20 Oct '11, 5pm

Why Are We Still Debating Whether to Embrace Sustainability?

Why Are We Still Debating Whether to Embrace Sustainability?

One of the most interesting aspects of working in the field of corporate climate responsibility (CCR) is how the debates and discussions are generally grounded in reality. In politics, the conversation is all too often focused on whether or not climate change is real, while in the business world -- even within the energy sector -- debate is more often centered on questions related to risk, reward and return on investment. A perfect example of the issues facing corporations today arose out of a debate that took place during the COMMIT! Forum earlier this month in New York City. Dr. Aneel Karnani , PhD at the University of Michigan, and Gerald Sullivan , President of the Vice Fund, argued that companies expending resources on corporate responsibility and sustainability destroy economic value. Defending corporate responsibility were Paul Herman , CEO of HIP investors and Dr. ...

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