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The Sustainable MBA by Giselle Weybrecht: Book Review

‘The Sustainable MBA’ provides the knowledge and tools to help you “green” your job and organization, to turn sustainability talk into action for the benefit of your bottom line and society as a whole.

Title: The Sustainable MBA: The Manager’s Guide to Green Business

ISBN: 978-0470741146
Author: Giselle Weybrecht
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Language: English
416 Pages (Hardcover)


“The Sustainable MBA: The Manager’s Guide to Green Business” is a guide for anyone interested in what the business sector can and is doing in sustainability. It is a practical guide with lots of tips on how to get involved and how to really bring these ideas into your business and job, whatever business or job that might be.

Organized like a business school course, the book covers sustainability as it relates to Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Ethics, Finance, Marketing, Operations, Organizational Behaviour and Strategy. It brings together all the pieces of the business and sustainability puzzle in an easy to use, easy to understand format. Based on more than 100 interviews with experts in business, international organizations, NGOs and universities from around the world, this book brings together all the pieces of business and sustainability puzzle.

The book is a contribution to the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014.

About the Author:

Giselle Weybrecht is the author of the book, ‘The Sustainable MBA: The Manager’s Guide to Green Business’, which introduces sustainability as it relates to the core topics in a business degree. Prior to this, she worked for the United Nations internationally in sustainable development.

Today, she works with government, universities, NGOs, business and with social entrepreneurs in sustainability around the world. She is committed to ensuring that the next generation of business leaders fully understands sustainability by working with business schools and businesses to embed these issues into their programmes. She also writes on sustainability and business issues for a variety of publications including the Economist and Forbes.

Giselle shares her ideas behind writing this book and the role it plays in arming tomorrow’s managers with tools for incorporating sustainability into business in an interview with Click here to read…

Book Reviews:

“… The Sustainable MBA offers a refreshing, straight-forward and highly readable tour of the challenges and opportunities facing businesses and employees in a rapidly changing and swiftly unfolding 21st century… This book offers the kind of advice people from all walks of life can appreciate and offers it in a down to earth and practical way

– Achim Steiner
UN Under-Secretary General and
Executive Director UN Environment Programme

“This book… presents a comprehensive overview of business and sustainability issues structured around the core business functions from accounting through to strategy. Giselle’s book reminds us that jobs and age are not barriers to sustainable business practices – everyone can make a difference.”

Katherine Madden
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

“If ‘people’ are central to the purpose of a business, then corporate responsibility or sustainability cannot be an add-on… Giselle Weybrecht, in her comprehensive book, perhaps first of its kind, has shown how this can actually happen. The book is a must for management students, researchers and practitioners.”

Anant G. Nadkarni
Vice President – Corporate Sustainability
Tata Group

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