Bard MBA in Sustainability Resources

Jonathan D. Linton, Robert Klassen, Vaidyanathan Jayaraman, Sustainable Supply Chains: An Introduction


Randy Wrays Slides, Powerpoint


Natural Capitalism Solutions, Presentation Skills


Terry Gross, How Globalized Capitalism Drives Worldwide Fear and Discontentment, NPR


Hunter Lovins, Bard Global Responsibility Now, Powerpoint


Charles Gore, The Rise and Fall of the Washington Consensus as a Paradigm for Developing Countries


Ray Anderson, I Am a Corporate Sinne


Ray Anderson, Shared Air Summit


Foster, P, I Am A Corporate Sinner


Business Case Reports


Robert Eccles, The Impact of a Corporate Culture of Sustainability on Corporate Behavior and Performance


Bard Book List


PoSuM Video Lectures



Hunter’s Reading List

What We’re Facing

2019 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, IPBES

Bankrupting Nature: Denying our Planetary Boundaries, Wijkman, Anders and Rockstrom, Johan, 2013

Come On, von Weizsaecker, Ernst and Wijkman, Anders, 2018

The Big Pivot, Winston, Andrew, 2013

Global Biodiversity Outlook Three, Lovejoy, Tom, 2010, 

World on the Edge, and The Great Transition, Brown, Lester, 2011

Post American World, Zakaria, Fareed, 2012

The Black Swan, and better Anti-Fragile, Taleb, Nissim, 2014

Eaarth, McKibben, Bill, Times Books, 2010

Freefall, Stiglitz, Joseph, 2011

The Diversity of Life, Wilson, E. O, 2012

Dark Age Ahead, Jacobs, Jane, 2007

The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us And What We Can Do About It, Ramo, Joshua Cooper, 2010

Hillbilly Elegy, Vance, J.D., 2018

Prosperity Without Growth, Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow, Second Edition, Jackson, Tim 

Future of Business

Companies on a Mission, Russo, Michael, 2010

What Would Google Do? Jarvis, Jeff, 2009

Rework, Fried, Jason, Hansson, David, 2010

Art of the Long View, Schwartz, Peter, 1991

Free (2009), & The Long Tail, Anderson, Chris, 2008 

The Starfish and the Spider – the Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations, Braffman, Ori and Beckstram, Rod, 2008

Originals: How Nonconformists Move the World, Grant, Adam, Sandberg, Sheryl, 2017

Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, Tapscott, Don, Williams, Anthony D., 2010

Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business, Howe, Jeff, 2009

Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges, Scharmer, C. Otto, 2009

Re-Imagine! Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age, Peters, Tom, 2003

America Beyond Capitalism, Alperovitz, Gar, 2011

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things – A Guide to Capitalism, Nature and the Future of the Planet, Patel, Raj & Moore, Jason, 2017

Here Comes Everyone, Shirkey, Clay, 2008

Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business, 2016, Foroohar, Rana, 2016

The New Capitalist Manifesto: building a disruptively better business, Umair, Haque, 2011

The Road From Mont Pelerin, Mirowski, Philip, 2009

Seeing Big Systems

Thinking in Systems, and Beyond the Limits, Meadows, Donella, 2008 

Small is Beautiful, A Guide for the Perplexed, Schumacher, E.F., 2015

Great Transition, Raskin, Paul and Banuri, Tariq, 2002

WBCSD Vision 2050,

The Great Turning, Korton, David, 2006

Global Mind Change, Harmon, Willis, 1998


Crisis Economics, Roubini, Nouriel, Mihm Stephen, 2011

Prosperity Without Growth, Jackson, Tim, Earthscan 2011

Global Green New Deal, Barbier, Edward, 2013

Creating Wealth: Growing Local Economies with Local Currencies, Hallsmith, Gwendolyn & Lietaer, Bernard, 2011

Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, & the Economic World, and New rules for the New Economy, Kelly, Kevin, 1999

New Economics

Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways To Think Like a 21st Century Economist, Raworth, Kate, 2017, 

Change the Story, Change the Future, Korten, David, 2014

Economics of Good and Evil, Sedlacek, Thomas, 2011

Turning Point, Ayres, Robert, 1998

Democracy in Chains, Maclean, Nancy, 2017, 

Globalization and Development 

Reshaping Globalization: Multilateral Dialogues and New Policy Initiatives, Krizsan, Andrea, 2003

Half the Sky, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity

 Kristof Nicholas, Sheryl WuDunn, 2010, 2015

Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization, Milanovic, Branko, 2018,

Globalization: A Short History, Osterhammel, Jürgen, 2009

The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution – and How It Can Renew America, Friedman, Tom, 2007, 2009,

Jihad vs. McWorld: Terrorism’s Challenge to Democracy, Barber Benjamin, 1996

The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy, Rodrik, Dani, 2012

Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy Since 1938, Ambrose, Stephen, Brinkley, Douglas, 2010

