Forerunners also recognize business opportunities in infusing sustainability into how they design, create and bring products or services to market.
A prime illustration of how Forerunners take others on the journey towards a sustainable future is Aramco. The oil giant is partnering with Mitsubishi Corporation (trading house), JGC Corporation (engineering company) and Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to build a clean energy supply chain. In 2020, the company produced and transported 40 tons of "carbon-emissions-free" ammonia to energy-scarce Japan.
Forerunners are attracted to building and investing in sustainable infrastructure for the future.
Most attractive opportunity in environmentally friendly solutions
Percentage of respondents who selected top ranked
Companies that prioritize environmentally friendly solutions in the next five years (Forerunners, n=127; Other companies, n=765) Source: Accenture Growth Markets C-level Survey, September - October 2020