Seven ways that lead to corporate sustainability


theglobeandmail.com |Published Wednesday, Sep. 10 2014, 4:19 PM EDT

“A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.” – Mark Twain

Businesses are often blamed for undermining sustainability. They are seen as wasting resources, polluting heavily, and exploiting employees – all in an effort to earn ever-higher profits.

However, within each sector, some corporations are stepping up. They are stewarding natural resources and demonstrating fair labour practices.

The terrain is pockmarked with landmines, as these firms try to balance complex, diverse interests. As well, there is no clear destination that marks sustainability. Oftentimes, these firms feel like they have caught the proverbial cat by its tail. They are learning along the way, making some mistakes, but always improving their practices, while making money. read more>


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