A New Era of Sustainability
The sustainability landscape is changing
CEOs around the world are starting to see the shape of a
new era of sustainability coming into view. In the face of
rising global competition, technological change and the most
serious economic downturn in nearly a century, corporate
commitment to the principles of sustainability remains strong
throughout the world: 93 percent of CEOs see sustainability as
important to their company’s future success.
This is one of the most significant headlines of our survey of
766 United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) member CEOs,
extensive interviews with an additional 50 member CEOs
and further interviews with more than 50 business and civil
society leaders. The scale of this research is such that it
represents the largest such study of CEOs ever conducted on
the topic of sustainability.