|Stuart L. Hart
Strategies for Sustainable Value
I'm Stuart L. Hart, a leading authority on the implications of environment and poverty for business strategy. A few years ago, I defined the concept of sustainable value; my work includes over 70 academic papers and several books.
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My best-selling book, Capitalism at the Crossroads, published in 2005, was selected by Cambridge University as one of the 50 top books on sustainability of all-time; the third edition of the book was published in 2010.
With Ted London, I'm the author of a newly released book entitled Next Generation Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid.
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Beyond Greening: Strategies for a Sustainable World won the McKinsey Award for Best Article in the Harvard Business Review for 1997 and helped launch the movement for corporate sustainability.
With C.K. Prahalad, I wrote the pathbreaking article: The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid which provided the first articulation of how business could profitably serve the needs of the four billion poor in the developing world.
The Great Leap: Driving Innovation from the Base of the Pyramid
A Natural-Resource-Based View of the Firm
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I focus on creating sustainable value -- growing profits, increasing competitive advantage, and generating growth -- through the pursuit of sustainability. MY vision of a sustainable future is one in which companies, and even nations, can flourish indefinitely. This means reversing the widening gap between rich and poor, and halting the rampant loss of natural capital and biodiversity worldwide. I believe that business can, and should, be the engine for change.
The winning companies of the present and future will be sustainable enterprises, companies that grow and profit by moving us more rapidly in a sustainable direction. Attaining global sustainability through this new breed of enterprise calls for transformational change in corporate vision and strategy. To address this challenge, companies must learn how to open up to the world: Strategies need to take into account the entire human community of 6.7 billion, as well as the host of other species with which we share the planet. To realize the vision of sustainable enterprise, a new set of guiding principles are needed.
Here are a few examples of topics I have spoken about in the past:
- Creating Sustainable Value
- Next Generation Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid
- Taking the Green Leap
- Embedded Innovation for the 21st Century
- Driving Innovation from the Base of the Pyramid
RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Taking the Green Leap: Embedded Innovation for the 21st Century
The Green Leap: A New Strategy for Sustainable Development
Harnessing Innovation for Development
Base of the Pyramid Business: Next-Generation Strategies
Enterprise for a Sustainable World
Co-Creating Markets for the Base of the Pyramid
Creating Sustainable Value
Taking the Green Leap
New Businesses for a Sustainable Future
From World Factory to World Lab
Business Sustainability: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going?
Sustainable Strategies for Innovation, Growth, and Profitability
Base of the Pyramid: A Vehicle for Sustainable Development
BoP for Sustainable Development
Low Income: Capitalism at the Crossroad
Creating Sustainable Value: Aligning Business, Earth, and Humanity
Leveraging Sustainability Through Tourism in Ireland
What is Sustainable Enterprise?
BoP: State of the Field
Opportunities for the Majority: The Base of the Pyramid Protocol
Beyond Green: Toward a Truly Sustainable World
Driving Innovation from the Base of the Pyramid
Beyond Greening: Strategies for a Sustainable World
Private Sector Strategies: The Base of the Pyramid
Testing the Base of the Pyramid Protocol: A Case Study from SC Johnson
SC Johnson in Kenya: Business Co-Creation at the Base of the Pyramid