For the fourth year, MIT Sloan Management Review, in partnership with the Boston Consulting Group, conducted a global survey on sustainability, to which more than 4,000 executives and managers of all industries and regions responded. An analysis of the findings was published in the research report, "The Innovation Bottom Line."

Sustainability-Driven Innovators

The global study found that many companies are profiting from their sustainability efforts and changing their business models to generate that profit. We call these respondents Sustainability-Driven Innovators (SDIs) and they comprise 23% of our survey respondents. These interactive charts explore what sets SDIs apart from the average respondent.

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About the Data

This data is based on a subsample of 2,631 respondents from commercial enterprises, with respondents from academic, governmental and nonprofit organizations excluded.
Sustainability-Driven Innovators (SDI) are defined as those respondents who say their companies have both changed their business model as a result of sustainability (Q4) and who are profiting from their sustainability-related activities (Q9). They represent about 23% of the total number of commercial respondents.

Download the raw data as an Excel file (.xlsx) to view in Microsoft Excel and other applications.

"The Innovation Bottom Line" presents the findings from the 2012 Sustainability & Innovation Global Executive Study and Research Report.

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This Big Idea Initiative is supported by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), with whom MIT SMR is collaborating on the development of research materials connected with Sustainability and management innovation.