As an eternal optimist the findings of the recently released CERES report: Road to 2020, are not all bad. However it would appear that of the 600 major US corporations studied, only a minority are making great strides in sustainability.
The bad news is that most companies have barely begun the journey towards sustainability and remain stuck in outmoded ways of doing business. The pace of change must accelerate because our major sustainability threats such as climate change and water scarcity are coming at us faster and harder than projected just a few years ago.
The report highlights pockets of good practice, and the many benefits that enlightened companies are realising as a result, it isn’t just the right thing to do, there are tangible business benefits.