Dr. Matthew Kiernan on How to Successfully Invest in a Sustainable World

Published: Jan 24, 2019

Managing people is a tricky business—and managers and small business owners can no longer get by without understanding the essentials of human resources.  New questions abound. In our increasingly legal-minded age, how much documentation do we need to keep on each employee? What’s the best way to confront complicated personnel issues, and even workplace violence? Plus there are regulatory changes ... like implementing the new I-9 form ... that every manager needs to be aware of to remain compliant. The Manager’s Guide to HR by Max Muller provides readers with a straightforward, step-by-step guide to human resources topics. Max Muller an attorney, began his involvement in human resources law in 1976 when he became house counsel for Isis Foods. He has presented thousands of seminars on the topic of human resources, including many for the American Management Association. For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars: * Coaching and Counseling for Outstanding Job Performance * Responding to Conflict: Strategies for Improved Communication * Successfully Managing People * The Voice of Leadership: How Leaders Inspire, Influence and Achieve Results * Cross-Functional Communication: Strategies for Workplace Effectiveness To learn more, read these AMACOM Books: The Manager's Guide to HR by Max Muller 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees by Paul Falcone Finding & Keeping Great Employees by Jim Harris, Ph.D., Joan Brannick, Ph.D. The First-Time Manager's Guide to Performance Appraisals by Diane Arthur The Trouble with HR by Johnny C. Taylor, Gary M. SternFor businesses and investors, there’s no doubt about it. The smart money is going green. And the growing movement towards ecologically forward thinking companies is quickly becoming bigger and bigger. What may be surprising to some is that the socially responsible organizations aren’t just doing the right thing for the environment. They’re also paying off financially, making their investors money and increasing the bottom line.

Investing in a Sustainable World (AMACOM) by Dr. Matthew J. Kiernan offers clear proof, through facts, figures, and hard documentation, that “going green” leads directly to better stock market performance…and that investors and companies who ignore it will, in fact, lose money. The book reveals the most powerful global mega­trends—from the ongoing focus on emerging markets to natural resource depletion—which are transforming the very basis on which companies will compete, and offers an approach to sustainability-enhanced investing beneficial to both investors and companies.