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How Smart Innovation and Agile Companies will Help Protect our Future

Patrick Dixon, Johan Gorecki

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Sustainagility explores the way in which innovative and agile business ideas, processes and products have the ability to solve some of the world's most complex sustainability challenges. Examples and case studies will be used to demonstrate how real companies have successfully used innovative and agile methods to improve their businesses, make a profit and fight some of the greatest threats to the world's ecosystems.

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About the book

Sustainagility is about the ability to solve some of the world's most complex sustainability challenges with rapidly evolving business innovations, applications, methods, products and processes, adapted to changing situations. The book looks at how innovation and agility can save the world from the environmental disasters that face it. In addition, it sets forth positive ways in which businesses and individuals can deal with the issues and positively benefit from them.

Sustainagility includes text boxes containing shocking statistics about the destruction of our planet, short inspiring examples of how innovation has created new profitable business and helped the world, and personal messages from global leaders about sustainable innovation. Case studies of numerous well-known, high-profile companies are featured - demonstrating companies that have successfully used innovative and agile ideas and processes to improve their businesses and fight some of the greatest threats to the world's ecosystems.

Subjects covered include: Power; future cities; transport; manufacturing; water and wood; health and food; venture capital; carbon offsetting and banks; business agility and open innovation; 10 steps to profitable sustainability.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction: future scene – UN President Interview, 20 May 2040, CNN World Report;
    • Chapter - 01: Take hold of the future;
    • Chapter - 02: Alternative power generation;
    • Chapter - 03: Cleaner coal, oil and gas;
    • Chapter - 04: Smart power and the nuclear boom;
    • Chapter - 05: Better cars, trucks, trains, planes and ships;
    • Chapter - 06: Future cities: lower carbon to carbon-free;
    • Chapter - 07: Gren product development and IT;
    • Chapter - 08: Solving the water crisis;
    • Chapter - 09: Protecting and managing forests;
    • Chapter - 10: Feeding the whole world;
    • Chapter - 11: Funding gren tech;
    • Chapter - 12: Busines agility and innovation

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749460839
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd May 2010
  • Hardback
  • Format: 242x162
  • 232 pages

About the Author

Patrick Dixon is one of the world's leading authorities on future trends. Ranked as one of the 20 most influential business thinkers alive today, he is also the author of 12 other books, including Futurewise and Building a Better Business. Johan Gorecki is founder of the Globe Forum, an international market place for innovators and investors, working for a more sustainable and profitable future. Also an entrepreneur, Johan was one of the original team that developed Skype.

Patrick Dixon

Johan Gorecki