Verdantix’s UK Sustainable Business Spending 2010-15 report predicts that growth in sustainable business spending in 2012 will be as high as 12 percent.
According to new research, conducted by independent analyst firm Verdantix, large UK businesses will increase spending on energy, environment and sustainability initiatives in the next four year. The market sizing and forecasting study, which analyses spending by 421 firms with UK revenues greater than £750 million, estimates that expenditure will grow at an average of 16 percent a year between 2012 and 2015.
Verdantix’s UK Sustainable Business Spending 2010-15 report predicts that growth in sustainable business spending in 2012 will be as high as 12 percent, which is 20 times faster than the forecasted growth of the UK economy, which stands at 0.6 percent. Sigue leyendo
El 2012 ha sido declarado por la Organización Mundial del Turismo (OMT) como el año enfocado en el Turismo Sostenible. A raíz de esto muchos se han preguntado qué involucra realmente el turismo sostenible. Algunos tienen la errónea idea de que el turismo sostenible es aquel centrado en la protección del medio ambiente, pero la sostenibilidad va más allá de esto.
Como su término lo indica, “sostenibilidad” es un equilibrio entre factores involucrados en una misma actividad, que pueden ser directos o indirectos. Sigue leyendo
The context that businesses now operate in has changed considerably since the turn of the century as a result of globalisation, demographic changes in the workforce as well as environmental and social issues such as climate change and increasing social inequality.
Since the global financial crisis of 2007/08, the political mood has sobered and society’s patience for unethical and irresponsible business has worn thin. Studies have shown levels of trust within society and among employees have declined gradually since the 1970’s, but the frequent chain of corporate and Government scandals disclosed in the last decade alone have finally culminated in a change of business practice, or at least the recognition that change is needed. Sigue leyendo