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What The US Infrastructure Bill Means To You

Renee Murphy November 10, 2021
After months of negotiations in Congress, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is about to become law. This new law will address specifics such as climate change, sustainability, and cybersecurity that all have specific requirements which, in turn, will drive your policy and regulation in the future. If you do business with the US federal […]
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Don’t Underestimate The Importance Of The Chief Sustainability Officer

Renee Murphy October 29, 2021
Chief sustainability officers (CSOs) (and their VP, director, etc., counterparts) are paving the way to a green future, an undertaking that requires massive transformational change. With confident visions of a sustainable economic system, CSOs are setting bold corporate climate action targets to decarbonize the economy and build trust with stakeholders. However, different firms require different […]
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Predictions 2022 Live

Chart a bold path to success in 2022. Hear our predictions for the year ahead.

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Global Consumers Drive The Market Toward Sustainable Retail

Fiona Swerdlow October 29, 2021
From a long-standing focus on sustainability by companies such as Patagonia and REI to newer initiatives such as Galeries Lafayette’s (Re)Store, IKEA designing for reuse, and Mars’ pledge for net-zero emissions (among many!), retailers and brands are on the path to actively supporting the circular economy. Overall, consumers’ consciousness about environmental, social, and governance (ESG) […]
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A Seven-Step Guide To A Successful Technology Sustainability Strategy

Abhijit Sunil October 28, 2021
With COP26 coming up, here are seven actionable steps to build a successful sustainability strategy from scratch.
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Operational Excellence Applies To All Firms Embracing Sustainability But Especially Industrial Firms

Michele Pelino October 27, 2021
All firms are evolving their sustainability initiatives to address Forrester’s five-level sustainability maturity model. However, many manufacturing firms spanning various industrial markets, including primary production, product manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment, chemicals, and oil and gas, are proactively addressing sustainability initiatives to address operational priorities. These sustainability initiatives often include critical operational processes (e.g., supply […]
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The Three Principles Of Sustainable Transformation

Thomas Husson October 27, 2021
Becoming an environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable business demands a profound and fundamental change. Like digital transformation before it, you can’t just bolt it on. Traditional firms willing to start their multiyear transformation journey toward sustainability must embrace the three principles of sustainable transformation.
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Introducing The Forrester Corporate Climate Change Disclosure Template

Abhijit Sunil October 26, 2021
  (Photo copyright Abhinav Sunil) “How do we get started in measuring sustainability metrics?” “What metrics do we measure?” “How should we report our sustainability current state and actions into CDP and other templates?” These are among the most frequent questions we hear from clients who are at the beginning stage of sustainability maturity. The […]
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European Predictions 2022

Visit our resource hub to discover the key trends impacting European businesses in 2022.

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The State Of Sustainability In Asia Pacific: Regional Inconsistencies Hinder Real Progress

Michael Barnes October 26, 2021
COVID-19 has put far greater emphasis on sustainability as a corporate social responsibility and business resiliency as a board-level priority. Globally, most firms now acknowledge the need to undertake climate action and improve their environmental sustainability performance. But APAC firms are still very far apart in terms of what practices to implement and how aggressively […]
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Guide Your Sustainability Program With The Forrester Sustainability Maturity Model

Renee Murphy October 25, 2021
How mature is your organization’s sustainability strategy? Our upcoming research on sustainability includes a model that outlines the five levels of sustainability maturity that all firms must progress through. For each level, we explore the crucial sustainability decisions organizations must make. Ultimately, firms must mature toward the future-generation-safe level. At this final level, a firm […]
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Every Firm Must Move To Be Future-Generation-Safe

Amy DeMartine October 25, 2021
Forrester has long promoted sustainability practices and believes that firms must move to be future-generation-safe. Discover why and how.
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Sustainability In Tech: What Do Clients Want To Know?

Abhijit Sunil August 28, 2021
Technology firms will continue to play a major role in climate change. Learn how new sustainability goals are affecting RFPs and RFIs in the tech sector.
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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Dr. CB Bhattacharya, University Of Pittsburgh

Abhijit Sunil August 27, 2021
Photo by Abhinav Sunil At the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, the H.J. Zoffer Chair in Sustainability and Ethics is CB Bhattacharya. He is a world-renowned expert in business strategy innovation aimed at increasing both business and social value. He recently published his third book, “Small Actions Big Difference,” in which he […]
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See the future and gain a competitive advantage for 2022

Discover 12 trends our research reveals will matter most next year. Download our Predictions 2022 Guide.

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Prevent A Loss, Save A Tree

David Hoffman August 16, 2021
Hard to believe we’re almost three quarters through 2021. Now seems as good a time as any to draw your attention to one of last year’s predictions on insurance. I really like our prediction that connected devices will drive a 50% increase in the usage-based insurance market. Why? Not because the odds of it happening […]
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The Space Wide Web Is Ready To Launch

Phil Brunkard July 12, 2021
The Space Tech Industry Is Looking Up The new space race is truly underway following Richard Branson’s monumental first passenger trip to space, beating Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin passenger flight by more than a week. The Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity spacecraft did not pass the so-called Karman line, unlike Jeff Bezos’ plans. It did, however, […]
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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Cisco

Abhijit Sunil June 30, 2021
The telecommunications sector is at a crucial juncture in its sustainability story. Many organizations are finding their ground in setting the right targets, penetrating the supply chain, and addressing their customers’ questions on sustainability. We spoke with R. Scott Herren, Cisco’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Francine (Fran) Katsoudas, executive vice president […]
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Infographic — Face The Business Risks Of Climate Change Head On

Renee Murphy June 22, 2021
Climate change poses numerous business risks. No industry is immune. Use this infographic to explore how the climate crisis affects businesses and how bold action can mitigate your organization's risk exposure.
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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Dr. Suku Nair, SMU AT&T Center For Virtualization

Abhijit Sunil June 2, 2021
Photo by Abhinav Sunil The intersection of how technology platforms are evolving and how it both affects and aids sustainability is a topic that Forrester’s sustainability team is currently studying. We spoke with Dr. Suku Nair, one of the most respected computer scientists in the country. He currently heads the SMU AT&T Center for Virtualization […]
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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Akamai

Abhijit Sunil April 30, 2021
Photo by Abhinav Sunil In my research pursuit of technology sustainability, I speak with many technology and business leaders around the world about their sustainability initiatives. Occasionally, I encounter someone doing something special in this important business quest. I hope to interview as many of them as I can and share their insights with you. […]
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Renee Murphy April 23, 2021

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The ROI of Sustainability: How Green Leads to Green

Abhijit Sunil April 22, 2021
Photo by Abhinav Sunil Why is measuring the impact of your efforts important? Because if you can measure it, you can improve it. Especially if what you measure has profound consequences equally for your business, your professional life, and your personal life. You need a clear strategy not only to measure it, but also to […]
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