07 May '12, 7pm

Another report shows US firms lag Europeans on sustainability

Another report shows US firms lag Europeans on sustainability

A new report from Ceres and Sustainalytics concluded that while there are "pockets of leadership and innovation" in the sustainability efforts of 600 of the largest corporations in the U.S., there remains a "compelling case for deeper, more comprehensive business action on sustainability." EIRIS recently released its own report [PDF] on corporate sustainability practices as well, in which the more than 2,000 global firms listed in the FTSE All World Developed (AWD) Index are evaluated. The more global perspective adopted by EIRIS may have helped the research organization identify more leaders -- sustainability efforts in the U.K. and across Europe are generally more advanced than those in the U.S. or Asia -- but the report's conclusions are not much different from those arrived at by Ceres. "There are many companies which are demonstrating positive sustainability impacts, ...

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