At a recent breakfast hosted by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and NYSE Euronext, the Conference Board's David Vidal asked an insightful question: What are the top three reasons for your company's reluctance to embrace sustainability—and to adopt sustainability reporting?
The responses that came from an audience representing the glitterati of the corporate social responsibility world might surprise.
Keep in mind that a majority of them (I'm almost tempted to say all) don't need another lecture on the business case for CSR or sustainability, are active advocates, and represent companies that--for a multitude of reasons--recognize the link to their bottom lines.
Aman Singh Das is the Corporate Responsibility Editor at Vault.com. She is a New York University alum and previously wrote for The Wall Street Journal. Her area of work includes corporate diversity practices and sustainability, and how they translate into recruitment and strategic development at Fortune 1000 companies.