“Made in America” labels aren’t exactly a common sight these days. Check the tag on the shirt or pants you are wearing, and chances are it will read “Made in… [China], [Bangladesh], [Vietnam] or…” Well, you get the point. Yet, many Americans prefer to buy American made when given the opportunity.
A sustainable economy will depend on a sustainable workforce, one that is educated, adequately compensated and valued humanely. Here are three important policies that will help
Monsanto and Novozymes announced a long term strategic development plan for microbes today. Will the project make Monstanto a more sustainable company?
Sustainable business strategy is not just for MBA students – many classes have a mix of student disciplines. Dr. Deborah Rigling Gallagher of Duke University, talks about the challenges and rewards of these combined classes.
At the most basic level, sustainability is about compliance and avoiding risk. It’s also a PR move – to keep potential critics at bay. As a company begins to understand what sustainability is really all about, financial savings start to become apparent – especially as a result of efficiencies in resource and energy use. At the highest level, sustainability begins creating new business segments, new products, and growth.
If you drive 10,000 miles a year with under-inflated tires then you are not only emitting money out of your tailpipe but also releasing approximately 500 pounds of additional greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Sustainable MBA students want to work for responsible companies like Unilever, Nike, SAP and M&S, but what about the ‘bad’ guys? Wouldn’t it make more sense for these MBAs to take a job at the ExxonMobils, JP Morgans, BPs, Monsantos, and Lockheed Martins of the world?