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Which of the following concerns do you see as most pressing in relation to the challenge of ‘Sustainable Development’? *

Please select no more than 8. Once you have selected all that apply, click OK or press return to move on.

 
We seek to understand how professionals view Corporate Sustainability.

Please indicate which of the following terms you believe will be most helpful in building an understanding and description of Corporate Sustainability. *

Please select no more than 8. Once you have selected all that apply, click OK or press return to move on.

 
Which of the following are most relevant to your own work in your career to date? *

Please select no more than 8. Once you have selected all that apply, click OK or press return to move on.

 
What is your understanding of Corporate Sustainability? Please select the following option which is closest to your own current understanding. *


 
We wish to understand how your work is divided between environmental, social and economic outcomes (sometimes referred to as the three pillars of sustainability).

Please let us know via the following questions, using a scale of 1-5 (very low to very high) to give an indication of how your time is split across the three pillars.

 
The degree to which my work is focused on Environmental issues or outcomes (1 is lowest, 5 is highest). *






 
The degree to which my work is focused on Social issues or outcomes (1 is lowest, 5 is highest). *






 
The degree to which my work is focused on Economic issues or outcomes (1 is lowest, 5 is highest). *






 
The nature of my work on sustainability is best described as: *


 
Looking at the following options, please select one option which is closest to your job’s primary purpose (main focus) for the organisation. *


 
In terms of delivering ‘sustainability’ outcomes through your work, please select the option that best describes the support or the barriers that you face. *


 
What are the main barriers you face when seeking to propose change - in sustainability terms - within the business? *

Please select no more than 6 options. Once you have selected all that apply, click OK or press return to move on.

 
Which of the following counter arguments do you face when seeking to propose change within the business? Please select the option that is most relevant. *


 
About Your Organisation

 
How would you describe your organisation's Sustainability or Corporate Responsibility approach? *


 
What is the primary motivation (the main driver) for your organisation getting involved in sustainability?   *

It may help to think about the view of your most senior person with responsibility for sustainability.

 
How would you describe your organisation's appetite for (or approach to) change?   Please choose the following option which is the closest or best describes your organisation's approach.
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In your opinion, to what extent does your organisation’s top leadership view any Sustainability challenges as being ‘Material’ to the business?

For example do they recognise Climate Change impacts, water shortages, energy or resource scarcity, labour conditions, conflict minerals or any other macro sustainability challenge as being a real or relevant concern for the business? *


 
How strongly visible and embedded is the organisation's commitment to sustainability? Please select the option that best describes or is closest to your experience in your organisation. *


 
Which Board level director has responsibility for Corporate Sustainability in your organisation? *


 
Which of the following statements best describes your ability to shape your organisation’s agenda? *


 
Which team leads on sustainability for your organisation? *


 
How is sustainability addressed/led within your organisation? *


 
How deeply embedded is sustainability into your organisation’s personnel and teams?  i.e. sustainability is referenced within: *

Answer to the best of your understanding.

 
Please indicate below if sustainability is integrated into any of the following: *

Please select all that apply. Once you have made your choices, click OK or press return to move on.

 
How extensive is your organisation’s approach to sustainable procurement? *


 
For your organisation what is the Return on Investment (ROI/financial payback) period for any business case to introduce sustainability improvements such as energy savings through new technologies? *


 
Has your organisation developed alternative approaches to internal developments and investment decisions beyond standard Return on Investment approaches (i.e. addressing instances where shorter term ROI approaches do not work for sustainability initiatives?) *

     
 
As you have indicated that your organisation has developed alternative approaches to internal developments and investment decisions beyond standard Return on Investment approaches, please use this space to tell us a little more about it.

 
About You

 
Please indicate from the following list the terms that best describes your seniority within your organisation. *


 
Please indicate from the following list the terms that best describes your individual role by function. *


 
What is the size of the organisation you are currently employed by? *


 
How would you best describe the primary nature of your organisation? *


 
Please let us know how you came to this survey *


 
Please indicate your IEMA membership level *


Thank you for taking the time to contribute to this important piece of research. We will add your response to the others we have collected to generate an up-to-date understanding of how the profession and business is approaching corporate sustainability.

Look out for a special report in early 2016, featuring the survey responses you have helped to create.
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