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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.

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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.

Holistic Coverage

Industry

IDC's Sustainability Framework diagram

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.

Sustainability Framework

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”.

Laggards

Customer Demand

The pull effect triggered by customer demand and their requirements.

Slow Adopters

Efficiencies and cost savings

Improved profitability through greater efficiency and cost reduction

Mainstreamers

Value creation and brand reputation

Business factors (i.e., value creation via sustainable products, operational efficiency, and brand reputation)

Frontrunners

Supply chain and access to capital

Sustainability aligned and integrated in the supply chain, lowering cost of capital

Visionaries

Business value via sustainable products

Sustainable products and services as a source of revenue, hire & retain, mitigation of business risks

IDC Sustainability Readiness Framework and Maturity Index

  • Identify pain points, IT product and services demand, budgets and buyers by maturity segment
  • Let customers assess their maturity and readiness through customized tools to drive demand for your solutions
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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.

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