Top ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) books along with a brief description of each:
This book provides a guide for entrepreneurs and business leaders on how to integrate sustainable practices into their business strategies to create a positive impact on society and the environment.
“The Green to Gold Business Playbook: How to Implement Sustainability Practices for Bottom-Line Results in Every Business Function” by Daniel C. Esty and P.J. Simmons
This book offers practical advice and case studies on how businesses can profitably integrate sustainability into their operations, covering areas such as supply chain management, marketing, and employee engagement.
“The ESG Factor: The Rise of Corporate Sustainability and Its Link to Long-Term Value” by Emilie R. Feldman
Emilie Feldman explores the link between corporate sustainability efforts and long-term financial performance. The book examines the benefits and challenges of adopting ESG practices and offers insights for executives and investors.
“The SASB Handbook: Navigating the New Wave of Environmental, Social, and Governance Reporting” by Jeffrey Hales
This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) framework, offering guidance on how companies can effectively report on their ESG performance and impact.
“The Responsible Company: What We’ve Learned From Patagonia’s First 40 Years” by Yvon Chouinard and Vincent Stanley
This book shares the experiences and insights of outdoor clothing company Patagonia, highlighting the importance of integrating sustainability, ethics, and social responsibility into business practices.
“The Power of Impact Investing: Putting Markets to Work for Profit and Global Good” by Judith Rodin and Margot Brandenburg
The authors explore the concept of impact investing and how it can drive positive social and environmental change while generating financial returns. The book offers guidance on building impactful investment portfolios.
“The Age of Responsibility: CSR 2.0 and the New DNA of Business” by Wayne Visser
Wayne Visser discusses the evolution of corporate social responsibility (CSR) into a more strategic and proactive approach. The book outlines the potential benefits of embracing CSR 2.0 for businesses and society.
“The Sustainable MBA: A Business Guide to Sustainability” by Giselle Weybrecht
This book provides an overview of sustainability in business, covering topics such as climate change, social entrepreneurship, and responsible leadership. It offers practical tools and case studies for integrating sustainability into MBA programs.
“Winning with Purpose: Rethinking the Role of Business in Society” by Agustín J. Palacios and Miguel Angel Rodríguez-Sola
The authors present a framework for businesses to align their purpose and strategies with societal and environmental needs. The book explores the potential benefits of purpose-driven business models and provides real-world examples.
“The ESG Investor’s Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for Sustainable Investing” by Robert A. G. Monks and Ric Marshall
This handbook is a practical guide for investors interested in sustainable investing. It covers various ESG topics, including shareholder engagement, corporate governance, and the integration of ESG factors into investment decisions.
Please note that the descriptions provided are brief summaries, and each book offers more in-depth insights and perspectives on the topic of ESG.