IDC Future of - Sustainability: Get the Most Out of Your Sustainable Strategies and Technologies
Beyond ESG Reporting: Creating Business Value Through Sustainability
Sustainable strategies and technologies play an increasing role in business operations, helping organizations achieve greater efficiency and resiliency, while also boosting competitive differentiation and value creation. Let us help you increase your operational and financial performance through technology-enabled sustainable transformation.
IDC's sustainability research helps organizations:
- Understand the competitive environment for sustainable and sustainability-enabling IT products and services.
- Understand IT buyer demand and vendor perception.
- Demonstrate the sustainability/ESG related business and economic impact that their solutions have.
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Services / Technology
Sustainability Framework Chart Description
A circular diagram. At the center of the circle is the text, "Sustainable Strategies and Technologies," with three wedge-shaped curved blocks above labeled “Environmental, Social and Governance” and three longer curved blocks in parallel below labeled “Philanthropy, Materiality, and Purpose, Mission, Vision”. There is one outer circle broken into 3 sections labeled “Sustainable Operations, Sustainable Products and Services, and Sustainable Business Strategies”.
IDC's Sustainability Framework
The Framework for our approach encompasses the upstream sustainability impact of IT and operations (e.g., impact assessments, vendor indices), downstream aspects tied to sustainable products and services (e.g., end-user surveys, IDC MarketScapes), and strategic approaches toward selling and buying sustainable and sustainability-enabling technology.
IDC helps organizations:
Understand the competitive landscape and market size for sustainable and sustainability-enabling IT products and services through forecasts, perception data, and vendor assessments.
Gain insight on IT buyer demand and vendor perception through global end-user surveys that focus on different industries, personas/functions, and geographies.
Create effective sales enablement and messaging around the sustainability related impact of their technologies and professional services, e.g., through ESG business value studies and economic impact models./functions, and geographies.
Assess maturity levels of organizational approaches and IT solutions related to sustainable transformation.
Create effective sustainable business and IT strategies to address a changing regulatory environment, customer and consumer demand, and investor pressure.
Learn more about IDC's Sustainability research
Adopting Circular Economy Principles to Achieve IT Sustainability Goals
The Rise of Social Within ESG: Where Organizations Stand, Where They Want To Go, and What They Need To Get There
Sustainability and Digital: How to Move Up the Maturity Ladder
Moving Toward a People-Centered Sustainable Transformation Approach...
How to Build a Value Engine for Sustainable Digital Innovation
IDC's Sustainability Offerings
Learn more about sustainability from our experts.
IDC’s sustainability research offers thought leadership and advice on key challenges organizations face when building sustainability strategies and implementing sustainability technologies.
- IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Sustainability/ESG 2023 Predictions
- Forecast: Worldwide ESG Business Services, 2022–2025
- Sustainability Software Buyer Value Survey, 2022 — Part 2: Spending Intentions, Use Cases, and Value Drivers
- Taxonomy: ESG Business Services, 2023
- Social Sustainability — Organizations' Priorities, Processes, and Maturity Levels
IDC's custom offerings help you position your solutions to solve today's complex customer challenges.