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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)
Combining practical tools and powerful stories, The Sustainability Advantage is an indispensable guide to one of the most critical issues of our time.
Scott D. Anthony, Innosight Senior Partner and lead author of Dual Transformation: How to Reposition Today's Business While Creating the Future
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 engaging guide takes the reader from problem identification to scalable solution. This is a game changing book and a ‘must read’ for any leader.
Susan Lansing, Senior Vice President, Learning & Development and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Bank of the West
Leaders urgently need new models and tools for doing business more sustainably. In this detailed yet pragmatic guide to adopting and driving sustainability practices, Peter McAteer shares a lifetime of hard won lessons and examples, providing valuable tools to help diverse team and organizations to adapt to the essential challenge of our time.
Dr. Hal Movius, President Movius Consulting and Co-author of Built to Win and Author of Resolve: Negotiating Life's Conflicts With Greater Confidence
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Some books are worth reading; others should be required reading … and doing. Pathways to Action goes beyond proclaiming the irreversible risk of climate change and offers concrete solutions to make progress. The four pathways are explicated with cases, assessments, action items, reflections, and tools The blueprint in this comprehensive book could help change the climate direction and create a more sustainable society. GREAT book that taught me a lot.
Dave Ulrich, Rensis Likert Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Partner, The RBL Group
We are pleased to be part of Peter’s research. This is really about making the commitment individually and collectively as a business to do the right thing. We still have a lot more to do, but Peter's ideas validate a lot of hard work and the direction we’ve taken.
John Philip S. Orbeta, Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Risk Officer, ACEN Corporation
Great read, great learning, and great ideas! Peter’s knowledge of these issues is amazing, and he manages to make very complex issues easily understandable.
Malcolm Goodale, Former Head of Leadership Development, United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC)
The hard part is taking good intentions and making them actionable. Peter’s ideas about Pathways to Action make a lot of sense.
Victoria Tan, Executive Director for Group Risk Management and Sustainability, Ayala Corporation
Peter's book is a must-read for anyone interested in how to impact the climate change crisis. Offering fresh insights on a decades-long issue that continues to struggle for attention, this book will provide the reader with updated, well researched information, articulated in a detailed, yet easy to read and understandable format. Most importantly, Peter gives us hope that there can still be time for action, from the actions of critical “keystone” organizations and government leaders to the individual behaviors of “followers”. It wisely looks at cultural and geographic differences and how to learn and utilize ideas from various sources. While I remain scared of the current situation and skeptical of our ability to act in time to avoid catastrophe, this book gives me new energy to fight for a hopeful future of significant action necessary to turn the tide. One or more of the pathways Peter lays out will be the answer, but only if we act. Please read the book and share it broadly.
Mike Osorio, Vice President Retail & Marketing Tori Richard Ltd.
Peter McAteer is the world's expert in applying the principles of sustainability in the real world for the benefit of our planet and more profitable businesses. Pathways to Action provides strategies to accelerate sustainability and provides four specific pathways to accomplish that goal with practical examples of how to do it. The book also details how leadership is key to success. It is an essential read for leaders in all three sectors.
William B. Eimicke, Professor of Management Practice, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
Pathways to Action is a timely transformational book which elicits visionary passion and focus for sustainability, while providing a straightforward practical approach for keystone organizations and leaders to bring the vision to life. The book is built upon a factual, logical and pragmatic foundation that draws in deniers and encourages believers to become true advocates, in word, and in deed. McAteer’s mission to save the planet is undoubtedly clear, however his wise counsel and guidance can help any institution or individual succeed in bringing their unique visionary dreams to fruition and thus make a difference in this world we call home. The Q&A and reflection exercises at the end of the chapters are helpful tools for the reader to absorb the wealth of data you provide and to reaffirm the importance of your call to action. Great job!
Joseph P. O'Brien, President, National Scoliosis Foundation
I was captivated by what Peter has written. This is a really important and impressive book. It was frankly overwhelming, but the case he makes is strong because of all the details, all that research, and all the companies and organizations he includes. The Pathways approach seems terrific to me.
David Goehring, Independent Content Advisor, Former Publisher, Harvard Business Review Press and Former Director, John Wiley and Sons Digital Book Publishing
The topic is just so important. Peter focuses on what is actionable, which is key, and puts it in a form that is easy to read. I also like the quizzes at the end of the chapters as it reinforces the readers on the facts and figures. A great book to read and an easy way to learn.
Suchintana Virarat, Chief Executive Officer, INSEE Ecocycle