This minicase is one of 10 in a series written to illustrate the business benefits companies realize through adopting sustainable business strategies. Method is a successful startup firm in San Francisco that has made sustainable design principles a guiding force its strategy. Unlike other firms, however, Method sells its products on performance, price, and aesthetics; health and environment are simply built into the design from the outset. Backed by venture capital and successful selling through Target nationwide, Method offers a model of what may ultimately become standard practice and strategy.
Darden Business Publishing – University of Virginia