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SOME KEY FINDINGS
COP21 didn’t deliver: Less than half (47%) of our respondents felt COP21 delivered the agreement needed to address climate change risk. When asked to give commentary on COP21, many respondents did state the agreement will drive organizations to act responsibly and put GHG in the centre of business debate
CSR is driving revenues: 51% executives polled stated that sustainability is driving revenue for their business.
Corporate responsibility and sustainability gaining importance: 88% 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: Nearly 22% of our respondents indicated sustainability as a source of competitive advantage as the single most exciting opportunity for their organization in 2016.