Walking the Walk…
|"The United Nations (UN) has set a goal of becoming climate neutral and environmentally sustainable. We call this initiative ‘Greening the Blue’. We heard about the Sustainable Business programme, downloaded the materials from the EFMD website, and asked Jonathan Scott and Walter Stahel to conduct a training session for UNFPA staff at UN City in Copenhagen, where 42 UNFPA staff members had the opportunity to learn about the principles of sustainability and how waste reduction and circular economics (resource-life extension) helps our suppliers while at the same time achieving the goals of the UN. As an introductory text, The Sustainable Business offers us real examples from well-known companies and emphasises the financial benefits of being sustainable. And the attractiveness of the workbook programme lies in its self-implementation methodology and a results-orientated focus on efficiency and profitability for our suppliers."
Morten Sorensen, Deputy Chief, Procurement Service Branch, United Nations Population Fund
|"The Jiangsu Yueda Group is one of China's key state-owned enterprises. We came upon 'The Sustainable Business' book and workbooks, met with the authors (who conducted a seminar with us), and have now recommended that these materials be used as a practical action-guide in our company and its subsidiaries. Clearly, eliminating waste and extending the profit-life of resources are the core components of how business must be conducted in the future. 'The Sustainable Business' is a great source of significant value, both practical and profound and worthy of reading in every business and industrial zone that wants to increase its chances of profitability in a world that continuously faces many challenges."
Judy Yong Shao, Vice Chairman and President, Yueda Group; Deputy, 11th National Party Congress, People's Republic of China
| "The Sustainable Business’ is the operational guide for the sustainable development of our company, not least because it summarises the abstract concept of ‘sustainable development’ into two forms of application – waste elimination and resource-life extension – and lays out a clear path to their achievement."
Mahindra Tractor Co Ltd, Yancheng Economic Development Zone,