30 Jul '12, 12pm

Can companies grow, and profit, with no impact?

Can companies grow, and profit, with no impact?

One of the Big 4 accounting firms has been noodling the idea that we can create an economic model "that allows 9-10 billion people to live in harmony with nature and in well-being." One might reasonably conclude that they've been sniffing a little too much red ink. That's not the case. Indeed, the folks at Deloitte couldn't be more sober, or more serious. They're envisioning a world in which "a new bottom line would arise, not allowing economic success on the back of nature and society." Welcome to the brave new world of Zero Impact Growth. A new report, from Deloitte’s Netherlands office, researched 65 companies in 10 industries on their readiness for a “green and inclusive economy.” The Zero Impact Growth Monitor 2012 (PDF) reveals that only six of those companies — Puma, Nike, Nestlé, Unilever, Natura and Ricoh — “have reached a level on which they are ready to take rad...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/07/30/here-zero-can-we-...

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greenbiz.com 27 Jul '12, 1pm

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