• Sustainability gets CEO buy-in: 69% of executives polled said their CEO is convinced of the value of sustainability.

  • COP21 delivered what was needed? Divisive issue: Just 53% of our respondents felt COP21 delivered the agreement needed to address climate change risk. When asked to give commentary on COP21, many respondents stated it creates the impetus for both businesses and industries to change their behaviours.

  • CSR is driving revenues: 55% executives polled stated that sustainability is driving revenue for their business.

  • Corporate responsibility and sustainability gaining importance: 85% of respondents stated that CSR is becoming an increasingly important part of business strategy. To support this move, nearly 50% of respondents stated that they report to their CEO or Board. This gives an indication that CSR is integral to mainstream business strategy.

  • CSR as a source of competitive advantage: 21% of our respondents indicated sustainability as a source of competitive advantage as the single most exciting opportunity for their organisation in 2016.