Latest Workbook & Slides

Your slides have been a lifesaver for me. I am often looking for a piece of data or a study to back up a sustainability claim in class and always know that I can find this in your slides. Having done a lot of executive education, this has been invaluable, and I have often pointed interested clients to your website to use your tools to help sell the sustainability opportunity further at their organizations. I really can’t thank you enough.
— Daina Mazutis, Endowed Professor of Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa —

What is the “Latest Workbook & Slides”?

It is a subscription to the latest versions of the open-source Sustainability ROI Workbook and six slide decks.

Latest version of the Sustainability ROI Workbook, reflecting enhancements since its publication in May 2017. The original version of the workbook is still downloadable from its separate download page. Both the original and latest versions are open-source resources.

Latest version of the “Sustainability ROI Workbook Backup” slide deck, the companion slide deck for the Sustainability ROI Workbook. This is the largest of the six slide decks, with 350-400 slides that support the guidance provided in the Workbook.

Latest versions of two slide decks on topical issues

“Green Building Benefits” slide deck

“Climate Change Context” slide deck

Latest presentations about topics covered in three of Bob’s books

“The Business Case for Sustainability” slide deck, based on the Sustainability ROI Workbook

“The Future-Fit Business Benchmark” slide deck, based on the book with that title.

“Leading Change Toward a Sustainable Enterprise” slide deck, based on The Sustainability Champion’s Guidebook

The six slide decks are a goldmine of over 600 slides with topical insights and context about progress on sustainability in the business community. Every quarter, Bob adds new slides to the decks, updates others, prunes redundant or outdated slides, and enhances the Sustainability ROI Workbook to reflect those changes and other usability improvements.

Why subscribe?

  1. The resources help sustainability champions get credible and stay credible
    Bob does 80-100 presentations a year, so he needs to stay current and credible. He subscribes to over a dozen news feeds about how sustainability momentum is building in the business community. He continuously refines, enhances, and updates his slide decks – and the Sustainability ROI Workbook – with information from the latest surveys, articles, books, reports, and other research. Footnotes on the slides help subscribers to optionally explore original sources further. New versions of the slide decks every three months are accompanied by a list of additions and updates so that subscribers can quickly zero in on the latest news.
  1. The resources enhance sustainability literacy
    The slide decks can be reviewed by sustainability champions and their colleagues to help them connect the dots between sustainability issues and potential business impacts. They can be browsed by interested managers and executives before or after conversations about the business case for a sustainability initiative under consideration. In a sense, they provide a Cliffs Notes-like crash course on the sustainability imperative for business.
  1. The resources are designed to be “plagiarized” and shared
    The ready-to-use slides are available in raw .ppt format so that subscribers can cut-and-paste content from any slide into their preferred presentation template. In fact, they are encouraged to treat the slides as their own, and to share them with colleagues, students, and clients in any way that helps accelerate progress on pressing sustainability issues. The original Sustainability ROI Workbook is an open-source resource. So are its latest versions, so innovative subscribers can use the most recent version as an enhanced foundation on which to create tailored versions of the sustainability business case workbook for specific sectors or users, for other technology platforms, in other languages, and in simpler formats. Go for it!

How to subscribe

A $39 annual subscription fee – less than some people’s monthly coffee budget – entitles you to the latest versions of the Sustainability ROI Workbook and the six slide decks, plus three quarterly updates to them. Subscribers are alerted to the availability of new versions in March, June, September, and December. They can login through the “Subscriber Login” link in the black footer bar, below, to access the “Download Latest Workbook & Slides” page at any time. Only subscribers can access those resources.

Subscribe for a year and you’ll see why Bob considers a subscription to the “Latest Workbook & Slides” as his most valuable resource for sustainability champions. Most subscribers treat the subscription fee as a business expense. Also, some people subscribe as a crowdfunding-like way to support Bob’s ongoing efforts to provide useful resources for sustainability champions – they consider their resulting right to access the latest versions of the workbook and slides as their “return” on their investment.

After paying using PayPal, you will be directed to the “Latest Workbook& Slides Downloads” page. Subscribers can log in and access that page anytime using the links in the Subscriber Information section in the black footer bar, below.