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Sustainability & Entrepreneurship

EFMD works with the Center for Industrial Productivity and Sustainability and the Product-Life Institute, Europe’s oldest sustainability-based think tank and consultancy, to provide business communities with proven, training-based books, manuals, and videos to help managers engineer a more sustainable future for their companies.

A key component of our education portfolio is the Sustainable Business, an award-winning introduction to sustainability that is distributed as a free download (in numerous languages) for the purpose of facilitating:

  • genuine long-term wealth and financial well-being
  • job creation and security
  • the elimination of waste and pollutants
  • reductions in resource consumption
  • the mitigation of environmental damage and its costs
  • greater research opportunities for business academia

The next industrial revolution has begun!  Don't be left behind! The Sustainable Business is read in classrooms and businesses across North America, Europe, the Middle East and China. For many, it is their first introduction to sustainability and circular economics - and the reason they are interested in these subjects.

"The United Nations (UN) has set a goal of becoming climate neutral and environmentally sustainable. We call this initiative ‘Greening the Blue’. We heard about the Sustainable Business programme, downloaded the materials from the EFMD website, and asked Jonathan Scott and Walter Stahel to conduct a training session for UNFPA staff at UN City in Copenhagen, where 42 UNFPA staff members had the opportunity to learn about the principles of sustainability and how waste reduction and circular economics (resource-life extension) helps our suppliers while at the same time achieving the goals of the UN. As an introductory text, The Sustainable Business offers us real examples from well-known companies and emphasises the financial benefits of being sustainable. And the attractiveness of the workbook programme lies in its self-implementation methodology and a results-orientated focus on efficiency and profitability for our suppliers."

Morten Sorensen

Deputy Chief, Procurement Service Branch, United Nations Population Fund
The-Entrepreneurs-Guide-to-Building-a-Successful-Business-2017

Big economies are built by small businesses! Indeed, 95% of the world’s working population are employed by small to mid-size businesses. With this in mind, our new 200-page guide is designed to facilitate long-term, sustainable growth (and job creation) in the often-overlooked sector of small business development. Based on over four years of research, and written with the help of experienced small-business professionals, it conveys basic concepts and practices that successful small business operators say are necessary to survive and grow.
To download your free copy, just click on the book's front cover on the left. Copies are currently available in English only. Other language translations will be added as we acquire them.

The-Entrepreneurs-Guide-to-Building-a-Successful-Business-2017

Big economies are built by small businesses! Indeed, 95% of the world’s working population are employed by small to mid-size businesses. With this in mind, our new 200-page guide is designed to facilitate long-term, sustainable growth (and job creation) in the often-overlooked sector of small business development. Based on over four years of research, and written with the help of experienced small-business professionals, it conveys basic concepts and practices that successful small business operators say are necessary to survive and grow.
To download your free copy, just click on the book's front cover on the left. Copies are currently available in English only. Other language translations will be added as we acquire them.

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