10 Jan '12, 10pm

2012: Sustainability Steams Ahead in Uncertain Times #CSR

Chronic economic weakness will redefine sustainability priorities : The weak economy will push the question of economic equity to the forefront of public debate, and that question should be considered more seriously by business. The sluggish economy may mean that more mindshare is given to “responsible business,” as questions of economic equity between high and low earners and between generations get more heated. Look for executive pay to get more attention. Companies can anticipate the public mood by embracing transparency and collaboration. And businesses that find ways to achieve—and demonstrate—progress toward big sustainability goals will have the first claim on public trust that is in such short supply. Faith in government to provide answers will continue to fall : It is highly unlikely that Rio+20 will deliver a template for sustainable economic development. Combine...

Full article: https://www.bsr.org/en/our-insights/bsr-insight-article/2...

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