Sustainability Resources

Innovative leaders everywhere must take steps to build more sustainable organisations. Sustainability-focused companies have better financial results relative to their peers, and investors are doubling down on sustainability investments. We’ve created this resource hub to help leaders bring their sustainability initiatives to the forefront of their strategy.

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Every Firm Must Move To Be Future-Generation-Safe

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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The Three Principles Of Sustainable Transformation

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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Don’t Underestimate The Importance Of The Chief Sustainability Officer

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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Introducing The Forrester Corporate Climate Change Disclosure Template

  (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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Guide Your Sustainability Program With The Forrester Sustainability Maturity Model

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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Future Fit Tech Leaders Must Make Sustainability A Top Priority

Earth Day 2021: A Small Change Makes A Big Difference Ahead of Earth Day 2021, I recently watched the excellent David Attenborough documentary “The Year Earth Changed.” The most encouraging message is that even a small change in our habits can make a big difference to our planet. Within the first weeks of lockdown, with […]
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Global Consumers Drive The Market Toward Sustainable Retail

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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The ROI Of Sustainability

Forrester research shows that sustainability-focused companies have seen better financial results relative to their peers, as well as higher employee retention and improved customer satisfaction.

Incorporating Sustainability Into Your Technology Strategy

Sustainability initiatives come with more than just goodwill, they result in tangible “green money” for the leaders willing to innovate their technology strategy.

Client Interview Series

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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Dr. CB Bhattacharya, University Of Pittsburgh

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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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Dr. Suku Nair, SMU AT&T Center For Virtualization

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 — Cisco

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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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series – Atos

Photo by Abhijit 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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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Oracle

Read an interview with Rich Kroes, Vice President, Global Sustainability at Oracle about the circular cloud and sustainable technology.
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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Akamai

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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Client Resources

Forrester clients can access additional research below.

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The Future Of Business Is Sustainability

Embrace Sustainability To Build Trust And Gain A New Competitive Advantage

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The Four Types Of Chief Sustainability Officer

Pick The Right CSO To Drive Your Firm’s Sustainability Transformation

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Guide Your Sustainability Program With The Forrester Sustainability Maturity Model

The Future of Sustainability Is Generation-Safe

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The Forrester Corporate Climate Change Disclosure Template

A Template To Boost Your Environmental Performance Data Reporting

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Embrace the Green Business Opportunity

Profitable Sustainable Businesses Show How Traditional CMOs Must Embrace Green Transformation

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Empowered Consumers Go Green

Empowerment Drives The Sustainability Transformation

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Factors Driving The ROI Of Sustainability

An Optimized Balance Of Priorities Quantifies The Value Of Sustainability

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How Financial Services Firms Are Embracing Sustainability Around The World

Environmental Initiatives Dominate Sustainability Efforts Of Financial Services Firms

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The Technology Sustainability Framework

We talk about Forrester’s technology sustainability framework and provide an analysis of what clients are asking about in this space.

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