SOURCE: 3BL Media, LLC
A new study by GreenBiz finds that while corporations are adopting more environmentally sustainable practices, their impacts on ecosystems continue to increase. It shows that despite the rapid rise of sustainability on companies' agendas, progress is lagging, particularly in light of the resource and weather risks many sectors are facing. Companies increasingly view climate change and access to water and natural resources as key risk factors, particularly in a time where floods and droughts in one part of the world can upend supply chains globally, and where water scarcity is becoming a constraint to operations on nearly every continent. The report, published in association with Trucost, concludes that the financial costs to the environment caused by the companies covered in the study exceeded $1 trillion in 2011, surpassing pre-recession levels. The study measures the efforts and impacts of 500 U.S. companies and more than 1,600 others around the world, tracking 30 metrics, from greenhouse gas emissions to environmental research and development.
The Network for Business Sustainability will hold an online webinar on best practices for companies to drive social change. The webinar will include updates on how companies like Unilever, Home Depot, Walmart, Tim Hortons, and Danone are leading effective social change projects. It will also outline 19 techniques that companies can use to drive positive behavior change. The webinar is based on research findings from NBS’s upcoming report on driving social change. The one-hour event takes place on Tuesday March 5th and is free of charge.
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