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Unformatted text preview: nd impacts of sustainability efforts and for helping to add clarity to the boardroom discussion on the
appropriate actions for each company. (See Exhibit 4 on page 20 for one view on framing sustainability for
business.) [Pursuing sustainability] opens up a broader set of options. For example,
t here are places where the fact that we have a solar business—or are
i nvolved in carbon capture and storage—changes the conversations
e ven around the oil and gas business. And therefore, sustainability
e fforts are opening up a different dialogue than the one that would occur
i f we were just a traditional oil and gas company.
former executive vice president, BP,
and former chief executive officer, BP Alternative Energy Some companies have difﬁculty modeling the business case—or even ﬁnding a compelling case—for
sustainability. Most survey respondents who considered themselves experts in sustainability, as well as
most of the interviewees in the thought leader group, said that their company had found a compelling
business case—one that reﬂected multiple tangible and intangible costs a...
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