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Sustainability Assurance: Global Market Forecast 2015-2020

Date: 18 June 2015

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Executive Summary

The sustainability assurance market remains a multifaceted environment with widely varying scopes ranging from supply chain verification, internal controls and process assurance to sustainability report assurance. Despite the lack of regulations, audit and verification providers will find that repeat purchases are high due to the constant scrutiny of corporate and product sustainability claims, changing audiences for sustainability reporting, and evolving reporting frameworks and country-specific regulations. This report helps practice leaders, executive directors and marketing officers at assurance providers, understand their addressable market opportunity, define business development priorities and forecast revenue streams accordingly. Verdantix forecasts the global sustainability assurance market will grow from $133 million in 2015 to $160 million in 2020, at a CAGR of 4%.



Segmenting And Forecasting The Sustainability Assurance Market
The Assurance Market Is Held Back By Low Penetration And Small Average Deals
Sustainability Assurance Spend Will Total $133 Million In 2015
Global Sustainability Assurance Market Will Reach $160 Million By 2020 At 4% CAGR


Figure 1. Engagement Category Definitions
Figure 2. Categorization Of Industries By Sector
Figure 3. Deal Size and Penetration Assumptions For Assurance Of Sustainability Report
Figure 4. Sustainability Assurance Spend By Engagement Category In 2015
Figure 5. Sustainability Assurance Spend By Sector In 2015
Figure 6. Sustainability Assurance Spend By Country In 2015
Figure 7. Evolution Of Sustainability Assurance Spend By Country 2015-2020
Figure 8. Evolution Of Sustainability Assurance Spend By Engagement 2015-2020
Figure 9. Evolution Of Sustainability Assurance Spend By Sector 2015-2020


AccountAbility, Bloomberg, BM&FBOVESPA, CDP, China Development Bank, China Mobile, Coca-Cola, Coloplast, Deloitte, DNV GL, Ecomark, EIRIS, Ernst & Young (EY), European Federation of Financial Analysts Society (EFFAS), European Union (EU), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Holcim, HP, Intel Corporation, International Standards Organization (ISO), KPMG, MSCI, oekom research AG, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), Reliance Industries, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Siemens, State Grid Corporation of China, Sustainability Accounting and Standards Board (SASB), Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Sustainalytics, Unilever, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)