Analyst insight: Non-profit association Business Roundtable has made a valuable case for corporations to shift their purposes to promote “an economy that serves all Americans.” A “Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation” signed by 181 CEOs is asking companies to lead for the benefit of all stakeholders, including customers, employees, suppliers, communities and shareholders.
February 11, 2020 · By Gary Forger, Contributing Editor · Ever visited an ALDI food store? You probably couldn’t help but notice all the really nice displays for each of the various food products throughout the store. Look a little closer and the display packaging is the same as the case packaging that got it
Analyst insight: Demands for sustainability are putting new pressure on the supply chain as initiatives become more ambitious. This is changing the way companies think about supplier finance, particularly supply-chain finance, and how it can help fund sustainability initiatives. There are a lot of factors contributing to an increased focus on supply-chain sustainability, but two
Last week, we learned that Amazon’s fourth-quarter results smashed analysts’ expectations. Revenue climbed 21% year on year, profits rebounded, Prime is paying off, and market cap surged to over $1 trillion. Exciting developments for those of us who predicted the success of the Amazon operating model. More sobering, however, was the news that the World