Sustainable development is the goal many businesses and governments are now working towards. To be truly sustainable means to meet the economic, environmental, social and cultural needs of everyone in society, not just for now, but forever.
Pollution, loss of wildlife, climate change, clean water, limited resources, and urbanization. Concerns that were once viewed as distant and risks that were uncertain are now increasingly having an impact on businesses, economic prosperity and communities, health and wellbeing. Organizations are also concerned about the implications for their corporate reputation and business models, and are looking to take a longer-term view.
An ethical business and a sustainable organisation is one that is on a journey to a position of creating value without undermining the capacity for humans and other life to flourish on Earth. The benefits can be immense, including but not limited to: