(Photograph taken by Erik Kvalsvik)
NOTE: For Public Garden Business Planning & Management Resources specific to COVID-19 see link at the bottom of this page. Please also see link to Public Garden Funding Resources.
GOAL 1 RESOURCES: Implement plans and policies to integrate sustainability into financial planning, investments (i.e. socially responsible investment options), employee saving plans (401k), and business management decisions.
The Business End of Climate Change:
Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum Collection Prioritization Rubric:
Creating Sustainable Value:
Guide and Toolkit for New and Emerging Public Gardens:
Chicago Botanic Garden Supplier Diversity Policy:
GOAL 2 RESOURCES: Address both short-term and long-term sustainability within funding sources.
Scaling Social Impact: A Literature Toolkit for Funders:
GOAL 3 RESOURCES: Garden commits to triple bottom line as a standard for measuring, reporting, and evaluating financial and business management decisions.
The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards:
The Triple Bottom Line Tool & Companion Casebook:
Business Model Innovation for Sustainability: Towards a Unified Perspective for Creation of Sustainable Business Models:
Measuring Business Sustainability Maturity-levels and Best Practices:
B Impact Assessment:
Social Vulnerability Index:
For more Business Planning & Management resources visit our Library & Media Center. See below topic specific resources:
- Capitalism at the Crossroads: Next Generation Business Strategies for a Post-Crisis World, Stuart L. Hart
- Sustainable Operations Strategies: The Impact of Human Resource Management and Organizational Practices on the Triple Bottom Line
- Uncommon Service, Harvard Business Review Pres, Frances Frei & Anne Morriss
- Why Business Thinking Is Not The Answer: Good To Great and the Social Sectors, Jim Collins
- The Manual of Strategic Planning For Museums, Gail Dexter Lord & Kate Markert
- “Fundraising and Membership Development.” In Public Garden Management, by Donald Rakow, pp. 124-34. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2011.