Found 7 article(s) for author 'Environmental Sustainability'

Understanding and Overcoming Roadblocks to Environmental Sustainablity. Past Roads and Future Prospects

Understanding and Overcoming Roadblocks to Environmental Sustainablity. Past Roads and Future Prospects. Shawn Cole, January 15, 2019, Paper, “This working paper examines key barriers to business sustainability discussed at a multidisciplinary conference held at the Harvard Business School in 2018. Drawing on perspectives from both the historical and business literatures, speakers debated the historical success and future opportunities for voluntary business actions to advance sustainability. Roadblocks include misaligned incentives, missing institutions, inertia of economic systems, and the concept of sustainability itself. It appears that overcoming these roadblocks will require systematic interventions and alternative normative concepts.Link

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CSR Needs CPR: Corporate Sustainability and Politics

CSR Needs CPR: Corporate Sustainability and Politics. Michael Toffel, June 6, 2018, Paper, “Corporate sustainability has gone mainstream, and many companies have taken meaningful steps to improve their own environmental performance. But while corporate political actions such as lobbying can have a greater impact on environmental quality, they are ignored in most current sustainability metrics. It is time for these metrics to be expanded to critically assess firms based on the sustainability impacts of their public policy positions. To enable such assessments, firms must become as transparent about their corporate political responsibility (CPR) as their corporate social responsibility (CSR). For their part, rating systems must demand such information from firms and include evaluations of corporate political activity in their assessments of corporate environmental responsibility.Link

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The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. Julie Battilana, May 2014, Case. “In 2014, as the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) has just brought former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on as chairman of the board, Jean Rogers, founder and CEO struggles with how best to ensure the nonprofit’s financial sustainability while pushing for broad acceptance of its nonfinancial accounting metrics…” May require purchase or user account. Link Verified October 12, 2014

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The Impact of Corporate Sustainability on Organizational Processes and Performance

The Impact of Corporate Sustainability on Organizational Processes and Performance. George Serafeim, Robert Eccles, 2014, Paper. “We investigate the effect of corporate sustainability on organizational processes and performance. Using a matched sample of 180 U.S. companies, we find that corporations that voluntarily adopted sustainability policies by 1993—termed as High Sustainability companies—exhibit by 2009 distinct organizational processes compared to a matched sample of companies that adopted almost none of these policies…” Link Verified October 11, 2014

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Sustainable Operations Management: An Enduring Stream or a Passing Fancy?

Sustainable Operations Management: An Enduring Stream or a Passing Fancy? David Drake, September 3, 2013, Paper. “Paul Kleindorfer was among the first to weigh in on and nurture the stream of Sustainable Operations Management. The thoughts laid out here are based on conversations we had with Paul relating to the drivers underlying sustainability as a management issue: population and per capita consumption growth, the limited nature of resources and sinks, and the responsibility and exposure of firms to ensuing ecological risks and costs…” Link Verified October 12, 2014

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A Tale of Two Stories: Sustainability and the Quarterly Earnings Call

A Tale of Two Stories: Sustainability and the Quarterly Earnings Call. Robert Eccles, George Serafeim, Summer 2013, Paper. “One of the challenges companies claim to face in making sustainability a core part of their strategy and operations is that the market does not care about sustainability, either in general or because the time frames in which it matters are too long. The response of investors who say they care about sustainability—and their numbers are large and growing…” Link Verified October 11, 2014

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The Performance Frontier: Innovating for a Sustainable Strategy

The Performance Frontier: Innovating for a Sustainable Strategy. Robert Eccles, George Serafeim, May 2013, Paper. “By now most companies have sustainability programs. They’re cutting carbon emissions, reducing waste, and otherwise enhancing operational efficiency. But a mishmash of sustainability tactics does not add up to a sustainable strategy. To endure, a strategy must address the interests of all stakeholders: investors, employees, customers, governments, NGOs, and society at large. To do that, it has to increase shareholder value while at the same time…” Link Verified October 11, 2014

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