Here are some books, if you’d like to learn more about applying Lean and Six Sigma with nonprofits, business sustainability (people, planet and profit) and social good.

Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation by James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones

The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer by Jeffrey Liker

Lean Startups for Social Change: The Revolutionary Path to Big Impact by Michel Gelobter

A Six Sigma Approach to Sustainability: Continual Improvement for Social Responsibility by Holly Duckworth and Andrea Hoffmeier

Sustainability: Utilizing Lean Six Sigma Techniques by Tina Agustiady

Six Sigma for Sustainability by Tom McCarty and Michael Jordan

Lean Sustainability: Creating Safe, Enduring, and Profitable Operations by Dennis Averill

Creating a Lean and Green Business System: Techniques for Improving Profits and Sustainability by Keivan Zokaei


We are also considering a local Lean library, where you can borrow books and share your library with others in the community.