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Detroit environmental abuse: a cities left in ruins - socially, economically, and environmentally

Detroit was Killed by Decades of Environmental Abuse

The findings in this post-mortem of Detroit suggest that the city was killed by environmental abuse compounded by the failure to adapt to a changing economic landscape. Understanding the fall of Michigan’s largest city has important implications for cities across America and around the world. With a population of more than 700,000 people, Detroit is now the largest U.S. municipality…

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Sustainable business best practices: the triple bottom line

Sustainability: Past, Present and Future

A variety of factors are coalescing to make 2013 a pivotal year in the growth of sustainability. Year after year, sustainability has gained ground as an increasing number of organizations are incorporating environmental and social concerns into their strategic planning. The corporate community cannot ignore the overwhelming logic of the business case for sustainability. The benefits include reduced input costs,…

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Businesses are fast adopting sustainability as a core component of their business mission

The Business Community Moves Toward Sustainability

Initially, corporate sustainability was a tertiary practice that focused on reporting; increasingly, it is influencing core strategic business decisions. A proactive stance on sustainability is becoming a competitive necessity to attract investors, source talent, meet the requirements of supply chain partners, and address growing consumer demand. Companies are seeing the value of operating in ways that address environmental concerns, health and safety issues and operational risks. They…

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Companies begin to see sustainability efforts as key to their bottom line

New CDP Report Points to the Growth of Corporate Sustainability

The CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2012 indicates that there has been an increase in corporate sustainability around the world. The CDP assesses corporate risks and opportunities on behalf of 655 institutional investors with $78 trillion in assets. The CDP harnesses the power of market forces to collect information from companies about their GHG emissions, water usage and other environmental impacts. The CDP…

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