To make genuine progress on sustainable development, businesses need to move from separate strategies for "greening" and "community engagement" toward an integrated stewardship of the resources, ecosystems, and communities that are impacted by their operations along the entire supply chain-from cradle to grave, from one generation to the next, from one species to another, and from one society to another.
Sustainable stewardship requires an understanding of how the local and regional ecosystems and communities impact on, and interact with, global ecosystems and communities. This understanding and practical action requires a collaborative process of shared learning, knowledge creation and integration, sharing of responsibility, and working with stakeholders such as academics, businesses, government, NGOs, and communities. This theme builds on and integrates previous GIN themes of preservation of resources, fair global trade, regional development, and partnerships for sustainable development.
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