Innovation: Critical Component to Sustainable Development

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Innovation: Critical Component to Sustainable Development

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 2:22pm

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With the debate around climate change and the need for business sustainability action still on-going, it is understandable that companies and individuals may not be boldly communicating their business sustainability plan and future programs.  So the question becomes: What is it going to take to reach the tipping-point and initiate mainstream business sustainability action?

In a recent article, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) describes the roll innovation could play in sustainable economic growth of a rebounding economy.  To quote OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría:
 
“Knowledge is the main driver of today’s global economy.  Countries need to harness innovation and entrepreneurship to boost growth and employment. This is the key to a sustainable rise in living standards.” 
 
While this discussion focuses on governmental rolls in the process, businesses and individuals will have an equally important part in the process.  Speaking directly with companies keen to inspire and motivate sustainable action within their organization, our sustainability consulting encourages the engagement of both internal and external sources for new ideas.  We encourage all businesses to drive their own innovation: click here to continue reading.
 


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Keywords: Business Sustainability | Culture | Innovation | he Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development

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