Global Corporate Survey 2023: ESG And Sustainability Drivers And Spend Priorities By Industry

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Executive Summary

This report, based on findings from the Verdantix 2023 global corporate survey of 400 senior ESG and sustainability leaders, provides a benchmark of ESG and sustainability drivers and spend priorities by sector. Sustainability executives can use this report to compare their firms’ priorities and budget allocation against industry peers. Technology firms and service providers can use it to align product strategies with the evolving demands of buyers across industries. In our survey, we interviewed 400 senior ESG and sustainability decision-makers at organizations with revenues of at least $250 million, spread across five geographical regions with headquarters in 35 countries (see Verdantix Global Corporate Survey 2023: ESG & Sustainability Budgets, Priorities And Tech Preferences). 

Table of contents

Global corporate survey 2023: ESG and sustainability drivers and spend priorities by industry
CEO vision drives commitment to sustainability initiatives
Firms encounter barriers as they seek to improve sustainability performance
Spend on ESG and sustainability software will continue to grow in 2024, driven by regulatory pressure

Table of figures

Figure 1. Industry analysis of ESG and sustainability drivers in 2023
Figure 2. Industry analysis of ESG and sustainability challenges faced by organizations
Figure 3. Industry analysis of ESG and sustainability spend priorities
Figure 4. Top three priorities when selecting a software provider for ESG and sustainability initiatives
Figure 5. Industry analysis of AI integration

About the authors

Luke Gowland

Industry Analyst
Luke is an Industry Analyst in the Verdantix ESG & Sustainability practice. His current research agenda focuses on the ESG reporting and data management landscape, as well as emerging technologies and market trends across industries. Prior to joining Verdantix, Luke worked at research and advisory firm GlobalData, producing ESG research reports for corporate clients. Luke holds an MSc in Sustainability and Management from the University of Bath.

Kim Knickle

Research Director, ESG & Sustainability
Kimberly Knickle is Research Director of the ESG & Sustainability practice at Verdantix. Her research areas encompass ESG regulations and reporting, ESG risk, supply chain sustainability, circular economy, social impact, and sustainable finance. Kim has worked for more than 20 years in the IT industry, providing research and analysis to help companies invest wisely in new technologies. Before joining the analyst industry, she held various roles in IT services, engineering and product safety testing, beginning her career at Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Kim holds an MBA from Boston University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell.

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