All too often, successful new business model becomes the model for companies not creative enough to invent their own. Resource scarcity and population growth imperatives, ensure by design or disaster, the 21st century will be the Sustainable Century and only a very few companies are prepared.
Most companies have developed integrated environmental considerations into their business strategy and as a result, environmental performance is more about achieving and maintaining competitive parity than strategic advantage.
Sustainability competitive advantage is vested in more complex social and economic processes that focus on stakeholders, clients, and supply chain management. Very few companies have a strong sustainability strategy Read more
Pushed by horrific tragedies such as the deaths of over 1,100 people in a Bangladeshi textile industry, the personal values market, or the marketplace of consumer ideas and concerns, is constantly expressing greater demand for companies to address social and economic – and not just environmental — sustainability issues.
This is good news for sustainability but challenging for sustainability managers many of whom already feel they are fighting too many fires on the sustainability front as it is.
It’s about Priorities
On the wall by my desk I have a set of themes printed on big bits of paper, Read more
I was visiting a hospital in Canada the other day and overheard health care workers joking about their wages, saying “she was a low-income patient…. Heck we are all low-income now a days… there is no such thing as a middle class job.”
In the wake of the Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC), understandable, yet inexcusable gaff managing the outsourcing of some 45 IT jobs to iGATE Indian employees, one has to wonder if these nurses might not be right.
But who’s to blame? And what is a company to do about it? Read more