From: Paul Geary, ENN
Published July 20, 2005 12:00 AM

EarthNews Radio: Environmental Bottom Line

Saving energy can reduce costs and help the bottom line, and we know that it also can benefit the environment. But there is another benefit to greening your business: investment dollars.Jerry Key spoke to Karl Ostrom, the Executive Director of the Newtork for Business Innovation and Sustainability:

Listen to EarthNews Radio: Environmental Bottom Line

Ostrom says that the waste reduction, energy reductions and other eco-considerations were a way for businesses to start saving money. But now there is another consideration: Investment firms and funds, such as the giant CalPers (California Public Employees Retirement System), are telling businesses that getting their investment dollars will require climate reduction policies. Sometimes the firms require such things as carbon-reduction reporting, which aren't legally mandated in the US.

For more information visit the Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability website.

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