The Responsible Company: What We’ve Learned From Patagonia’s First 40 Years

Its advice is simple but powerful: reduce your environmental footprint and its skyrocketing cost, and earn the trust you’ll need by treating your workers, make legitimate products that last, reclaim deep knowledge of your business and its supply chain to make the most of opportunities in the years to come, customers and communities with respect.

The responsible company, co-editor of its footprint chronicles, by yvon Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia, and Vincent Stanley, draw on the their 40 years' experience at Patagonia – and knowledge of current efforts by other companies – to articulate the elements of responsible business for our time.

Patagonia, named by fortune in 2007 as the coolest company on the planet, has earned a reputation as much for its ground-breaking environmental and social practices as for the quality of its clothes. It concludes with specific, as well as advice on what to do, practical steps every business can undertake, in what order.

This is the first book to show companies how to thread their way through economic sea change and slow the drift toward ecological bankruptcy. Patagonia Books. In this exceptionally frank account, by step and misstep, Chouinard and Stanley recount how the company and its culture gained the confidence, to make its work progressively more responsible, and to ultimately share its discoveries with companies as large as Wal-Mart or as small as the corner bakery.

In plain, the authors describe the current impact of manufacturing and commerce on the planet’s natural systems and human communities, compelling prose, and how that impact now forces business to change its ways. The responsible company shows companies how to reduce the harm they cause, improve the quality of their business, and provide the kind of meaningful work everyone seeks.

Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman--Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual

In this newly revised 10th anniversary edition, businessman, and founder of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard--legendary climber, environmentalist, Inc. Shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth. From his youth as the son of a french canadian handyman to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the sport's equipment, Let My People Go Surfing is the story of a man who brought doing good and having grand adventures into the heart of his business life-a book that will deeply affect entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

This is the story of an attempt to do more than change a single corporation--it is an attempt to challenge the culture of consumption that is at the heart of the global ecological crisis. From the foreword by Naomi Klein, bestselling author of This Changes Everything Penguin.

Some Stories: Lessons from the Edge of Business and Sport

He presents the company's new simple but direct mission statement, revised for the first time in 27 years: "We are in business to save our home planet. With it he emphasizes the urgency of the climate crisis then entreats every person's obligation to reflect on, commit to, and act on this mission. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing.

A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. In this fascinating inside look, Chouinard himself has selected his favorites from years of reflection, all accompanied by illustrative photos, many never published before.

With articles on sports, from falconry to fishing and climbing to surfing, with musings on the purpose of business and the importance of environmental activism, this very personal book is like sitting on the couch with this amazing man, flipping through his photo album as he tells the stories of his life.

Some stories is an eclectic portrait of a unique life lived well. Penguin. The results is both more of chouinard’s iconoclastic and provocative thinking, his skilled storytelling and sense of humor, and a picture of the evolution of his thoughts and philosophies. He hardly knows which is which. Yet the final pages of the book indicate that Chouinard will continue to challenge people, business, and the world.

Tools for Grassroots Activists: Best Practices for Success in the Environmental Movement

Each chapter, written by a respected expert in the field, covers essential principals as well as best practices. For over twenty years, patagonia has organized a Tools Conference, where experts provide practical training to help make activists more effective. Now patagonia has captured tools’ best wisdom and advice into a book, creating a resource for any organization hoping to hone core skills like campaign and communication strategy, grassroots organizing, and lobbying as well as working with business, fundraising in uncertain times and using new technologies.

. Patagonia. A hands-on case study accompanies each chapter and demonstrates the principles in action. Sprinkled throughout are inspirational thoughts from acclaimed activists, Bill McKibben, Annie Leonard, such as Jane Goodall, Wade Davis, and Terry Tempest Williams. An activist's companion in the environmental movement.

Penguin. Patagonia hopes the book will be dog-eared and scribbled in; a solid, inspiring guide and reliable companion. The book is organized in two sections: Strategies, and Tools.

The B Corp Handbook, Second Edition: How You Can Use Business as a Force for Good

The second edition has been completely revised and updated to include a much stronger focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion DEI. Tiffany jana spoke with the leaders of over 200 B Corps from around the world to get their insights on becoming a Certified B Corp, improving their social and environmental performance, and building a more inclusive economy.

As the authors vividly demonstrate, using business as a force for good can help you attract and retain the best talent, distinguish your company in a crowded market, and increase trust in your brand. The b corp handbook shows that an economic agenda that serves people's needs while respecting planetary boundaries is compatible with, and ultimately even necessary for, financial success.

Paul polman, kickstarter, danone north america, ben & jerry's, unileverb corps are a global movement of more than 2, CEO, 700 companies in 60 countries--like Patagonia, and Eileen Fisher--that are using the power of business as a force for good. This book is the authoritative guide to the what, why, and how of B Corp certification.

Coauthors Ryan Honeyman and Dr. Patagonia. B corps have been certified to have met rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Penguin.

