making

World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Market: Global, Year: 2013

Companies have well-developed toolkits for many tasks they face. Yet some challenges – like how to measure and value ecosystem services and biodiversity – are still quite novel. Tools to tackle these are often unfamiliar and still being developed. So this guide is to help companies sift through an emerging family of tools to help them assess and ultimately manage their impacts and dependencies on natural capital. It will help you be better-informed during tough conversations around how to practically account for – and report on – natural capital in a consistent way and when assessing and managing your ecosystem impacts and dependencies, in order to ultimately lower risk, and be more competitive over time.


EcoSystems and Business Training

World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Market: Global, Year: 2013

The WBCSD has developed a FREE Business Ecosystems Training (BET) course to increase knowledge and understanding of the links between ecosystems and business.

BET is, in principle, a linear training program, i.e. the audience needs to follow each module one after the other. However, the modules are developed in such a way to allow them to be used individually if necessary. For full details  refer


Happy people, healthy bottom line.

Eco-Business. Market: Global, Year: 2013

Green building expert and thought leader Harvey Bernstein believes that the key to advancing the global green building movement comes down to one thing – making people realise how buildings impact their health and happiness. [unrecognized beecos tag: { More…}]

How Product LCA empowers CSOs, a white paper published by

PE INTERNATIONAL. Market: Global, Year: 2013

Corporate sustainability cannot rely for long on quick win projects such as energy efficiency, recycling or policy setting. Leading firms move beyond the enterprise view to take a product life cycle approach and the challenges that this presents are driving sustainability teams to work closely with non-sustainability colleagues. The decisions that determine product sustainability are made by R&D, product design, procurement, marketing and sales teams. This report helps Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs), VPs of Environment and their colleagues to understand how product life cycle assessment (LCA) software can support different functions to incorporate sustainability considerations into their processes.


Measuring socio-economic impact: A guide for business

WBCSD Social Capital. Market: Global, Year: 2013

This guide is to help companies gauge for themselves which tool or combination of tools best meets their socio-economic impact measurement needs – thereby enabling and accelerating business action to align profitable business ventures with the needs of society, and contribute to a more sustainable world.

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work toward measuring their socio-economic impact.


Resident Centered Community-Building: What Makes it Different?

Aspen Institute + Connecting Communities Learning Exchange. Market USA, Year: 2013

What is special about resident-centered community building? Why is there such importance on relationship-building? This Report from the Connecting Communities Learning Exchange distills lessons and recommendations from resident activists and locally embedded change agents on how to engage communities in activism and change. Based on discussions at the 2012 Learning Exchange, co-hosted by the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation and the Roundtable, the report features strategies for putting residents at the center of neighborhood-based community building.

Women in male-dominated industries: A toolkit of strategies

Australian Human rights Commission. Market: Australia, Year: 2013

This toolkit is designed to assist leaders in organisations to develop and implement constructive and sustainable strategies to increase the representation of women in non-traditional roles in male-dominated industries. It provides practical suggestions and examples of different kinds of workplace strategies and mechanisms across four areas of: attraction, recruitment, retention and development of women.


A Sustainability SWOT

World Resource Institute Market: Global, Year 2012

The sustainability Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats analysis (sSWOT) is designed to help drive action and collaboration on environmental challenges, creating business risks and opportunities. sSWOT helps individuals engage and motivate colleagues-particularly those with limited knowledge of environmental issues or corporate sustainability.

Beyond the bottom line: How to reward executives for sustainable practice.

Centre for Corporate Governance, University of Technology, Sydney. Market Australia, Year: 2011-12

Are sustainability-dependent executive bonuses the answer to saving the planet? Research recently conducted by the Centre for Corporate Governance at the University of Technology, Sydney, examined whether a sample of Australia’s leading corporations are rewarding their executives for achieving sustainability targets as well as financial targets. Its findings may surprise you.

How Walmart is using its sustainability metrics to drive productivity.

GreenBiz. Market: USA, Year: 2012

Whenever Walmart takes on a project, it creates ripples – if not tidal waves – throughout every industry it touches. So it’s somewhat surprising, looking back, to learn that when the retail giant first began tackling sustainability goals, it followed an anecdotal, aimless route, seeing an opportunity and going after it, without a system. Of course, Walmart measured its suppliers and products on “everything under the sun,” but it did not have a real framework until it launched the Sustainability Index in 2009.


