May 202010
Sustainability A Top Supply Chain Challenge: Capgemini

Sustainability has become the second top business challenges according to a new survey of Canadian and global supply chain managers by Capgemini Consulting. 56% of companies now consider sustainability a key issue, up sharply from 34% from one year ago. Read this post on the details of the report, the key success factors to sustainable purchasing, and how to apply the 4R approach to reduce supply chain costs.

May 132010
Green To Gold, Part 5: Thirteen Pitfalls Of Environmental Initiatives To Avoid

In this final installment of the series on the book Green To Gold, we will take a look at some real life failures of environmental or climate change initiatives. Check out thirteen pitfalls to avoid and the solutions and tools to address them. We will also take a look at how to divide your action plan into short, medium, and long term actions. Read more in this post.

Mar 312010
Green To Gold, Part 2: Top Ten Challenges, Risks, Opportunities

In the previous post of this series, I provided an overview of the book Green to Gold by Daniel C. Esty and Andrew S. Winston, and suggested that it may be one of the best books available if you are looking for practical advice on environmental strategy for your business. In this installment, I will share with you the first and probably most practical and useful takeaway I got from this book. I will introduce [Read more…]

Mar 292010
Green To Gold, Part 1: Introduction

Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage is a book full of insights and real life lessons on what businesses can do to lower costs, increase revenue, reduce risks, and pursue opportunities in the areas related to climate change. I finished this book (available from Amazon.ca) with four ‘golden’ takeaways that are applicable to Canadian businesses and I will share them with you in this [Read more…]