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Nike Considered: Getting Traction on Sustainability

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ABSTRACT

In 2008, Hannah Jones, Nike’s new VP of Corporate Responsibility, wanted the company to be a leader in creating sustainable footwear, and subsequently developed a strategy for working with the product units to do so. Questions remained about whether Nike was on the right track and if the company was doing enough in the sustainability arena.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE

To explore the role of an index tool as a vehicle for making products more sustainable.

COULD BE TAUGHT IN THE FOLLOWING COURSE(S)

sustainability, strategy

NIKE CONSIDERED: GETTING TRACTION ON SUSTAINABILITY 

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