The Sustainability Index, which is not proprietary to Walmart is open for use by any company, serving as a tool to improve the products its customers favor, integrate sustainability into the business, increase product quality, find supply chain efficiency and drive the productivity loop by reducing costs. Discover more…


Sustainability index Version 1.0 Supplier Survey

GreenBiz Walmart. Market: Global, 2009

The Sustainability Product Index is a guide for rating the sustainability of products. The survey consists of 15 questions into 4 categories: energy and climate, material efficiency, natural resources and people and community. Walmart’s suppliers were asked to fill in the questionnaire. The survey is the first phase of project. Second phase involves the development of a Sustainability Index Consortium which measures the impact and resource use of products from raw materials through to end-of-life. The final phase is to develop a customer-facing rating system.

Implementing the Carbon Farming Initiative: A Guide for Business.

Carbon Market Institute. Market: Australia, Year: 2012

This 170 page guide is a comprehensive tool designed to assist those interested in the CFI to understand and assess opportunities in this newly established market. CMI commissioned international legal practice Norton Rose Australia and expert advisory and project development company RAMP Carbon to co-author the guide under the CMI’s program of research. The result of the collaboration is a unique guide which leverages a wide range of carbon market expertise. Note – this is not a free resource. There is a nominal charge. Please refer to:


Integrating ESG issues into executive pay. Guidance for Investors and Companies.

PRI and UN Global Compact LEAD. Market: Global, Year: 2012

The recent focus on executive remuneration has demonstrated the challenges for investors to assess complex pay packages and corporate performance. Existing remuneration plans for senior executives do not necessarily promote sustainable value creation for their companies. However, the inclusion of appropriate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues within executive management goals and incentive schemes can be an important factor in the creation and protection of long-term shareholder value.


This guide is a tangible tool to guide dialogue between shareholders and investee companies about integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into executive pay. The document aspires to reflect a common understanding of opportunities and challenges, as well as provide practical examples of emerging practices.


PRI: A toolkit for integrating ESG issues into investment and informing investment decisions

Katie Swanston, Head of Implementation Support, PRI. Market Global, Year: 2012

This presentation by Katie, shows how the Principals for Responsible Investment (PRI) is a toolkit for integrating ESG issues into investment and informing investment decisions. It’s Grounded in fiduciary duty is both voluntary and aspirational.

Steering Sustainability.

UTS Centre for Corporate Governance. Market: Australia, Year: 2011 – 12

The past decade has seen a growing interest in the social and environmental activities of public companies. But surprisingly little attention has been paid to the internal structures and processes that support and encourage sustainable business practice.This report is part of the Centre’s Full Disclosure campaign. The campaign’s objective was to explore the growing influence of corporations in society and assist communities in articulating what standards and behaviour they expect of companies.

Sustainability: The How

Nick Pennell and Dr Greg Lavery. Market: Global, Year: 2012

Most organisations face three common challenges on their sustainability journeys and typically struggle with at least one of them. This paper presents a sustainability transformation roadmap and practical, proven solutions for overcoming the challenges.



Why Every Company Needs a CSR Strategy and How to Build It

Harvard Business School. Market: Global, Year: 2012

This paper offers a pragmatic alternative vision for CSR with a view towards developing its practice in an evolutionary way.



Social Intrapreneurs – An Extra Force for Sustainability

School of Management, Cranfield University Market: UK, Year: 2011

Guide elaborates on social intrapreneurs, who are people within a large corporation who take direct initiative for innovations which address social or environmental challenges profitably. Typically, they are going against the grain and challenging their employers.

In the accompanying video, David Grayson and Heiko Spitzeck discuss the anatomy of social intrapreneurship.

Supporting Corporate Responsibility Performance Through Effective Knowledge Management

School of Management, Cranfield University Market: UK, Year: 2011


This  how to guide shows how organisations can identify, manage, and use knowledge for better Corporate Responsibility (CR) performance. This guide, based on interviews with leading CR practitioners, highlights the role of the CR practitioner as a ?master storyteller’ who builds a corporate ?community of CR practice’ whose members craft the organisation’s sustainability ?story’.

