Using the Interactive Charts

Explore and customize each interactive chart by interacting with charts, filtering and isolating particular fields and creating a customized visualization to share.

Here are some FAQs to get you started:

Where can I learn more about this data?
How do I view details for each data point?
How do I filter the data for my industry?
How do I sort the data after it has been customized?
What information does the legend give me?
What does the gray shading mean?
How can I reset the interactive chart to its default state?
Where can I download the raw data?
How can I download a customized set of data?
How can I share these visualizations on my own website?

About the Data

For the fourth year, MIT Sloan Management Review, in partnership with The Boston Consulting Group, conducted a global survey, to which more than 4,000 executives and managers responded. The analysis in these visualizations is based on a smaller subsample of 2,631 respondents from commercial enterprises, with respondents from academic, governmental and nonprofit organizations excluded. The respondents’ organizations are based around the world, and a wide variety of industries are represented. The sample was drawn from a number of sources, including MIT alumni, MIT Sloan Management Review subscribers, BCG clients and other interested parties.

The research report based on the findings of this study, "The Innovation Bottom Line," is available to read online or for download.

The complete survey, with questions and responses, is available as six-page pdf.

Please note: All data is copyright Massachusetts Institute of Technology. When citing the material, please credit MIT Sloan Management Review and The Boston Consulting Group, and link back to the report, at http://mitsmr.com/sust2013.

Data Points

Hover over an individual data point to reveal explanatory details for that data point.

Filters

Use the dropdown filters to isolate information about an industry across the entire visualization.

Hover over the title of the filter to customize the behavior of the filter:

"Inclusive/Exclusive Option" changes settings of the filter options to include or exclude a particular value.

Sorting the Data

Once you've filtered the data for a particular industry, you can re-sort the data on the x-axis.

Sort ascending: Sorts smallest to largest percentage.

Sort descending: Sorts largest to smallest percentage.

View Data: Reveals underlying data for the visualization.*

* Please note: These visualizations were intended to show trends in responses. Small discrepancies may be due to rounding errors.

Legends

An interactive legend appears on a chart that uses color to indicate certain responses.

Hover over the title of the legend and select "Highlight Selected Items" to use the legend to focus on a particular data group. You can also choose to exclude or keep only the data associated with that color.

Comparing Customized Data to The Average

A gray, shaded overlay appears on charts that compare the Sustainability-Driven Innovator responses to the average value for that particular data point.

The default value indicates the average response for that point across all industries. As you customize your chart, including or excluding data for a specific industry, the average value will change according to what is the average for the industry selected.

Resetting The Chart to Original View

Use the revert button in the visualization's footer to reset the data to its default state. This will undo any customization you've done to the chart.

Downloading The Raw Data

You can download the data as an Excel file to view in Microsoft Excel and other applications.

You can also access the entirety of the raw data as Tableau Public workbook by clicking on download button in the bottom right-hand corner of the interactive chart. You will need to install the free Tableau Public application to view and manipulate the data.*

See "Downloading Customized Visualizations" below to find out how to download a customized subset of data as a CSV file or a text file.

Disclaimer: The data is provided "as is." The user assumes the entire risk related to its use of this data. MIT Sloan Management Review and Boston Consulting Group, Inc. make no representation or guarantee with respect to data provided by either Party for further use by third parties.

* Please note: These visualizations were intended to show trends in responses. Small discrepancies may be due to rounding errors.

Downloading Customized Visualizations

After you've applied filters and other customizations to an interactive chart, you can share a customized view of the data as an image (png) or a PDF file, or a customized subset of the data as a CSV or text file.

Use the toolbar at the bottom of the chart to select the format in which to download your customized data.*

*Please note: These visualizations were intended to show trends in responses. Small discrepancies may be due to rounding errors.

Sharing

You can share the interactive interactive chart with your network or on your site by using the share tools in the bottom left-hand corner of the visualization. There are options for linking to your facebook and twitter, and for embedding it into your own website.

Please note: All data is copyright Massachusetts Institute of Technology. When citing the material, please credit MIT Sloan Management Review and The Boston Consulting Group, and link back to the report, at http://mitsmr.com/sust2013.

"The Innovation Bottom Line" presents the findings from the 2012 Sustainability & Innovation Global Executive Study and Research Report.

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