State of Sustainable Business: Perspectives from Current and Future Leaders

BSR (Business for Social Responsibility), Globescan, and Net Impact have jointly released a new industry study which reveals how current and future leaders view the state of sustainable business, including some notable similarities, differences, and emerging trends.   

Results show there is remarkable alignment between the perspectives of current and future leaders on the state of sustainable business. However, there are some key differences in views on transparency and priorities for sustainable business. 

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About the study methodology

For the past six years, GlobeScan has partnered with BSR in conducting the annual State of Sustainable Business survey. This survey gleans insights from professionals within BSR member organizations on emerging trends, priorities, and practices across a range of environmental, social, and governance issues. This year, for the first time, a number of the survey questions were extended to undergraduate and graduate student members of Net Impact, a nonprofit that empowers a new generation of sustainability leaders. The report compares the perspectives of more than 700 experienced professionals in the BSR network to almost 500 individuals in the Net Impact network.