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The Automotive CO2 Emissions Challenge

2020 Regulatory Scenario for Passenger Cars

Oil dependency and climate change are topics highly debated by governments and communities, and as a consequence, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) must define investments, control manufacturing costs and review their car portfolios constantly to cope with worldwide future challenges. To...
Automotive, Sustainability

Mastering the complexity of a growing global footprint

The real globalization of our footprint started in 1995, when the company was privatized and acquired by the Benetton family. This brought a new wave of enthusiasm and ambition.
Sustainability

Speaking the Same Language

Improving Communications between Companies and Investors on Corporate Responsibility

Investors and companies are still not having a meaningful dialogue about the business value of corporate responsibility. But there is a strong desire to change this and to find agreement on the best way forward. This report was produced in 2003 in partnership with the UK Social Investment Forum and...
Sustainability

Corporate Responsibility in the Food Industry

Too hard to swallow?

This document summarises the discussions from this event, highlighting the complexities of the supply chain in the food industry and the steps that some companies are taking to derive value and new opportunity through corporate responsibility.
Sustainability

Profits from Poverty

The ethics of making money from the poor

Two-thirds of the world's population live on less than $1000 a year. Though individually cash-poor, as a group they constitute a significant target for business. Making profits from poverty may make financial sense, but is it ethically acceptable? This document summarises discussions from one of...
Sustainability

Integrity + Innovation = Performance

The Sustainability Value Formula

The sustainability value formula examines how leading companies are building long-term sustainable performance through an intense focus on integrity and innovation. This paper brings clarity to the issues of where and how corporate responsibility delivers value to the firm.
Sustainability

The Carbon Margin

Translating Carbon Exposure into Competitive Advantage

The carbon margin urges all business sectors to view emerging carbon constraints as an opportunity to develop new profit streams and gain competitive advantage. This report provides a guide to the specific risks and opportunities carbon exposure presents for each major industry sector, and explains...
Sustainability

The Role of Green Branding in the Race to Innovate World

Consumer-driven market innovation

At "Solutions for Sustainability", the 12th annual conference of the German-British forum held in London on 11 and 12 October 2007, Arthur D. Little emphasised the role of green branding. We are seeing consumer-driven market innovation. With green electricity tariffs, some consumers are...
Sustainability

Green Purchasing Power

Cost Reduction and Revenue Generation through Sustainable Procurement

As stakeholders become increasingly insistent that "promises made" by the CEO become "promises delivered", business leaders will need to extract and manage increasing innovation from suppliers as well as employees to deliver on commitment to sustainable performance.
Operations management, Sustainability

The Water Margin

How Strategic Management of Water can Grow Business Value

With two-thirds of the world to experience water shortages by 2025, this report warns companies that it is imperative to assess their water footprint and develop a proactive response to water management or risk damaging their business performance. A proactive approach to water management assesses...
Sustainability