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Sustainability Megatrends in Indian Industry- Outlook 2015

Sustainability Outlook carried out extensive industry-wide surveys and interviews amongst various stakeholders to uncover the status of sustainability in Indian businesses. Through these interactions, Sustainability Outlook has uncovered insights on 

  • current drivers of sustainability among Indian corporates, 
  • the kind of interventions they have implemented, and 
  • the benefits that have been observed by these resource sustainability interventions

Based on the responses of 85 leading Indian corporates, five key sustainability megatrends were observed in the Indian industry: 

  1. Indian businesses are moving beyond compliance for implementing resource sustainability measures
  2. Indian business are taking a long term view for resource management due to impending resource shortage
  3. Customers, consumers and/or investors are currently not seen as key sustainability drivers for Indian businesses
  4. Sustainability is increasingly being viewed as a key corporate function 
  5. Sustainability reporting continues to remain a key activity for large businesses but not seeing uptake in SMEs

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This brief is an outcome of on-going industry engagement efforts by Sustainability Outlook to capture the sustainability mega-trends in the Indian industry. 

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