GreenBiz recently released its 2014 edition of the State of Green Business, and in it we find both good and bad news for sustainability trends. One bright spot that the report highlights is the focus on employee engagement. This translates into better customer and talent retention and acquisition, improved productivity, and innovation. The not so bright spots? Progress on sustainability performance against goals, and increased spending on sustainability, especially on human resources to support sustainability programs. Environment, health and safety (EHS) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) budgets are remaining essentially flat and Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) positions are on the decline, but nonetheless sustainability initiatives and goals are still being pursued, albeit sluggishly.