The Plastilene Group: Sustainable Innovation Strategy
In 2020, the corporate purchasing and sustainability manager at the Plastilene Group (a plastics producer based in Colombia) needed to address a sustainability challenge. In response to media and legislative attacks and consumer behaviour changes regarding the use of plastic products globally, the corporate purchasing and sustainability manager, supported by the company's chief executive officer, was tasked with leading a strategic renewal in the 62-year-old business group known for its integration of various lines of innovation both inside and outside its organization. The organization's process of strategic renewal had arisen from the theories of sustainability and the circular economy. How could the company management enhance not only the sustainable innovation strategy within the organization's structure, but also its spirit of corporate entrepreneurship and innovation? Ricardo Estrada is affiliated with . Juan Carlos Rodr guez is affiliated with Temple University. Michael Rivera is affiliated with Temple University.