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Friday, April 5, 2013

Strategic CSR - Nike

It is worth forwarding good news in the CSR field when it crosses your desk. Truly, Nike has come a long way from its 1990s sweatshop days:
“Ask most corporate responsibility practitioners about the business benefits of sustainability and, chances are, they will refer to reduced energy bills, enhanced corporate reputation or increased sales from a sustainable lifestyle product or service. Few would be able to reference examples of product and process innovations integrated across entire product supply chains. Or companies that have shared eight years’ of proprietary materials research and analysis with peers and competitors in a bid to drive systems change across an entire industry – as Nike did when it donated its materials sustainability index (MSI) to the Sustainable Apparel Coalition in 2010.”
Nike just made a very good process (the drive by Walmart and others to create a unified measurement and labeling scheme across all products, significantly better.
Have a good weekend.
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Sustainability commercialized – Systems change with a swoosh
By Rob Bailes
December 11, 2012
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