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Green Giants
By E. Freya Williams

Hardcover: 288 pages, £20.99
Publisher: Amacom
Published: August 2015
ISBN: 0814436137

Green Giants examines nine companies that are merging social responsibility with profitability - and reveals the six factors responsible for their success, including: iconoclastic leadership, disruptive innovation and mainstream appeal.

Sustainable Water: Challenges and Solutions from California
By Allison Lassiter


Hardcover: 408 pages, £44.95
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: August 2015
ISBN: 0520285360  

The unfolding story of California's drought includes warnings and solutions for any region seeking to manage water among the pressures of a dynamic society and environment. Written by leading policy makers, lawyers, economists, hydrologists, ecologists, engineers, and planners, Sustainable Water addresses the sustainable use of water in urban areas.

Connect: How companies succeed by engaging radically with society
By John Browne, Robin Nuttall and Tommy Stadlen


Hardcover: 320 pages, £16.59
Publisher: WH Allen
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 0753556928     

Drawing on the experience of John Browne, former CEO of BP, and the insight of two McKinsey experts, Connect articulates and explores the recurring rift between big business and society, offering a practical manifesto for reconciliation.

Somebody Else's Problem: Consumerism, Sustainability and Design
By Robert Crocker


Paperback: 360 pages, £24.99
Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 1783534915          

Somebody Else's Problem calls for a radical change in how we think about our material world, and how we design, make and use the products and services we need.

Strategy and Sustainability
By Michael Rosenberg


Hardcover: 238 pages, £29.99
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 1137501731             

This book offers practical examples from a variety of business sectors and geographies and builds a roadmap with which senior management might think about engaging with the topic of sustainability, not to save the planet but to fulfil its medium and long term responsibility to shareholders and other stakeholders.

Recycling and Extended Producer Responsibility 
By Rui Cunha Marques and Nuno Ferreira da Cruz

Hardcover: 220 pages
Publisher: Ashgate
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 1472450817

Today, European packaging waste management is at the top of policy agendas. Comparing countries at different stages of maturity in this area, Marques and Da Cruz evaluate the costs and benefits of waste management options. This book offers interesting insights into the complex relations between local authorities, industry and consumers.

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