Sustainability

New in Sustainability

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Driving Sustainability-Oriented Innovation

Organizations can innovate to address environmental and social problems — but they need to build the right culture.

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Finding Good News for Human Rights After Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi’s murder demands moral courage and a principled response from business leaders.

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Coming to Grips With Dangerous Algorithms

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With a new scrutiny around technology user data and privacy, we must not forget about the potential dangers of the technology itself.

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Responding to Changing Technologies

There’s Always a Time Lag (With a Price Tag)

August 30, 2018 | Amit S. Mukherjee

Technology changes faster than society can keep up, a pattern now playing out with artificial intelligence. Many CEOs are taking a wait-and-see approach to AI, while others are anxious to barrel forward. In both cases, there’s little conversation about AI’s human costs. Incremental adaption makes it more likely that AI algorithms shared across organizations and geography are spreading their shortcomings. Leaders must act to mitigate these challenges if AI is to benefit society.

Business and Climate Change

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Can Technology Help Build Sustainable Business?

Blockchain and the Clean, Smart Grid

A blockchain platform for the energy sector could accelerate the transition to renewables.

Digital Transformation on Purpose

Technology innovation offers an opportunity to resolve pressing social and environmental problems.

Automating Supply Chain Resilience Should Be High on Your Digital Agenda

Advanced risk identification tools require companies to take a new approach to supply chain resilience.

Digital Audits as a Tactical and Strategic Management Resource

New factory audit processes make it possible to evaluate supplier performance in more depth.

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Sustainability Metrics

A Three-Point Approach to Measuring Supply Chain Sustainability

A sustainable supply chain must operate within the limitations imposed by nature and society — but most approaches don’t explicitly take those into consideration. A new framework for supply chain sustainability assessment lays out eight key considerations organized into three categories: sustainability context, collaboration, and communication.

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Sustainability Global Research, 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, 2009–2012

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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.