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Author: John Whiteley
Publisher: How To Books Ltd
Chartered accountant and small business expert Whitely shows how to manage a small business successfully through accounting techniques and how to accurately measure its achievements.
Business managers deal with risk as an integral part of strategic planning and operations and usually are familiar with the traditional financial bottom-line aspects of their business. The potential to expand the scope of their ...
Author: Adrian R. Bowden
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
An innovative, new approach to risk assessment and management that will help you uncover countless opportunities for your company If a business wants to be sustainable in the twenty-first century, it should focus on the continuous improvements and potential opportunities that risk management offers. Written by risk management experts, this book will provide you with the necessary tools and guidance for the successful management of business risk so you can improve your company's triple bottom line-- the social, environmental, and financial accountability of your business. The authors introduce the RISQUE method, which was specifically developed to address a diverse range of events and issues. It offers a multifaceted approach, using a rational process, which will help you make informed, defensible risk management decisions. You'll gain a better understanding of the methodology, assumptions, advantages, and disadvantages of this approach. You'll also see how the method can be applied to specific areas within your business to reduce risk and increase opportunities. And you'll learn the necessary skills to implement a risk management process that will demonstrate commitment to triple bottom line management. To enhance the material presented, numerous case studies are included that will help you understand how to: * Select and justify the best option for a project * Determine how much additional liability you'll gain through an acquisition * Account for nonquantifiable events * Understand how much your company needs to set aside for future liabilities * Discover which asset management strategy gives you the best return * Use loss of life as a measure of risk to public safety * Calculate and report contingent liability on your balance sheet * Develop an insurance strategy based on your profile of risk
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Author: Linda Rios Brook
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
Frontline Christians in a Bottom Line World debunks the traditional notion that business and belief do not create a profitable partnership. Linda Rios Brook, with a 20-year career as a president of network TV affiliates, gives the inside track on how one can maintain Christian integrity amidst the cutthroat politics of corporate America. Taking cues from Old Testament rulers like Joseph, Daniel and David, Brooks plots a game plan on how to not only survive but also how to thrive the ups and downs of marketplace ministry while still glorifying God. Entrepreneurs and evangelists alike should heed these wise words on the apostolic anointing to take dominion over the working world.
He is the author of Talent, Transformation, and the Triple Bottom Line (Jossey-Bass, 2013). Savitz's online newsletter, The Savitz Report, helps companies leverage their human capital to accelerate the transformation to sustainability.
Author: Andrew Savitz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The classic guide to sustainability strategy and implementation—updated for today's businesses To ensure business success, companies must embrace sustainable management. Firms need to find the overlap between business interests and the interests of society and the environment before they can secure a lasting competitive edge. By making the case for sustainability as a fundamental business practice, The Triple Bottom Line became an instant classic when first published in 2006, showing a generation of business leaders how to find their sustainability sweet spot—where profitability merges seamlessly with the common good. Now updated with ground-breaking stories of successes and failure, this revision of The Triple Bottom Line is a critical resource for all managers and leaders. Features in-depth success stories of sustainability practices at major firms such as Wal-Mart, GE, DuPont, American Electric Power, and PepsiCo—and shows why companies such as BP and Hershey continue to fail Draws on Andy Savitz's 25 years of pioneering consulting and research in the field Includes all-new reporting and analysis on the practice of sustainability and the triple bottom line in business today, providing new insights on where sustainability is headed The Triple Bottom Line is essential reading for any firm to meet the challenge of creating lasting value for both shareholders and society.
ELEMENTS OF AN EFFECTIVE CHANGE PLAN Bottom - line OD raises the bar of acceptability for approaches to change management . ... Although there are many well - documented approaches to change management , bottomline OD requires change ...
Author: Merrill Anderson
Organization development practitioners have, for over half a century, engaged with organizations to help them grow and thrive. The artful application of Organization Development (OD) has helped business leaders articulate vision, rethink business processes, create more fluid organization structures and better utilize people's talents. While business leaders and OD practitioners intuitively believe that OD provides valuable results, rigorous measurement of the value delivered has long eluded many OD practitioners. 'Bottom-Line Organization Development' provides powerful tools to capture and measure the financial return on investment (ROI) of OD projects to the business. Given the increasing competition for budget and resources within organizations and the requirements of demonstrating tangible results, the need for such OD measurement tools is very high. But in addition to proving the value of OD projects, integrating evaluation into the change management process itself can actually increase the value of the change initiative because it opens up new ways of capturing and increasing the value of change initiatives. In other words, there is an ROI to ROI. Merrill Anderson calls this new way of approaching OD "strategic change valuation." The book explains the five steps in the OD value process - diagnosis, design, deployment, evaluation and reflection. In addition, three case studies take readers through the process of applying bottom-line OD to three types of popular strategic change initiatives: executive coaching, organization capability, and knowledge management. Readers will gain a holistic perspective of how to make the seemingly intangible benefits of these initiatives tangible.
Schaffer, chair of SubTAG 4 on environmental performance evaluation, noted, “I think the bottom line is they have to be able to demonstrate that this is not an environmental add-on. This is a business decision. This has the potential of ...
