Energy

Showing 1-18 of 18

Peggy Ward, director of the Enterprise Sustainability Strategy Team at Kimberly-Clark Corporation

The Four Organizational Factors That Built Kimberly-Clark’s Remarkable Sustainability Goals

Peggy Ward, director of the Enterprise Sustainability Strategy Team at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, says that having strong support from the company’s Chairman & CEO, his global strategic leadership team, four business units and an external sustainability advisory board have been crucial to building and meeting aggressive sustainability metrics.

Robert Eccles, professor of management practice at Harvard Business School

Get Ready: Mandated Integrated Reporting Is The Future of Corporate Reporting

Trying to create reporting standards that integrate environmental, social and governance performance along with financial information is “fraught with conflict” and an “almost political adjudication process,” says Harvard Business School’s Robert Eccles. That’s why he loves it.

Dave Stangis, vice president of corporate social responsibility and sustainability for Campbell Soup

Using Creative Tension to Reach Big Goals

Setting long-term sustainability goals gives managers and employees permission to think about what’s really possible, says Dave Stangis, vice president of corporate social responsibility and sustainability at Campbell Soup. “It’s a much more effective way to drive system-wide, enterprise change.”

advertisement

Christian Rynning-Tønnesen, President and CEO of Statkraft

The Power to Adapt: Building One of the World’s Largest Renewables Power Producers

The ability to create strategies and adapt to changing conditions quickly is critical for maintaining a competitive edge, says Christian Rynning-Tønnesen, the CEO of Statkraft, one of the largest power producers in the world. Building the organizational structures to support that demands shared values and solid management.

Image courtesy of Flickr user indywriter

New Sustainability Study: The ‘Embracers’ Seize Advantage

How fast are businesses adopting sustainability-driven management? The new Sustainability & Innovation Study identifies two distinct camps — ‘embracers’ and ‘cautious adopters’ — and offers a snapshot of how the management future will look.

Image courtesy of Flickr user Lee Jordan.

From “Trust Me” to “Show Me”: Moving Sustainability at Shell Oil From “Priority” to “Core Value”

The timeline of energy development projects now is largely driven by sustainability and social performance issues, says Marvin Odum, president of Shell Oil. That’s prompting innovations in how the company involves external stakeholders, incentivizes employees and drives changes throughout the entire energy industry.

sust-report-2011-500
Free Article

Sustainability: The ‘Embracers’ Seize Advantage

This report on the second annual Sustainability & Innovation Global Executive Study by MIT Sloan Management Review and The Boston Consulting Group reveals two distinct camps of companies: “embracers” — those who place sustainability high on their agenda — and “cautious adopters,” who focus more on energy cost savings, material efficiency, and risk mitigation. The report identifies seven practices exhibited by embracers, which together begin to define sustainability-driven management.

advertisement

017-sustainability-500
Free Article

The benefits of pricing carbon

  • Blog

Sign of the times: In a wide-ranging speech on energy policy, a leading U.S. energy executive discusses the need to place some type of price on carbon dioxide emissions.

021-Operations-500
Free Article

Good management = less energy use

  • Blog
  • Read Time: 1 min 

Here's an intriguing finding from a new working paper:  Companies that use modern management best practices tend to also use less energy. A team of researchers from Stanford, the London School of Economics and Cambridge University studied a sample of mid-sized manufacturing companies in the U.K.

08-sustainability-500
Free Article

Water as a Business Opportunity

  • Blog

Looking for the next big opportunity in energy entrepeneurship and venture capital investing? Think water,  argues Bill Aulet, a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the MIT Entrepreneurship Center, in an article on the Xconomy website.

advertisement

019-Global-Business-500
Free Article

Rethinking Outsourcing as Energy Costs Rise

  • Blog

According to a June 13th article in The Wall Street Journal, some companies are starting to reexamine their decision to outsource production to China — because rising oil costs make the transportation of goods across the globe more expensive. That's a phenomenon Michael J.

017-Global-Business-500

Value Networks — The Future of the U.S. Electric Utility Industry

Electric utility companies will have to reinvent themselves to change from vertical to “virtual” integration based on value networks segmented into six areas: generation, transmission, distribution, energy services, power markets, and IT products and services.

Showing 1-18 of 18