Corporate sustainability: a progress report

KPMG’s Climate Change and Sustainability practice is pleased to announce the final versionof a publication titledCorporate Sustainability: A Progress Report.

Conducted in co-operation with the Economist Intelligence Unit. Its initial conclusions were previewed at the climate change talks in Cancun, Mexico at the end of 2010. A global survey of 378 senior executives, encompassing a range of industries, and evenly split between the US and Canada, Asia-Pacific and Europe, with a smaller representation from the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. Organisations of all sizes were represented.

Corporate sustainability is becoming a core consideration for successful businesses across the world. This report examines the impact of sustainability on business practices, along with the role of the government in bringing climate goals within reach. It discusses how companies are collaborating to formulate frameworks for integrated reporting by combining sustainability and financial results. It also highlights the challenges that lie ahead for businesses. The objective of this publication is to highlight the importance of corporate sustainability for successful businesses around the world. The publication also outlines the following:

Sustainability is being viewed as a source of innovation and new growth.

Firms are increasingly measuring and reporting their sustainability performance.

Businesses want a successor to the Kyoto Protocol.

Sustainability has moved up the corporate agenda over the past three years.

Read the report here.

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