Alternatives to Economic Globalization, Cavanagh, John, and Mander, Jerry, 2004

The New Politics of Confidence, Pettigrew, Pierre, 1999

The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It, Collier, Paul, 2008

Globalization and Its Discontents, Stiglitz, Joseph, 2017 

Designing the Green Economy: The Postindustrial Alternative to Corporate Globalization, Milani Brian, Berry, Thomas, 2000

Out of Poverty, Polak, Paul, 2008

Southern Voices 

Shaping Globalization, Perlas, Nicanor, 2003,

Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge, Shiva, Vandana, 2016

Rethinking Globalization: Critical Issues and Policy Choices, Responding to the Globalization Challenge, a Perspective from the South, Kohr, Martin, 2001

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, Acemoglu, Daron, and Robinson, James, 2013,

The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits, Revised and Updated, Prahalad, C.K. 2009

The Long Revolution of the Global South: Toward a New Anti-Imperialist International, Amin, Samir, 2019

Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa, Moyo, Dambisa, 2010

Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, Banerjee, Abhijit, 2012

Winners Take All, Giridharadas, Anand, 2018

Development as Freedom, Sen, Amartya, 2000

The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else, De Soto, Hernando, 2003, 

An Organizer’s Tale, Chavez, Cesar, 2008

Silence Would Be Treason: Last writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa (Expanded 2nd Edition) Fallon, Helen, Corley, Ide, Saro Wiwa, Ken, Cox, Laurence

See also the video: Ken Saro Wiwa:

A Prisoner in the Garden, The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Studio, 2006

Banker to the Poor, Yunus, Muhammad, 2008

Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism, Hooks, Bell, 2014

Capitalism A Ghost Story, Roy Arundhati, 2014

The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India, Paperback, Deb, Siddhartha, 2012

Sustainability in Business

Confessions of a Radical Industrialist, Ray Anderson, 2009, and Business Lessons from a Radical Industrialist, 2011

The Big Pivot: Radically Practical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer, and More Open World, Winston, Andrew, 2014,

Green Giants, Williams, Freya, 2015



The Responsibility Revolution, Hollender, Jeffrey, Breen, Bill, 2010



The Business Guide to Sustainability, Hitchcock, Darcy, , 2009

The Future of Industry, Lovins, L. Hunter, et al,, 2010

The New Business of Business, Harman, Willis, Porter, Maya, 1997

Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman, Chouinard, Yvon, 2016,

Capitalism 3.0, Barnes Peter, 2006

Strategies for the Green Economy, Makower, Joel, McGraw Hill, 2008

Capitalism At the Crossroads, Hart, Stuart, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2010

Making Sustainability Stick: The Blueprint for Successful Implementation, Wilhelm, Kevin, 2013

Changing Business From the Inside Out: A Treehugger’s Guide To Working In Corporations, Mohin, Tim, 2012

Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business, Mackey, John and Sisodia, Rajendra 


Water in Plain Sight, Hope for a Thirsty World, Schwartz, Judith, 2019

Heart of Dryness, Workman, Jamie, Walker & Co, 2009



Blue Covenant, Barlow, Maude, New Press, 2009



Water Wars, Shiva, Vandana, South End Press, 2002

Cadillac Desert, Reisner, Marc, 1993

Energy and Climate

Climate Code Red, Spratt, David, Sutton, Philip, 2009

Down to the Wire, Orr, David, 2009

Changing Planet, Changing Health, Epstein, Paul, 2011

Climate Change: What Everyone Needs To Know, and Straight Up: America’s Fiercest Climate Blogger Takes on the Status Quo Media, Politicians, and Clean Energy Solutions  Romm, Joe, 2015, 2010

The Post Carbon Reader, Managing the 21st Century, McKibben, Bill, 2010

Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert’s Peak,, 2006

The Way Out: Kickstarting Capitalism To Save Our Economic Ass, Lovins, L. Hunter & Cohen, Boyd, 2012


The Great Reset, Harper, 2010, The Urban Crisis, Florida, Richard, 2018

Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems: Principles and Practices, & Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate, Newman, Peter, 

Ecocities: Rebuilding Cities in Balance With Nature, Register, Richard, 2006

The Smart Growth Manual, Duany, Andres, 2009

Cities and the Wealth of Nations, Jacobs, Jane, 1985

The Local Economy Solution: How Innovative, Slf-Financing “Pollinator” Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity, Shuman, Michael 

Green Building

Green Development, Wilson, Alex, 1999

The Living Building Challenge, Thomas, Mary Adam 

Design Like You Give a Damn: Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises, and Design Like You Give a Damn: Building Change From the Ground Up

Edited Stohr, Kate and Sinclair, Cameron, 2006

Green from the Ground Up (2008) and Toward a Zero Energy Home (2010) Gibson, Scott and Johnston, David

Developing Green and Greening Existing Buildings, Yudelson, Jerry,

Design On Edge, Orr, David, 2006 

Pragmatic Implementation 

The B Corp Handbook, Honeyman, Ryan, 2014

Plan B 4.0, Brown, Lester, W. W. Norton, 2009

Fostering Sustainable Behavior, McKenzie Mohr, Doug, 1999

Return on Sustainability, Wilhelm, Kevin, 2009

LASER (Local Action for Sustainable Economic Development, Hallsmith, et al,, 2006 

