2023 key findings
How UK organisations are tackling environmental,
social and governance (ESG) issues
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.
of consumers say a company’s commitment to ESG influences their buying decisions
are more likely to support a company whose products or services have a tangible social impact
are influenced by a company’s transparency about its carbon footprint and environmental impact
Are UK organisations getting it right?
of UK organisations believe their ESG goals at least partially align with their customers’ expectations
of consumers believe companies are taking significant action on social and environmental issues
There’s plenty of
progress to celebrate
of organisations have an established ESG strategy
want to make ESG advancements happen faster
But plenty of hurdles
to overcome too
are concerned about their ability to move quickly
say economic issues are holding back their efforts
organisations don't have an ESG strategy at all
What else is holding progress back?
Prioritising other things
What needs to change?
of respondents say ESG initiatives need more government support
feel they need more or better technology to meet their ESG goals
Want more insight and advice on ESG?
Censuswide surveyed 1,203 respondents working in UK organisations with more than 11 staff and in the private and public sectors between 10.08.2023 - 17.08.2023.
Censuswide surveyed 1,000 general consumers (aged 16+) between 10.08.23 - 14.08.23.
Censuswide abides by and employs members of the Market Research Society which is based on ESOMAR principles.