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Daniel Esty Biography
Daniel C. Esty is Commissioner of Connecticut`s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection on leave from his role as the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale University where he holds faculty appointments in both Yale`s Environment and Law Schools and serves as the Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and the Center for Business & Environment at Yale.
Professor Esty is the author or editor of ten books and numerous articles on environmental policy issues and the relationships between environment and corporate strategy, competitiveness, trade, globalization, governance, and development. His prizewinning 2006 book (co-authored with Andrew Winston), Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage, argues that pollution control and natural resource management have become critical elements of business strategy and fundamental to marketplace success. The recently released sequel, The Green to Gold Business Playbook: How to Implement Sustainability Practices for Bottom-Line Results in Every Business Function, co-authored with P.J. Simmons, explains how companies should fold environmental thinking into their day-to-day business activities.
Prior to taking up his position at Yale, Professor Esty practiced law in Washington, DC and was a Senior Fellow at the Institute for International Economics. He served as a senior official at the US Environmental Protection Agency and more recently as an energy and environmental advisor to the Obama presidential campaign as well as being a member of the Presidential Transition Team. He comments frequently on environment issues on TV, radio, and in publications like The New York Times, The Economist, and The Financial Times. As Chairman of Esty Environmental Partners, a corporate environmental strategy group based in New Haven, CT, he`s advised CEOs across the world and designed strategies for 100+ companies in dozens of industries.
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How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage
The essential guide for forward-thinking business leaders who see the Green Wave coming and want to profit from it.
This book explores what every executive must know to manage the environmental challenges facing society and business. Based on the authors` years of experience and hundreds of interviews with corporate leaders around the world, Green to Gold shows how companies generate lasting value, cutting costs, reducing risk, increasing revenues, and creating strong brands, by building environmental thinking into their business strategies. Daniel C. Esty and Andrew S. Winston provide clear how-to advice and concrete examples from companies like BP, Toyota, IKEA, GE, and Nike that are achieving both environmental and business success. The authors show how these cutting-edge companies are establishing an --eco-advantage-- in the marketplace as traditional elements of competitive differentiation fade in importance. Esty and Winston not only highlight successful strategies but also make plain what does not work by describing why environmental initiatives sometimes fail despite the best intentions.
Green to Gold is written for executives at every level and for businesses of all kinds and sizes. Esty and Winston guide leaders through a complex new world of resource shortfalls, regulatory restrictions, and growing pressure from customers and other stakeholders to strive for sustainability. With a sharp focus on execution, Esty and Winston offer a thoughtful, pragmatic, and inspiring road map that companies can use to cope with environmental pressures and responsibilities while sparking innovation that will drive long-term growth. Green to Gold is the new template for global CEOs who want to be good stewards of the Earth while simultaneously building the bottom line.