Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More than They Take

Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More than They Take Audible Audiobook – Unabridged

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Listening Length 12 hours and 17 minutes
Author Paul Polman, Andrew Winston
Narrator Paul Polman, Andrew Winston, Tom Parks
Audible.ca Release Date October 26 2021
Publisher Ascent Audio
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN B09HL8H8S4
Best Sellers Rank #2,279 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#5 in Sustainable Economic Development (Books)
#5 in Sustainable Development Economics
#13 in Environmental Economics

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5.0 out of 5 stars Pivot Yourself, Pivot Others!
By Helle Bank Jorgensen on December 15, 2021
A must-read book for all leaders - It is not only about how courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take - It is about how courageous leaders lead their organizations to become net positive and thrive. It is about how to pivot yourself and pivots others.

Full transparency - I know the two courageous leaders that have written this book - and they are both helping me educate board members and executives to become ESG and Climate Competent Boards and Executives. Thank you for this book and your leadership.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 16, 2021
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 16, 2021
READ THIS BOOK!

Read this book if you are interested in how business can play a more positive role in the world or if you want to find ways to make a difference in your work. Read this book if you are interested in business and leadership and how challenging they can be for those who want to shape a different future. It's a cracker.

I ordered this, partly because I thought it looked interesting but mainly out of loyalty to Paul Polman, who is a man who remains a top leadership inspiration to me and so many others.

From reading the pre-blurb, I confess I wondered a little if it might be slightly dry or overtly preachy in style - but when the book arrived, I picked it up and couldn’t put it down.

The book tackles head-on-the complexity of thought process that so many leaders in business are going through, with stories and frameworks that really help.

I like the focus of its approach:

‘We did not want to debate capitalism here, but instead, in a practical way, to argue for the changing role that business must play to continue to earn its license to operate.’

It’s an eminently practical focus on some HOW ideas for those who already know WHY it’s time for change - and it’s a read which I think will (in the hopes of co-author Andrew Winston) ‘inspire the business community to step up, accelerate and help lead towards a thriving world.’

It’s also full of fascinating stories about the courage and complexity in the fight for Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan - the real challenges faced and what really happened.

It’s always so useful to understand the stories from inside a business and there’s a lot in here to help everyone appreciate that it’s not easy to step up to the responsibility (and the opportunities) business has to move to positive action.

And this book is not only for those who want to understand how business can play a more positive role to help the world more, but a reminder that they need to do that in order to thrive in a changing world:

'A net positive approach not only prepares you to be competitive today, but more important, positions you well to be among the winning companies and industries of the future.'

An interesting read. An inspirational book. A critically important topic. One of the best things I've read all year and probably one of the most important - highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A carefully thought through call to action for all business leaders
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 25, 2022
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5.0 out of 5 stars The most insightful book I have read in a decade!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 14, 2022
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5.0 out of 5 stars Required business reading
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 11, 2022
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5.0 out of 5 stars Leadership at its finest
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 8, 2022
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