From supply chain to greener transportation, 'State of Green Business Report' finds businesses are thinking bigger and longer term about sustainability
Submitted by GreenBiz
/PRNewswire/ - In 2010, US corporations continued to enhance their sustainable business efforts by making bigger, bolder, longer-term sustainability commitments. Today, GreenBiz issued its 4th annual State of Green Business report. The free downloadable report measures the progress of U.S. business and the economy from an environmental perspective, and highlights key trends in corporate culture in regard to the environment.
This year's report shows a dramatic shift occurring in mainstream business: Companies are thinking bigger and longer-term about sustainability - an analysis of businesses in 2010 shows that even during economically challenging times, many companies invested more in their sustainability activities and made bold new sustainability commitments. For example:
Joel Makower, Executive Editor of GreenBiz.com and principal author of the report concluded that, "Companies are thinking bigger and longer-term about sustainability - a sea change from their otherwise notoriously incremental, short-term thinking. And during these tough times, many have doubled down on their sustainability activities and commitments. During 2010, we saw a steady march of progress, with some of the world's biggest companies and brands putting a stake in the ground in the name of environmental (and, sometimes) social sustainability."
This steady march toward progress is marked by 10 big trends that Makower identifies in the 2011 State of Green Business Report including:
Click on the links below to view multimedia video content of Joel Makower discussing the 2011 State of Green Business report including:
The 2011 report will be the centerpiece at GreenBiz's upcoming State of Green Business Forums. The two-day events will take place in San Francisco on February 2-3, Chicago on February 9-10, and Washington, D.C., February 16-17. For more information on the Forums, or to download a free copy of "State of Green Business 2011," visit www.greenbiz.com.
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