Tag Archives: Sustainable Economy

How Businesses Can Keep Sustainability Goals

The path to sustainability. How Business can meet their CSR goals

Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important business objective, and growing numbers of companies are setting sustainability goals. Making commitments is one thing, but actually keeping them has proven to be a challenge. A recent survey found that a disappointing two percent of companies meet or achieve their corporate sustainability goals, as compared to 12 percent for other company objectives. What can businesses learn from …

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Fiscal Sustainability: Stimulus or Austerity

Wind turbines in South Africa. Sustainable economic growth means investing in sustainability

Cost cutting and economic consolidation makes good fiscal sense particularly during difficult economic times.  Conversely, stimulating your economy with investments that contribute to sustainable growth and create jobs also makes sense. As the wave of recession was breaking around the world, the IMF’s managing director said,  “if there has ever been a time in modern economic history when fiscal policy and a fiscal stimulus should …

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Best Practices in Sustainability: Employee Engagement and Reporting

Sustainable business best practices: the triple bottom line

It is widely understood that adopting best practices in sustainability can offer a significant competitive advantage. There is ample incentive to get on board. In 2012, sales of sustainable goods and services reached $1 trillion globally and in 2013, it may double to reach $2 trillion. As early as 2017, the sustainable economy could be worth $10 trillion in annual global revenue. Almost three …

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