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Sustainability Consulting: Global Market Forecast 2016-2021

Date: 10 June 2016

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Executive Summary

The sustainability consulting market continues to evolve rapidly with diverse variations in the types of engagements demanded by clients. As sustainability initiatives become increasingly embedded throughout the firm, core business functions, such as investor relations, human resources and legal teams, will increasingly find themselves involved with tackling issues previously characterized under the ‘sustainability’ umbrella. This report helps practice leaders, executive directors and marketing officers at consulting firms to understand addressable market opportunity, define business development and marketing strategies, and forecast revenue streams.Verdantix forecasts the global sustainability consulting market will grow from $912 million in 2016 to $1.1 billion in 2021, at a CAGR of 4%.


Sustainability Consulting: Global Market Forecast 2015-2021
Segmenting And Forecasting The Sustainability Consulting Market
Core Business Functions Increasingly Contribute To Sustainability Consulting Engagements
Spending On Sustainability Consulting Services Will Total $912 Million In 2016 Across Nine Major Economies
Spending Patterns Reflect Different Material Issues And How They Impact Each Industry
ESG Due Diligence, Supply Chain Stewardship And EH&S Data Analytics Will Drive Demand Over The Next Five Years
The Global Sustainability Consulting Market Will Grow Annually At 4% To Reach $1.1 Billion By 2021


Figure 1. Initiative Category Definitions
Figure 2. Categorization Of Industries By Sector
Figure 3. Funding Sources From Sustainability Executives And Other Functions
Figure 4. Sustainability Consulting Spend By Country In 2016
Figure 5. Sustainability Consulting Spend By Engagement Type In 2016
Figure 6. Sustainability Consulting Spend By Industry Sector In 2016
Figure 7. Evolution Of Sustainability Consulting Spend By Engagement Type 2015-2021
Figure 8. Evolution Of Sustainability Consulting Spend By Industry Sector 2015-2021
Figure 9. Evolution Of Sustainability Consulting Spend By Country 2015-2021


3M, Accenture, Accion, AECOM, Anthesis, Asda, Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP), Bamboo Finance, Ben & Jerry’s, BMW, Boston Consulting Group, BrownFlynn, Brown-Forman, The Calvert Foundation, Car2Go, Caterpillar, CDP, CEBDS, CERES, Clif Bar & Company, cr360, Daimler, Danone, Deloitte, DriveNow, DuPont, Energenz, European Union (EU), ExxonMobil, EY, Forest City Realty Trust, Gap, GM, GRESB, GRI, H&M, Holcim, Intel, John Hancock, Kellogg Company, KPMG, Levi, Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN), Lyft, Macy, Mars Incorporated, McKinsey, MFS Investment Management, MissionPoint Partners, MSCI, Nike, Northern Trust, PepsiCo, PUMA, PwC, ReFED, Resource Recycling Systems, Rio Olympic Games, The Rockefeller Family Fund, SASB, Schneider Electric, SEDEX, ShareAction, Stonyfield, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Sustainserv, Trillium Asset Management, Unilever, UPS, USPS, Veolia, Verizon, Walden Asset Management, Wal-Mart, WSP, WWF, Zevin Asset Management