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Innovation & sustainability: Become the change you wish to see

Lessons from the family-run firm Widex<p>Innovation is not just for start-up firms. We often hear about the need for executives to ensure the business …

Business School

Does Sustainability Start with the Company’s Mission?

Best Practices from Tylenol<p>Many organizations spend a significant amount of time and resources developing their mission statements, often hiring …

Five capabilities for a greener supply chain

Preparing your organization to compete on environmental sustainability<p>As concerns over sustainability rise, corporations are extending their efforts …

San Patrignano and the social dimension of sustainability, a systems approach

How to address a social need through business<p>Sustainability initiatives often fall short of their desired objective. While previous discussions have …

Emerging markets’ approach to corporate sustainability

Maximizing sustainable business opportunities<p>As explored in the first article of this series, businesses in emerging markets have made quick strides …

Sustainability leaders in emerging markets

Firms in mature markets can learn a lot from emerging market players<p>Leading domestic firms in emerging markets are advancing the global debate on …

Engaging sustainability stakeholders

Lessons from the Bangladesh Rana Plaza collapse<p>Sustainable organizations are those that positively impact all stakeholder groups. Richard Freeman …

4 ways to be more sustainable like Unilever

To embed sustainability within businesses we have to change how managers think<p>Our planet and the people who live on it are depending on individuals …

Making globalization work for everyone

Lise Kingo of United Nations Global Compact invites business leaders to embrace and drive global sustainability<p>Lise Kingo, the CEO & Executive …

Sustainability

What Mr. Trump didn’t say about leaving the Paris Agreement

Francisco Szekely on the latest US climate move<p>The US President announced on June 1st that his country will leave the Paris Accord and leave behind …

Climate

Why less bad doesn’t equal good

It’s no longer enough for organizations to simply reduce the harm they do<p>Why does a company exist?<p>If you’d asked executives this in the 1970s, the …

Sustainability

IMD International

IMD's Building on Talent course prepares high-potential young managers for leadership positions - ready to take on greater risks and responsibilities …

Business School

Part 1: The end of globalization?

Business leaders face significant risks if the world becomes more fragmented<p>Globalization is an ongoing process in which the world appears to be …

Economics

Part 2: What can businesses do if globalization unravels?

Business leaders face significant risks if the world becomes more fragmented. But there is much they can already do to avoid it and create instead a …

The transformational journey of an NGO

Interview of Vito Angelillo, Terre des hommes General Director, former HPL participant<p>When Vito Angelillo attended IMD's HPL (High performance …

IMD EMBA alumna helps launch a new innovative financing mechanism to end TB by 2030

Jackie Huh says the IMD Executive MBA program contributed to conceptualizing and strengthening the Stop TB Partnership’s most recent initiative<p>Jackie …

What does the Trump administration and climate change denial have to do with Switzerland?

Adjunct Professor Francisco Szekely on Trump’s environmental policy<p>The recent election of Donald Trump to the US presidency has a number of …

Climate

Why all businesses should embrace sustainability

Some top companies are leading the way<p>Sustainability is becoming more important for all companies, across all industries. 62% of executives consider …

From triple towards one bottom-line

How to integrate financial and sustainability reporting<p>At the 2016 Annual General Meetings of Exxon and Chevron, institutional investors forced a …