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The 6 Ways Scenario Planning can Improve Your Strategy

Too many companies, non-government organizations (NGOs), government agencies and communities still fall into the trap of creating strategies for the future based on what has happened in the past.  Scenario planning helps organizations create growth strategies by finding ways to prepare for an increasingly unpredictable future, and can even shape the direction of things to come.

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Too many companies, non-government organizations (NGOs), government agencies and communities still fall into the trap of creating strategies for the future based on what has happened in the past. Scenario planning helps organizations create growth strategies by finding ways to prepare for an increasingly unpredictable future, and can even shape the direction of things to come. The objective isn’t to predict the future, but to prepare for it and even create it.

7 Forces Creating Shared Value in Every Business Strategy

The strategic conversation has shifted.  The time has come to realize that obsessing about quarterly results won't build an enduring company.  Businesses still just creating three to five year strategic plans miss opportunities and put their organizations at risk.

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The strategic conversation has shifted. The time has come to realize that obsessing about quarterly results won't build an enduring company. Businesses still just creating three to five year strategic plans miss opportunities and put their organizations at risk. Forward-thinking leaders shape the future by achieving results in the short-term while building the foundation for opportunities in the longer term. Organizations such as Unilever, Coca-Cola, Nike, and Marks and Spencer find ways to create greater value for their companies by creating value for society.

How Nike's New App Could Disrupt Your Industry

Nike recently launched a free app available for designers and consumers to use to compare the environmental impacts of various fabrics such as silk, polypropylene, leather, linen and more.  Using cotton as a comparison material, users can see ratings under categories of chemistry, water, energy and greenhouse gas emissions, waste, recycled, organic and a basic material score.  I’ve downloaded the app and discovered that “the touch, the feel of cotton” gets rather beat up in the scoring.  Spandex does even worse since it produces 158% more waste than cotton and silk uses 50% l

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Nike recently launched a free app available for designers and consumers to use to compare the environmental impacts of various fabrics such as silk, polypropylene, leather, linen and more. Using cotton as a comparison material, users can see ratings under categories of chemistry, water, energy and greenhouse gas emissions, waste, recycled, organic and a basic material score. I’ve downloaded the app and discovered that “the touch, the feel of cotton” gets rather beat up in the scoring. Spandex does even worse since it produces 158% more waste than cotton and silk uses 50% less water than cotton.

Sustainable Prosperity: From Responsibility to Strategic Advantage

Company leaders are realizing that being more sustainable isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s good for business.  Those who have been operating sustainably for longer periods of time were 50% more likely than the newcomers to say their efforts contribute to profitability.  In reality, responsibility will create a strategic advantage yielding sustainable prosperity if the correct steps are taken.

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Company leaders are realizing that being more sustainable isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s good for business. Those who have been operating sustainably for longer periods of time were 50% more likely than the newcomers to say their efforts contribute to profitability. In reality, responsibility will create a strategic advantage yielding sustainable prosperity if the correct steps are taken. A 2012 MIT Sloan Management Review report on sustainability revealed some interesting findings:

NIKE, Puma and Adidas - The Race to Detox

NIKE announced last week an “unwavering” commitment to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from its supply chain by 2020.  Achieving this goal requires working with brands, material suppliers, the chemical industry, NGOs and others to find innovative solutions. 

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NIKE announced last week an “unwavering” commitment to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from its supply chain by 2020. Achieving this goal requires working with brands, material suppliers, the chemical industry, NGOs and others to find innovative solutions. Greenpeace began a Detox campaign in June with a challenge to the top two sports apparel companies in a “Nike vs. Adidas” challenge, yet Puma, the third largest company in the industry, raced ahead

Deforestation and Your Supply Chain

Nearly 20 percent of global warming causing emissions are from forest destruction, more climate pollution than all the world’s cars, trucks, trains, planes, and ships combined.

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