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Business and Management

Sustainability adapted to SMEs

Sustainability adapted to SMEs

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    The book explains the development and evolution of sustainability within business management systems. It specifically covers why its of crucial importance that SMEs embed sustainable business practices presenting the risks and opportunities for them. Moreover several case study examples of real SMEs and what their sustainability journey was like is detailed where the reader can have a notion of how everything is done in practice. The last two chapters address how Government can leverage and impulse sustainable business practices within SMEs and specifically how woman entrepreneurship can benefit.

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    Born in the Canary Islands, Elisa Gomez has always been aware of the immense potential and limitations that resources provide to communities. Following her passion towards the environment and sustainable development mechanism, she completed the Madrid Environmental Sciences degree and later completed a Master's degree in International Sustainable Development and Corporate Sustainability. She has worked for a wide range of industries and sectors as a sustainability consultant and analyst implementing international standards, achieving certifications, and ensuring the management processes were effective. The sectors englobe oil and gas, construction, telecommunications, and software design. Moved by a great passion towards her work, she decided to quit the corporate environment and set up her own company, Better Together (www.bettertogether-sustainability.com) an online sustainability company that specializes in simple, effective, and understandable sustainability practices for all types of companies. They focus especially on Startups and SMEs, as these are growing; ensuring that they are sustainable right from the start without the burden of complicated, time-consuming, and expensive measures.