13 Dec '12, 2pm

Infographic: Companies unprepared to address resource scarcities

Infographic: Companies unprepared to address resource scarcities

Despite widespread warnings of resource scarcity over the next few decades, a significant proportion of global businesses are not prepared to address the predicted shortfall, according to new research by Carbon Trust . The U.K.-based organization’s survey of 475 executives in the U.S., Brazil, China, Korea and the U.K. revealed while a majority acknowledged that their companies would have to charge more for their products and services as a result of resource constraints, 43 percent are not monitoring risks posed by incidents such as energy price increases and environmental disasters. Over 50 percent have not developed goals to reduce their company’s consumption of water, waste production or carbon emissions. Many executives surveyed -- 41 percent -- don't believe significant changes to their business operations to prepare for future resource constraints will be needed unti...

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