Companies and federal agencies weighed in September 20 on a forthcoming sustainability report from the National Academies. A committee under the National Academies’ Science and Technology for Sustainability Program is working on a study, Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government, which aims to establish a framework for considering environmental, societal, and economic factors in decision making. The report will be finalized between December 2012 and March 2013, but in the meantime, initial comments have included a request for simple, cost-effective goals.