Accelerating our path forward for sustainable business – IBM

Written by Mark Foster

The observance of Earth Day provides us all with an opportunity to reflect on the global environmental challenges that threaten our future well-being. With less than 30 years left to reach the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions, the imperative to take action now to make lasting progress on sustainability is stronger than ever.

The need to address climate change has been at the forefront of public policy debates for some time. But in the past year, as with so many issues, COVID-19 accelerated trends already underway – in this case, the severe economic impact of the pandemic revealed how interconnected the world has become and how dependent we are on the earth’s resources.

For companies around the world, responding to climate change is a necessity not just for the health of the planet, but according to a new IBM survey, for the health of their business as well.

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