Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Partnerships Between Society and Business in Developing and Newly Industrialising Countries: the Business Perspective

In the past, production and communities have been decoupled from one another. Companies have produced goods that may not even be sold in the community that produces them, and companies have had limited understanding of their impact on the environment in terms of emissions, effluent or waste management. Can sustainable development be entrenched in a situation where such mindsets are still prevalent - not just on the part of companies but also within communities? The mindset must be changed, but it is a big challenge to change it.

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