MIT Sloan Management Review's 2011 Sustainability & Innovation Global Survey and Research Project was conducted in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group.
Sustainability Study: Interactive Exploration
The third annual 2011 Sustainability & Innovation Global Executive Study, conducted by MIT Sloan Management Review in partnership with The Boston Consulting Group, garnered more than 4,000 responses from executives and managers of all industries and regions. Analysis of 2,874 respondents from commercial enterprises reveals that a substantial portion of companies are now seeing the need for sustainable business practices — and are deriving financial benefits from these activities.
Use the controls below to access the interactive charts and starting exploring the major trends in sustainability commitment and profitability. You can also download the raw data as comma-separated values (CSV) to view in Microsoft Excel and other applications.
Read the User Guide to learn more about using these interactive graphics.
Who Is Making A Business Case For Sustainability?
Thirty percent of respondents say their companies have developed a business case or proven value proposition for addressing sustainability. Access the data visualizations below to learn more about what types of companies are committed to sustainability and why.
Who Is Profiting From Sustainability?
Thirty-one percent of respondents are "Harvesters" — their companies are profiting from sustainability activities. Access the data visualizations below to learn more about what types of companies that are profiting from sustainability.