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As CEOs and business leaders navigate a world of complex global challenges, sustainability is no longer optional but a business imperative. In this book, two sustainability leaders with decades of experience - Henrik Henriksson, CEO of Scania, and Elaine Weidman Grunewald, cofounder of the AI Sustainability Center and former chief sustainability and public affairs officer at Ericsson - offer a simple but powerful three-step model for leading an organization on a sustainability transformation journey that aims at big, audacious, world-changing goals.

Honest about the dilemmas but bullish on the opportunities, the authors advise leaders on how to accelerate sustainability in their organizations told through a Swedish lens, where the country's values and culture permeate the boardroom and the C-suite, bringing a unique clarity and conviction to leading with integrity.

In practical insights gleaned from the authors' own experience, the book takes leaders through the three phases of sustainability leadership: from establishing a solid foundation rooted in purpose, culture, values, principles and consistent, credible leadership, to integrating sustainability into the core business, and then to executing a vision that not only shifts the direction of the company but can change an entire industry and even the world.

©2020 The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG (P)2021 Gildan Media

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Tough to get through

This feels like s book that was more about writing the book than actually giving the reader something digestible and applicable. Perhaps it suffers from the audio format and is better on paper. Some good ideas, but very heavy in the delivery.

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  • 22-06-22

We need more books like this!

This was very inspiring with great specific examples. I enjoyed the stories about Sweden culture naturally adopting changes. These best case scenarios offer context for what success can look like. It’s helpful to learn ideas for transformation that generates financial and Sustainability results.

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  • Defensor da ciência
  • 30-12-21

A pdf with the pictures is missing

The audio mentions several figures throughout the book, but there is no complementary pdf for you to see it… but I really enjoyed the book and a lot of examples of what companies did towards sustainability.