Environmental risks have become more apparent particularly in the last decade as droughts, heat stress and floods affect the world’s industries, populations and ecosystems. Proper management of an organization’s energy, natural resources and waste has a substantial effect on its environmental performance. As organizations continue to meet their stakeholder’s expectations on responsible environmental and social practices, their credibility and reputation will also continue to increase. An empirical study conducted by The Guardian showed that over an 18 year period high-sustainability organizations outperformed the low-sustainability ones in terms of both stock market and accounting measures.

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