Sustainability Survey Findings


The Economist Intelligence Unit has a briefing paper online reporting findings from a global survey of more than 300 CEOs on the topic of sustainability.

“Other key findings from the research include:

  • Business leaders are open to more regulation on social and environmental issues.
  • Communication, then the environment, are top corporate priorities on sustainability.
  • The supply chain is the weakest link.
  • Sustainability reporting needs more work.
  • Sustainability does pay.
    Most executives (57%) say that the benefits of pursuing sustainable practices outweigh the costs, although eight out of 10 expect any boost to profits to be small. Specifically, sustainable practices can help reduce costs (particularly energy expenditure), open up new markets and improve the company’s reputation. Part of this involves a shift away from defensive behaviour towards more active exploration of the opportunities sustainability can present…”

You can download the entire briefing paper (free): “Doing good: Business and the sustainability challenge” in the Economist Intelligence Unit website –”
Daniel Montano
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