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Berrett-Koehler Publisher and the Social Venture Network Accept New Book Proposal

Submitted by: CSRwire

Categories: Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability

Posted: Aug 12, 2009 – 11:45 AM EST

 

Springfield, Mass. Gasoline Alley, August 3 /CSRwire/ - CSRwire President Joe Sibilia and Sustainability Expert David Mager announced today that Berrett-Koehler Publishers and the Social Venture Network have approved their book proposal on Sustainability in Business.

The purpose of this book is to provide the leaders of small or medium-sized organizations with simple tools to make continuous, cost-effective improvements in their sustainability practices - practices that diffuse into the organizational DNA and become fixtures, shifting their prevailing corporate culture. The book will help readers develop an intuitive understanding of the principal functions that any organization must engage in order to develop sustainable practices, such as facility selection and maintenance, energy and water use, purchasing, and waste disposal.

Many how-to books build the reader's skill set from one chapter to the next. By the end of such books, proficient readers can then put the new skills into effect. This work will take a different approach. Individual chapters will be designed to act as stand-alone sets of action steps on particular topics. The book will be supplemented by a Web site that acts as a repository of all information on the topic, searchable by key word, with interactive questions and answers functionality in a 'user generated' module.

As part of the effort, the authors are actively researching 'best practices' to be included in the book and have created a blob on www.csrwire.com to interact and receive recommendations. Additionally, the Publishers are conducting a survey to insure inspired input from their readers on the title -
http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/survey.zgi?p=WEB229GWDLL8WM

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About Berrett-Koehler
Berrett-Koehler is an independent publisher dedicated to an ambitious mission: Creating a World that Works for All. Berrett-Koehler believes that to truly create a better world, action is needed at all levels--individual, organizational, and societal. At the individual level, their books help people align their lives with their values and with their aspirations for a better world. At the organizational level, their books promote progressive leadership and management practices, socially responsible approaches to business, and humane and effective organizations. At the societal level, their books advance social and economic justice, shared prosperity, sustainability, and new solutions to national and global issues.

About The Social Venture Network
Social Venture Network inspires a community of business and social leaders to build a just economy and sustainable planet. The Social Venture Network works to achieve this mission by providing forums, information, and initiatives that enable leaders to work together to transform the way the world does business. They share best practices and resources that help companies generate healthy profits and serve the common good. By producing unique conferences they promote the exchange of ideas and encourage the development of relationships and partnerships.

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