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How to Account for Sustainability                      

A Business Guide to Measuring and Managing          


A concise guide offering simple, feasible steps.  Based on the world’s most accepted guidelines for sustainability reporting: the Global Reporting Initiative. 

LAURA MUSIKANSKI is Co-Founder of The Happiness Initiative. She was Executive Director of Sustainable Seattle, Sustainability Director for a consulting firm and an entrepreneur and small business owner for 18 years. She taught MBA and professional training programs. Laura is a lawyer with an MBA and certificates in Environmental Management and Environmental Law and Regulations from the University of Washington. She is a member of the Balaton Group.

Making the Most of Standards

The Sustainability Professional’s Guide



Standards can not only help you improve sustainability performance, but they can help you win friends.

‘Do standards,’ as they say, ‘but think stakeholders.’


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ADRIAN HENRIQUES is a leading adviser on corporate responsibility and social accountability. He was on the steering committees of the Global Reporting Initiative and AccountAbility. Adrian is also a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants’ Sustainability Forum and Chair of the UK mirror committee for ISO 26000. He has been involved the development of many standards. He is Visiting Professor of Accountability and CSR at Middlesex University Business School. 

“If you’re making things or buying things, or setting procurement policy I can’t think of a better use of 90 minutes of your time.”

WILL DAY, Sustainability Advisor to PwC; former chair of UK’s Sustainable Development Commission

Full Product Transparency
Cutting the Fluff Out of Sustainability


Get ready for a new more practical era for corporate responsibility, based on hard facts and full transparency. It’s the future of all kinds of business, whether you sell products or services.


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RAMON ARRATIA is sustainability director at InterfaceHe is a strong advocate of product sustainability and campaigns for European regulation on product standards, for revisiting CR reporting and for many years he led the ‘Cut the Fluff’ campaign against labels, certificates, partial truths, marketing claims and all the components of the old sustainability beauty contest. Ramon was named by The Guardian as one of the world’s top sustainable business tweeters.

Promoting Sustainable Behaviour
A Practical Guide to What Works
Ethical behaviours can’t be isolated and sold in the same way as iPhones or deodorant.

Dr Adam Corner has trawled the evidence base for the tactics that do work. If you’re a business, NGO or in government, this guide offers the best chance of making your sustainable behaviour campaign work.

DR ADAM CORNER is a leading expert on the psychology of communicating climate change. He leads the Talking Climate programme for COIN and is a Research Associate in the School of Psychology at Cardiff University.  He has published widely in leading academic journals, and edits the website, the gateway to research on climate change communication. 

“The greatest skill in life is to say something useful, briefly. That’s what Brendan May has done here. Read, learn, do!”

MIKE BARRY, Head of Sustainable Business, Marks & Spencer

How to Make Your Company a Recognised Sustainabilty Champion 
Companies that will be fit for purpose in 2020 are addressing sustainability now.
In brief: It’s not your sustainability plan, it’s your business plan!
BRENDAN MAY is founder of the Robertsbridge Group, a leading sustainability consultancy formed in 2010 by a number of prominent environmental thinkers. He was previously MD of Weber Shandwick’s global sustainability practice and Chief Executive of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Brendan has advised Unilever, Nestlé, Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Sainsbury’s, UPS, Interserve Plc, Orange Mobile, American Airlines, Cargill, Ecolab, Alliance Boots and Kimberly Clark Professional. He is on the global board of directors, Rainforest Alliance.

Changing Profile of Corporate Climate Change Risk 

Policy may have stalled but climate-related risks to your supply chain, brand and liability are increasing.


This concise distillation by world-leading experts on corporate climate change risk will help you assess and respond to the risks climate change poses to your business.


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DR MARK TREXLER has 25 years of experience with business climate risk. His pioneering work includes the first GHG inventories, the first carbon offsets, the first corporate risk management strategies, and the first climate-neutral products and services. Mark was a lead author for IPCC. He founded Trexler Climate + Energy Services (TC+ES) in 1991. 

LAURA KOSLOFF has worked as an environmental attorney since 1985, including as trial attorney for the US Department of Justice, as General Counsel to Trexler Climate + Energy Services, and as Associate General Counsel to EcoSecurities Group plc where she supported a team of climate change experts and developed climate-related contracts. At TC+ES she participated in GHG market forecasting, carbon project development, and management of an emerging entrepreneurial enterprise.

