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Economics and incentives: a committee report of the Round Table on Sustainable Developement
Extent: 22 p., 111K, PDF 3.0
Suggests that helping businesses adopt sustainable practices and challenging them to help society take strides toward sustainable development should be among Minnesota’s chief economic goals
Date: July 23, 1998
Subject(s): Environmental policy; Sustainable development
Creator(s): Minnesota Environmental Quality Board. Sustainable development initiative
Publisher: Minnesota Planning (Agency)
Helping businesses adopt sustainable practices and challenging them to help society take strides toward sustainable development should be among Minnesota’s chief economic goals, recommends the Economics and Incentives Committee of the Minnesota Round Table on Sustainable Development. Long-term economic prosperity depends upon the acceptance of these responsibilities by businesses, governments and, ultimately, consumers.
The committee calls upon Minnesota businesses, trade associations, educational institutions and government to: Measure and report progress; share lessons learned
Provide education and recognition
Employ sustainable management practices in government
Provide technical and financial assistance
Continue to reform the regulatory framework to encourage sustainable business activity in Minnesota
Rethink the public incentives used to encourage business in Minnesota
Challenge the business community to discuss its role in driving sustainable development
The Minnesota Round Table on Sustainable Development was a diverse group of 30 business, environmental and community leaders appointed by Governor Arne H. Carlson to consider how Minnesotans can safeguard their long-term environmental, economic and social well-being.
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