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How Companies Can Adapt to Climate Change

How Companies Can Adapt to Climate Change

Climate change poses a host of risks to businesses, from infrastructure damage caused by extreme weather events to increased price volatility of raw materials and reputational risks. A McKinsey & Company report outlines these risks — and what leading companies are doing to turn these risk into a competitive advantage. … Read more »

Report: EPA Should Use Sustainability Tools, Embrace Collaboration

The EPA should incorporate sustainability tools in its decision making and collaborate with private-sector companies and non-government organizations, according to a report by the National Research Council. The report was created at the EPA’s request, and builds on a 2011 report by the National Research Council, Sustainability and the EPA, … Read more »

How to Get Sustainability Initiatives Under Control

Many companies have more sustainability initiatives than they can effectively manage and would benefit from applying performance management principles, according to McKinsey & Company. One of the biggest challenges companies face in sustainability is getting top leadership attention. If a company has too many initiatives and top management doesn’t prioritize … Read more »

Executive Survey: Sustainability Important, But More Needs to Be Done

Executive Survey: Sustainability Important, But More Needs to Be Done

Executives increasingly see sustainability as an important aspect of their business, but implementing it as a priority throughout their organizations represents a challenge for many, according to a survey by McKinsey & Company. When asked about their companies’ reasons for pursuing sustainability in previous surveys, executives cited cost cutting or reputation … Read more »

How to Create Successful Sustainability Partnerships

As businesses are increasingly expected to work with other organizations to resolve environmental and social problems, there are proven ways to make those alliances successful, according to research conducted by McKinsey & Company. Given the jurisdictional boundaries that many ecosystem challenges cross, businesses should partner up with governments, local communities, … Read more »

Flextronics

Flextronics Wants More of the Energy-Efficient Lighting Pie

San Jose, Calif.-based Flextronics introduced a portfolio of commercial and industrial lighting products and services, targeting businesses and property managers who operate mega-square-foot facilities and who want to reduce both their procurement and utility costs as they meet corporate and government energy efficiency targets. Flextronics cites a 2012 McKinsey & … Read more »