Governance of Corporate Responsibility: Doughty Centre “How To” Guide

School of Management, Cranfield University Market: UK, Year: 2011

Imagine a Financial Times reporter asking you critical questions on corporate responsibility (CR) issues of your organisation’s strategy and your governance arrangements for this strategy. How comfortable would you feel being a board member of a CR leader or a laggard? Corporate governance for CR can make a significant difference! This is especially true as CR has become part and parcel of good business and risk management and therefore, should be managed as such. [unrecognized beecos tag: {

This guide}] aims to explain how to integrate CR and sustainability issues within the governance framework of an organisation, providing some answers from CR leaders as well as outlining some potential pitfalls. Our recommendations have been compiled from a wide array of reports and academic research.


Assessment Checklist for SMEs in Hong Kong

CSR Asia & Hong Kong Council of Social Service. Market: Hong Kong, Year: 2011

This CSR Assessment Checklist for SMEs in Hong Kong is a component of The CSR Guide for SMEs in Hong Kong. By completing this assessment checklist, SMEs are able to review and evaluate their CSR performance and take a further step to plan for their future CSR development strategically.



CSR Guide for SMEs in Hong Kong

CSR Asia & Hong Kong Council of Social Service. Market: Hong Kong, Year: 2011

Based on international CSR standards and research, and also successful experience of SMEs in implementing CSR practices, this practical and concise Guidebook serves as a resource and toolkit to provide useful CSR knowledge and practical tips for SMEs.



2010 Workers with Mental Illness: a Practical Guide for Managers

Australian Human rights Commission. Market: Australia, Year: 2010

As a manager or employer, this guide will provide you with information on how to appropriately support workers with mental illness. It also provides you with information about how to develop and promote a safe and healthy work environment for all workers.

An Introduction to Linkages between UN Global Compact Principles and ISO 26000 Core Subjects

United Nations Global Compact. Market: Global, Year: 2010

Provides a high-level overview of the key linkages between the UN Global Compact’s ten principles and the core subjects of social responsibility defined by ISO 26000.


Community Guide to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Australian Human rights Commission. Market: Australia, Year: 2010

The Declaration is the most comprehensive tool available to advance the rights of Indigenous peoples. Read the Guide.

From Principles to Practice: The Role of SA8000 in Implementing the UN Global CompactCenter for International Private Enterprise, UN Global Compact and SAI. Market: Global, Year: 2010Presents case studies of companies that have adhered to the SA8000 standard as a way to advance their commitment to the Global Compact.Principles_to_Practice.pdf


How-to Embed Corporate Responsibility/Sustainability

School of Management, Cranfield University Market: UK, Year: 2009

The guide is a comprehensive synthesis of over 60 guides to provide a practical, relevant and timely how to guide.

Stakeholder Engagement: A Road Map to Meaningful Engagement

School of Management, Cranfield University Market: UK, Year: 2009

A ‘how-to’ guide for busy managers on engaging NGO and community stakeholders – a key aspect for improving the practice of responsible management. />This guide is designed to be used as a visiting card and tool for advisory services work with companies.

Corporate Responsibility Champions Network: A ‘How to’ Guide

Cranfield University Market: Global, Year:2009

This guide aims to show the what, why, and how of a CR champion and related networks. CR champions are emerging as a powerful tool available for embedding CR philosophy into an organisation, proving critical in the process of embedding CR. They play a strategic role, committed to causing change and to continuing the work in the long-term. A CR champion network takes time and effort to build but the use of champions, as one within a number of tactics to embed CR, has several clear advantages: by working directly with staff on initiatives champions can engage staff and become themselves more committed; champions connect divisions and regions, thus finding and propagating best CR practices and ideas; and they allow for a credible two-way interface between global and local in international companies.


Guidance on Social Responsibility

ISO. Market: Global, Year: 2009

This International Standard provides guidance on the underlying principles of social responsibility, the core subjects and issues pertaining to social responsibility and on ways to integrate socially responsible behavior into existing organizational strategies, systems, practices and processes. This International Standard emphasizes the importance of results and improvements in social responsibility performance.



The Business Sustainability Roadmap

DERM. Market: Australia, Year: 2009

The Business Sustainability Roadmap is a strategy map which provides a contextual framework for businesses serious about taking up the challenges and opportunities of sustainable development. For each Destination on the Roadmap there are Milestones by which businesses can check their systems and practices. It also helps businesses to employ tools such as environmental management systems,

cleaner production, environmental auditing, life-cycle assessment and environmental accounting. These tools can be applied to reduce risk, reduce costs, identify opportunities and enhance business reputation.


