Gibbs & Soell Sustainability Report Sheds Light On Challenges

“Companies aren’t eager to lay out their own hard-earned dollars if they’re not sure of a payback, and this is reflected in staffing (or lack thereof) devoted to initiatives in sustainability. More than two-thirds of the executives said their company has people who are responsible for sustainability, but “most have merely added green efforts to the primary duties of a team, or C-suite or senior-level position.” Just 25 percent of the executives said their own company has a high-level person or a team “specifically/solely dedicated to sustainability and/or ‘going green.'” Even in companies with 10,000-plus employees, the figure is a lackluster 31 percent.”