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The Insights Behind Sustainable Business Growth

Sustainable business growth

What does it take to become a more sustainable, future-focused organization? Our new report explains what it means to be a sustainable business and the steps you can take to start your journey.

A lot can change in 2 years. We first ran our annual research program in 2017 and environmental responsibility was not high on the corporate agenda. Now, as revealed by our most recent survey, it certainly is. Businesses need to find an innovative way to balance their financial performance and environmental policies in order to drive growth and competitive advantage. But how? 

We researched over 1,500 businesses and energy decision-makers in large organizations across 10 countries in 7 sectors to understand the experience businesses are having, how they are adapting to these changes and the changing role of energy. Our new Distributed Energy Future Trends report is the outcome of that research.

Our new infographic summarizes some of the key reasons why US businesses are rethinking the importance of sustainability. It explores the key drivers behind this change – and what this means for businesses that want to stay ahead.

Only 1 in 8 businesses are classified as a "sustainable business"

think sustainability has economic and environmental elements
organizational priority for social and environmental responsibility
rank energy security and resilience as a business risk

What does it mean to be a sustainable business?

Strike a balance between economics and the environment
Our research shows that organizations that are balancing these aspects are more profitable and ready for a more commercially and environmentally sustainable future, and will become a sustainable business.

The insights behind sustainable business
In our report we share the most significant results from our research and introduce our Sustainable Business Model. We outline the key characteristics and action points to become a sustainable business, and how energy can help prepare businesses for a more commercially and environmentally sustainable future.
Discover the advantages of sustainable energy innovations and accelerate your journey to energy efficiency, resilience, and sustainability