Sustainability

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Explaining the Business Case for Sustainability Again … and Again … and Again

The question “What’s the business case for sustainability?” has come roaring back in recent years.

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The High Cost of the Actions We Don’t Take

The only way we can protect what we love is by actively pursuing a stable, just, and sustainable world.

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Your Organization Is a Network of Conversations

Leaders should realize that companies are fundamentally linguistic entities.

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Sustainable Investing

How Long-Term Investors Influence Corporate Behavior

March 23, 2018 | Brian Tomlinson

The investor community increasingly demands that companies share their long-term plans, which they can orient around growth, strategy, and acknowledgment of risks.

Becoming an Ethical Organization

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What Makes an Enterprise Sustainable?

Defining True Sustainability

Most companies have not yet come to terms with what it means to be truly sustainable.

The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Create Value for Stakeholders

Shareholders are just one group of stakeholders who matter. Suppliers and employees do, too.

Defining ’Material’ Climate Risks

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

Sustainability Lessons From the Front Lines

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

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Technology and Sustainability

Blockchain and the Clean, Smart Grid

Some techies think that blockchain and “tamperproof databases” will revolutionize more than money: A blockchain platform for the energy sector could accelerate the transition to renewables. Blockchain can help by making tracking energy more granular, automated, and trusted, which can allow companies to better verify claims of carbon neutrality. It could also streamline financing and insuring new energy projects and even help create a new kind of energy market.

With Great Platforms Comes Great Responsibility

In the wake of documented Russian manipulation of the U.S. election via disinformation campaigns on social media platforms, digital platform companies like Facebook and Twitter need to take concrete steps to prevent misuse.

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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

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.