By Jo Mackness
- Published on June 26, 2012 by Greenbiz
Will accountants save the world? That was one of the most provocative questions to come out of the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development last week.
While it will take some time to get an answer to that question, the fact that it's being asked demonstrates the level of concrete involvement in sustainability issues by the business community, which was more involved -- and more engaged -- than at any United Nations conference in history. And at least at the city and organization levels, cross-sector collaboration was evident, declarations rampant and commitment to concrete action well underway.