Study finds a 'green gap' among executives

NEW YORK: The 2008 Makovsky Green Gap Survey finds that there is a large gap between the actions that executives at the Fortune 1000 believe they should be taking in response to climate change and what they're actually doing. Seventy-one percent believe their company should educate employees on the issue, but only 49% are actually doing so. In addition, 76% say their companies should work with others, such as industry groups and consumers, to address carbon dioxide emissions, but only 57% say they are doing it. Among the reasons cited for the gap were lack of resource allocation (67%) and cost (47%). The survey was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Makovsky & Company via telephone interview with 150 executives at Fortune 1000 companies between March 11 and April 30, 2008.

NEW YORK: The 2008 Makovsky Green Gap Survey finds that there is a large gap between the actions that executives at the Fortune 1000 believe they should be taking in response to climate change and what they're actually doing. Seventy-one percent believe their company should educate employees on the issue, but only 49% are actually doing so. In addition, 76% say their companies should work with others, such as industry groups and consumers, to address carbon dioxide emissions, but only 57% say they are doing it. Among the reasons cited for the gap were lack of resource allocation (67%) and cost (47%). The survey was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Makovsky & Company via telephone interview with 150 executives at Fortune 1000 companies between March 11 and April 30, 2008.

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