The Mini Cases 5 Companies, 5 Strategies, 5 Transformations

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Unformatted text preview: ift toward a greater corporate focus on sustainability—particularly toward sustainabilityrelated actions that have an immediate impact on the bottom line. At the same time, several respondents in the broader survey group lamented having to meet higher-than-normal criteria for sustainability investments. They told us that it was increasingly difficult to maintain investments in the current financial environment because of limited access to capital. The issue we have this year is how do you continue to make progress w ithout the capital that you’ve had in the past? William O’Rourke vice president of sustainability and environment, health, and safety, Alcoa Opinions Diverge on Some Aspects of Sustainability Although the points above reflect a strong convergence of views on the overarching question of sustainability’s impact on business, significant divergence in opinion arose regarding particular aspects of sustainability. We highlight some of the most noteworthy differences below. Self-identified sustainability experts viewed the topic differently than those who considered themselves novices in the area. We asked corporate respondents in t...
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  • Spring '14
  • Business, MIT Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Sloan Management Review, sustainability initiative, 01_BOSS_Sustainability Report_1-16.indd Sec2

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