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Why do companies invest in sustainability policies?

More and more companies have been committing themselves to building a better future through sustainability policies; this measure brings benefits both for the environment and for businesses

In many countries, government does not require companies to publish sustainability reports. However, many of these companies have decided to do so and reap both the environmental and business benefits. The United Nations' Global Compact, for instance, has 9,792 participating companies that are up-to-date with their commitments. People who invested in sustainable companies in the United States had nearly twice the returns of those who invested in regular companies, according to a Harvard University survey.