White Paper on Business Sustainability: What it is and why it matters

White Paper on Business Sustainability: What it is and why it matters. World Economic Forum. July 30, 2013.

In the 21st century, business sustainability needs to be understood in terms of the environment, economic development, human rights, women’s empowerment, and rule of law. Smart businesses are incorporating these broader principles of sustainability into their business decisions, and developing practical standards and metrics to help apply these principles in practice. These measures work to maximize opportunity and minimize the negative impact their core businesses have on the environment, the community and the economy in places where they operate, according to the report. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

[PDF format, 11 pages, 311.07 KB].

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