Business Value and Sustainability: An Integrated Supply by Ki-Hoon Lee, Stephan Vachon

By Ki-Hoon Lee, Stephan Vachon

This ebook connects company sustainability to provide network-based price construction and enhancement, and checks a few key propositions in complicated offer networks to spot key demanding situations. studying sensible matters resembling carbon buying and selling, eco-friendly product improvement, employee protection, baby labour and family members with neighborhood groups, Business worth and Sustainability advances the knowledge of sustainability in provide community administration. In offering a provide administration standpoint together with a tighter keep watch over of the provision base and the improvement of provider potential via collaboration with NGOs, the authors give a contribution to either the theoretical development and useful improvement of this box. The publication goals to elevate the sustainability criteria of companies in an more and more advanced and inter- and intra-connected international provide community.

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By using organic fabrics, Patagonia developed a superior, highly differentiated product and created a new market segment. In 1994, Patagonia mandated the use of only organic cotton from all farmers and suppliers, and thereby built a sustainability-oriented business model by using higher-quality, ecofriendly materials. 8 When a sustainability-oriented business model can create new market segment, or when customers are willing to switch to these products, the scope for gaining competitive advantage by creating a greener or a cleaner supply chain, or by developing green products, will continue to grow.

PFL. 7 million they will not be able to account for in the next annual financial report. 8 More importantly, the loss of trust of investors and consumers, brand damage, and negative corporate image remain serious challenges for the future recovery of Patties Foods. On December 7 2015, after its products were embroiled in a costly hepatitis A scare, Patties Foods announced that it was exiting the frozen berries market. The case of Patties Foods highlights how challenges from a supply network translate rapidly into an adverse impact on financial and sustainability performance.

90% of executives agree that businesses need to collaborate to address the sustainability challenges they face. Despite consensus on the importance of these collaborations, only 47% of respondents are actually engaging in sustainability collaborations and partnerships. Taking into account this series of business surveys, it is apparent that firms face sustainability challenges, and the issues surrounding these challenges are becoming increasingly complex and global. Most executives agree that sustainability can offer new business opportunities, but these opportunities are not easy to identify and to implement.

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