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Supply chain managers are concerned with timeliness, cost, and quality. Increasingly, they must also respond to stakeholder expectations.
Insertech repairs and refurbishes IT equipment. It also employs and trains individuals who find it difficult to enter the job market.
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Turn food waste into a multi-billion dollar opportunity.
Ten Chilean companies gathered in August 2014 to discuss, question, identify, and prioritize sustainability challenges.
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"When in doubt, throw it out" has been the default for household recycling. But this means that many recyclables go to waste. How can we solve this problem?
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?
This research examines the pressures that shaped the U.S. chemical industry's environmental beliefs and practices from the 1960s to the 1990s. Environmental...
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