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Six Reasons Why Companies Should Start Sharing Their Long-Term Thinking With Investors

Companies should be more forthcoming about long-term value-creation strategies when communicating with investors.

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Sustainable Procurement Requires Perseverance

Meeting your sustainability commitments requires long-term thinking and strategy.

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Defining “Material” Climate Risks

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

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Sustainability Global Research Surveys, 2013–2017

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Corporate Sustainability at a Crossroads

MIT SMR and BCG’s final sustainability research report offers eight lessons for sustainable business.

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Investing For a Sustainable Future

The 2016 MIT Sloan Management Review/BCG Sustainability Report finds investors’ concerns are being overlooked by executives.

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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.”

Sustainability Global Research Surveys, 2009–2012

Image courtesy of Flickr user Charles Cook.

The Business of Sustainability

The first annual Sustainability Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and BCG shows the effects of the 2009 global economic crisis.

Sustainability: The 'Embracers' Seize Advantage

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

Sustainability Nears a Tipping Point

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

The Innovation Bottom Line

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

Sustainability Metrics

Sustainability Reporting: One Size Fits Nobody

December 12, 2016 | Gregory Unruh

The concept of materiality is advancing the ability of sustainability reporting metrics to allow easy comparisons of companies over time. And investor focus on industry-specific sustainability issues is poised to make the financial sector a driver in social and environmental performance improvements.

Corporate Social Responsibility

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Innovating Sustainable Products

Sustainability-Oriented Innovation: A Bridge to Breakthroughs

November 10, 2015 | Jason Jay, Sergio Gonzalez and Mathew Swibel

This blog post is the first of a four-part series on sustainability-oriented innovation (SOI). The authors explain what SOI is, where and how it can be used, its impact, and its challenges. While many businesses are aware of SOI, they are struggling to shed the traditional tradeoff model that they have come to accept and rely on. Achieving sustainability-oriented innovation means taking off blinders, shifting away from deeply embedded mental models, and working closely with a more diverse stakeholder base.

The Sustainable Supply Chain

Does Your Supply Chain Risk Management Strategy Hold Water?

Water’s low cost in many countries is not yet promoting responsible management within many companies.

A Three-Point Approach to Measuring Supply Chain Sustainability

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

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?

What’s Your Strategy for Supply Chain Disclosure?

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