Full Title: The Next Level of Environmental Protection: Business Strategies and Government Policies Converging on Sustainability
Author(s): Alan D. Hecht
Publisher(s): Sustainable Development Law & Policy
Publication Date: September 1, 2007
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The ability to understand current risks and pressures and predict new ones is a prerequisite for developing successful sustainable business strategies and supportive government policies. Today, the future business-government landscape seems clearer than at any time in the past: a good opportunity for business and government to shape the future, rather than react to it. Climate change is only one of many pressures that affect overall business strategies and public policies. The following discussion highlights a broad range of social and environmental goals, including biomass and clean energy, access to safe water and sanitation, protection from chemical toxics, and protection of ecosystem services.