Green Evolution: Managing the Risks, Reaping the Benefits
|Recognition of the importance of green issues for business is going mainstream. Organizations are responding to pressure from regulators and customers regarding greenhouse gas emissions by finding ways to make many sustainability efforts pay for themselves through lower energy and water use, and by adopting product lifecycle analyses. At the country level, solid progress continues in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, although no binding agreements emerged from the recent Copenhagen conference. In this special report, a collaboration between the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) at Penn/Wharton and Knowledge@Wharton, experts look at the many challenges and potential rewards as the evolution towards greater sustainability speeds up.