The Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA), using state-of-the-art methods in a number of countries, shared an overview of the sometimes surprising results being collected in a number of countries.

The panel discussions with respected leaders and luminaries provided insights into what the innovative policy makers, foundations, and private companies are doing. The path toward a green economy is not yet clear but there are many bets on the increasing use of certification and other approaches that are market-oriented. The key will be to ensure that the poor and our environment actually benefit from the growing markets for sustainability.