“Sustainability is very much influenced by our individual behaviors. Careful, thoughtful and sustainable behaviors create a better and more sustainable world for everyone. Yet, at the individual level it is notoriously difficult to change our habits — but this is exactly what is needed for a better world. Duhigg is an award-winning journalist who did his homework on the behavioral science and neuroscience underlying our habits, and offers some great ideas for how might succeed in changing the behaviors that matter most. The ‘chain of positive change’ begins with you!”

Suggested by Lee Newman, Dean of IE School of Human Sciences and Technology

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Autores: Duhigg, Charles
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The Upcycle is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Cradle to Cradle, one of the most consequential ecological manifestoes of our time. McDonough and Braungart want to turn on its head our very understanding of the human role on earth: Instead of protecting the planet from human impact, why not redesign our activity to improve the environment? We can have a beneficial, sustainable footprint. Abundance for all. The goal is within our reach.

Martin Boehm, Dean of Business School

The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability--Designing for Abundance (English Edition)
Editor: North Point Press
Autores: McDonough, William y Braungart, Michael
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11.22 €
She was one of the first people to call attention to the ways that we were destroying our planet in the name of progress. She looked specially at the damage being done by pesticides and how information about this was either incomplete, at best, or hidden from the public. As a marine biologist, she used science to understand the seriousness of contamination by synthetic pesticides and her holistic approach took into account the effect on humans as well as the natural environment.

Suggested by Martha Thorne, Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design

Silent Spring (Penguin Modern Classics)
Editor: Penguin Classics
Autores: Carson, Rachel
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It is the story of a Baptist Minister who decides to move to the deep Congo with his wife and four daughters. The story is told through the lenses of the five women and this makes it very important in the current context when must women play a significant role, it shows a clash of cultures and the notion of how sustainability is understood from each side. It is also a different way to dive into Africa that represents so much for the future of a sustainable world.

Suggested by Susana Malcorra, Dean of IE School of Global Public Affairs

The Poisonwood Bible
Editor: Faber & Faber
Autores: Kingsolver, Barbara
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In this book, the author recovers the experiences of the ancient thinkers in order to apply their lessons to the 21st century ethics. He creates a guidebook with ten rules to be a good citizen. As in his previous works, the professor and political expert Victor Lapuente writes nimbly and offers examples and recommendations for modern life.

Suggested by Soledad Atienza, Dean of IE School of Law

I think the moment has come that we must think how to contribute in the climate change fight; transition is not only in the big companies activity, but also in the small daily individual actions. This book sees the traditional environmentalism from a new perspective. It is a lesson about how being sustainable is not only positive for the planet, but also for the companies and for each one of us. Inspiring reading

Isabela Alcázar, Global Head of Sustainability

Cradle to Cradle (Patterns of the Planet)
Editor: Vintage
Autores: Braungart, Michael y McDonough, William
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This text shows how Nobel Prize Elinor Ostrom proposes to solve one of the biggest problems of our times: the fact that, while it is in the interest of society as a whole to achieve sustainable development, individual incentives tend to act in the opposite direction.

Suggested by Raymond Torres, Professor of Sustainable Development

Patterns of Commoning
Editor: Levellers Press
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“A beautiful book, written by Satish Kumar, founder of Schumacher College (Innovative Learning for Ecological and Social Change), where he presents the new trinity for our age of sustainability.”

Suggested by Max Oliva, Social Innovation, Deputy Director and Professor

Soil · Soul · Society: A New Trinity for Our Time
Editor: Leaping Hare Press
Autores: Kumar, Satish
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Technology allows us to measure and calculate the impact that companies create, through their value chain on our world and on society.
All of us, consumers, employees, entrepreneurs, investors and governments, have the right to know about this impact.
Impact transparency is the new human right, that allows us to be active parts of a more sustainable future.
Drawing on the rich inspiration of both philosophy and science, The Happiness Hypothesis is a remarkable, original and provocative book - ancient wisdom in our time.

Suggested by Soledad Llorente, Professor of Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Impact: Reshaping capitalism to drive real change
Editor: Ebury Press
Autores: Cohen, Sir Ronald
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19.65 €
Climate change and cities go hand in hand as both part of the problem and a major part of the solution. An academic, architecture and city planner, Professor Kelbaugh not only identifies problems, but gives examples of positive steps for the future.

Suggested by Martha Thorne, Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design

Sustainability has emerged as a global priority over the past several years. This timely new book offers fresh thinking and forward-looking solutions from environmental thought leaders across the political spectrum

Suggested by Gayle Allard, Professor of Economic Environment

This might be one of the most interesting books about the climate crisis. Latour relates the climate change to issues such as the globalization, populism or inequaty, and he adds a forgotten new political actor: Earth.

Suggested by Joel Blanco, Professor of Global Challenges

Dónde aterrizar (Pensamiento)
Editor: TAURUS
Autores: Latour, Bruno
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I recommend Professor Jameson’s book because it provides a comprehensive introduction into the discipline of Environmental Philosophy. I strongly believe that a true commitment to Sustainability implies a personal and critical reflection about the relationship that we, as humans, want to have with the natural, built and social environment

Suggested by María José Ferrari, Humanities Professor and Academic Head

Ethics and the Environment Paperback: An Introduction (Cambridge Applied Ethics)
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Autores: Jamieson, Dale
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This book is almost magical in the way that, with very few words, Rees Morrish's drawings are able to convey deep and meaningful relationships pertaining to ecology and the landscapes that we embody

Suggested by Maxon Higbee,  IE Professor and Artist

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