ESG spotlight

2023 key findings

How UK organisations are tackling environmental,
social and governance (ESG) issues

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Why do more and more UK organisations want to achieve less waste, less carbon and less inequality? What are they doing to make that happen? And what is holding them back?

 

We partnered with Censuswide to survey over 1,200 UK workers, from decision makers to junior staff, as well as 1,000 general consumers to find out.

 

Scroll down to see what they told us.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ESG is good for business

Aside from it being the right thing to do, there are many good business
reasons to focus on social and environmental issues.

54%

of consumers say a company’s commitment to ESG influences their buying decisions

 
 

55%

are more likely to support a company whose products or services have a tangible social impact

 
 

61%

are influenced by a company’s transparency about its carbon footprint and environmental impact

 
 
 
 
 
 

Are UK organisations getting it right?

The perception

88%

of UK organisations believe their ESG goals at least partially align with their customers’ expectations

 
 

The reality

12%

of consumers believe companies are taking significant action on social and environmental issues

 
 

There’s plenty of
progress to celebrate

75%

of organisations have an established ESG strategy

 
 

 

 

 


88%

want to make ESG advancements happen faster

 
 
 
 
 
 

But plenty of hurdles
to overcome too

 
 
55%

are concerned about their ability to move quickly

 
 
50%

say economic issues are holding back their efforts

 
 
1 in 4

organisations don't have an ESG strategy at all

 
 
 
 

What else is holding progress back?

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Lack of
awareness

Prioritising other things

Difficulty measuring

Financial constraints

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What needs to change?

71%

of respondents say ESG initiatives need more government support

 
 

 

 

 


64%

feel they need more or better technology to meet their ESG goals

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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