The latest United Nations Global Compact-Accenture CEO Study on Sustainability provides perspectives and a resolute call to action from a record 2,600+ CEOs across 128 countries and 18 industries.
CEOs say they see integrated sustainability as the foundation to protect against instability. Strategies and business models with sustainability at the core are not only a climate imperative, but also the foundation of security, growth, and resilience.
With clear urgency, this report explores the myriad of challenges business leaders face today, and the opportunity surrounding sustainability as the path forward.
- CEOs report the dramatic rise in intersecting global challenges is forcing them to navigate new levels of uncertainty.
- While CEOs remain committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), they’re sounding the alarm that more action is needed to rescue the goals.
- CEOs are building resilience by embedding sustainability across their business, strengthening leadership and increasing ecosystem collaboration.
- To remove barriers on taking action, CEOs are calling for a new roadmap to achieve the SDGs and asking government to accelerate the green transition.