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UK Sustainable Business Consulting Spend 2010-2015

Date: 29 March 2012

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This report provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate executive roles with an independent analysis of the size and direction of the UK market for sustainable business consulting from 2010 to 2015. Quantifying sustainable business spending is a challenge as sustainability budgets are often dispersed across many business functions and are embedded in business-as-usual activities. This report helps energy directors, facilities directors and sustainability leaders in market-facing roles with sustainability budget benchmarking, sales and marketing strategies, and business planning tools. The analysis finds that expenditure on sustainable business consulting will grow from $1.2 billion in 2010 to reach $2.1 billion in 2015. In 2012 spend varies by industry from $248 million in the retail sector to $10 million in the high-tech engineering sector. Compound annual growth rates for expenditure across the 29 major sustainable business initiatives will range from 5% to 23% over the five year period.


Sustainable Business Consulting Spend Will Hit $2.1 Billion In 2015
Sustainable Business Consulting Spend Will Grow At A 13% CAGR Between 2010 And 2015
Energy And Sustainability Consultants Set To Benefit


Figure 1. Sustainable Business Consulting Opportunities Spread Across 29 Initiatives
Figure 2. Critical Moments® Analysis Is Based On Financial Data For 20 Industries
Figure 3. UK Sustainable Business Consulting Market Will Be Worth $2.1 Billion In 2015
Figure 4. Share Of Consulting Spend Across Six Categories Of Initiatives 2010-2015
Figure 5. Industry Spend And Share Of Spend On Sustainable Business Consulting 2012
Figure 6. Initiative Spend And Share Of Spend On Sustainable Business Consulting 2012
Figure 7. CAGRs For Sustainability Consulting Spend Range From 6% To 16% 2010-2015
Figure 8. Industry CAGRs For Spend On Consulting Range From 8% to 16% 2010-2015
Figure 9. Initiative CAGRs For Spend on Consulting Range From 5% To 23% 2010-2015
Figure 10. Industry Spend On Sustainable Business Consulting 2010-2015 ($m)
Figure 11. Y-o-Y Change In Consulting Spend By Industry 2011-2015
Figure 12. Initiatives Group Spend On Sustainable Business Consulting 2010-2015
Figure 13. Y-o-Y Change In Consulting Spend By Group Of Initiatives 2011-2015


ADAS, Best Foot Forward, Bureau Veritas, Camco, Deloitte, DNV, ERM, Ernst & Young, Historic Futures, Interface, KPMG, Marks & Spencer’s, PE International, PepsiCo UK & Ireland, PwC, Sainsbury’s, SGS, Tesco, Unilever, Utilyx, WSP Environment & Energy