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The CSR Director’s Office as Insurgency HQ

In the second of a series of installments about the next generation of CSR management, Gregory Unruh offers tips for recruiting allies in support of the sustainability insurgency.

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Human Rights: The Next Frontier

One of the most important developments in sustainability is the recent focus on human rights.

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Recapturing Monozukuri in Toyota’s Manufacturing Ethos

Toyota returned to its focus on sustainable production practices after recall setbacks.

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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.

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

Addressing Climate Change

What’s the best way to address the risks of climate change? The frustration of climate activists around mitigation is that commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions won’t be enough. But are we prepared to adapt our behavior?

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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.

Blog Posts, Videos, Articles and More


New to this topic? Start here:

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The Benefits of Sustainability-Driven Innovation

Some managers in our 2012 global executive survey are seeing profits from their sustainability-related activities.

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Video: Building A Sustainable Product Lifecycle

Wood Turner of Stonyfield Farm and Peter Graf of SAP talk about sustainable product lifecycles in this 48-minute video.

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Why Making Money Is Not Enough

The authors, including the Tata Group’s former chairman, say companies need “a deeper purpose.”

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Why Boards Need to Change

Sustainability programs will not make long-term progress unless boards change how they operate.