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Sustainability Reporting: One Size Fits Nobody

Investors prefer reporting that allows easy comparisons of companies’ progress on sustainability.

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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.

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Sustainability Lessons From the Front Lines

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

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Infrastructure and the Environment

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 Social Responsibility

Environmental and Human Rights Assume a New Urgency for Boards

Global economic leaders have made it clear: Companies cannot neglect environmental and human rights responsibilities.

Tackling the World’s Challenges With Technology

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The power and responsibility of companies to help build a thriving, resilient world has never been greater.

The Board That Embraced Stakeholders Beyond Shareholders

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

Creating Effective Dialogue About Corporate Social Responsibility

How can companies counter negative perceptions of CSR efforts and have a credible dialogue with stakeholders?

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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

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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.”

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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.

Global Climate Policy

The Paris Agreement — It's Down to Business

April 15, 2016 | Alice Garton

The Paris Agreement signals the end of the fossil fuel era, shifting the entire world economy — with huge implications for business. Governments in 195 countries committed to climate goals, but the scale of the transition required is such that governments can’t do it alone. We need business to fully commit, too. And the mechanism for this commitment can be found in business by-laws and constitution statements.

Sustainable Resource Use

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