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9/9/09 1:28:58 PM Executive Summary
There is a strong consensus that sustainability is having—and will continue to have—a material impact
on how companies think and act.
▼ More than 92 percent of survey respondents said that their company was addressing sustainability
in some way. ▼ There was also a strong consensus that the underlying drivers of sustainability are highly complex,
interrelated, and secular, and that the corporate sector will play a key role in solving the long-term
global issues related to sustainability. Sustainability is surviving the downturn.
▼ Fewer than 25 percent of survey respondents said that their company had decreased its
commitment to sustainability during the downturn. ▼ Respondents in some segments, such as the automotive industry and the media and entertainment
industry, have reported an increased company commitment to sustainabil...
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