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are facing right now. But this is also the       A decade ago, popular perception was that
               right time to introspect and                     sustainability is at loggerheads with
               adapt. Companies that survive and thrive         development. However, that is no longer
               through climate emergencies and                  the case. It’s time businesses transform
               pandemics are those that have strong             the way they function, to stay as
               sustainability programmes. The economic          productive while reducing environmental
               performance index reveals that over the          impact. In its broadest sense, business
               past few years — with increased natural          success means generating value for all
               disasters such as floods and forest fires —      stakeholders. The planet is easily the
               share prices of companies with strong            biggest stakeholder, so sustainability is
               sustainability policies far outperformed         non-negotiable now.
               those with weak processes.
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