A survey of environmental policy seminars published this week by the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Responsible Investment found that many attendees have a very narrow set of criteria that they’re looking for.
The Institute for Rational Environmental Policy is one of the organizations listed as having some of the most stringent criteria.
According to the Institute, the main criteria are: 1.
a clear commitment to sound economic policies 2.
a commitment to the protection of the environment, its resources and people 3.
a desire to improve and expand the use of environmental technologies to reduce CO2 emissions and promote green jobs.
The survey also noted that participants had an interest in the economic impacts of environmental policies.
For example, participants in the “Achieving Economic and Environmental Prosperity” seminar were more likely to have a strong commitment to “economic fairness” than were those in the other two groups.
While there are some who think that the study is biased by the data, the Institute for Sustainable Development, a non-profit advocacy group, claims that it is not.
In an emailed statement to Newsweek, the group said that the survey was “a transparent effort to provide an accurate and unbiased snapshot of the environmental policies, industries, and companies of the world.”
“The Institute for Sensible Environmental Policy’s survey provides valuable insight into the issues surrounding the most popular environmental policies in the U.S. and around the world,” said Mark Buehler, the executive director of the institute.
“We look forward to sharing that insight with policymakers, investors, and the public.”