29 Jul '11, 8pm

World Resources Institute and Fortune 500 Companies Launch Sustainable Business Partnership

"The Next Practice partnership is about re-imagining the bar for corporate leadership," said Manish Bapna, interim president, WRI. "Leading businesses understand that it is time for real innovation and new thinking, not just incremental improvement." WRI's Samantha Putt del Pino explains some of the reasoning behind creating Next Practices: "The world in 20, 30 or 40 years will look very different from today and this has fundamental consequences for business. For example, science is clear that greenhouse gas emissions reductions of 80 to 95 percent are needed by 2050 and that climate impacts are already occurring. Our children and grandchildren will be living and managing businesses in a carbon constrained world." CEMEX, one of the founding partners, joined the initiative to further its sustainable development work, including efforts to "engage low-income 'base of the pyra...

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