Corporate Strategy Today: Issue 7-8
By Steve Percy - AHC Group Senior Associate, and former CEO and Chairman of BP America.
This one pager sums up the lessons of this special issue for current CEOs and Board members thru Lexis Nexis and our business and corporate library outlets.This is also posted on select governance and management web pages.
By Dr. Bruce Piasecki - President & Founder of AHC Group
Sustainable Value Creation and the Near Future:What?s Next
NOTE FROM THE MANAGING EDITOR: WHAT'S INSIDE
By Celeste Richie - AHC Group's Financial and Management Reports Coordinator
THE NEW DISCIPLINE OF SUSTAINABLE VALUE
By Chris Laszlo, Dave Sherman and John Whalen - Sustainable Value Partners
Corporations have struggled to translate the concepts of corporate responsibility and sustainable development into a practical, financially sound model that can help guide business strategy. This article by the three founders of Sustainable Value Partners outlines a set of strategic disciplines that can help companies discover and deliver the business value of beyond compliance environmental and social initiatives.
AUTOMAKING AND THE NEW CENTURY: SOCIAL RESPONSE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AS CORPORATE STRATEGY
By Bruce Piasecki - President & Founder of AHC Group
Most new product development models limit themselves to the discovery of price and technical variables. This new excerpt from Dr. Piasecki's sixth book, World Inc, provides an in-depth case study on how Toyota and Honda utilized a social response product development strategy to liberate a new family of hybrid technologies. Definitions of this historic new form of product development are provided, and suggestions for what's next for corporate strategy are explored.
REVEALING THE VALUE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
By Joseph Fiksel, Ph.D. - Principal and Co-Founder of Eco-Nomics LLC
Dr. Joseph Fiksel writes about new valuation techniques to measure the business consequences of socially responsible business behavior and strategy. Fiksel explains why there is really only one bottom line, taking on the existing misperceptions around sustainability. Over the last eight years of AHC Group publications, Dr. Fiksel has been a frequent contributor to our executive briefing documents, such as this special issue on the near future.
DEFINING THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMPASS POINTS FOR EXELON
By William Brady - Director, Corporate Environmental Stategy Excelon Corporation
After Enron, many significant power marketers and the generators of electricity hit significant debt barriers. In this case study a lead executive from the fourth largest producer of electricity explains the tools by which Exelon out maneuvered these financial pressures by better aligning business and environmental strategy.
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