One of the most compelling challenges affecting 21st century business and societies is finding a balance between growth and eliminating poverty and sustainable use of natural resources and good practices.
We might start with Milton Friedman -back in the 1960s- describing how in a global economy, most products and services are produced and delivered through a combination of many international ecosystems:
During the nineties, the debate on sustainability became increasingly intense. This session explains the challenges to taht global supply chain that Friedman described 40 years ago
The alternatives for some sustainibility advocates are as follows:
There are as well, skeptics, such as Bjorn Lomborg, who considers some of the prophecies about environmental challenges are overhyped:
Finally, the Davos 2008 Forum on Corporate Global Citizenship shows yet another perspective, explained by Michael Porter and othres in this debate:
In any case, sustainability becomes every organization's challenge.
How could your PII project make sure it is sustainable?