McAteer has created a masterpiece on sustainability. He personalizes the sustainability agenda, then surrounds it with facts and offers guidance on how to grow the sustainability movement. He notes especially that planet, profit, and people can co-exist and mutually reinforce each other to be benefit of all. Kudos for this great work.
Dave Ulrich, Rensis Likert Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Partner, The RBL Group
Peter McAteer has written an extraordinary book. The Sustainability Challenge is an all-in-one instructional manual that companies (of any size) can use to gain a clear competitive advantage by exploiting the opportunities offered by a commitment to sustainability. Every business school should be teaching at least one course based on this book. McAteer analyzes and illustrates the leadership required to meet a range of sustainability challenges, along with the new knowledge that will be needed, techniques for recruiting and developing the right talent, and strategies for providing continuous training.
Professor Lawrence Susskind, Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Director of the MIT Science Impact Collaborative
The book is really good. It's interesting. It's practical. And it displays great expertise. Drawing on his vast knowledge, McAteer’s book is a masterly, practical synthesis showing what companies--and their leaders individually--need to do to build a more sustainable future. His comments about smaller businesses are spot on. Well done!
Thomas A. Stewart, Executive Director, National Center for the Middle Market, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
All business practitioners should read The Sustainability Advantage. It is a stimulating book that invites readers not only to revisit their personal accountability on this topic but encourages everyone to take concrete actions. McAteer provides a practical path forward.
Professor Bertrand Moingeon, Dean for Executive Education and Corporate Initiatives, ESCP Europe
This book is a fresh call for action. A beautiful and necessary effort underpinned by the experience that comes from a long-standing professional career. McAteer puts the reader at the crossroads of the private and public sectors, of education and corporate life. At a time when discussions about sustainability seem entangled in politics, McAteer’s book calls us back to the stage where human choice and motivation make a difference. His persuasive voice and creative use of research and stories encourages us to lead, learn, and collaborate.
Alfons Sauquet Rovira, Professor Learning and Knowledge ESADE, Chairperson Academy of Business in Society (ABIS)
The Sustainability Advantage opened up a whole new world for me as a leader. It challenged me to move from advocacy to action. Based on cutting edge insights, this is a game changing book and a “must read” for any leader.
Susan Lansing, Senior Vice President, Head of Learning and Development, Bank of the West
The book is an eye opener to those who want to see the things we have created as societies that are motivated by greed and short-termism. It is indeed a sad outcome to see that mankind has brought the world on its knees. I urge the world, the people to reflect as they read this book and act before it is too late.
Caroline Buhagiar Klass, Head of Human Resources, HSBC Bank