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Reading List

Here is a sample of some of the great books available that touches all aspects of Corporate Responsibility activities, many in a practical or light-hearted way. Contact us to recommend a book.

100 Ways to Save the World
John Tell. Bonnier Books
100 simple concrete tips to help you and your family save energy, cut pollution and build a more sustainable future.

Change the world for a fiver
A charity lead book, from Community Link. Publisher Short Books
We are what we do ... inspiring people to use their everyday actions to change the world. Money from book sales are used by Community Links to fund projects dealing with causes and consequences of social exclusion in east London and share the local experience with practitioners and policy makers nationwide.

Shades of Green: A (Mostly) Practical A-Z for the Reluctant Environmentalist
Paul Waddington. Eden Project Books
A shower is better for the environment than a bath and organic chickens are greener than broilers, right? Wrong: these and a host of other eco myths are shattered in a new book.

The Triple Bottom Line: Does It All Add Up? - Assessing the Sustainability of Business and Corporate Responsibility
Editors: Adrian Henriques and Julie Richardson. Earthscan Publications Limited
The concept of the 'triple bottom line' - the idea that business activity can simultaneously deliver financial, social and environmental benefits - was introduced in the early 1990s. A decade on, The Triple Bottom Line: Does it All Add Up? brings together the world's leading experts on corporate responsibility to assess the implications, benefits and limitations of the TBL.

Walking the Talk: The Business Case for Sustainable Development
Authors: Chad Holliday, Stephan Schmidheiny and Philip Watts. Greenleaf Publishing.
Provides a broad set of proven roadmaps to success as well as real-life inspiration for business to embrace the real challenge - to build a global economy that works for all the world's people.

Cool Companies: How the best businesses boost profits and productivity by cutting greenhouse gas emissions
Joseph J Romm. Island Press, 2006
A great one for getting the business case across through lots of superb 'how to' examples showing companies cutting costs while reducing environmental impacts. Concentrates more on process rather than product.

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade.
Pietra Rivoli, John Wiley & Sons
A very readable and enlightening guide to the social and economic forces at work in the production and use of a t-shirt, from the growing of cotton right through to retail sale, through to the second hand market and its life after dumping in the recycle skip.

Simple Steps to Green Meetings and Events
Amy Spratisiano, Self Published
With an industry as "un-green" as the meetings industry some might say, why bother? Thousands of people fly across the world, stay in a single hotel room using towels and individually packed soaps, going to meetings where they are handed out tons of printouts and commercials, eat pre-packaged food and drink bottled water. But this is exactly the reason to bother. Lots of money could be saved when trying to rethink the conventional meeting scenario whilst protecting the environment without much effort.

  • French Convention Bureau
  • Star Alliance
  • International Confex
  • Imex
  • Event Assured