Sustainability

Mar 4, 2021

FedEx Commits to Carbon-Neutrality by 2040

FedEx seeks to increase its sustainability options by achieving carbon-neutral operations by 2040. This transition towards an environmentally-efficient future will be a $2 billion investment.  Going forward, FedEx will gradually replace all its trucks with electric-powered delivery vehicles to ensure […]

Jan 25, 2021  |  Articles

Five Supply Chain Trends to Watch out for in 2021

Mark Perera, CEO of Vizibl, recently shared his 2021 predictions on key procurement and supply chain trends with Supply Chain Digital. He predicted this year we would see: a demand for organizations to team up with suppliers to improve the […]

Nov 20, 2020  |  Articles

Poole Graduate Joydeep Ganguly believes in a “Goodness Chain” at Gilead Science

We have a lot of remarkable graduates that come out of the halls of Nelson Hall from the Poole College of Management, and one of the ones I have the pleasure to stay in touch with is Joydeep Ganguly.  He […]

Mar 7, 2020  |  Director's Blog

USDA releases Biobased Economy report: A collaborative effort between NC State, Wichita State, and Duke University

I am proud to share the most recent study published by the USDA on biobased products and their growth in the United States.  This report was released this past week by the USDA, and is the latest in a series […]

Nov 25, 2019  |  Articles

The WSJ Drucker Management 250 List: NC State’s Input into the Ratings

Every year about this time, the Wall Street Journal reveals its list of the Management Top 250 firms, which lists America’s Best-Run Companies.  The announcement, which appeared in today’s WSJ, identifies some of the top companies, with Amazon ranked at […]

Jul 28, 2019  |  Articles

Global Sourcing and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand

Low-cost country (LCC) sourcing is now a commonplace strategy for shrinking bottom line labor and material costs in most consumer products industries, including apparel, footwear, toys, and other manufactured products. Organizations continue to scour global markets for even lower labor […]

Jul 13, 2019  |  Director's Blog

Closed Loop Recycling Systems are Key to Sustainable Concessions for the Portland Blazers

One of the big changes occurring in the food service packaging industry is the use of biobased food containers at sports events. Stadiums are “closed loop” systems, meaning that all of the waste materials can be collected and sent to […]

Jul 19, 2018  |  Articles

NC State SCRC analytics contribute to KRMA, one of the top ESG funds in the market

More sustainability-minded investors are becoming conscious of what is known as ESG funds.  Investments predicated upon Environmental, Social and Governance best practices evolved from what was once known as socially responsible investments. In its day, SRI was essentially a subtractive […]

Jun 5, 2018  |  Director's Blog

Homeland Security is Using Supply Chain Analytics to Go After Organized Crime and Traffickers

I had the pleasure of attending the Thomson Reuters Government Conference, and sat on a panel with Andy Russell, Lead Director, Department of Defense Programs. Prior to our panel session, I heard from some outstanding speakers on the topic of […]

May 11, 2018  |  Articles

How sustainable is your food? Ask Field to Market

Rod Snyder, president of Field to Market:  The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, has over ten years of experience in eco-labeling.  FTM was founded in order to address the question of how US agriculture can better define, measure, and advance the […]