The Ethics of Management

Penguin. Pressures to dodge issues and cut corners are greater than ever before. The ethics of management provides a very explicit three-part framework to analyze those problems by combining economic outcomes, legal requirements and ethical principles. Students will learn how to convincingly present their moral points of view to others in order to jointly serve their companies, protect their careers, and improve their societies.

The theme of the ethics of management, 7e, is that business firms today operate in a competitively- intense, technologically-complex and culturally-diverse global economy. Patagonia. It is often said that ethics is essential for leadership; Hosmer argues that leadership is also essential for ethics.

Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save the World

Patagonia. From his early days as an educator and activist to his current position as President and CE-Yo of Stonyfield Farm, the world's largest organic yogurt company, Hirshberg's positive outlook has inspired thousands of people to recognize their ability to make the world a better place. In stirring it up, hirshberg calls on individuals to realize their power to effect change in the marketplace - "the power of one" - while proving that environmental commitment makes for a healthier planet and a healthier bottom line.

Penguin. Drawing from his 25 years' experience growing stonyfield farm from a 7-cow start-up, such as Newman's Own, Wal-Mart and Timberland, as well as the examples of like-minded companies, Hirshberg presents stunning evidence that business not only can save the planet, Patagonia, but is able to simultaneously deliver higher growth and superior profits as well.

Hirshberg illustrates his points with practical information and advice, how a dumpster fire revealed the need for better packaging, as well as engaging anecdotes from what he calls `the bad old days' of his yogurt company: how a power outage left him milking cows by hand, and his camel manure taste test challenge to a local shock jock.

A true force for change, gary Hirshberg has been at the forefront of movements working for environmental and social transformation for 30 years. He also describes hands-on grassroots marketing strategies -- printing yogurt lids with provocative, handing out thousands of free samples to subway commuters to thank them for using public transit, politically charged messages, and devising the country's first organic vending machine -- explaining how these approaches make a much more powerful impact on consumers than traditional advertising.

An inspiring book for business owners and managers as well as anyone interested in saving the environment, Stirring It Up demonstrates how companies can work to save the planet, while achieving greater profits and satisfaction, and how we can all use the power of conscious consumption to encourage green corporate behavior.


Profit with Honor: The New Stage of Market Capitalism The Future of American Democracy Series

He offers a series of case histories to show how and why stewardship ethics can strengthen individuals, corporations, the nation, and the world economy. Penguin. Daniel yankelovich, a social scientist and an experienced member of the corporate boardroom, describes the toxic convergence of cultural and business trends that has led inexorably to corporate scandals.

By seizing the opportunity to address some of the nation’s―and the world’s―most serious problems, business can strengthen its reputation for integrity and service and advance to a new stage of ethical legitimacy. Yankelovich argues that attempts to deal with such flawed ethical norms by means of more laws and regulations cannot succeed.

Patagonia. Yet he offers reassurance that opportunity exists for positive change. This wise and optimistic book examines the rampant scandals that plague American corporations today and shows how companies can reverse the resulting climate of mistrust. Creative business leaders can advance market capitalism to its next stage of evolution, customers, building upon business norms that simultaneously emphasize the legitimacy of profit making and the importance of the care that companies give to employees, and the larger society.

The book asserts that american culture has abandoned its old tradition of enlightened self-interest, of “doing well by doing good. A narrow legalism has taken over “I didn’t break the law; therefore I didn’t do anything wrong”.

Management Ethics

Used book in Good Condition. Patagonia. Examines the obligations that managers have to their various stakeholders: employees, shareholders, and the community Looks at topics at the cutting edge of business ethics, customers, including the ethics of supply chain management, as well as dealing with the press and non governmental agencies Considers the concepts of sustainability and triple bottom line accounting Includes chapters on stimulating the manager's moral imagination and promoting a unique theory of ethical leadership Penguin.

Management ethics is a highly accessible and concise introduction to issues and key problems in the area of management ethics.

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Why It's Hard to be Good

A master writer and astute observer of human behavior and culture, Gini has written yet another terrific and enriching book. Al gini's latest book surveys the landscape of ethical speed bumps and crash sites with his customary charm, verve and insight. Why it's hard to be good is a creative exposé of the many reasons smart people do bad things.

Steve priest, founder, Ethical Leadership Group "Don't just read this book. Patagonia. You won't be able to put it down. John eckberg, author of the success Effect and business/workplace reporter for The Cincinnati Enquirer It isn't easy to be good. Penguin. Used book in Good Condition. Use it. Al gini - at home both in philosophy and the corporate boardroom - speaks here in an engagingly direct voice about why we have so much trouble doing the right thing in life - at home, with family or strangers, and at work.

Ideas of justice, fairness, and ethical behavior are just abstract ideas until they are put into action with regard to people outside ourselves. This warm and generous book is for anyone who wants to know how to use ethical thinking as way to live, work, and be with others. It's hard to be good, he explains, until we realize that being good only has meaning in relation to other people.

But a multinational corporation and a single thinking human being are bound together by the same dilemma: how to choose the right thing to do and then do it?Al Gini lays out ideas for 'stepping out of the shadow of the self' - an argument for stopping thinking of yourself as the center of the universe.