Connecting the dots between environmental changes and the private sector, the fourth Millennium Eco-system Assessment report helps business leaders understand and shape the threats and opportunities that will shape the economies of the future.Obviously haven't had a chance to read the report itself yet (and I'm not sure I can read right now), but I'm definitely looking forward to this installment.
James Griffiths of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) commends the newly launched 34-page report, Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Opportunities and Challenges for Business and Industry. Business cannot function if ecosystems and the services they deliver - like water, biodiversity, fiber, food and climate are degraded or out of balance, he says. The report states that two-thirds of the above services are being degraded. "If properly addressed, business will be able to translate the challenges into opportunities", he argues.
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