Our mission is to create concise, high-quality resources to support professionals in the vanguard of sustainability, who are often institutionally isolated and facing a blizzard of new information and initiatives.
Launched as digital products (with print versions available on demand), our content is more easily updated, extended and adapted. We can be more responsive to the market for sustainability information, and deliver it more quickly.
Our authors, partners and customers are at the absolute centre of what we do, and we want each project to reach its full potential audience and impact.
As a business, we strive to ensure our net impact overall is positive. This includes accounting for the environmental and social consequences of our operations, and aiming for carbon neutrality.
The word Dō (as in judō, chadō, Taekwon-Dō and ‘sustainabilitydō’) has its roots in Japan and Korea, and derives from the Chinese concept of Tao (Dao), meaning ‘way’, ‘path’ or ‘route’.
Dō was founded by people who are satisfied with the evidence base for climate change, and convinced of the business, ecological, moral, economic and social cases for making the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy. We want to move on to Level 2 — getting things done — and we aim to publish for like-minded people.
All our backgrounds are in book and journal publishing, and we have a combined professional experience of 60 years in the industry, the last 15 of these in sustainability publishing.