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Positive News about the inclusion of Sustainability

Source: www.environmentalleader.com 29/10/12 Sustainability is Key, 42% of Companies Say Some 42 percent of companies in 2012 – more than twice as many as in 2006 – say sustainability plays a key role in their business operations, according to a study by Siemens and McGraw-Hill Construction. In 2006, 18 percent of companies did so. The 2012 Greening of Corporate America study is the third in a series by the two firms, initiated in 2006 to investigate corporate sustainability. The latest study shows companies are institutionalizing sustainability into business policy and practice, Siemens and McGraw-Hill say. The percentage of firms viewin ...

Perform better – include sustainability

Source: Economist, 22 June, J.A Can companies succeed where governments have failed to protect the environment? The question was repeatedly asked in Rio de Janeiro this week, at the UN’s vast three-day environment summit, which was due to end on June 22nd. That was largely a sign of desperation. Despite the presence of scores of heads of state, Rio+20, as the summit is known, was expected to produce the weakest imaginable commitment to greening the global economy. On many counts—including a wishy-washy commitment to look beyond GDP as a measure of progress—it represented l ...