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7 Roles to Create Sustainable Success

A Practical Guide for Sustainability and CSR Professionals

Carola Wijdoogen

208 pages
Amsterdam University Press
Which roles and practices do you adopt to effectively guide businesses towards a sustainable future? And what skills and competencies do you need to establish sustainable transformation? In '7 Roles to Create Sustainable Success', Carola Wijdoogen shares the insights of 25 professionals around the world and her own experiences as Chief Sustainability Officer of Dutch Railways (NS), which she helped transform into a climate-neutral, circular and inclusive railway company. For example, the Netherlands was the first country in the world with trains running on 100% wind power.

The innovative science-based 7 Roles approach is explained using an excellent collection of practices and anecdotes from (among others) Kate Raworth ('Doughnut Economy') and CSOs of companies like Ingka Group, Levi Strauss & Co., Starbucks Coffee Company, Unilever Benelux, Microsoft, Kellogg Company, Interface Europe, KPN, Philips International B.V, DSM, AkzoNobel, Google, Tommy Hilfiger Global/PVH Europe, etc.
Author Bio
Carola Wijdoogen MA, co-founder Sustainability University Foundation, owner 7roles, former CSO of NS, CSR manager of the year, guest/visiting lecturer at international universities, chairman supervisory/non-executive board of Utrecht Science Park. Most recent publication: MVO doe je ZO (2016).