Over the last five years it seems many, if not most companies are managing as if in an ongoing, low-grade crisis.
Advancing corporate sustainability, which struggles for resources in the best of times, has been difficult as a result. Some managers have however been able to employ sustainability strategies over this time to successfully enhance company value and revenue.
Here are nine things we learned from clients about how you can beat the odds. Read more
He visto estadísticas de negocio y económicas usadas en maneras significativas, sin sentido, sugestivas, engañosas, y simplemente tontas.
No estoy seguro en dónde las estadísticas encajan en este blog. Son el resultado de una tangente que descubrí mientras hacía investigación ayer acerca de la aglomeración de las economías mientras trataba de ver si existía un Silicon Valley de la Sustentabilidad (digamos un Valle de la Sustentabilidad o Avenida de la Sustentabilidad o algo por el estilo).
Raramente me dejo llevar y me pierdo en la Internet, pero el domingo pasado, sólo por diversión, empecé con una búsqueda en Google acerca de algunos términos de sustentabilidad para ver cuáles eran los resultados más populares. Read more
As I have said to many clients (and probably more times than they ever wanted to hear), most emerging market companies that think they have a sustainability strategy or some semblance thereof, do not.
This is not to be offensive. Indeed, given the challenges of operating in emerging markets where good managers daily face unimaginable levels of mistrust, failing infrastructure, unstable policy and corruption, to mention but a few, it’s a wonder any strategy can be implemented at all.
Many companies with sustainability aspirations tend to focus either a number of often unrelated Read more
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