07 Mar '13, 1pm

The 4 biggest barriers to corporate sustainability

The 4 biggest barriers to corporate sustainability

[Editor's note: This is the first installment of WRI's five-part series, "Aligning Profit and Environmental Sustainability ." Each post, which will run on Thursdays for the next four weeks, will offer solutions for businesses to better integrate environmental sustainability into their everyday operations.] Implementing corporate environmental sustainability strategies is increasingly becoming standard practice . More than 300 firms on the S&P 500 index, for example, report their greenhouse gas inventories each year to the Carbon Disclosure Project. Fortune 100 and S&P Global 100 companies are investing billions of dollars to reach renewable energy procurement targets. Some companies are going further and taking steps to reduce the environmental impact of their products, services and supply chains. Despite this encouraging progress, a confluence of global environmental chal...

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