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Sustainability Consultants Face Complex Market Dynamics

Date: 20 December 2012

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12 pages, 8 figures

Executive Summary

For the past decade, management consultants and firms such as engineering service firms, environmental services firms and boutiques have created sustainability practices in an attempt to address a growing need for sustainability services, which include climate change, carbon management and cleantech. But sustainability consultants have experienced a bumpy ride, struggling to identify the market and to attract large contracts, which are few and far between. This report helps sustainability consultants understand those challenges and sheds light on how consultants can succeed in a complex market. We quantify the addressable market and explain successful growth strategies through a combination of market sizing and forecasting as well as global surveys of sustainability leaders. Verdantix finds that the sustainability consulting market is growing and that the market is split into management consulting and technical consulting fields.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUSTAINABILITY ADVISORY MARKET OPPORTUNITY CONFOUNDS CONSULTING FIRMS
Clarifying The Shape Of The Sustainability Market Is The First Challenge
Spending On Sustainability Consulting Grows In Multiple Markets
Sustainability Consultants Targeting Strategy Work Face An Uphill Struggle To Build A Practice
Success In Sustainability Consulting Requires Patience, Industry Offerings And Collaboration

TABLE OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Total Size Of Sustainability Consulting Market By Country ($bn)
Figure 2.
Sustainability Consulting Spend By Country ($mn)
Figure 3.
Total Size Of Sustainability Consulting Market By Initiative ($bn)
Figure 4.
Sustainability Consulting Spend By Initiative ($mn)
Figure 5.
Total Size Of Sustainability Management Consulting Market By Country ($bn)
Figure 6.
Sustainability Management Consulting Spend By Country ($mn)
Figure 7.
Total Size Of Sustainability Management Consulting Market By Initiative ($bn)
Figure 8.
Sustainability Management Consulting Spend By Initiative ($mn)

ORGANIZATIONS MENTIONED

Atkins, BIO IS, Blu Skye, Cambridge Programme For Sustainability Leadership, CH2M HILL, Clear Carbon, Deloitte, Drax Group, DuPont, Energetics, GE, Hitachi Consulting, HSBC, Ingersoll Rand, KPMG, McKinsey, Nike, PE International, Phillips, PwC, Quantis, Siemens, The Shaw Group, Unilever

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