Thursday, January 8, 2009

Deloitte and Kyoto Publishing Release `The Sustainable Enterprise Report` to Help Turn Awareness into Action

Deloitte and Kyoto Publishing, a division of Kyoto Planet Group, today released the second edition of 'The Sustainable Enterprise Report: Turning Awareness into Action' ( The report contains peer-reviewed white papers and case studies that share a range of thinking on the latest trends and issues related to corporate responsibility and sustainability.

'The Sustainable Enterprise Report' is segmented into four chapters: Accountability, Facilities Management & Energy, Risk Management & Offsets and the Extended Enterprise. Together, this report frames key issues of today's changing world, provides pragmatic knowledge and makes a business case for continued focus and investment in corporate responsibility and sustainability to manage risks and opportunities in a carbon-constrained world.

'We are pleased to present the second edition of 'The Sustainable Enterprise Report,'' said Nick Smith, senior vice president of Kyoto Publishing. 'We trust our readers will find it engaging, thought-provoking and applicable to the real world challenges they are facing.'

The report begins with an introduction by Andrew Winston, co-author of 'Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value and Build Competitive Advantage.' His introduction, 'Green Business Is Good Business,' outlines the mega-forces driving sustainability as the new business norm.

'In a time of change and uncertainty, adoption of sustainable business strategies may be more important than ever. I believe this publication from Kyoto Publishing and Deloitte will advance the knowledge of how to make corporate sustainability a reality,' said Winston.

'This report identifies various approaches to identifying sustainability drivers and aligning them with business priorities to help companies anticipate and prepare for sustainability challenges and opportunities,' said Katie Pavlovsky, co-lead of Deloitte's Enterprise Sustainability group. 'Organizations that are thinking ahead in terms of such issues will be better positioned to generate growth and stakeholder value and address pending changes in regulatory oversight and transparency.'

Deloitte has contributed six white papers on a range of corporate responsibility and sustainability issues. These papers include:

'Avoiding the Transparency Trap: Leading Practices for Promoting Consistent Communications Across Reporting Channels'

'Crossing the Green Divide: Ways to Channel Your Team's Passion for Greening Into Actions That Will Affect Your Bottom Line'

'An Inconvenient Value: Getting the True Assessment of a LEED-Certified Building's Value is Worth the Inconvenience'

'The Risk Intelligent Approach to Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability'

'Avoiding Fraud: It's Not Always Easy Being Green – Vigilance is Needed to Mitigate Fraud Risk in the Green Market'

'Retail Strategy: Does the Environmental Movement Give a Green Light to Fresh Retail Strategies? Some 'Out-of-the-Shopping-Bag' Thinking'

'Despite the economic downturn, a well-conceived corporate responsibility and sustainability program can be a strategic driver of growth, efficiency and value creation,' added Pavlovsky. 'The slowdown provides the opportunity for companies to identify and establish economic, social and environmental considerations as a source of competitive advantage.'

The complete report can be downloaded at the following link:

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