UN’s Global Compact report reveals corporations ready to embrace sustainability

Accenture report A New Era of Sustainability

Corporations are poised to enter a new era where  environmental, social and corporate governance issues are embedded throughout operations, the supply chain and subsidiaries.

This according to a  new report from the United Nations Global Compact and Accenture, based on a global survey of more than 750 CEOs and in-depth interviews with 50 of the world’s foremost CEOs in a range of industries and geographies.

Some highlights:

  • 86% of CEOs believe that companies should invest in enhanced training of managers to integrate sustainability into strategy and operations
  • A large number of the CEOs responding believe that “business that is both sustainable and profitable requires efforts by people at all levels of the corporation; thus engaging employees in the sustainability agenda is vital to success.”
  • Within the decade, a tipping point will be reached that brings sustainability from the periphery to the core.

Training for sustainability is vital. We from AVBP offer our sustainability briefings to get your organisation quickly up to speed.

Download UN Global Compact–Accenture CEO Study 2010 [PDF, 2.7MB]

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