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Making Strategic Decisions to Benefit People, the Planet and Profits
Until recently, profit has been the driving force for most business decisions. However, business leaders must now look more widely at their actions to assess the impact of these on people both inside and outside the organization as well as the environment. Responsible Business provides a seven step framework that eliminates internal bias and can be used to make decisions that increase profits, benefit staff and protect the environment as a whole. This means that personal values, ethics and morals can be aligned with business goals and overall company strategy.
Responsible Business will enable business leaders to answer questions including: What values should be attached to financial and non-financial aspects of business decisions? How can these values be translated into concrete manageable actions? Which decisions best suit the strategic goals of the organization? Readers will have access to the business simulator tool which removes the complexity, ambiguity and stress of business decisions to allow leaders to manage the competing priorities in their organization and confidently make the best investment decisions for their business. With diverse case studies from organizations who have benefited from this approach, this book is essential reading for everyone needing to evaluate their investment decisions.
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"The strategic decision-making approach outlined in Responsible Business has enabled decision-makers in healthcare to practice what they preach: to care for employees who work in care."--Anouk ten Arve, Programme Manager, Stichting IZZ "In their stakeholder dialogue, board members of football clubs are now empowered to use fact-based evidence on their societal impact thanks to the guidance in this book"--Ron Francis, CFO, KNVB (Dutch Football Association) "The approach described in this must-read book, shows the benefit and necessity of making implicit assumptions on non-financial effects very explicit and visible."--Feike Sijbesma, CEO, DSM "Thanks to the Responsible Business Model outcome NEMO Science Museum could approach Renzo Piano, the architect of the iconic NEMO building in Amsterdam, to design a new sustainable roof which he transformed into a unique city square."--Michiel Buchel, CEO, NEMO Science Museum "This is an excellent resource for businesses creating products to help others."--Daphne Jayasinghe, Chief Policy Adviser, International Rescue Committee, UK