Kenyan mobile money pioneer M-Pesa is just one of many companies in developing economies that build virtuous cycles where solving ecological problems and building resilient communities opens new opportunities. Adopting an abundant perspective, argues author Jay Friedlander, provides concrete economic, social, and environmental objectives that unleash new possibilities.
February 17, 2016 | Robert G. Eccles and Tim Youmans
While global custody banks provide the unseen but essential support system that ensures proper functioning of capital markets, they may soon become key players in the global battle against climate change. But whether that will happen depends on the boards that govern them.
February 16, 2015 | Knut Haanaes (BCG) and David Kiron (MIT Sloan Management Review)
In a webinar recorded in January 2015, the speakers present findings from the recent global study they co-authored, “Joining Forces: Collaboration and Leadership for Sustainability.” The study, by MIT Sloan Management Review, The Boston Consulting Group and the United Nations Global Compact, shows that a growing number of companies are turning to collaborations — with suppliers, NGOs, industry alliances, governments and even competitors — to become more sustainable. The research found that companies are realizing that they can’t make the necessary impact acting alone.