The Inclusive Business Challenge: Identifying opportunities to engage low income communities across the value chain.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Market: Europe, Year: 2009

The Inclusive Business Challenge is an easy-to-use presentation and simulation tool to help companies and stakeholders identify and implement models that profitably engage low-income populations across companies’ value chains and develop affordable products and services that meet the needs of low-income populations.

The tool aims to help companies raise awareness of the role of business in development and to introduce the challenges, drivers and principles of inclusive business. It presents good practice examples, and suggests ways to integrate inclusive business into company strategy. A key feature of the tool is in the simulation activity which is designed to be used in an interactive workshop setting to identify risks and opportunities in building inclusive business.


The Responsible Workplace: How to survive and thriveMarket: UK, Year: 2009The Responsible Workplace: How to survive and thrive explores how continued investment in responsible workplace practices is integral to surviving the recession and being fit for greater success when the recession ends. The_Responsible_Workplace.pdf


Value Chain Approaches to a Low-Carbon Economy: Business and Policy Partnerships

Market: Global, Year: 2009

This paper is prepared in support of a workshop at the World Business Summit on Climate Change Summit on leveraging value chains to reduce climate impacts and build a low-carbon economy. BSR_WBSCC_Backgrounder.pdf


How do you measure up?Market: Global, Year: 2008This is a guide for all HR practitioners to improving employee skills. It provides with you the Do’s and Don’ts on managing the employees. It also provides example evaluation tools and the example indicators and measures. How_do_you_measure_up.pdf


Managing Change

Year: 2008

Overall, CEOs rate their ability to manage change 22% lower than their expected need for it, a “change gap” that has tripled since 2006. In other words, eight in 10 CEOs are expecting “change,” but only six in 10 say they have been able to adapt successfully. See this report from IBM.



Adapting to climate Change: A Business Approach

Market: Global, Year: 2008

Climate change represents a new and somewhat daunting topic for many businesses. The challenge is compounded by the diverse and uncertain projections of changes in temperature, precipitation patterns, extreme events, and other effects. This paper outlines a sensible business approach to analyzing and adapting to the physical risks of climate change. It focuses on a critical first step in assessing these climate impacts: understanding the potential risks to business and the importance of taking action to mitigate those risks. Not all businesses need to take action now; this paper develops a qualitative screening process to assess whether a business is likely to be vulnerable to the physical risks associated with climate change, and whether a more detailed risk assessment is warranted.



Ten Easy Tips for Businesses Looking to Print Less

Market: Australia, Year: 2008

Australians currently use more than 3.5 million tonnes of paper each year, and nearly nine in ten sheets end up in landfill. The really tragic part is that a huge percentage of this printing is unnecessary. The good news is, while “paperless” may be an unachievable ideal, “less paper” is not that hard a nut to crack, especially for businesses. Look at these ten tips for businesses looking to print less.



The Marketplace Responsibility Principles

Business in the Community. Market: UK, Year: 2008

Marketplace Responsibility Principles by BITC act as a framework for companies to be able to assess their marketplace strategies. They provide companies with a structure to identify corporate responsibility issues within the main marketplace relationships: with customers, suppliers and governments, as well as helping to assess the impact of products and services. Marketplace_Responsibility_Principles.pdf

ESD Design Guide

Department of the Environment and Water Resources, Australian Government, Market: Australia, Year: 2007

The ESD Operations Guide shows owners, managers, and tenants how to get started on more sustainable operation of office and public buildings. The challenge is now for each of these groups, across the diversity of Australia’s built environment, to implement local solutions.

There is also an ESD guide design book for government buildings


Reinventing Accountability For The 21ST Century

AccountAbility Market: UK, Year: 2006

This guide maps out:

•   The accountability deficits they are trying to plug, and the dangers and limitations they face as they seek to transform markets and institutions.

•   The potential for learning, synergies and amplification across currently separated domains of accountability activity.

•   A new generation of tools, frameworks and systems through which people are securing a right to a say in the decisions that govern their lives.

Reinventing Accountability For The 21ST Century


Ten ways for businesses to address climate change

Market: UK, Year: 2007

The climate change booklet shows how adopting some or all of the following ten actions in the workplace can help conserve energy, save money and contribute to the slowdown of climate change at the same time.



