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Building Sustainable Supply Chains

Sourcing and transporting goods can be the most overlooked—and inefficient—parts of how a business is structured. Here’s how to examine and improve the social impact of a supply chain.

While building a sustainable company may seem unnecessary and costly, consider the alternative: being unsustainable and—vulnerable. “Incorporating sustainability into any company’s operations is a hefty issue. But it’s also an increasingly popular shift to make. ‘It’s an increasing liability to not do it,’ says Summer Rayne Oakes, co-founder and C.E.O. of Source4Style, the online fabric marketplace, which is based in New York City. ‘There are a lot of companies out there, that understand that they won’t be leaders within the field but they don’t want to be laggers either.'”


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