Policy Briefing: Competitiveness, Sustainability and the Environment

2019-05-31T00:27:27Z (GMT) by Mark Bowler-Smith Suzanne Woodward

How might domestic firms enjoy profitability and international competitiveness with fewer harmful environmental impacts? Private firms that either produce material goods or use physical inputs in supplying services can improve their profitability by increasing their resource productivity. Not only does a positive change in resource productivity mean increased profitability for the individual firm, but it also means a dramatic improvement in the impact of business on the environment, particularly with regards to climate change and the depletion of natural resources.