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Nike's response to a supply chain crisis repositioned it as a sustainability leader, and raised the bar for an entire industry.
Good CSR and a strong corporate moral compass can drive financial performance through better employee engagement and commitment to your firm.
Managers and executives from all industries are now considering whether environmental certifications are right for their business given that many companies...
Many companies are setting internal or public goals around sustainability — for example, reducing environmental impacts or increasing employee participation...
Customers increasingly want to deal with socially and environmentally conscious businesses. This presents opportunities for small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners to develop new areas of competitive advantage. Capitalizing on sustainability opportunities can lead to longevity, but requires managers who can integrate a sustainable development framework into their company’s strategy.
A key place to find new value is corporate social responsibility (CSR) — initiatives that drive economics as well as social or environmental agendas. But most of the research in this area has focused on large firms. How do small companies identify and leverage CSR opportunities?
Some small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been climbing onboard the sustainability bandwagon due to increasing stakeholder pressures. In the case of U.S. wineries, concerns around endangered species preservation and agricultural chemical use contributed to the development of a voluntary sustainability code by the industry’s largest trade association, the Wine Institute.
Limited research has examined the strategies small firms use to reduce environmental impacts. It is often assumed these firms don’t have the resources to undertake voluntary, beyond-compliance initiatives. Can small firms truly go beyond the basics and form proactive environmental strategies?
Increasing CEO myopia is affecting executives’ ability to create long-term value. Over the past 20 years, the average CEO tenure fell from eight years to...
CSR and profit are difficult to link. Firms are better off focusing on overall good management than striving for index listings and third-party ratings.
Supply chain managers are concerned with timeliness, cost, and quality. Increasingly, they must also respond to stakeholder expectations.
Firms invested in EMSs can make the move to green supply chain management more easily, and with greater benefits. Learn how they do it, and how you can too.
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Managers should co-create CSR strategies with employees and encourage identification with the company.
Insiders — and not just those at the top of the organization — can instigate cultural changes without disrupting the current corporate culture.
When considering pricing strategies, what price premiums are consumers willing to pay for “green” products, and what types of products will they consider?
Being added to – or removed from – a social index as a reflection of corporate behaviour can impact stakeholder relationships and your stock price.
If your company employs many highly skilled workers, you may be expected to step up on work-life balance.
Can a product’s sustainability—or lack thereof—influence how consumers view its other attributes? In which contexts can sustainability hurt sales?
Numerous high-profile, profitable firms have engaged in illegal activities to improve their performance. In recent history, we can easily recall the...
When status is important, we may buy green products with inferior attributes—especially when they cost more.
Socially responsible investment (SRI) techniques use screens to include — or exclude — companies in portfolios based on social or environmental performance....
Product returns are more than a cost – they are an opportunity to grow the bottom line. Here's how business can build reverse supply chains.
Firms planning to engage in CSR activities to interest stakeholders must decide which activities to announce – and which to keep quiet.