The First 100 Days on the Job
How to Plan, Prioritise and Build a Sustainable Organisation 
In your new role as a sustainability lead, it’s the timing of your decision making that will set you apart.
Here’s a plan to make the most of your first 10, 60, 90 and 100 days — and a heavy dose of realism.
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ANNE AUGUSTINE was the head of the UK Sustainability Practice for Edelman, the world’s largest privately owned PR and communications consultancy. Previously, Anne was EMEA Sustainability programme director for EDS, a global IT services business. She now runs the Convergency Partnership, a sustainability consultancy, and is a Visiting Business Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise & the Environment at Oxford University. 

Green Jujitsu
The Smart Way to Embed Sustainability into Your Organisation
Green Jujitsu is about playing to employees’ strengths. It’s the opposite of the approach most companies use, but it’s the approach that creates lasting change and a truly sustainable organisation.
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GARETH KANE is an internationally recognised environmental and sustainability expert. He has worked with  BBC, BAE Systems plc, Johnson Matthey plc, the NHS and East Coast Mainline. He founded Terra Infirma, whose Green Academy online training programme has attracted participants from around the globe – from the USA to New Zealand. Gareth was elected onto Newcastle City Council in 2004. Until 2011, he was deputy Executive Member for Environment and Sustainability which culminated in Newcastle being declared the UK’s most sustainable city by Forum for the Future in 2009 and 2010. He is now opposition spokesman on Sustainability. 

Sustainable Transport Fuels Business Briefing 

Find out about sustainable fuels for your fleet, haulage or mobility of any kind.


Sustainable fuels are here to stay and will be filling more and more fuel tanks. Why not yours too?

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DAVID THORPE is News Editor of Energy and Environmental Management Magazine and author of several books on renewables. His latest initiative is Green Deal Advice, which provides sustainable refurbishment renewables advice to help property owners make the most of the Green Deal, Feed-in Tariffs and Renewable Heat Incentive.  He is the author of the DōShort Solar Photovoltaics Business Briefing (see below).

Solar Photovoltaics Business Briefing

Does solar PV make economic sense in the UK?


Here’s how to talk to contractors or compile a business case for senior management.

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REDD+ and Business Sustainability
A Guide to Reversing Deforestation for Forward Thinking Companies
REDD+ offers both a scalable conservation finance mechanism AND a platform for business sustainability. 
BRIAN MCFARLAND is Portfolio Manager at Foundation and Project Origination Manager at CarbonCo.  He identifies climate change mitigation projects in energy efficiency, renewable energy and forestry, conducts due diligence, and structures financial support.  This multi-million dollar portfolio includes approximately 75 tree planting and carbon reduction projects across 30+ US states and 15+ countries. At CarbonCo, he identifies early stage forest conservation projects and then designs and implements the origination of REDD+ projects.

Sustainability in the Public Sector
An Essential Briefing for Stakeholders


A quick-start guide to the sustainable development challenges facing the UK, and the political backdrop to this agenda.
Also: who’s doing what to meet the UK’s 2050 carbon reduction targets.
SONJA POWELL has cultivated a working knowledge of local and central government from 20 years spent developing and implementing economic and social policy. While completing her MBA, Sonja worked with the award-winning sustainability charity Forum for the Future within their Public Sector Hub. Sonja is Founder Director of the Sustainable Development Bureau, specialising in capacity–building, including stakeholder sustainability planning, engagement and implementation.

Sustainability Reporting for SMEs
Competitive Advantage Through Transparency
Sustainability reporting can help companies make more money. This book shows SMEs how to develop ‘the transparency habit’ so that they both make more money and contribute more proactively to the sustainability of our society and planet. 
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ELAINE COHEN is the founder and managing consultant of Beyond Business, an inspired CSR consulting and sustainability reporting firm, serving a long list of international companies. Previously, Elaine gained over 20 years of business experience with Procter & Gamble (8 years in supply chain executive roles in Europe), with Unilever (8 years as VP for Human Resources with Unilever Israel). Elaine is Chair of a women’s empowerment non-profit organization and she also contributes to society by assisting students. Elaine lectures widely on CSR, and is a committed blogger.

About DōShorts:  DōShorts are concise sustainable business ebooks, written by leading experts. Our authors ‘cut out the noise': outline the emerging trends, distil the evidence base, and point you straight to the tactics and strategies that work. 

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