The new rules of the game: towards sustainable development in Latin America [Las Nuevas reglas del juego: hacia un desarrollo sostenible en América Latina]
Stephan Schmidheiny and Hernando de Soto, 1991
Original in Spanish.
Latin America is a continent with immense economic and human resources and enormous potential for business initiatives that could create jobs and could permit higher incomes for the population. Nonetheless, development in most Latin American countries was static and often sporadic. In The new rules of the game [Las Nuevas reglas del juego], the authors analyzed the reasons for this economic and political underdevelopment and pointed to possible solutions for sustainable economic and social development.
Changing course - a global business perspective for development and environment
Stephan Schmidheiny with the Business Council for Sustainable Development, 1992
Original in English; the book has been translated into 15 languages.
With a view to the United Nations Earth Summit in Rio in 1992, the Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD), founded by Stephan Schmidheiny, published this book, which analyzed the compatibility of economic growth with environmental protection and suggested solutions such as how the costs of careful handling of natural resources can be transformed into advantages for industry.
Towards an Ecologically Sustainable Growth Society: Physical Foundations, Economic Transitions, and Political Constraints
Bruno Fritsch, Stephan Schmidheiny, Walter Seifritz, 1994
Original in English.
In Towards an ecologically sustainable growth society, the authors combine three disciplines: economics, physics and international business policy. The aim was to find an answer to the important question of whether sustainable development is possible and how it can be achieved. The concept of sustainability is subject to the laws of physics and at the same time includes economic efficiency.
Financing Change: The Financial Community, Eco-efficiency, and Sustainable Development
Stephan Schmidheiny, Federico Zorraquin with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, 1996
Original in English, the book has been translated into more than 10 languages.
In Financing Change, Stephan Schmidheiny and Argentinean entrepreneur Federico Zorraquin analyze, for the first time ever, the subject of sustainable development and its evaluation by the financial markets. The book summarizes the views of various players in the financial markets and derives therefrom the need for evaluating ecological aspects as a fundamental variable in the financial markets and in financial planning.
The Ownership Solution: Toward a Shared Capitalism for the Twenty-First Century
Jeff Gates, Stephan Schmidheiny,1998
Original in English.
Though capitalism has won the competition of systems, on the way, dramatic imbalances in the distribution of wealth arose. Many people feel left behind. In The Ownership Solution, the authors showed how through more property, more people can be included in economic development.
Walking the Talk: The Business Case for Sustainable Development
Chad Holliday, Stephan Schmidheiny, Philip Watts, 2002
Original in English, translated into several languages.
In Walking the Talk, the authors argued that sustainability is crucial for business success. Applying some 70 examples of companies from around the world, they demonstrated that the three pillars of sustainable development - economic growth, ecological balance and social progress - improve both business results and the world.
Stephan Schmidheiny. The long journey to find himself. Heir - entrepreneur - philanthropist [Stephan Schmidheiny. Sein langer Weg zu sich selbst. Erbe - Unternehmer - Philanthrop]
Biography by René Lüchinger and Ueli Burkhard, 2009
Original in German, no translation available.
The biography traces the life of a man who underwent a long personal development from heir to industrial architect all the way to philanthropist. René Lüchinger portrays an unusual family in which the second-born Stephan Schmidheiny freed himself from an all-powerful father and in a dramatic fight for survival switched the family legacy of the Eternit group of companies to asbestos-free production. For the first time, Ueli Burkhard evaluated Stephan Schmidheiny's private archives on the holdings of ABB, Landis & Gyr, SMH (today's Swatch Group) and Wild-Leitz and describes a fascinating piece of Swiss economic history. And last but not least, the metamorphosis to the world-renowned philanthropist is illustrated.