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Green HRM

Green HRM
A Climate Conscious Route to Triple Bottom Line

  • Soni Agrawal - Associate Professor (HR & OB), International Management Institute, Kolkata
  • Roma Puri - Associate Professor (OB & HRM), International Management Institute, Kolkata

January 2021 | 272 pages | SAGE Response
Environment management and sustainability have become hackneyed terms in management parlance, but they are surprisingly underrated in their practical applications. Do organizations see sustainability as a solo initiative of a department to fulfil the statutory requirements or is it an investment towards the well-being of people, planet and profitability? If so, then how important is the contribution of HR towards the greening of an organization?

The book is an industrious guide on Green HR and sustainability practices towards fulfilling the three-pronged goals of triple bottom line. Through the success stories of employees as change agents, it showcases how Green HRM can mesh sustainability with strategy by linking organizational factors such as vision and mission, leadership, organizational culture and employees’ pro-environmental attitude with the organization’s profit goals. The book presents a compelling picture of an ideal green workplace and how HRM can influence pro-environmental behaviour in the organization and society.
Foreword by B. L. Chandak
People, Planet and Profit
Cultivating Green Culture
Green Disruptions and Sustainable Business Models
A Green Workplace
Leaders’ Corner
Encouraging Green HR Practices
Are Environmental Performance and Green HRM Related?
Triple Bottom Line: Leveraging Green HR Practices
Employee’s Initiatives and Perspective
A Greener Future

A timely book when the entire world is experiencing the coronavirus pandemic. Going forward, HR now has to play a significant role in creating a sustainable business model along with other stakeholders. Green HR concepts have been made easy by the authors for students and HR practitioners alike. It’s a pioneering work on this new concept and my kudos to the learned authors who have made untiring efforts in research and publication of this book. 

Mussarat Hussain
Head, Leadership & Functional School, Maruti Suzuki

Sustainability and the concept of triple bottom line will become increasingly important in the times to come. The book is therefore topical and the authors have done a good job of outlining both the concepts relevant to this subject as well as the efforts undertaken by the various organizations.

Sidharth Balakrishna
former Executive Director and Head Strategy, Essel (Zee) Group

Environment and our living conditions are changing rapidly. This has had a severe impact on our business operations and our lives in many parts of the world. This is an interesting and must-read subject for all the functions. HR is no exception. This is really a thought-provoking piece identified for HR professionals who are responsible to drive cultural changes in an organization.

Subrata Chatterjee
Head of Human Resource, ArcelorMittal Design & Engg Centre (P) Ltd, Kolkata, India

This book on Green HRM is a great road map for future leaders on how to build a sustainable organization. We can ensure a brighter future only if we take care of the environment as we grow our businesses, and this book will help leaders and managers in making the right choices.

Udit Sood
Founder, EcoRight

The book Green HRM: A Climate-Conscious Route to Triple Bottom line and, especially, the chapters on sustainability and leaders’ corner have been a great read and knowledge treasure house—this will give a definite road map to industry leaders in India to rethink the way of doing business.

Soumyendra Mohan Lahiri
Head, Manufacturing Excellence and EHS

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