5 Quick Resources for a Sustainable Supply Chain

In today’s global business environment, it is extremely rare for a company to own an entire product or service value chain.  Business operations now rely heavily on external supply and resources.  This has made the supply chain a critical component...

Assessing Your Sustainable Supply Chain Maturity

Over the years, our sustainability consulting has observed many business improvement programs focused on supply chain management in both large and small companies.  Commonly a large portion of the supply chain management efforts have targeted...

Sustainable Supply Chain Management – What Are You Measuring?

One of the areas of focus in which our sustainability consulting practice continuously monitors are details of sustainable improvements in the supply chain.  At first glance inbound supply and outbound product distribution efficiencies jump out...

What is the Benchmark for Sustainable Supply Chain Management?

Reviewing sustainable supply chain management progress over the past few years has revealed a growing emphasis on environmental awareness, social responsibility, and business sustainability actions in the supply chain.  Progressive companies, like...

Adding Sustainable Business Value through Enhanced Engagement

What does it mean to be a sustainable business?  Does it mean a company produces a ‘green’ product or service from a sustainable supply chain?   Does it mean the company must also maintain sustainable internal business process?  What about the...

Who Has the Most ‘Sustainability’ Potential in Your Business?

Now more than ever, business sustainability minded organizations and their leadership understand the value in managing their human capital.  These fast movers realize that a quality workforce, aligned with the goals of the organization, is essential...

Sustainable Supply Chain: Benefits, Best Practices, and Supplier Alignment Criteria

Supply Chain Management (SCM) over the past few decades has proven there to be opportunity to reduce cost and add value in the supply chain.  However, traditional supply chain management has focused primarily on cost, with professional consulting...

Entry Points to a Sustainable Supply Chain

In today’s global business environment, it is extremely rare for a company to own an entire product or service value chain.  Business operations now rely heavily on external supply and resources.  This has made the supply chain a critical component...

Building a Framework to Mitigate Sustainable Supply Chain Risk

In the business world, unforeseen yet sometimes preventable circumstances can sometimes put supply chains relationships at risk.  It is these situations that prompt our sustainability consulting practice to ask: Are you aware of how your...

3 Ways to Master Business Sustainability

As the business world evaluates the range of possible futures emerging from these economic times, business sustainability is defining itself as leading edge strategic business approach. Many businesses are now acting to address what are believed to...

How Social Media Engagement for Green Business can Attract Investors

Many CFOs and their organizations are ignoring new social-media technologies and networks because they’re not comfortable with them.  Granted, CFOs have a plethora of concerns that cause them to resist making a wholehearted, structured commitment to...

How the Supply Chain Powers Responsible Investment Recovery

What is investment recovery?  Does investment recovery have a role in corporate sustainability plans ?   Join me next week at the 80th Investment Recovery Association Seminar in Scottsdale, Arizona.   In my speech, I’l share how the supply chain...

Taking Sustainable Supplier Management to the Next Level

Traditionally businesses and professional consulting firms have focused their procurement and supply chain management efforts on efficiency, particularly actions to reduce costs. While these practices provide great insight into spend control, the...

Capture Low Hanging Sustainability Fruit: The Green Office

You're running a business and you want to do it right. That means bringing your environmental and social performance in line for a healthier bottom line.  You are asking questions such as, "Are we taking advantage of the sustainable business...

Where Is the Voice of the Supplier in the Sustainable Supply Chain?

Servicing the customer is not a new concept to business sustainability.  Neither is incorporating consumer insights directly into product and service development.  However, where does the supply chain and voice of the customer factor into...

Business Sustainability as a Pivot Point

Green or sustainable business practices are rapidly becoming mainstream in the day-to-day business world. Companies both large and small are learning first-hand the value of integrating eco awareness into their operations and business strategies. ...

Where is Business Sustainability Taking You in 2014 and Beyond?

For every company, the business plan is a map that leads an organization on one of an endless number of possible journeys.  It provides a common understanding to internal stakeholders and is a communication tool to the external world of company’s...

Build Brand Loyalty with Social Media for Sustainable Business

Does your product or service sell on its sustainability credentials alone?  Does your company embody business sustainability concepts that today’s consumers demand?  When visiting with clients around social media marketing conversations, they tell us...

Gathering New Insight into Sustainable Supply Chain Risk

"Remember, you don't 'have' a supply chain; you're in one." -Bruno Sarda, head of Global Sustainability Operations for Dell This was the closing remark in the keynote presentation at the Climate Leadership Conference last week in San Diego.  It was...

How Can Your Supply Stakeholders Enhance Sustainable Growth?

Over the years, our sustainability consulting practice has discussed the value of stakeholder engagement.  We have thoroughly discussed the concept of sustainable supply chain management.  These conversations have typically centered around cost...