Daniel Velasquez owns a small snack manufacturing firm in Honduras, which produces plantain chips sold in bodegas across the country. A few years ago, Daniel was struggling to consistently find enough plantains that met the company’s quality standards.
Supply issues are a typical headache for business owners, but the solution to Daniel’s problem came from an atypical place: a gender equality policy.
In 2016, the information and communications technology (ICT) industry came under fire when environmental inspections found that 18 centralized water treatment plants in Shanghai had issues with heavy metals exceeding legal limits. As a result, the two large-scale electronics plants responsible for releasing these pollutants are now in the process of being forced to stop operations.
Returning that ugly Christmas sweater isn’t as easy as you think.
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Today’s online shopper wants what they want when they want it. But they also want to return whatever they want whenever they want.
Too many companies focus on that first reality while ignoring the latter challenge, Toby Moore, co-founder and CEO of Optoro, argues. In this episode, the leader of the reverse logistics company explains how an innovative returns approach creates return customers.
Advancements in sustainability require advancements in how we move people and products.
In a recent blog post, I described how the design phase often determines the biggest sustainability impacts of infrastructure projects.
With transportation infrastructure in particular — whether for air, rail, road or sea — about to be radically transformed through technological advances, I foresee tremendous opportunity for sustainability.
Here's how supply and demand are two sides of the same coin.
Last month, BSR brought together a group of luxury brands at Paris’ Salon du Luxe conference to talk about the new rules of the game when it comes to desirability, sustainability and luxury.
In the past several years, the growth of the luxury industry has slowed, and aspirational brands such as Michael Kors and the Hoxton Hotels have disrupted the sector with different interpretations of “luxury” products and services, which offer more open and experiential approaches or less expensive products.