Who Cares About Carbon?

Do Corporations or Consumers Care about Carbon Reduction?

Source

The Numbers

Ernst & Young

Climate change has become a strategic concern at many companies, despite a lack of US regulatory requirements to measure, manage or report emissions. 

 

75%

Corporate respondents have set greenhouse gas reduction goals

 

60%

Of these, report their goals publicly

 

76%

Report their greenhouse gas emissions publicly.

 

16%

Plan to report publicly within five years

 

38%

Believe that equity analysts who cover their company consider sustainability performance in their evaluations

 

23%

Believe sustainability performance will become material within five years

 

 Key constituencies asking about sustainable sourcing. 

 

34%

Ask about procurement of raw materials such as forest products

 

33%

Ask about business risks associated with scarcity of water

 

20%

Ask about the use of rare earth minerals and metals

Corporate
Register.com

48% 

S&P companies that publish corporate sustainability reports

 

5,500

Sustainability reports published worldwide

 

Consumer Attitudes

BBMG

​(Brand Firm)

73%

‘Conscious Consumers’ who care about the company that stands behind the product.

Cone 2010

80%

Consumers who are likely to switch brands, similar in price and quality, to one that supports a cause