World view

Pressure points

In his new book, Transaction Man, journalist Nicholas Lemann describes the evolution — and failure — of competing attempts to manage the power of corporations.
by Mike Jakeman

How conglomerates can do better in emerging markets

Despite investor skepticism about business conglomerates, in emerging markets they are well placed to improve returns. But they need a sharper focus and a better-defined strategic identity to guarantee future performance.
by Shashank Tripathi, Eduardo Fusaro, and Anurag Garg

Making Indian businesses sustainable

Companies will accelerate their commitment to long-term social and environmental well-being only if India builds an ecosystem of sustainability drivers.
by Deepa Krishnan
s+b Blogs

Keep your CSR programs on track

Corporate social responsibility can be tricky, especially for multinationals. A new study lays out some guidance.
by Matt Palmquist
GMO

China’s herd of unicorns

About 200 Chinese startups have valuations of $1 billion or more, and many are preparing to go global.
by Jianbin Gao and Yuqing Guo
s+b Blogs

Why business should cut food waste

Being green isn’t the only reason for companies to get on board. Retailers, restaurants, and others that find ways to minimize food surpluses will reap financial rewards, too.
by Deepali Srivastava

Level setting

In his new book, Michael O’Sullivan looks to the past to find a future for the post-globalization world.
by David J. Lynch

Jabil’s manufacturing leap

How one of the biggest companies you’ve never heard of may create the future of manufacturing.
by Richard D’Aveni