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Business Sustainability

  1. 1. www.ecoscorporation.com
  2. 2. THE WORLD IN 2030? •Asia-Pacific population tops 5 billion (global 7.5 billion-plus) •Two-thirds of global population living with “water stress” •Global calorie demand doubles, but little scope for more cropland •Increasingly severe climate change impacts being felt, however … •Energy consumption up by 60 percent-plus on 2000 levels Copyright Ecos Corporation © 2003
  3. 3. The global sustainability equation
  4. 4. And the global business operating environment is increasingly complex © Ecos Corporation 2003
  5. 5. 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 1960 1970 1980 1990 1995 2000 Intern'l NGOs ('000) Source: The Economist. December 15. 1999.
  6. 6. You run a big business … so why would we trust you to save us? 26 32 36 34 38 40 40 47 47 45 49 48 52 69 59 62 55 57 57 57 50 Armed Forces NGO's Education System UUNN Religious Institutions Police Health System Government Press/Media Trade Unions/Labour Legal Systems Global Companies Large National Companies Parliament/Congress 49 47 47 39 42 51 38 +43 +27 +26 +21 +19 +17 +17 +3 +2 +2 -2 -9 -10 -13 Little/no trust A lot/some trust 100 0 100 Net Ratings * *% trust minus % distrust = net rating Source: World Economic Forum research Jan 2003
  7. 7. CHANGED OPERATING ENVIRONMENT FOR BUSINESS •Critical environmental and social issues are increasing in both severity and capacity to influence the global economy •People, including customers, are concerned and expect companies to do better on key environmental and social issues •Employees are increasingly concerned about the values of the companies they work for, and the social value of their work •These shifts are creating competitive pressures in most industries to become more responsive to these issues and to improve performance in environmental and social areas. Copyright Ecos Corporation © 2003
  8. 8. But Sustainability can be confusing © Ecos Corporation 2003
  9. 9. © Ecos Corporation 2003
  10. 10. PURSUING SUSTAINABLE GROWTH Copyright Ecos Corporation © 2003 Social Purpose + Societal Value + Shareholder Value + Community Licence to Operate = Sustainable Growth
  11. 11. Costs of Global Disasters are Increasing Economic losses doubling every 10 years Source: Insurance Australia Group
  12. 12. www.ecoscorporation.com

Editor's Notes

  • Many elements
    Environment Transparency Economic contribution Stakeholder engagement Ethics Philanthropy Workplace health & safety Cleaner Production Social justice Diversity Product stewardship Corporate governance Community involvement Human rights
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