While some companies are making clear progress with sustainability, many organizations are still struggling to move forward, according to a global survey by BCG and MIT Sloan Management Review.
The percentage of companies that have either established a sustainability business case, or are currently trying to, has grown from 30% to 45% over a five-year period. Although that's progress, it falls far short of the 65% that report sustainability is on their organization's top management agenda. Nearly one-third of respondents either failed to establish a business case or hadn’t even tried to create one.
“Walkers”—companies that have learned to “walk the talk” on sustainability—have done so by: