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Unformatted text preview: cant impact on their companies.4 By contrast, although interviewees in the thought leader group acknowledged that consumer awareness is a reality that businesses must confront, they cited other drivers—such as climate change and other ecological forces—as more pressing. 3. When we examined sustainability drivers by industry, we found that government legislation also led among nearly all the industries we analyzed, with just three exceptions. Survey respondents from agriculture, mining, and water companies cited environmental pollution as the issue having the greatest impact; for the media and entertainment industry and the technology and telecommunications industry, respondents identified global political security as having the greatest impact. 4. Interestingly, consumer concerns were viewed as a relatively more critical force in sustainability among companies based outside of the United States and Europe. In Australia and New Zealand, Africa and the Middle East, and Latin America, 73 percent, 68 percent, and 67 percent of survey respondents, resp...
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  • Spring '14
  • Business, MIT Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Sloan Management Review, sustainability initiative, 01_BOSS_Sustainability Report_1-16.indd Sec2

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