Your organization’s approach to risk assessment is imperfect. You already knew that. Any risk assessment or risk analysis begins by putting limits on, or “bounding”… Read More
Business sustainability is often seen as managing the triple bottom line of corporate environmental, social and financial performance. This view is a translation of the World Commission on Environment and Development's conception of sustainable development that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. NBS takes a "systems" approach to sustainability. We see business sustainability as resilient businesses that create economic value, healthy ecosystems and strong communities.
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