Sustainability is the defining issue of the decade, and one of the most important yardsticks by which all business owners are now measured. We asked members of the Gen.T community for their insights, based on four key statistics that highlight the opportunities of a more sustainable future, as well as the challenges.
Looking for real-time, on-the-ground insight from social entrepreneurs and leaders in the climate battle, we interviewed 14 honourees, asking them to respond to the following four statistics, expanding on the numbers to present a clearer picture.
- 90 percent of companies’ impact on the environment comes from supply chains. (McKinsey)
- ESG funds’ assets under management rose 29 percent to nearly $1.7 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2020. (Morningstar)
- 65 percent of consumers say they want to buy from purpose-driven brands that advocate sustainability, but only 26 percent actually do so. (Harvard Business Review)
- 70 percent of people say the pandemic has made them more aware of humanity’s impact on the environment. (Boston Consulting Group)