Can businesses simultaneously pursue green practices while boosting the bottom line? Can they afford not to? To what extent are consumer and political forces shaping their approach? These issues are discussed in Green Corporate Strategies – Issues and Implementation from the Supply Management Perspective,” One possible framework for measuring the “green-ness” of a given strategy has been provided by author, Bryan Ashenbaum, Ph.D, is the Triple Bottom Line (TBL). TBL incorporates economic, environmental and social performance.
This report delves into some of the definitions of “green” and “sustainability,” the drivers for green initiatives, the business case for green, recommendations for establishing internal and external green strategies, emerging standards and benchmarks, and information on “greenwashing.” It also includes a case study from The Auto Club Group and several Internet resources for further information.
Click on the following link to access the report, “Green Corporate Strategies – Issues and Implementation from the Supply Management Perspective:” http://www.capsresearch.org/publications/pdfs-protected/cir112008.pdf
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The 21st Century Supply Chain Executive: Global and Green
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