New Zealand


  • Service: Advisory, Climate Change and Sustainability Services
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 19/04/2011


Gabrielle Wyborn

Associate Director - Climate Change and Sustainability Services 

+64 9 363 3687

Corporate sustainability - A progress report 

The evidence that sustainability is becoming a core consideration for successful businesses around the world grows stronger every day.


But translating this into action is not proving to be easy. As this survey shows, despite all the progress that has been made, more than a third of businesses still do not have a sustainability strategy in place.


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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.



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