Sustainability

Once, Sears was the whole world

June 13, 2019
While the Amazon model is unique and modern, there have certainly been other companies that have strived to be all things to all people. In 1908, that company was Sears.

Can your company’s brand survive in this world?

January 10, 2019
The brands we once developed such loyalties to—everyone from Campbell’s Soup to Tide detergent to Heinz ketchup—are in crisis these days as the internet continues to change the way people perceive value and make purchases.

4 keys to rolling with change

May 10, 2018
Sallie Krawcheck heads up the digital investment platform Ellevest, so she knows a thing or two about having to adapt to a changing landscape at work. She offers four keys to staying ahead of a business world that always seems to be lurching furiously ahead.

Ready for life in the cloud?

December 21, 2015
As organizations’ tangible assets vaporize into the cloud, it’s a good idea to think about how you manage data.

Campbell uses carrots as cabbage

September 11, 2015
Well before her company decided to buy it, Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison had her eye on Bolthouse Farms, with its fresh juices perched in the produce aisle …

Efficiency alone isn’t enough to thrive

July 2, 2015
If you define efficiency as doing things right and effectiveness as doing the right things, then efficiency alone won’t suffice. What good is it to complete a task with supreme efficiency if it’s the wrong task?

Unilever commits to sustainability first

February 2, 2015

Unilever, a global giant with dozens of brands including Dove, Lipton and Ben & Jerry’s, competes with consumer goods behemoths such as Nestlé and Procter & Gamble. But you’d never know it by talking with its CEO.

A ‘CEO factory’ grooms future leaders

June 24, 2014

Can a company grow too big to ­manage? Based in India, Tata Consultancy Services has about 285,000 employees and $11.6 billion in annual revenue. Its CEO, Natarajan Chandra­­sekaran, faces a daunting challenge: main­­tain­­ing the firm’s fast growth without letting it balloon into a bloated mess.

Think calmly, think fast

December 9, 2013

Early on, John Woolard decided to make energy conservation turn a profit. By his early 20s, he was asking himself: “What do you do with your life? How do you make it meaningful?” Several experiences shaped his course.

Hannah Jones rewrites the book at Nike

March 7, 2013

Nike once found itself in a defensive position, scrutinized for social injustices. By 2011, though, it had completely turned things around, receiving top recognition for sustainability reporting. Stewarding the company through its global sustainability strategies is ­Hannah Jones.