Cracking the complexity code

Market: Global, Year: 2007

When companies treat complexity as something they must overcome, they miss an opportunity. If complexity, in all its aspects, is seen as a challenge to be managed and potentially exploited, not as a problem to be eliminated, businesses can generate additional sources of profit and competitive advantage. Managed well, complexity can also increase the resilience of a company by enhancing its ability to adapt to a changing world.



Launching of ISO 14064 for greenhouse gas accounting and verification

ISO Management System. Market: Global, Year: 2006

ISO 14064, Greenhouse gases, comprises three parts, respectively detailing specifications and guidance for the organizational and project levels, and for validation and verification.



Measurement isn’t enough.

Dr. Brett Cohen BSc (Chem Eng) PhD (UCT) – Complex Systems and Sustainability, Department of Chemical Engineering, University Sydney.

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit. Year: 2005

In this 90 minute interactive session you will learn what to consider in assessing your organisation’s performance towards sustainability, how to measure and report your impacts, critically assess the measurement results and use them in strategic planning and decision making.



The Down-to-earth Officecare Guide

Fuji Xerox: Australia, Year: 2005

The book is designed specifically as a practical aid, to be used by everyone in the office. To be the directive for supporting leaders who want their organization to make a difference, to be the tool that accountants and project managers use to reduce costs and improve effectiveness.



What is CSR and how do you apply it?

Dr. Leeora Black – MD Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility and

James Chisolm – Director and Co-founder ExperiencePoint Inc (Canada).

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit, Year: 2005

With the assistance of Canadian developed ExperienceCSR (an award-winning e-learning business simulation that teaches participants to understand the five pillars of CSR), learn how to integrate CSR into strategic planning across an organisation and comprehend the skills and techniques for leading corporate cultural changes. Dr Leeora Blacks Video presentation can be viewed here.

James Chisolms video presentation can be viewed here


“Changing Manager Mindsets” – Report of the Working Group on the Development of Professional Skills for the Practice of Corporate Social Responsibility

Market: UK, Year: 2003

This is a report aiming to 1) map and measure what specific generic skill sets are required for the practice of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the inter-section with other professional practices; 2) examine how to incorporate CSR practice into the training, assessment and qualifications of general managers; 3) decide whether the establishment of some form of CSR Academy would be a valuable way to promote the development of CSR in the UK.



WBCSD Corporate Social Responsibility

Market: Global, Year: 2002

A few years ago WBCSD embarked on a bold journey. Their goal was to discover what corporate social responsibility means to business in a world where ever greater demands are being placed on companies by governments, NGOs and the general public. This report explains there results, shares the differing views from around the world, defines the spheres of influence, outlines the value chain and provides a wide range of questions for the board to help them determine what’s “in” or “outside” of the CSR box.



Do your people have the know-how to make your company competitive and sustainable?

Market: Europe

Chronos is an e-learning tutorial on the business case for sustainable development. Developed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the University of Cambridge Program for Industry, it is concise, interactive, motivational and easy to use. Society now expects business to be part of the solution to issues like poverty alleviation, environmental protection, health and security. And business leaders increasingly recognise that their company’s future success depends on how well they address these challenges. So it’s time to know if your people have the know-how to make your company competitive and sustainable.



Recycling Facts and Statistics

Market: Australia

Do you know how many trees are saved in paper production if we recycle a ton of paper? Check out more interesting and surprising facts and statistics regarding recycling.


RECYCLING: It starts with you – A Guide to Recycling at Work

Market: Australia

Australia remains a high achiever in residential and industrial recycling but lags behind in Office paper recycling with an estimated level of only 12-15% which compares with 45-72% in the northern hemisphere. This means that around one million tonnes of Office paper goes to landfill each year. This guide provides you with steps that help your companies recycle in an organized way.



VisyGreen Office Tips

Offices Tips, provided by VisyGreen, to reduce your environmental impact in the office so as to save money and make a positive contribution to the environment.



RECYCLING: It starts with you – A Guide to Recycling at WorkMarket: AustraliaAustralia remains a high achiever in residential and industrial recycling but lags behind in Office paper recycling with an estimated level of only 12-15% which compares with 45-72% in the northern hemisphere. This means that around one million tonnes of Office paper goes to landfill each year. This guide provides you with steps that help your companies recycle in an organized way. A_Guide_to_Recycling_at_Work.pdf}1