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Sustainable Enterprise

Interview

‘Either play or shut up’: An interview with FrieslandCampina’s CEO

– Under the leadership of CEO Roelof Joosten, one of the world’s largest dairy companies has made bold investments in sustainability, innovation, and digital channels.
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Developing products for a circular economy

– Cross-functional collaboration and customer-focused design thinking can help companies reap more value from the energy and resources... they use.
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Starting at the source: Sustainability in supply chains

– By working closely with their suppliers, consumer companies can lessen their environmental and social impact and position themselves... for strong growth.
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Style that’s sustainable: A new fast-fashion formula

– Stylish, affordable clothing has been a hit with shoppers. Now companies are trying to reduce its social and environmental costs.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Toward a circular economy in food

– The French food and water company Danone has a history of environmental awareness. In this interview with McKinsey partner Clarisse... Magnin, CEO Emmanuel Faber discusses his commitment to resource efficiency.
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Rethinking the future of plastics

– A new report finds that applying circular-economy principles could dramatically reshape the economics of this workhorse of the... global economy—and help the environment.
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Stemming the tide: Land-based strategies for a plastic-free ocean

– Ocean Conservancy and the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment led a comprehensive effort to analyze where the majority... of ocean plastic comes from and how it leaks into the ocean, examine leakage pathways in different regions, and investigate potential plastic waste reduction solutions and the economics of each.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Remaking the industrial economy

– A regenerative economic model—the circular economy—is starting to help companies create more value while reducing... their dependence on scarce resources.
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Getting the most out of your sustainability program

– Sustainability initiatives won’t create lasting value if they’re poorly managed. Here are four lessons from companies... that are doing it right.
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How companies can adapt to climate change

– Taking effective action can turn risk into competitive advantage.
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Rethinking the water cycle

– How moving to a circular economy can preserve our most vital resource.
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Tools for sustainability: How and why to work with supply chains on energy efficiency

– Four steps can help to create sustainability programs that work for both buyers and suppliers.
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Profits with purpose: How organizing for sustainability can benefit the bottom line

– Becoming a sustainability leader requires big changes, but the effort is worth it—in both environmental and economic terms.
Report

The human factor: Amassing troops for the ‘resource revolution’

– Companies on the front lines of the resource revolution need to implement creative talent-management strategies.
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Riding the resource wave: How extractive companies can succeed in the new resource era

– With economic and social expectations rising in resource-rich countries, extractive companies must re-think how they do business.