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i mpossible. It’s always top-down, always. Because it’s such a cultural
c hange, you cannot do it organically.
CEO, IWC Peering over the Horizon
Sustainability will have an increasingly large impact on the business landscape going forward. Companies
that recognize this fact and position themselves at the forefront stand to reap sizable competitive
advantages. Consider the following emerging realities:
▼ Prices for food, water, energy, and other resources are growing increasingly volatile. Companies
that have optimized their sustainability proﬁle and practices will be less exposed to these swings—
and more resilient. ▼ Stakeholders—including consumers, customers, shareholders, and the government—are paying
more attention to sustainability and putting pressure on companies to act. ▼ Governments’ agendas increasingly advocate for sustainability. Companies that are proactively
pursuing this goal will be less vulnerable to sudden regulatory changes. They will also be better
positioned to have a voice in shaping policy...
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