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Sustainability Reporting by Gwendolen B. White

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Chapter 6

Conclusion

Sustaining the good health of the earth is in large part dependent on the actions of businesses, governments, and individuals that strive for sustainable development, or “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Scientific evidence of climate change and the projected consequences are cause for great concern for everyone. Human activities that are responsible for climate change, environmental pollution, and wasteful use of resources (natural and human) have had profound effects on the earth’s health. The consequences are being felt now and are likely to get worse without concerted efforts from everyone. This means that more businesses, ...

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