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Sustainability Center Publications

2018

  1. China and the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Policy Priorities and Business Strategies

    July 2018 | Research Report

    Many of China’s most pressing domestic policies align with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. But for most businesses, directly addressing the SDGs is unchartered territory.

  2. Sustainability Center Newsletter

    July 2018 | Publication

    China’s new pollution tax is a breath of fresh air for MNCs—but comes with important risks to monitor

  3. China Center Presentation Deck: Appraising Income Inequality in China

    July 2018 | China Center Publications

    Income inequality is a serious and growing problem in China, and the impact of wealth and income inequality is clearly observable in China’s consumer market dynamics. 

  4. China's new pollution tax - a breath of fresh air for MNC's, but with important risks to monitor

    June 2018 | China Center Publications

    We look at how the new tax differs from the old fee-based system, and what those changes will mean for tax amounts payable as well as broader considerations regarding investments in environmental management systems.

  5. Sustainability Center Newsletter

    June 2018 | Publication

    Companies should seek opportunities in expanded ESG reporting requirements

  6. Total Impact Valuation: Appendixes

    June 2018 | Key Business Issues

    Appendixes to Total Impact Valuation. Appendix A: Companies in our sample; Appendix B: Economic, social, and environmental indicators used in total impact valuation methodologies; Appendix C: Examples of valuation approaches by indicator.

  7. Total Impact Valuation: Overview of Current Practices

    June 2018 | Key Business Issues

    Total impact valuation—the practice of quantifying and monetizing a company’s economic, social, and environmental impacts—has almost as many methodologies as it has companies engaging in the practice. 

  8. Total Impact Valuation: Overview of Current Practices (Executive Summary)

    June 2018 | Key Business Issues

    Total impact valuation—the practice of quantifying and monetizing a company’s economic, social, and environmental impacts—has almost as many methodologies as it has companies engaging in the practice. 

  9. Total Impact Valuation: Overview of Current Practices (Expanded Report)

    June 2018 | Key Business Issues

    Total impact valuation—the practice of quantifying and monetizing a company’s economic, social, and environmental impacts—has almost as many methodologies as it has companies engaging in the practice. Includes 3 appendixes.

  10. Anticipating Business Risk in the New Social Media Landscape

    June 2018 | Research Report

    This Giving Thoughts article guides corporate leaders on how to identify the “inherent negatives” in their business models and mitigate the resulting social risks in ways that benefit both their business and society.

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