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Sustainable Innovation

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Discover what sustainability professionals are most curious about in 2023.

Traditional, linear business thinking won’t solve social and environmental issues. Executives need systems thinking.


A 5-part framework shows how companies can adopt social purpose. Lafarge Eastern Canada has used it to guide transformational change.

Learn how to survive and thrive while managing a green start-up. Start-up founders and advisors provide counsel.


Brands are increasingly held responsible for their suppliers’ social and environmental actions. Blockchain can create supply chain transparency.

Technology such as blockchain can make the mining industry more sustainable, but supplier engagement is still crucial. The cobalt supply chain provides lessons.

By building sustainability into innovation, companies can create products, services, and processes that are good for both society and the organization.

“The future we imagine is the future we create,” says futurist Stuart Candy. Here’s how to imagine – and shape – a better world.

Building sustainability into complex global supply chains is tough. In response, some firms are choosing to bring production in-house instead of outsourcing.

Ethical behavior in business comes from reflection, adaptation, and practice, say 3 experts. They describe how people and companies can make ethical choices.

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