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BSC2009 – Growing a Sustainable Economy – Coro Strandberg

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Coro Strandberg presented the corporate and institutional sustainability perspective to the conference delegates of the Building Sustainable Communities Conference.

Drivers of the New Economy

  • Government
  • Supply Chain
  • Consumers
  • Board Governance
  • Employers

Sustainable Governance

  • Good governance = sustainable governance
  • Three types of boards
  • Strategic, compensation, risk analysis, reporting

Sustainable Investment

  • Mainstreaming of Socially Responsible Investment
  • Niche SRI

Sustainable Industry Associations

  • Mandated performance requirements
  • Sector reporting

Sustainable Purchasing

  • From commitment to purchasing
  • From screening to engagement

Sustainable Labour Market

  • Shift to low-carbon economy
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and recycling
  • sustainability generalists
  • greening of industry

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