Ceres Conference 2017: Business Leaders Prove Sustainability is The Bottom Line

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Ceres Conference 2017: Business Leaders Prove Sustainability is The Bottom Line

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Last week, sustainability leaders from around the world gathered at the Ceres Conference in San Francisco to compare notes and strategize about how to tackle some of our most pressing challenges – from water scarcity and resource depletion to the mounting impacts of climate change. While there are many motivations for companies to play a leading role in addressing these issues, the most important driver cited by attendees is that sustainability can improve the bottom line. Simply put, sustainability is just good business.

To set the stage, experts speaking at the Ceres Conference discussed the critical role of the clean-energy sector in driving economic growth. Most importantly, it is creating jobs. While President Donald Trump has focused on bringing coal miners’ jobs back despite falling coal production and consumption in this country, American jobs in the clean-energy sector have been growing at a rapid rate. In fact, U.S. jobs in solar energy actually overtook those in oil and natural gas extraction for the first time in 2015. Meanwhile, renewable energy is already cheaper in many parts of the world than fossil fuels.

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Keywords: Sustainable Development Goals | CERES | Ceres17 | Ceres 2017 | Corporate Social Responsibility | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Sustainability

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