Sustainability

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On Companies’ Holiday Wish List: Board Involvement in Sustainability Efforts

New research underscores the gap between the ideal and the reality of board involvement on sustainability.

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To Conserve Water for Agriculture, a Solution from the Desert

For farmers, maintaining adequate water for their crops is a key challenge in a changing climate.

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Why It Pays to Become a Rule Maker

Businesses have the potential to be rule makers as well as players in establishing environmental regulations.

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The Sustainability Initiative

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This Big Idea Initiative is supported by Knowledge Partner The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), with whom MIT Sloan Management Review is collaborating on the development of research materials connected with Sustainability and management innovation.

This Sustainability Big Idea Initiative supplements the collaborative research content with a range of relevant, independently produced editorial, including MIT SMR original articles, interactive data, blogs, videos and case studies.

The 2013 research report by MIT Sloan Management Review and The Boston Consulting Group, "Sustainability's Next Frontier," draws from a 2013 survey of more than 5,300 executive and manager respondents from 118 countries. The report is based on a subsample of 1,847 respondents from commercial enterprises.

Following are links to research that BCG has developed separate from this collaboration:

Looking Beyond Profits

Many companies say they need a purpose that transcends making money.  Here are ways managers are thinking about sustainability strategies and the question of how to make money while doing good things.

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How Sprint Negotiates Sustainability

For Sprint’s Amy Hargroves, putting sustainability into practice means changing the business environment as well as business practices.

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Bridging the Sustainability Gap

Measuring sustainability’s impact on revenue, productivity and risk would speak to mainstream investors.

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MIT SMR’s Annual Reports on Global Sustainability Activity

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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.

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Sustainability: The ‘Embracers’ Seize Advantage

The 2010 Sustainability Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and BCG sees two camps of companies.

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Combining Purpose With Profits

Several organizing principles can help companies sustain both profitability and a sense of purpose.

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The CSR Director’s Office as Insurgency HQ

The next generation of CSR managers needs to consider how to recruit allies in support of sustainability efforts.

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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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Bringing Sustainability Metrics to Purchasing Decisions

Hilton Worldwide and BSR have partnered to create the Center for Sustainable Procurement.