Business collaboration needed to speed up sustainability
Sustainability is now firmly on the global business agenda, but transformational change will only happen if efforts are scaled up, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) has concluded.Since its launch in 2000, membership of the corporate sustainability initiative has grown from 44 businesses to 8,041 businesses and 4,449 non-business participants. To assess progress, the UNGC commi
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