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Sustainable Development

10:58 AM MDT | March 21, 2008 | Alex Scott with Michelle Bryner and Kerri Walsh and Survey Contribution From Pa Consulting

Sustainable development (SD) was once seen as a potential market barrier and cost issue for the chemical industry, but that view is quickly changing. The term—which the United Nation’s defines as the growth of population, industry, and agriculture in a way that allows the present generation to meet its needs without compromising those of future generations—has been bantered around for years but the current focus on global environmental issues, including climate change, has put SD under a new spotlight, particularly at corporations. The result is...

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