Sustainability is about is the opportunity of the century

Ben Clarke - Kraft Foods

Sustainability – the 21st century business imperative

Last year was the warmest in human history.  As a direct result of climate change, the whole world is suffering extreme weather events from draughts to floods to forest fires and severe ice storms. These man-made catastrophes are hurting communities and causing huge economic challenges.

At the same time, the global population is far bigger than it has ever been and is continuing to grow. We are on our way to 10 billion people by 2050. All of whom need shelter, water, food and opportunities.  Meeting the social needs of this

massive global population is an ever growing challenge.

Businesses and governments around the world have accepted these facts.  As the biggest producers of greenhouse gases, they have begun to invest in finding ways to reduce or reverse the negative impact they are having on the people and the planet.  As the biggest employers and commercial actors, they have begun to invest in social development to meet the needs of our rapidly growing population. These businesses and governments need this for stability and survival as much as the communities they serve do.

We develop infrastructure that creates lasting systems to improve the environmental performance of communities, driving circularity in the economy and protecting ecosystems. We also help companies and governments to create meaningful improvements in their environmental and social performance to drive a healthier future for the maximum number of people possible.