New in Sustainability


Defining “Material” Climate Risks

Companies need to recognize — and account for — the financial risks posed by climate change.


Building Lasting Collaborations With Government and NGOs

Sustainability may mean partnering with government and NGOs — but each needs a different approach.


A Three-Point Approach to Measuring Supply Chain Sustainability

Supply chain sustainability reporting depends on context, collaboration, and communication.


How Regulations Impact Corporate Responsibility

What New OECD Standards Mean for Investors

July 12, 2016 | Olivier Jaeggi and Gabriel Webber Ziero

Ignoring OECD standards that require investors to conduct environmental and human rights due diligence can expose investors to substantial risks.

Tactical Sustainability

The Sustainable Tactics You Don’t Know, But Should

Regenerative marketing and collaborative exchange are just two of many tactics offering businesses pathways to sustainability.

Strategies for Business Resilience

Recognizing interdependencies is key to creating resilient businesses.

Sustainability Lessons From the Front Lines

Companies seeking to implement a sustainable business model should address six key problems.

Tradeoffs in Sustainability-Oriented Innovations

The sustainability tradeoff isn’t just profit vs. planet — it’s also short term vs. long term.


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


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.


Sustainability’s Next Frontier

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


The Innovation Bottom Line

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


Sustainability Nears a Tipping Point

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

Policy and Sustainability

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

March 22, 2016 | Alexis Bateman and Yossi Sheffi

Even the best laid plans can cause unintended consequences. But organizations that operate at less-than-optimal performance levels and are unable to think systematically are especially prone to surprising outcomes. Consider the impact of U.S. ethanol legislation on energy supply chains. Supply chains are complex eco-systems that often span multiple industries and geographies. Changing the balance between supply and demand can have a profound impact on each link in the chain. Failing to appreciate these far-reaching consequences can be disastrous and very difficult to undo.

Corporate Leadership and CSR