Green Giants

How Smart Companies Turn Sustainability into Billion-Dollar Businesses

 Green Giants

Author: E. Freya Williams
Pub Date: August 2015
Print Edition: $27.95
Print ISBN: 9780814436134
Page Count: 288
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814436141

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What do billion-dollar organizations like Tesla Motors, Trader Joe’s, Chipotle, Toyota, Unilever, and General Electric have in common? They have all succeeded—amazingly—at building phenomenally successful businesses while selling products and services designed to help us live happier, healthier, more environmentally conscious lives.

Packed with eye-opening research, exclusive interviews, and enlightening examples from major organizations, Green Giants reveals how these and other well-known, incredibly successful companies have turned a strategy of sustainability and social good into a billion-dollar business proposition . . . and how you can, too. The book provides a blueprint for sustainable success, examining the six key factors green giant companies share that have directly contributed to their uncommon success.

Uncovering enticing stories of iconoclastic thinking, radical innovation, tenacious commitment, standout creativity, and explosive growth, the book reveals the harsh truth that corporate success can’t be achieved on integrity, responsibility, and altruism alone. Packed with practical advice and hard-won wisdom, this book explains how to harness and replicate the proven methods currently fueling this dynamic and socially responsible business movement . . . and achieve incredible success for your own ecologically responsible organization.

Advance Praise for Green Giants:

“Want to be part of the future of business? This book reveals the secrets of the next billion-dollar businesses, written by the person who helped some of the successes of the last few years get there.” — Hunter Lovins, President, Natural Capitalism Solutions; Professor of Business, Bard

“Green Giants is a testament to the potential for transforming societal need into strategic opportunity. This inspiring but realistic account is filled with real-life lessons for all who aspire to build a more sustainable economy.”— Lynn S. Paine, John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean, Harvard Business School

“The debate is over. Business can contribute to the greatest challenges facing society, and deliver profitable growth while doing so. Indeed, it must. This book provides important evidence that it can be done. It should be required reading for any business leader wishing to lead companies that will prosper for the long-term.”— Kees Kruythoff, President, Unilever North America

“Green Giants will become an instant ‘must read’ for all who feel that capitalism has to change. Freya Williams has written a superb book showcasing the critical shift for sustainability from a siloed, often protective practice, to core business strategy. This is the guide for tomorrow’s new billion $ brands.”— Carol L. Cone, CEO, Carol Cone: On Purpose

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