Responsible Value Chain: What Are You Accountable For?

How accountable should branded-goods companies be for activities in their value chains, even those that they do not directly control? As more NGOs target big branded companies with “brand mail” to raise awareness of key social issues, and as activism rises amongst key consumer groups, boards and senior managers spend more of their time on issues of “value chain accountability” or “sustainable supply chains.” The … [ Read more ]

Strategies for Growth

This article is a follow-up to “The Facts About Growth,” which explored the findings of an extensive study by Bain & Company of the factors leading to consistent company value creation. While the early part of this article is repetitive of the earlier article, the latter part offers some good new insight.