Aron Cramer explains how bridging the gap between profit and nonprofit businesses would bring about social change and innovation.
Pierre Carpentier, Jean-Michel Lecuyer, & Céline Claverie join for a panel discussion on social innovation and finance; not translated from French to English.
Nike’s director of global logistics, Dawn Vance, talks about the company’s journey to integrate sustainability into the supply chain from design through delivery to the retail marketplace.
Joao Paulo Ferreira, VP of operations of Natura Cosmetics Brasil, discusses the specifics of managing the supply chain, research, and collaborations with communities, NGOs, universities, other industries, and governments.
Les Fusions et acquisitions se justifient-elles dans l’economie sociale ou sont elles le privilege de l’economie capitaliste?
How small business and “green” business came hand-in-hand with eBay and Intuit.
Environmentally sustainable water use practices can be a source of strategic advantage for businesses in water-distressed regions.
Socially and Environmentally Responsible Supply Chains Conference - Strategies for Improving Product
Not a week goes by without a product safety incident splashed across the headlines. As companies face increasing layers of suppliers, the task of monitoring the many links in the chain becomes a formidable challenge. The situation is particularly troubling for social entrepreneurs, who are especially vulnerable. In this panel discussion from the 2008 Responsible Supply Chains Conference, executives who have experienced product safety challenges share what they have done to address these challenges head on.
With energy costs on the rise and the U.S. government expected to push for reduced carbon emissions, environmental sustainability has become a market imperative for Hewlett-Packard. Speaking at Stanford for the 2007 Responsible Supply Chains Conference, HP's senior VP of personal systems, Tony Prophet, shares how his company is working to reduce its environmental footprint throughout the product life cycle.
Starbucks has developed guidelines for creating and maintaining a sustainable supply chain, which it calls Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices. These coffee-buying guidelines help the company establish equitable relationships with farmers, workers, and communities. In this audio lecture recorded at Stanford during the 2007 Responsible Supply Chains Conference, Willard Hay explores what's making C.A.F.E. Practices successful.