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What Makes a Supply Chain Sustainable?

A sustainable supply chain requires more than just following the law, undertaking audits, or increasing transparency.


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

Congress’s failure to see the ramifications of its shifting ethanol policies is wreaking havoc on energy supply chains.


The Board That Embraced Stakeholders Beyond Shareholders

The board of Sweden’s Atlas Copco broke new ground in sustainability via its 2015 Annual Report.


Sustainability Tactics

The Sustainable Tactics You Don’t Know, But Should

July 12, 2016 | Jay Friedlander

Businesses looking for sustainable business models need a strategy, but there are plenty of useful tactics available. As part of our series on building abundant enterprises, we look at regenerative marketing and collaborative exchange — just two in a list of 15 possibilities.

Sustainable Supply Chains


What’s Your Strategy for Supply Chain Disclosure?

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


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?

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Delivering on the Promise of Green Logistics

Effective collaboration on transport logistics can reduce emissions. Three case studies show how it works.


The Four-Point Supply Chain Checklist: How Sustainability Creates Opportunity

Supply chain managers can impact sustainability in areas such as packaging and transportation.


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.

Positioning Sustainable Products


Working Toward Totally Transparent Yogurt

As part of its sustainability strategy, organic yogurt company Stonyfield has made a mission of total transparency in its sourcing.


The Importance of Purpose

Combining Purpose With Profits

February 19, 2014 | Julian Birkinshaw, Nicolai J. Foss and Siegwart Lindenberg

It’s an old idea: If you want to build a company that truly motivates its employees, it has to have a sense of purpose. A sense of purpose that transcends making money can motivate employees. But to sustain both a sense of purpose and a solid level of profitability over time, companies need to pay attention to several fundamental organizing principles, including the need for support systems that reinforce goals.