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Global Sustainability Leaders Survey 2013: Budget Growth By Country

Date: 11 March 2013

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Executive Summary

This report provides a global benchmark of 2013 sustainability budgets in 13 different territories: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, the Middle East, Russia, South Africa, UK and US. Verdantix interviewed 250 heads of sustainability in firms with revenues of at least $250 million asking respondents to quantify expected sustainability spend for their firm’s next financial year. This report breaks down expected sustainability budgetary growth by country and identifies drivers behind sustainability spend that differ by geography. It also compares these predictions for growth with IMF GDP forecasts for 2013 to see whether sustainability spending increases outperform the economy as a whole. This report helps CSOs, CFOs and Heads of Strategy to benchmark their firm’s spend against other firms in their region.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY SURVEY: BUDGET GROWTH BY COUNTRY
Sustainability Budgets Will Increase Globally
Four Territories Expect The Most Increase In Sustainability Spend
Five Countries Give Mixed Predictions On Sustainability Spend
In Four Countries, Fewer Than Half Of Respondents Expect Sustainability Budget Growth

TABLE OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Expected Sustainability Budget Change In The Next Financial Year, Global
Figure 2.
Expected Sustainability Budget Change In The Next Financial Year, By Country
Figure 3.
2013 GDP Growth And Expected Sustainability Budget Changes In 13 Countries

ORGANIZATIONS

Australian Securities Exchange, BM&FBOVESPA, Bombay Stock Exchange, Coca-Cola, FEMSA, Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Huawei, IMF, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange , LUKOIL, National Stock Exchange of India, NYSE Euronext Paris, PUMA, Saudi Aramco, Unilever