21 May '12, 12pm

The balancing act of corporate sustainability and consumption

The balancing act of corporate sustainability and consumption

[Editor’s Note: This is the second GreenBiz news report examining the recent MIT annual survey of corporate executives on sustainability efforts .] Sustainability has found a place on the corporate agenda, but there’s still plenty of work to be done. MIT Sloan Management Review and Boston Consulting Group recently published their third annual survey of corporate sustainability efforts, and the responses suggest that sustainability has become a permanent fixture on the agendas of most executives and managers. According to the nearly 3,000 executives from the commercial sector surveyed, sustainability is now part of the permanent management agenda at 70 percent of companies. Furthermore, two-thirds of respondents state that sustainability is necessary to be competitive in today's economy and almost one-third say that sustainability contributes to increased profitability. But...

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