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What Makes a Supply Chain Sustainable?

A sustainable supply chain requires more than just following the law, undertaking audits, or increasing transparency.

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How a Lack of Systemic Thinking Threatens a Sustainable U.S. Energy Policy

Congress’s failure to see the ramifications of its shifting ethanol policies is wreaking havoc on energy supply chains.

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The Board That Embraced Stakeholders Beyond Shareholders

The board of Sweden’s Atlas Copco broke new ground in sustainability via its 2015 Annual Report.

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Sustainability Tactics

The Sustainable Tactics You Don’t Know, But Should

July 12, 2016 | Jay Friedlander

Businesses looking for sustainable business models need a strategy, but there are plenty of useful tactics available. As part of our series on building abundant enterprises, we look at regenerative marketing and collaborative exchange — just two in a list of 15 possibilities.

Sustainable Supply Chains

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What’s Your Strategy for Supply Chain Disclosure?

Today’s supply chains are required to be lean, agile, sustainable, and — increasingly — transparent.

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The Trouble with Supply Chains

Auditing the supply chain is the biggest obstacle to putting sustainability principles into practice. Will the influx of big data initiatives change that?

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Delivering on the Promise of Green Logistics

Effective collaboration on transport logistics can reduce emissions. Three case studies show how it works.

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The Four-Point Supply Chain Checklist: How Sustainability Creates Opportunity

Supply chain managers can impact sustainability in areas such as packaging and transportation.

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The 2016 Sustainability Report

Investing For a Sustainable Future

May 11, 2016 | Gregory Unruh, David Kiron, Nina Kruschwitz, Martin Reeves, Holger Rubel, and Alexander Meyer zum Felde

Investors see a strong link between corporate sustainability performance and financial performance — so they’re using sustainability-related data as a rationale for investment decisions like never before.

Global Reports from MIT SMR

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Joining Forces: Collaboration and Leadership for Sustainability

The 2014 Sustainability Report by MIT Sloan Management Review, BCG and the United Nations Global Compact highlights new global collaborations.

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Sustainability’s Next Frontier

The 2013 Sustainability Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and BCG looks at companies that “walk the talk.”

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The Innovation Bottom Line

The 2012 Sustainability Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and BCG sees more companies reporting profits from sustainability practices.

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Sustainability Nears a Tipping Point

The 2011 Sustainability Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and BCG shows sustainability moving permanently onto agendas.

Positioning Sustainable Products

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Working Toward Totally Transparent Yogurt

As part of its sustainability strategy, organic yogurt company Stonyfield has made a mission of total transparency in its sourcing.

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The Importance of Purpose

Combining Purpose With Profits

February 19, 2014 | Julian Birkinshaw, Nicolai J. Foss and Siegwart Lindenberg

It’s an old idea: If you want to build a company that truly motivates its employees, it has to have a sense of purpose. A sense of purpose that transcends making money can motivate employees. But to sustain both a sense of purpose and a solid level of profitability over time, companies need to pay attention to several fundamental organizing principles, including the need for support systems that reinforce goals.