Still, two in five companies (42%) claim that a sustainable business model remains a top priority. This is reported in the report Why wait to pursue net zero by Centrica Business Solutions.
Half of the companies surveyed (50%) say they will focus mainly on solid financial performance and profitability during the recovery period after COVID-19; slightly more (51%) think they can save costs by implementing energy management systems and strategies.
The survey indicates that companies showing leadership in sustainability are outpacing this short-term thinking, as they realise that pursuing short-term profits will cost them and the planet more in the long run: 79% of executives say they put long-term profits before short-term, risk-free strategies.
The full report is available to download on Centrica’s website
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