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Executive Summary

Businesses are under increasing pressure from multiple forces to become more sustainable and cost competitive. The drivers include an increasing focus on social and behavioral responsibility, as well as economic, political and regulatory pressures. High performing companies are finding ways to leverage sustainability for competitive advantage as well as to improve their corporate responsibility. Sustainability brings environmental, social and ethical considerations to the forefront of operational strategy. Accenture is a signatory organization of the United Nations Global Compact, which asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in four key areas: human rights, labor standards, the environment, and anti-corruption.

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