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Green Giants

How Smart Companies Turn Sustainability Into Billion-Dollar Businesses

E. Freya Williams, Kelly Bourquin (Narrated by)


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What do Brazil's top beauty brand, America's second-fastest-growing restaurant chain, and the world's third-bestselling car have in common? They are shattering the myth that acting sustainably and building a billion-dollar business are mutually exclusive. Green Giants examines nine companies that are merging social responsibility with wild profitability--and reveals the six factors responsible for their success, including: iconoclastic leadership fueled by deep conviction and a rebellious streak; disruptive innovation that uses sustainability to spur the development of radically better products and services; a higher purpose that ignites the company--when the mission leads, profits follow; and mainstream appeal with positioning and packaging stripped of the crunchy cliches that alienate the average customer.This new breed of billion-dollar businesses proves it's possible to achieve enormous success while implementing sustainable principles that help consumers live better lives. Ranging from start-ups to business lines incubated within major multinationals, these companies collectively represent over sixty billion dollars in revenue. What's more--many command wider profit margins and are growing faster than their conventional counterparts. Packed with eye-opening research, exclusive interviews, and enlightening examples from Chipotle, Toyota, Unilever, Tesla, General Electric, and more, Green Giants serves as a blueprint for sustainable success that anyone can follow.

Gildan Media Corporation, 9781469095851

Publication Date: August 1, 2015