So what are the problems preventing a wider take-up of sustainable practices?
On the evidence of our survey, they come down to three things.
- The need for financing solutions that will allow the longer term benefits of sustainability to compete with other programs with a higher short-term payback .
- The need for common measures, and underlying systems that produce credible information, to analyse the impact of sustainability programs.
- The need for a clear and rigorous international framework of regulation within which companies.