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The Sustainability Edge
Suhas Apte & Jagdish N. Sheth
University of Toronto Press
10 St. Mary Street, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4Y 2W8
9781442650688, $32.95, HC, 264pp, www.amazon.com
Business leaders need to embrace sustainability in order to ensure the lasting success of their organizations. Co-authors Suhas Apte (a former Sustainability Officer and senior executive for the Kimberly-Clark Corporation who is also President of Apte Consultants, LLC) and Jagdish Sheth (the Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing in the Gozuieta School of Business at Emory University, as well as the Founder and Chairman of Sheth Leadership Academy) bring their expertise from practice and from academia to illustrate how business leaders can embed sustainability in a truly holistic and transformative way in “The Sustainability Edge: How to Drive Top-Line Growth with Triple-Bottom-Line Thinking”. Through an examination of such companies as Walmart, AT&T, IKEA and the Tata Group, Professor Apte and Professor Sheth have developed a proven and actionable framework rooted in the real world success of these companies. The case studies reveal just how business leaders proactively engage, energize and promote market sustainability to all of their stakeholders including customers, employees, suppliers, investors and the government. “The Sustainability Edge” enables companies to critically engage their stakeholders and influence them to accept sustainability as part of their core mission. While unreservedly recommended for community, corporate, and academic library Business Management collections and supplemental studies reading lists, it should be noted for students, corporate managers, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that “The Sustainability Edge” is also available in a Kindle format ($18.12).