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Global Sustainability Leaders Survey 2013: Budgets, Governance & Priorities (Webinar)

Date: 16 November 2012

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Executive Summary

This Verdantix webinar discusses the findings from our forthcoming annual survey of 250 heads of sustainability located in 13 countries spanning Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, UAE, UK and the US. The survey data covers 2013 sustainability budgets in detail, including planned budget increases by country, sources of funding for 10 key initiatives and 2013 spending priorities across consulting, communications, reporting, supply chain and other sustainability initiatives. We also share survey data on governance for sustainability spending, the authority of heads of sustainability to make decisions on different initiatives and key purchase drivers. This unique global sustainability spending data set will help you benchmark your spending plans and align your investments with market demand in 13 countries and 20 industries.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

WHAT CEO SUPPORT IS THERE FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND HOW DOES THAT TRANSLATE INTO AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY?
Respondents Represent Firms in 13 Economies
Multi-Industry Coverage
Respondents: 100% Sustainability Leaders & Budget Holders
61% Of Respondents From $1 Billion Plus Revenue Firms
What Do Sustainability Leaders Think Their CEO’s Perspective Is On Sustainability?
"What Is Your CEO’S True Perspective On Sustainability?"
Sustainability Leaders Have A Broad Range Of Corporate Policy Responsibilities
And Heads Of Sustainability Are Surprisingly Involved With Project Implementation In Areas Like Energy And EH&S
Measuring Corporate Results Is Also A Common Set Of Responsibilities
But Sustainability Leaders Don’t Have Much Decision-Making Authority
Summary

WHAT IS THE STATE OF SUSTAINABILITY BUDGETS AND HOW WILL SPENDING EVOLVE IN 2017?
"How Will Your Firm’s Spending On Sustainability Change In 2013 Compared to 2012?"
Head Of Sustainability Lack Budgetary Authority
Sustainable Supply Chain: Limited Ability To Fund Projects
Sustainable Supply Chain: Budget Increases Constrained To 9%
Sustainable Supply Chain: Spending Increases Vary By Region
Sustainability Leaders Cab Give Only Rough Estimates Of Their Firm’s Spend ON Energy, Environment & Sustainability
Globally Firms Should Benchmark On A Budget Increase of 3% To 6%
Year-On-Year Growth Rates For Spending On 28 Energy, Environment & Sustainability Initiatives

WHAT ARE THE PRIORITIES AND HOT TOPICS FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN 2013?
What’s Going To Be Hot In 2013
Energy Systems Integration Makes Energy Management Strategic
Sustainable Product Innovation- LCA, Eco-Labels & Supply Chain
Consumer Symbiosis: Sustainability Innovation Without The Overtones
Voluntary Reporting Frameworks Continue To Gain Traction
Time To Think Of The Arctic As An Emerging Economy
Decentralized Power Generation Is Gaining Traction
Beyond 2012: Sustainability Will Grow But...