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The Resource Sustainability for SMEs

Sustainability for SMEs

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Sustainability for SMEs
Title
Sustainability for SMEs
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sustainability for SMEs offers a comprehensive introduction to the key business cases and techniques for putting sustainability at the heart of your business strategy
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MiAaPQ
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
DoShorts Toolboxes
Series volume
v.1
Sustainability for SMEs
Label
Sustainability for SMEs
Link
http://libproxy.rpi.edu/login?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/rpi/detail.action?docID=1666511
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Copyright
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Sustainability Reporting for SMEs: Competitive Advantage through Transparency -- Abstract -- About the Author -- Preface -- Foreword -- 1 The SME Approach to CSR -- Defining SMEs -- Characteristics of SMEs -- CSR for SMEs -- The CSR-sustainability model -- 2 The State of Sustainability Reporting -- The current state of sustainability reporting -- Two main approaches to SME reporting -- CSR or Sustainability Report -- GRI and the Sustainability Reporting Framework -- The current state of SME reporting -- The UN Global Compact Communication on Progress -- 3 The Business Advantage of Transparency for SMEs -- Case Study 1: FPL -- Case Study 2: Impahla Clothing -- Case Study 3: Banarra -- Perspectives from the three case studies -- 4 The Roadmap to Transparency for SMEs -- Mission -- Materiality -- Measure -- Manage -- Manifest -- 5 Guidance for Developing a Sustainability Report -- Sustainability Reports -- Ready! -- Steady! -- Go! -- Minimalist SME Sustainability Reports -- 6 A Few More Words About Transparency -- Your website -- Social media -- Multimedia options -- Perfection -- Gain competitive advantage -- Links and Resources -- Notes -- Strategic Sustainability: Why it Matters to Your Business and How to Make It Happen -- Abstract -- About the Author -- 1 Why Sustainability Matters to Your Business -- What is sustainability? -- For the sceptic -- Steps -- Benefits: Why sustainability matters -- ... Operationally -- ... To your employees -- ... To your customers -- ... To your community -- ... To your regulators -- ... In your supply chain -- Summary -- 2 Identifying Your Material Issues -- Draw a picture or take a walk -- Ask people -- Follow the money -- Risks -- Motivation -- What are your competitors doing? -- Standards -- Stop thinking about it and do something -- 3 Identify Resources
  • External help -- 4 Issues You May Look At - and How to Link Them to Your Business -- Create a USP -- Resource efficiency: energy, water, waste -- Carbon and renewables -- Your product or service -- Human rights -- Supply chain -- Community -- Employees and labour issues -- 5 How to Make it Happen -- Selling sustainability -- Before you start -- To the board -- To key resource holders -- To key actors -- To your staff -- 6 Common Arguments -- Won't this take a lot of time? -- Won't this cost a lot? -- Shouldn't we be focusing on the things that really matter? -- Conclusion -- A Case Study - Yearsley Group -- B Building a Business Case -- Resources -- Notes -- Sustainable Energy Options for Business -- Abstract -- About the Author -- Introduction: Carbon and Money -- What do we mean by sustainable energy? -- 1 Energy Trends and Policy Drivers -- Energy and growth -- International and national policy -- Decarbonising national energy supplies -- 2 Managing your Energy Options -- Energy strategy and management -- What you can't influence -- What you can influence -- How to decide where to start -- Whose job is it anyway? -- 3 Using Energy Smarter -- Where's it all going? -- Make energy visible -- The 'negawatt' - a major cash cow -- Other ways you might be warming the planet -- Sustainability drive - reading the label -- Lifecycle costing -- Financial and moral support -- 4 Using Greener Energy -- Fuel switching -- Buying green power -- Bilateral contracts -- 5 Generating Sustainable Electricity -- What are the renewable electricity options? -- Solar power -- Wind power -- Hydropower -- How to choose between them -- It doesn't have to be your building -- What energy contribution is feasible? -- Developing a renewable power project -- Making renewable power pay -- 6 Producing Sustainable Heat -- Using renewable fuels -- What are the renewable heat options?
  • Solar heating -- Heat pumps -- Bioenergy heat sources -- Biomass heating systems -- Anaerobic digestion -- Combined heat and power -- Choosing your renewable heat system -- What energy contribution is feasible? -- Making renewable heat pay -- 7 Indirect Measures -- Waste to energy -- Smarter ways to get there -- It's all about people -- Working with suppliers and other stakeholders -- Conclusions: Evaluating your Options, Getting Some Quick Wins -- Bibliography, Links & References -- A Other publications worth reading -- B Regulatory incentives and legislation -- C Other useful organisations and websites -- D Further references in the text
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (156 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781910174029
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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