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
I struggled today as I put on my jeans. All I could think of was the 300 workers who died in a Karachi textile factory two weeks ago.
Separated by distance and culture, sometimes it’s hard to feel for the nameless poor that make our clothes, our electronics, our food. But this morning, I could not help but imagine their names, their hopes, how they lived, the faces of their children and of their families.
Their deaths were as tragic as they were avoidable. The owners of the factory have fled in shame and fear, but left behind over $5 million in bank accounts. It makes me cry to think of what small portion of this Read more
Intangible, immaterial, illusory, abstract, illusive, chimerical… words used to describe CSR’s contribution to corporate profitability and value (or at least the contribution of non- Big Four – water, carbon, material use, and energy – related contributions).
Cynics can use whatever term they want (and be wrong) and the proof is in the pudding which got demonstrably thicker this past week when the Walt Disney Company announced plans to license a Mickey Mouse logo for food products meeting nutritional criteria with healthy levels of calories, saturated fat, sodium and sugar.
Nothing against Bugs or Phineas, but who the heck Read more