For the third year in a row, Schneider Electric Energy & Sustainability Services and GreenBiz are conducting a survey to evaluate the state of corporate energy and sustainability programs. Over 500 energy and sustainability industry professionals across the 2018 and 2019 iterations of the report shared with us why and how organizations are leading the transition to a decarbonized, decentralized and digitized future. Today, we’re excited to launch the survey collection period for our 2020 report and invite you to participate.
2020 will be an inflection point for climate action, and the year will surely bring developments and shifts in the corporate energy and sustainability landscape. To commemorate this landmark time and the immense progress made in modern corporate sustainability, we’re doing something special with our report: taking a look back at recent progress, working to make sense of what’s happening in this moment, and sharing our top predictions for what is yet to come.
Share your perspective on how your organization has made progress and more in our 2020 survey.
In 2018, we learned…
There’s a conflicting view of collaboration. In many organizations, there is a significant opportunity for improved coordination on energy and sustainability initiatives, but limited agreement on barriers that impede development.
Many companies have a data-sharing divide. Decentralized data management poses a significant challenge for integrated energy- and carbon-reduction efforts.
And a false sense of future security. Companies are confident that they are prepared for change, but action doesn’t match perception and intent.
A common renewables vision is coming to life. Once inaccessible to many organizations, today’s renewable energy technologies make financial sense - and companies are taking notice.
A new return on investment is emerging. A longer-term, more comprehensive approach to energy and sustainability decision-making is becoming business as usual.
In 2019, we learned…
Funding is often a false barrier. CapEx is frequently perceived as a hurdle to accomplishing energy and sustainability projects. However, this may be misleading.
The real data challenge may surprise you. Data is readily available. What companies struggle with is ensuring data quality and using information to foster collaboration.
There’s value in announcing sustainability commitments. Companies that set public targets or goals move quickly and see advantages.
Energy sourcing saves money. Companies are missing opportunities to capitalize on strategic energy purchasing.
Technology gets traction. Energy efficiency dominates, renewable energy accelerates and newer technologies gain purchase.
We can’t wait to see what the next decade in this dynamic and ever-evolving industry will bring, and we want you to be a part of this history! Help inform our 2020 report—take the survey today.