06 Apr '12, 11am

Are businesses missing out on a sustainability goldmine?

Are businesses missing out on a sustainability goldmine?

Businesses of all sizes may be overlooking a goldmine of competitive information in their own corporate sustainability reports. What's more, executives could expose their companies to long-term business risks by failing to look at this data more closely or by failing to disclose all of the information that they've collected, according to a new report by consulting company Deloitte & Touche. It turns out that what you don't know can, in fact, hurt you. "If a company in today's world is not paying attention to the long-term or short-term resources that they need to operate, they will be in trouble," said Eric Hespenheide, partner and global leader of business risk for Deloitte & Touche. "I would argue that all companies, public or private, really ought to be looking at these things." Hespenheide is one of the authors of a new Deloitte & Touche report, "Disclosure of Long-Ter...

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