Why, how and what to read: the most important books on sustainability

Romance, fiction, poetry or business. The genre does not matter, what matters is reading. There is at least one benefit of reading that has already been recognized: it lowers stress, exercises memory, stimulates concentration, helps to improve writing skills, and many others. Because we are celebrating World Book day this month, why not go straight to the point. Reading tips!

For those who have yet to pick up this habit, it is easier than it looks: what matters is starting with something interesting, so that reading becomes naturally involving. Moreover, a great way to discover new books is to go precisely to where you can find them – whether it is the library or a bookstore. There is no lack of different subjects to choose at will and you can put the fear of not getting it right the first time behind you after checking the content before taking a book home.

To make an accurate choice, Cambridge University has come up with a list of the most important books on sustainability, which we are sharing here: 

  1. Banker to the Poor, Muhammad Yunus (1999)

    Biomimicry : Innovation Inspired by Nature, Janine Benyus (2003)

  3. Blueprint for a Green Economy, David Pearce, Markandya Anil and Edward B. Barbier (1989)

    Business as Unusual, Anita Roddick (2005)


    Cannibals with Forks, John Elkington (1999)


    Capitalism As if the World Matters, Jonathon Porritt (2005)


    Capitalism at the Crossroads, Stuart Hart (2005)


    Changing Course: A Global Business Perspective on Development and the Environment, Stephan Schmidheiny with the Business Council for Sustainable Development (1992)


    The Chaos Point: The World at the Crossroads, by Ervin Laszlo (2006)


    The Civil Corporation: the New Economy of Corporate Citizenship, Simon Zadek (2001)

The list continues, with 40 other books. Just  click here to see the other titles on the list.

Get inspired and enjoy reading!

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