Annual Meeting 2016 - Adding Sustainability to the NPD Toolbox

ROR Stage: gathering and analyzing data

This project aims to overcome the gap between a high level view on the importance of sustainability to a “how to do it” approach to integrating sustainability into the NPD process. The team will use the literature and a brief survey to help identify examples of success and failure and why.
​This will be followed by select interviews with companies in different business cases and in different phases of the sustainability model to identify what worked, what didn’t, and ultimately to propose tools for best practices and check lists to help companies successfully integrate sustainability into their NPD processes.

Team members: Debbie Kalish (Ingersoll Rand), John Taylor (Schneider Electric), Sue Burek, Newell Rubbermaid; Larry Schwartz, IP Business-Tech Solutions (SME)