Economic growth and employment
How can our economy continue to grow? How can environmental policies co-exist
with economic growth? How can we provide enough work for everyone?
Business reflects the
values of the society in which it operates. How can business in Scotland meet the increasing
pressure to contribute to the social and environmental elements of sustainable development while
remaining competitive in an increasingly global and fast- changing business environment?
Do we have a clear view of the values which we expect business in Scotland to observe?
Many things which contribute
to sustainable development also bring benefits to business. For example, more efficient use of
energy and waste minimisation reduces business costs. What needs to be done to help business
pursue more sustainable operations?
Is it clear that sustainable
development always brings economic benefit? If not, how should the costs be met?
What is the role of the Executive and the rest of the public sector in working with business
to create a more sustainable Scotland?
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