Sustainability: What It Means for Business

5 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2010

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Erwin A.J. Dreessen

Small Business Policy Branch, Small Business and Marketplace Services Sector, Industry Canada

Date Written: August 22, 2010

Abstract

Adopting more sustainable practices is an option for any size or type of business. There is much low-hanging fruit, where more sustainable conduct is immediately profitable. Numerous studies have shown that it pays to be green. Most studies also find that stock markets reward more sustainable behaviour. Governments have a key role to play in helping businesses become more sustainable. There is a dire need for generally accepted metrics for corporate initiatives that support greater sustainability.

Keywords: Annotated bibliography, business sustainability, corporate social responsibility, environmental management systems, research priorities

Suggested Citation

Dreessen, Erwin A.J., Sustainability: What It Means for Business (August 22, 2010). OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 43-46, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1663432

Erwin A.J. Dreessen (Contact Author)

Small Business Policy Branch, Small Business and Marketplace Services Sector, Industry Canada ( email )

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