16 Sep '11, 7pm

UK Firms Moving Too Slow on Sustainability -- Just Like US Firms

UK Firms Moving Too Slow on Sustainability -- Just Like US Firms

Following years of steady improvement in carbon emissions, energy efficiency and sustainability R&D spending, U.K. companies have seen a backslide during the last year, a sign illustrating the challenges they face in boosting the bottom line without growing their environmental footprints. And while there are more than a few glimmers of hope on the landscape, companies by and large are not moving quickly enough, or far enough, to meet the challenges that face us, namely climate change and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. Sound familiar? This is one of the main conclusions drawn by the authors of Sustainable Business 2011 -- and echoes the findings of our own State of Green Business Report . SB11, the first of a series of annual reports from Forum for the Future (FFTF) and ENDS , is focused on businesses in the United Kingdom instead of the ...

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