Sustainability Pays – Studies that Prove the Business Case (Various, 2012)

When those wild-eyed environmentalists at Goldman Sachs tell you that the companies that are the leaders in sustainable, social and good governance policies have 25% higher stock value than their less sustainable competitors, there’s a business case for behaving in ways that are more responsible to the planet and to people.

This annotated list describes the ever-growing number of studies, most by conventional management consulting houses, academic institutions and similar establishment entities that prove this assertion.

As climate change, natural resource constraints, rapid development in emerging economies, and a host of other factors drive unprecedented changes in business, this will only grow stronger. This document is a resource to help you understand how business leaders can profit by integrating sustainability into their strategy and value-chain while securing a competitive advantage.

Leading companies increasingly will evaluate their performance using an integrated bottom line. This new measure places financial performance in the context of a firm’s environmental and social impacts to gauge its competitiveness in the marketplace more holistically. It recognizes the interdependent relation between business, environment, and society and emphasizes that businesses
gain by identifying shared opportunities to support all three.

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