Books: Three of a kind - Practical advice for Ethical Execs

CHANGE THE WORLD 9 TO 5, Steve Henry, Short Books £8.99

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Don't be misled by the bright colours and jolly inserts: this book has a serious message and a host of practical, small ways for you to make a difference. It will make you laugh, but you'll also find yourself remembering the advice. And if your staff read it, be prepared to dish out praise and shiny gold stars. Inspirational. - Best of its kind.

- WORKING ETHICALLY, A&C Black £8.99

This is a commonsense book, written for small-business owners and entrepreneurs who want to do the right thing in 'creating a sustainable business'. Without losing sight of the bottom line, and acknowledging that few businesses are likely to turn 100% ethical overnight, it details how you can make practical and worthwhile changes. With chapters on strategy, finding the right suppliers, and contributing to your local community, this book covers all bases. - Best of its kind.

- THE GUARDIAN GUIDE TO VOLUNTEERING, Liz Ford, Guardian Books £14.99

This book won't make a 'let's volunteer!' light bulb ping on in anybody's head, but if your interest has already been piqued, it could be the book for you. Practical features include a pre-volunteering checklist, a guide to what to do in chunks of time - ranging from 20 minutes to 360 minutes - tips on how to start your own voluntary project and a directory of charities. These combine to make a useful tool. - Could be useful.

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