This research report was authored by Verdantix and published by Corty Software Inc on October 20, 2021. As Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and sustainability are rising to the top of the priority list for many organizations, ESG performance continues to play a larger role in financial decisions and access to capital, and more organizations are actively aligning overall business strategy with ESG goals to remain competitive and resilient. Corty contracted research firm, Verdantix to investigate: 1) Where 50 executives across 5 industries fall on the ESG maturity scale; 2) The state of corporate sustainability culture; 3) How executives are using operational data to define overall ESG and sustainability strategies; 4) The role of Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) in supporting ESG performance; and 5) Which technologies firms are investing in to improve ESG performance. The results show that firms with ESG and sustainability strategies that pay attention to improving cultures, leverage data to improve performance and invest in developing technologies are best placed to benefit from sustainable growth.

Keywords: Building Retrofits, Climate Change, Communications, Employee Productivity, Energy Efficiency/Management, Healthy Buildings, Intelligent Building, Internet of Things (IoT), Post-COVID-19, Protocols/Standards, Renewable Energy, Zero Net Energy, Environmental, Social, Governance, ESG

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