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Operationalizing Sustainability

By Anonymous Sustainability is an area of increasing focus for many corporations across a range of industries, but some companies have been particularly successful at integrating sustainability into their daily business operations. One such organization is Novozymes, a Danish biotech firm that develops industrial enzymes for a range of industries from biopharma, food, textiles, and […]

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Market leaders need to discuss supporting sustainability related regulations

By Jessica In the long term, the benefits of being in the forefront of sustainability regulations will most likely outweigh any short-term costs from supporting such regulations. Helping to craft sustainability regulations will allow market leaders to help set the standards of their own regulations in such a way as to benefit their own business […]

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Short-termism and the Time Horizon Problem

By Rick Kjellberg Much is already written about how the incessant pace of the quarterly earnings cycle has created excessive emphasis on short-term results to the detriment of companies’ long-term sustainability and growth. While chasing earnings, most corporate executives have simply complained about the process, but some have earned prison sentences after ‘borrowing’ tomorrow’s receivables […]

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KKR Case Counterpoint — Who Were We Talking About?

By Eileen O’Neill Odum I was struck by the premise of much of the class discussion regarding the KKR: Leveraging Sustainability case. The clear implication was that relatively few large companies are/were pursuing significant reductions in Green House Gas emissions, in their waste, in water, chemical or forrest products usage. In my experience, this is […]

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Frankly, what’s the motivation for Big Oil to really turn sustainable?

By Fabian In recent classes, we have discussed the benefits for many businesses to become green and focus on sustainable operations. Even “bad” Private Equity has recognized there might be value in conducting rigorous sustainability diligence on their portfolio companies and since happily captures previously undiscovered sustainability dollars in its EBITDA line. Ironically, the industry […]

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Investors should use a “Climate Change Exposure Grade” in their investment thesis

By Anonymous In the absence of a true price for greenhouse gases, there is a more indirect, slower and more painful path toward addressing climate change which could be accelerated by leveraging the power of investors to change a corporation’s path by introducing a “Climate Change Exposure Grade” for every public company. Companies currently deploy […]

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