The Sustainable Organization Library: A Perfect Resource to Underpin Your Sustainability Commitment


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The Sustainable Organization Library: A Perfect Resource to Underpin Your Sustainability Commitment

  1. 1. A collection to support the most important emerging area in education, research and practice
  2. 2. Sustainability and Responsibility How we manage our businesses and governments will affect our lives, and the lives of future generations How we manage our universities, shape and support research, and adapt teaching and learning, will shape the future for students and graduates No area is more current – or more important
  3. 3. The big issues facing us now are shaping our future
  4. 4. No longer just “nice to do”… Every reputable university has sustainability in or implied in its mission & strategy Every major business school is addressing sustainability and responsible business in its teaching & research Every major corporation includes sustainability in its mission & strategy
  5. 5. … now “MUST do” Every major university includes sustainability and environmental management in its courses & options Specialist research centres opening worldwide Sustainability has ever-strengthening ties to university marketing & positioning… …and is increasingly important for graduate recruitment & retention
  6. 6. Sustainability initiatives in HE UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME): 520 Members. Academy of Business in Society (ABIS): 130 university & corporate members. Globally responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI) 80 university & corporate members.
  7. 7. And more… Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in HE (AASHE): 1,000 members. Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (eauc): 300+ members People & Planet Green League, student campaign network… …and many more.
  8. 8. SOL: The Sustainable Organization Library More than 8,000 items: case studies, research papers, book chapters & journal articles Sourced from nearly 600 books, special issues and journal issues Each item individually tagged & discoverable through search & browse Each with its own DOI
  9. 9. SOL Coverage Includes Sustainability; Ethics; Responsible Leadership; Social Responsibility & Business in Society; Environmental Management; Corporate Governance; Innovation, Enterprise & Social Enterprise; Government & Policy; Reporting & Standards; Sustainability in HE; Poverty; Gender & Diversity; Responsible Investment & Finance (including Microfinance)
  10. 10. Industry Sectors Covered Include Oil & Gas Fashion & Textiles Banking & Finance Transport Engineering Construction Mining Farming & Agriculture
  11. 11. Designed to be easy to use MARC records (free of charge) No Digital Rights Management (DRM) restrictions Simple licence (Eduserv standard) No restrictions on users, downloads etc Able to be included in course packs etc Works on tablets, smartphone, iPad etc Content delivered in searchable PDF format
  12. 12. Flexible purchase options Subscription (annual or ‘sponsored trial’) or Outright purchase – no hosting or maintenance fees Updates and top-ups available to new releases of SOL Updates and top-ups available to new books and journals published by Greenleaf New releases annually Contact for more information
  13. 13. Partners include Oxfam European Foundation for Management Development, EFMD The American Management Association, AMACOM Peter Lang Publishing Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  14. 14. Partners include Practical Action Publishing Greenleaf Publishing UN PRME and Global Compact ABIS, the Academy of Business in Society GRLI, the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative 50+20
  15. 15. Some of our customers
  16. 16. Tech spec Hosted by IngentaConnect (very robust technology, 25,000 libraries worldwide and more than 12,000 publications) Compatibility with discovery tools including Summon, Ebsco Discovery, Ex Libris Primo Counter 3 compliant usage stats W3C accessibility rating of AA
  17. 17. Tech spec continued Compliant with key standards including OpenURL 1.0 and RSS 1.0 MARC records for book content Fully searchable database at header or full text level Browse by title Searchable PDFs Works on tablets (eg iPad) and smartphones IP range or username/password access No DRM
  18. 18. GSE and Greenleaf Independent and human-scale Always personal service Friendly – we care about our customers and partners, we listen and take notice Leading our field – the leading online collection in sustainability Aiming to make a difference and trying to make the world a bit better We want to work with you
  19. 19. GSE and Greenleaf “Glasgow School for Business and Society greatly welcomed the launch of GSE Research, not simply because it provides an invaluable resource and reference point for research and best practice in the areas of governance, sustainability and environmental management, but also because of the principles for which it stands. The School is proud to be a SOL Partner.” Professor John Wilson, Dean of the Glasgow School for Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland “I felt that purchasing the Sustainable Organization Library should be a high priority given the strong and growing trend toward sustainability research in many disciplines at our institution. The SOL seems particularly strong in Business areas but it also has resources that would be of use to subjects such as urban studies, public policy, economics, and environmental studies, to name just a few. ” Mark Bodnar, Subject Librarian (Business) Simon Fraser University
  20. 20. Contacts Sales: Richard Illingworth Sales: Cathie Manis Publishing: Becky Macklin Publishing: Claire Jackson General: John Peters Leeds UK, Sheffield UK, Boston USA, Philadelphia USA, Delhi India, Chennai India
  21. 21. GSE homepage: SOL Landing page: Greenleaf homepage: