According to the World Research Institute , the following are common impediments to achieving sustainability:
- Improved environmental sustainability is not valued in internal capital allocation decisions.
- The goals of corporate sustainability teams and financial teams are not well aligned.
- Companies lack metrics to account for external environmental costs.
- Environmental factorsâ€”such as climate change and water scarcityâ€”are not being fully integrated into long-term business strategy.
In this example, as part of your pollution prevention efforts, you are asked by the president of the company to pick two of these impediments and provide some recommendations to improve them within the company. Defend your recommendation(s), and include specific actions, milestones/deadlines, and metrics, where appropriate, for implementing the improvement.
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