CEO’s of the largest corporations in the world are taking sustainability seriously, and increasingly believe that sustainaibility is an important factor for the health and success of their businesses.
In the largest survey ever conducted on corporate sustainability, the UN Global Compact and Accenture asked 766 CEOs around the world their thoughts on these important issues. The results were significant:
– 93% believe sustainaibility will be “critical” to the future success of their company
– 80% say the economic downturn has raised the importance of sustainability in saving money and cutting waste
– 81% say sustainability issues were part of company strategy and operations, compared with 50% three years ago
“Achieving greater environmental and social sustainability takes time, effort and a sincere leadership commitment,” said Georg Kell, executive director of the UN Global Compact. Moving forward, he said, will mean convincing investors that sustainability is actually good for the bottom line.
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