Lobbying for Good
- how business advocacy can accelerate the delivery of a sustainable economy
This groundbreaking new book, co-authored with Philip Monaghan of Infrangilis, shows how advocacy and public policy intervention can accelerate the delivery of a more sustainable economy.
The logic of Lobbying for Good is increasingly overriding the cultural aversion that rails against it - compelling business to act. Getting on board puts a business not only in the company of some fantastic business leaders down the ages, but on the right side of history.
"If your business signs up to sustainability in principle, then you will know it is serious when it starts to lobby for it in practice. The sustainable economy is not going to create itself - so champion it. This is a brilliant guide to a growing field of practice."
Ed Mayo, Secretary General, Co-operatives UK
"Corporate political power needs to be channeled for the good, and held to account - Lobbying for Good points the way by showing the need and highlighting the innovators."
Simon Zadek, Tsinghua School of Economics & Management and Co-Director, UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System
"Lobbying for Good raises the bar in terms of what we should be expecting of our leading companies today. It powerfully articulates the case for progressive public policy and smart regulation, and highlights the work of those companies that already see this as a critical part of their own leadership. There's far too much froth out there about what companies (and their brands) can do out on their own - but Lobbying for Good reminds us that it's governments that determine the rules. Companies now need to get very good at addressing that basic reality."
Jonathon Porritt, Author, broadcaster & Founder Director, Forum for the Future
"It is time for the silent majority of business leaders to break their silence. We need business to step forward and push for policies and regulations that are good for people, society and our planet."
Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA Group