The Next Sustainability Wave, Willard, Bob, 2005

Leading Change Toward Sustainability, Doppelt, Bob, 2010

The Sustainability Handbook, Blackburn William, 2007

Performance is the Best Politics, Richards, Graham, 2006

Transition Handbook, Hopkins, Rob, 2008

100 Day Action Plan to Save the Planet, Becker, Bill, 2010

Engineering for Sustainability

Compression, Hall, Robert W., 2009



Becoming Part of the Solution, Bill Wallace, 2005


Holistic Management, Savory, Allan, 2016

The Emergent Agriculture Farming, Sustainability, and the Return of the Local Economy, Kleppel, Gary, 2014

Dirt to Soil, Gabe Brown, Chelsea Brown, 2018

Growing a Revolution, and Dirt: The Erosion of Civilization, Montgomery, David, 2018

Cows Save the Planet, Schwartz, Judith, 2013

You Can Farm, 1998,  Salad Bar Beef, 1996, and all books by Joel Salatin, 

The Carbon Farming Solution, Toensmeir, Eric, 2016

Kiss The Ground, Tickell, Josh, 2017

Design Thinking / Sustainable Design

Biomimicry, Benyus, Janine, 2002

Creating a Lean and Green Business System, Zokaei, Keivan, 2016, 

Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation, Brown, Tim, Harper Business, 2009

The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product 

Development, Reinertsen, Donald G., 2009

What Customers Want, (ODI) Ulwick, Anthony, 2005

The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage, Martin Roger L., 2009

What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry, Markoff, John, 2005

Design Is the Problem, Shedroff, Nathan, 2009

The Nature Of Design, Orr, David, 2004

Practical Business Planning Toolbox 

Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers, Osterwalder, Alexander & Pigneur, Yves, 2010

How to Write A Business Plan, McKeever, Mike, 2008

Entrepreneuring: Ten Commandments for Building a Growth Company, Brandt, Steven, 1996

The SBA How To series 

A Thousand Dollars & an Idea, Wyly, Sam, 2008

The Art of the Start, Kawasaki, Guy, 2004

The Innovator’s DNA, Dyer, Jeff, Gregerson, Hal, Christensen, Clayton, 2011

Raising eyebrows, LaMagna, Dal, Wiley, 2010 


Intrapreneuring in Action: A Handbook for Business Innovation, Pinchot, Gifford, Pellman, Ron, 2000

Corporate Lifecycles: How and Why Corporations Grow and Die and What To Do About It, Adizes, Ichak, 1990

The Great Game of Business, Stack, Jack, Currency/ Doubleday, 1994

Sticky Wisdom: How to Start a Creative Revolution at Work, Allen, Dave, 2002

Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo, Conley, Chip, 2007

The Innovator’s Way, Denning, Peter J. and Dunham, Robert, 2010 

Managing the Professional Service Firm, Maister, David, 1997

Social Entrepreneurship 

The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World, Jacqueline Novogratz, 2009

Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know, Bornstein, David and Davis, Susan, 2010

The Power of Unreasonable People: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets That Change the World, Elkington, John, 2008


The Green Marketing Manifesto, Grant, John, 2007

Small is the New Big, All Marketers are Liars, & Permission Marketing, Godin, Seth, 2006

The New Rules of Green Marketing, Ottman, Jackie, 2011

Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies, Li, Charlene and Bernoff, Josh, 2011

The Facebook Era: Tapping Online Social Networks to Market, Sell, and Innovate, Shih, Clara, 2010

Social Media Marketing, Evans, Dave, 2008


Responsible Leadership, Moody-Stuart, Sir Mark, 2014

  1. The Complete 101 Collection, Maxwell, John, 2012

Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity, Whyte, David, 2002

The Power of TED (*The Empowerment Dynamic)”  Emerald, David, 2009, 

More Than Money: Questions Every MBA Needs to Answer: Redefining Risk and Reward for a Life of Purpose, Albion, Mark and Maw, Liz Cutler, 2008

Against the Gods, Bernstein, Peter, 1998

Money and the Meaning of Life, Needleman, Jacob, 1994

No More Throwaway People, Cahn, Edgar, 2004

What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World, Seelig, Tina, 2009

How to be a CEO, Fox, Jeffrey J, 2005

Good Business, O’Toole, James & Mayer, Doug, 2010

Changing Minds, Gardiner, Howard, 2006

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Pink, Daniel H., 2011

Conflict is Not Abuse, Schulman, Sarah, 2016


The Smartest Guys in the Room

Charlie Wilson’s War; book at

Kate Raworth’s videos

Janine Benyus’ videos:

Tony Seba: Clean Disruption – Energy & Transportation and

Gabe Brown: Keys to Building a Healthy Soil

Will Harris: One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts

Gardening Rhythms: Vertical Gardens with Josiah Cain Part 1 & 2- YouTube,,