Books

Kevin Wilhelm, CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting, has authored several leading books on sustainability and business.

Sustainability Jobs:

The Complete Guide to Landing Your Dream Green Job

Sustainability Jobs is chock full of practical tools to rapidly accelerate your job search. It includes tips and suggestions from 26 of the top Sustainability Masters in this space from companies such as Nike, Alaska Airlines, Staples, Office Depot, Kimberly Clark, Iron Mountain, K2 Sports, Eco-Products, CSR Hub, the Nature Conservancy and leaders in the government, non-profit, educational fields.

 

How to Start Your Search

Nailing Your Elevator Pitch

Tailoring Your Resume

Personal Branding and Network Building

Interviewing Ins & Outs

Top Job Sites & Where to Look

and Worksheets to Get you Started Today

Making Sustainability Stick

The Blueprint for Successful Implementation

Drawing from his experience having worked with over 75 companies, Kevin provides the roadmap for successfully integrating sustainability and harvesting the business benefits of doing so. Laid out in easily digestible chapters, this book helps you transform your company from where “sustainability is something you do” to full integration into every decision, process and daily action.

The book is full of practical action steps, case studies, real life experiences and pulls from dozens of interviews with today’s top business and sustainability leaders. It’s packed with tips, checklists, worksheets and strategies for making sustainability real and identifying opportunities to drive business value.

Reviews:

“Super practical. Wilhelm shares the way to get things done, combining industry best practices and wisdom from his real-world consulting experience.”
– Hunter Lovins, President, Natural Capitalism Solutions

“This is a book about cultural change, fully woven into a book about sustainability. How to change culture is the holy grail of sustainability champions. Kevin nails it.”
– Bob Willard, author and speaker, The Sustainability Advantage

 

Return on Sustainability

How Business Can Increase Profitability and Address Climate Change in an Uncertain Economy

Return on Sustainability is a market-based call to action for companies to turn climate risks into business opportunities. Kevin addresses the business community in their language: profit, brand value, risk reduction and improved shareholder relations.

This book highlights best practices and case studies from over 50 companies that have realized cost savings and brand value from taking action on climate change. It also allocates several chapters to the market forces and public policy changes that companies are and will be facing in the future around climate change. The goal is to help companies find ways to address climate change and make money while doing it.

Reviews:

“Climate change is the challenge of our generation. Wilhelm offers hope, and his new Return on Sustainability is a groundbreaking process that demonstrates to business the qualitative and quantitative benefits of taking action today.”
— Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

“The only hope for dealing with this biggest of problems is if we all–and I mean all–pull together. Here’s an important reminder that the all includes our businesses and industries.”
 Bill McKibben, Co-founder and Director, 350.org

Kevin has also contributed to a variety of other books and publications including: