Call for Minister for Sustainable Development
Sustainable development should rocket up the Executive agenda and have a designated cabinet minister with responsibility for the issue.
So says a new report from the Centre for Scottish Public Policy‘s Commission on a Sustainable Scotland launched today in Edinburgh.
Chaired by Sarah Boyack MSP, the Commission has examined Scotland’s record on sustainability and has produced recommendations. It also contains an assessment of the performance of the Scottish Executive and Parliament so far.
A member of the commission, Duncan McLaren of Friends of the Earth Scotland said: ‘The multi-sector Commission argues strongly for major political reforms to genuinely put sustainable development at the heart of Government and for corporate accountability measures to give businesses a driving incentive to behave responsibly and sustainably.’
The Commission’s recommendations on corporate accountability are echoed in an open letter from Europe’s NGOs to the European Commission at the conclusion yesterday of the European Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility.
Source: The Newsroom