Private sector in development - WWF's input to the European Commission consultation



Posted on 15 January 2014  | 
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The world is now facing issues of natural resource scarcity, environmental loss and degradation due to over-exploitation of resources and unsustainable production and consumption patterns as well as increasing impacts of climate change.

Therefore the private sector has an important role in terms of contributing to improved management of natural resources, improved efficiency in production methods, sustainability in operations and accountability for its environmental and social behaviour. A responsible business model that will contribute to achieving development and social goals also relies in the long term on the sustainable use of resources and mitigation of climate change. 

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Stylish businessman in a suit and tie with a fresh green leaf in his pocket signals his intent to care about the environment.
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