Sustainable product innovation

 
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How Up-to-Date is Your Supply Chain Sustainability?

In line with the shift from sustainability instrumentalism towards full business embedding, social compliance is no longer viewed as a legal obligation but rather as an opportunity for companies to strengthen their business on the long term. As a result, in February 2014 BSCI's newly revised Code of Conduct was launched.
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Conference centered around 'Innovate, Impact, and Inspire'.

IESE Doing Good & Doing Well Conference

On Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd February 2014, business school IESE's annual Doing Good and Going Well conference took place on its Barcelona campus. This year's conference was centered around 'Innovate, Impact, and Inspire'.
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Shared Value: The Potential for Sustainable Success

“Value2: Entrepreneurship for society: profit for sustainable welfare" is the title of the new book by Sabine Denis, General Manager of Business and Society Belgium. The book describes in detail the concept of shared value and the link between economic activity and sustainable welfare in society, based on no less than thirty in-depth interviews about sustainability with the captains of industry. On February 17th Sabine Denis presented her new work in Brussels, Belgium.
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New Friends in Fashion: Nike + DyeCoo = ColorDry

Early December 2013, Nike celebrated the opening of a waterfree dyeing facility featuring high-tech equipment to eliminate the use of water and process chemicals from fabric dyeing at its Taiwanese contract manufacturer Far Eastern New Century Corp. Nike has named this sustainable innovation “ColorDry” to highlight the environmental benefits and unprecedented coloring achieved with the technology.
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Sustainable Innovation in the Chemical Industry

Innovation is quite essential for organizations that compete in rapidly changing markets being under pressure of for instance shifting customer demands and global challenges. But a strong culture of innovation is not an easy feat. Data research on innovation in the chemical industry reveals that 49 percent of chemical organizations recognize that establishing an innovation culture is a challenge for their organization. The underlying reasons for the struggle of chemical companies are related to the number of projects and long decision paths before an innovation is actually implemented. So how can organizations overcome this hurdle?
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Washing "the Emperor's New Clothes": the Case of Novozymes

Since its public listing in 2000, Danish company Novozymes has been extremely successful in delivering shareholder value from sustainable innovation. With a current 48% global market share in industrial enzymes and a price/earnings ratio of approximately 35, Novozymes shares have become one of the most expensive shares of its industry. Fundamental to its success is the company’s focused strategy of “Partnering for Impact”. What can we learn from their voyage?
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Bavaria Recognized for Resilience, Adaptability and Innovation

Beer brewer Bavaria, one of the oldest privately held and run companies in the Netherlands, was awarded the 20th annual IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award at the Summit of the Family Business Network International, which took place on 15 and 16 October 2015 in Montreux, Switzerland.
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How Tripadvisor Could Drive Sustainable Tourism

Online rating by consumers is booming business - as it does wonders with increasing trust. Increasingly, consumers are interested to learn about the sustainability profile of hotels, restaurants, wineries and others. Since 2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, how can raters drive sustainability within their respective industries?
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