Author: Pamela Parry
Publisher: CRC Press
The first step any company must take before it can begin ISO 14001 implementation is to secure 100 percent, enthusiastic commitment from top management. Top management is persuaded if ISO 14001 impacts the bottom line. This practical, how-to book helps you build a business case for ISO 14001. Implementing ISO 14001 brings a corporate culture change, resulting in cost savings, reduced waste, and enhanced relationships with community regulators and other stakeholders. The author explores these issues with top people in the field who have already implemented the system. She addresses: what steps did they take? has the business case been supported by experience? what are the tangible cost savings? Through these interviews you understand what elements or cost savings can be transferred to your company. You will learn how to convince senior management to implement ISO 14001 - and what business benefits your company will see through the eyes of experts who have been down that path. Once you have top management on board, you must deliver. The Bottom Line: How to Build a Business Case for ISO 14001 shows you how to implement ISO 14001 and how it will profitably affect your bottom line.
Much progress has been achieved in understanding the triple bottom line of sustainable development since the early 1990s. Understanding the economic bottom line, as opposed to the purely financial, is an essential pre-condition to ...
Author: Adrian Henriques
The concept of the 'triple bottom line' (TBL) - the idea that business activity can simultaneously deliver financial, social and environmental benefits - was introduced in the early 1990s. A decade on, The Triple Bottom Line: Does it All Add Up? brings together the world's leading experts on corporate responsibility to assess the implications, benefits and limitations of the TBL. This collection provides a review of what has already been achieved in stimulating change in corporate culture and bringing businesses to an appreciation of the importance and benefits of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and good environmental performance. It further explores the conceptual and practical limits of the metaphor of the TBL and sets out what can be achieved through regulation and legislation, presenting detailed professional procedures for environmental accounting and management and social auditing. The contributors' wealth of experience and insight provides a vivid picture of how much attention is now being focused by businesses on delivering more than just financial targets, and they clearly outline the necessary steps for successfully continuing along this trajectory.
This volume is just the beginning for “The Portland Bottom Line”. Based on feedback, we're already planning the second volume, to be published in November 2011! In the meantime: • Visit PortlandBottomLine.com, where everything related ...
Author: Peter Korchnak
Co-edited by Peter Korchnak and Megan Strand and organized into 12 sections along the triple bottom line of People, Planet, and Prosperity, "The Portland Bottom Line: Practices for Your Small Business from America's Hotbed of Sustainability" explores how small businesses can effectively and efficiently shift toward sustainability and thrive. In their short, 400-word essays, 51 small-business people from the City of Roses share their experiences with sustainability in their companies. "The Portland Bottom Line" demonstrates how small businesses can innovate to put people before profit, help restore the ecosystem, and prosper. The book is also a community benefit project. Contributors collectively chose, by vote, the local community organization Mercy Corps Northwest, which supports the launch and growth of sustainable ventures, to receive 100% of profit from the book's sales.
That means , to get to the bottom line of this problem , we must first start from the very top . This involves taking the CI professionals and end - users through the following steps : First , we dissect CI today , showing that ...
Author: John J. McGonagle
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Almost two decades after it emerged as an essential business tool, competitive intelligence is still finding its way. Despite its recognized importance, companies struggle to acquire the kind of intelligence they need and measure its effectiveness and value. This book provides essential tools for selecting the right kind of CI and assessing its contributions to a company's financial performance. The authors identify three fundamental, intertwined mistakes a company can make, showing how to evaluate them and repair the damage they may have done. McGonagle and Vella dissect the current state of CI, survey its evolution into five distinct yet overlapping types, develop a framework for determining which types fit special needs, and evaluate means of communicating CI up and down the line. They discuss the most common raw data source categories--the bases of support for all CI analyses--and the workings of metrics in general. CI professionals and related end users are provided with a process they can employ immediately, right out of the box, which will not only help them select the right metric but will prove invaluable as they seek to evaluate the future metrics that are sure to come.
This booN is about calculating and interpreting the triple bottom line for buildings and infrastructure. The triple bottom line is not something that exists and can be identified, isolated and measured. Rather it is something we ...
Author: Grace Ding
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
The concept of ‘the triple bottom line’ has recently emerged to describe a new framework for development aimed at achieving economic and social balance while maintaining the long-term integrity of ecological systems. This requires measuring not only the economic viability of projects, but also their impact on the environment and their contribution to society. We live in a world where most people are aware of the importance of our environment. The way in which this realisation came about has, in hindsight, not been as simple as could have been expected. Systematic evaluations of the economic viability of projects using discounting date back to the beginning of the last century and are something which has been readily accepted, especially over the last few decades. However, an integrated approach, including environmental and social aspects, is much more recent, and even now, the methods and methodologies for such an approach are still being developed. This volume details the state of the art of the development towards the triple bottom line. It indicates where there is still debate about fundamental principles, where theory has been overlooked in the name of convenience, and where there are still unresolved problems. The discussions provided here will serve to provide a more detailed understanding of what we do in our calculations, what they mean and the limitations thereof.