Delivering Sustainability in your Business

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Delivering Sustainability in your Business

By Guild

All the books recommended by members of the Guild community "Delivering Sustainability in your Business". This community hosted on Guild is a useful space to learn, share your journey and network with peers who are working to improve sustainability in their organisations The group aims to create a supportive peer-to-peer network/group, bringing together those with significant experience in implementing sustainability initiatives with those just starting out on their journey. Topics covered include convincing sceptics, mythbusting,  sustainability ROI (and other metrics), incentivising behaviour and much more.


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How To Save Our Planet: The Facts

Mark A. Maslin

£8.99 £8.54

The Responsible Company: What We've Learned from Patagonia's First 40 Years

Yvon Chouinard and Vincent Stanley

£14.99 £14.24

Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman - Including 10 More Years of Business as Usual

Yvon Chouinard

£18.99 £18.04

Guild member view: "... a great book on authentic purpose..."

There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years - Updated Edition

Mike (Lancaster University) Berners-Lee

£10.99 £10.44

Guild member view: "essential foundation reading to help inform and guide in a really digestible way"

Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World

Jason Hickel

£10.99 £10.44

Guild member view: "probably one of the best books I've read on redesigning our economy, the last chapter is really insightful and provides some changes we can make now with technology that is readily available"

The Case for the Green New Deal

Ann Pettifor

£8.99 £8.54

Guild member view: "Some great nuggets of economics, history, finance and of course the case for GND"

Manifesto: How a maverick entrepreneur took on British energy and won

John Robb and Dale Vince


Guild member view: "I was really inspired by Dale Vince, the founder of Ecotricity, and his story"

How Bad Are Bananas?: The carbon footprint of everything - 2020 new edition

Mike Berners-Lee

£10.99 £10.44

Guild member view: "The New York Times bestseller "How Bad are Bananas?" by Mike Berners-Lee picks out a highly diverse mix of 100 articles or activities, giving an analysis of the carbon footprint of each. It demonstrates the challenge faced when trying to gather this sort of information. Very few things have the same carbon transparency as buying a tank of fuel to drive somewhere. There are unexpected inputs, hidden subsidies and incalculable interactions which make something's actual carbon footprint differ radically from the expected. "How Bad are Bananas?" nails it and reading it confers a basic level of carbon literacy on the reader - but it doesn't spare them from having to guess at the cradle-to-grave carbon footprints of all the other things the book doesn't cover!"

The Future We Choose: 'Everyone should read this book' MATT HAIG

Tom Rivett-Carnac and Christiana Figueres

£12.99 £12.34

All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson

£16.99 £16.14

Greener Marketing

John (Freelance) Grant

£14.99 £14.24

Net Zero: How We Stop Causing Climate Change

Dieter Helm

£20.00 £19.00

We can only list books here that are available on and sometimes our members recommend privately published or out of print books not available here. To make this list as comprehensive as possible (and because you'll do even more good by buying your book direct from an independent bookshop, second-hand or borrowing from a library) here are the books we couldn't list:


The Future of Energy 2021 - John Armstrong 
Green Marketing Manifesto - John Grant 

Saving Us, by Katharine Hayhoe

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