The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals And Organizations Are Working Together To Create A Sustainable World

The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals And Organizations Are Working Together To Create A Sustainable World

  • Publish Date: 2010-04-06
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Peter M. Senge Bryan Smith Nina Kruschwitz Joe Laur Sara Schley
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Imagine a world in which the excess energy from one business would be used to heat another. Where buildings need less and less energy around the world, and where regenerative commercial buildings ones that create more energy than they use are being designed. A world in which environmentally sound products and processes would be more cost-effective than wasteful ones. A world in which corporations such as Costco, Nike, BP, and countless others are forming partnerships with environmental and social justice organizations to ensure better stewardship of the earth and better livelihoods in the developing world. Now, stop imagining that world is already emerging.

A revolution is underway in todays organizations. As Peter Senge and his co-authors reveal in The Necessary Revolution, companies around the world are boldly leading the change from dead-end business as usual tactics to transformative strategies that are essential for creating a flourishing, sustainable world. There is a long way to go, but the era of denial has ended. Todays most innovative leaders are recognizing that for the sake of our companies and our world, we must implement revolutionarynot just incrementalchanges in the way we live and work.

Brimming with inspiring stories from individuals and organizations tackling social and environmental problems around the globe, THE NECESSARY REVOLUTION reveals how ordinary people at every level are transforming their businesses and communities. By working collaboratively across boundaries, they are exploring and putting into place unprecedented solutions that move beyond just being less bad to creating pathways that will enable us to flourish in an increasingly interdependent world. Among the stories in these pages are the evolution of Swedens Green Zone, Alcoas water use reduction goals, GEs ecoimagination initiative, and Seventh Generations decision to shift some of their advertising to youth-led social change programs.

At its heart, THE NECESSARY REVOLUTION contains a wealth of strategies that individuals and organizations can use specific tools and ways of thinking to help us build the confidence and competence to respond effectively to the greatest challenge of our time. It is an essential guidebook for all of us who recognize the need to act and work togethernowto create a sustainable world, both for ourselves and for the generations to follow.

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