Research & insights

Consumers are becoming more insistent that the companies they do business with act responsibly toward both the community and the environment. With an eye on this increased demand for sustainability, what are organisations doing to deliver value? PwC's research and insights take a comprehensive look at the environmental, social and governance issues impacting companies, and how sound sustainability initiatives can strengthen customer relationships while driving growth.

Low Carbon Economy Index 2015

28 Oct 2015

The 7th annual Low Carbon Economy Index (LCEI) tracks the rate that G20 countries are decarbonising their economies.

Make it your business: Engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals

22 Sep 2015

Governments have agreed new global goals to achieve, but how ready is business to help them achieve them? What’s their intention and their vision? Will they be business as usual or business critical?

CEO pulse on climate change

14 Sep 2015

Countdown to a deal on climate change: What does this mean for business success?

Responsible investment: Aligning interests

22 May 2015

How do investors view responsible investment and ESG management? How in sync are investors (LPs) and fund managers (GPs)? PwC explores.

Collaboration: preserving water through partnering that works

13 Apr 2015

Water is a business risk that needs active management. Explore why and how to collaborate well with others sharing a water basin.

Water disclosure guidelines for business

13 Oct 2014

With water stress increasing, business is improving the way it uses water. Water management and water disclosure are now important. New best practice guidelines available.

Water risks in Agricultural Supply Chains

15 Jul 2014

A guide for investors - understanding the water risks faced by companies in their agricultural supply chains and building in resilience 

Scaling Up Energy Access through Cross-sector Partnerships

20 Dec 2013

This WEF-PwC publication explains how the two organisations have developed a cross-industry framework that can help the energy access ecosystem grow. Contributions from more than 40 experts from the private, public and civil sector have helped to identify the barriers preventing private sector investment at scale

Putting a price on value

24 Sep 2013

PwC’s PE responsible investment survey shows more opportunity for value protection and creation through Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) management.

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

14 Sep 2013

Sector insights: what is driving climate change action in the world’s largest companies?

Water Valuation

09 Sep 2013

The Business Guide to Water Valuation provides business-specific guidance on the main concepts and techniques associated with water valuation. It builds on an earlier report which sets out the international trend towards valuing water and the business case for water valuation and is further supported by a review of 21 business case studies.

Helping you manage the gap between water supply and demand

14 Aug 2013

A guide for investors - understanding the water risks faced by companies in their agricultural supply chains and building in resilience 

Total Impact Measurement and Management

01 Aug 2013

Is ‘good’ growth the expected norm? Looking at growth from a total impact perspective means decisions are made with more holistic information and ‘good’ growth becomes easier to spot.

Helping business measure its socio-economic impact

21 Feb 2013

Many companies are now starting to measure how they impact the economies, environments and communities in which they operate.

What’s the sustainability impact on the business environment?

22 Jan 2013

Far-reaching changes are taking place, and they’re taking place faster than ever. In this new era of ‘stable instability’, risks that once seemed improbable and even remote have become the norm and for CEOs across the world, ‘expect the unexpected’ has become the mantra. The only solution is to build organisations that can thrive amidst disorder: organisations that are agile and adaptable, able to cope with disruption and emerge stronger than before.

Using environmental, social and governance factors to improve your deal

10 Jan 2013

Poor environmental, social & governance (ESG) performance can reduce deal value between private equity sellers & trade buyers, good ESG improves it.

South Korea leads Asia on greenhouse gas legislation

12 Dec 2012

This PwC publication explains how, and why, South Korea has committed to green growth and agrees to a greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme designed to help reduce the country’s gas emissions by 30% by 2020.

PwC Low Carbon Economy Index 2012: Too late for two degrees?

05 Nov 2012

Low Carbon Economy Index 2012: Are G20 economies making progress in reducing carbon emissions levels? Can the world limit warming to 2oC?

Picking up the Pace – Accelerating public policies for positive outcomes

17 Oct 2012

This PwC publication the second World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) report examines key ecosystems and biodiversity policies vis a via conserving and sustainably managing ecosystems.

PwC Business Ecosystems Training (BET) Services

12 Oct 2012

The Business Ecosystems Training (BET) course is a capacity building programme designed to raise awareness and understanding of the impacts and dependencies that businesses have on ecosystems services – and, therefore the business case for ecosystem services valuation and management.

Low Carbon Economy Index 2015

28 Oct 2015

The 7th annual Low Carbon Economy Index (LCEI) tracks the rate that G20 countries are decarbonising their economies.

Make it your business: Engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals

22 Sep 2015

Governments have agreed new global goals to achieve, but how ready is business to help them achieve them? What’s their intention and their vision? Will they be business as usual or business critical?

CEO pulse on climate change

14 Sep 2015

Countdown to a deal on climate change: What does this mean for business success?

Responsible investment: Aligning interests

22 May 2015

How do investors view responsible investment and ESG management? How in sync are investors (LPs) and fund managers (GPs)? PwC explores.

Collaboration: preserving water through partnering that works

13 Apr 2015

Water is a business risk that needs active management. Explore why and how to collaborate well with others sharing a water basin.

Water disclosure guidelines for business

13 Oct 2014

With water stress increasing, business is improving the way it uses water. Water management and water disclosure are now important. New best practice guidelines available.

Water risks in Agricultural Supply Chains

15 Jul 2014

A guide for investors - understanding the water risks faced by companies in their agricultural supply chains and building in resilience 

Scaling Up Energy Access through Cross-sector Partnerships

20 Dec 2013

This WEF-PwC publication explains how the two organisations have developed a cross-industry framework that can help the energy access ecosystem grow. Contributions from more than 40 experts from the private, public and civil sector have helped to identify the barriers preventing private sector investment at scale

Putting a price on value

24 Sep 2013

PwC’s PE responsible investment survey shows more opportunity for value protection and creation through Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) management.

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

14 Sep 2013

Sector insights: what is driving climate change action in the world’s largest companies?

Water Valuation

09 Sep 2013

The Business Guide to Water Valuation provides business-specific guidance on the main concepts and techniques associated with water valuation. It builds on an earlier report which sets out the international trend towards valuing water and the business case for water valuation and is further supported by a review of 21 business case studies.

Helping you manage the gap between water supply and demand

14 Aug 2013

A guide for investors - understanding the water risks faced by companies in their agricultural supply chains and building in resilience 

Total Impact Measurement and Management

01 Aug 2013

Is ‘good’ growth the expected norm? Looking at growth from a total impact perspective means decisions are made with more holistic information and ‘good’ growth becomes easier to spot.

Helping business measure its socio-economic impact

21 Feb 2013

Many companies are now starting to measure how they impact the economies, environments and communities in which they operate.

What’s the sustainability impact on the business environment?

22 Jan 2013

Far-reaching changes are taking place, and they’re taking place faster than ever. In this new era of ‘stable instability’, risks that once seemed improbable and even remote have become the norm and for CEOs across the world, ‘expect the unexpected’ has become the mantra. The only solution is to build organisations that can thrive amidst disorder: organisations that are agile and adaptable, able to cope with disruption and emerge stronger than before.

Using environmental, social and governance factors to improve your deal

10 Jan 2013

Poor environmental, social & governance (ESG) performance can reduce deal value between private equity sellers & trade buyers, good ESG improves it.

South Korea leads Asia on greenhouse gas legislation

12 Dec 2012

This PwC publication explains how, and why, South Korea has committed to green growth and agrees to a greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme designed to help reduce the country’s gas emissions by 30% by 2020.

PwC Low Carbon Economy Index 2012: Too late for two degrees?

05 Nov 2012

Low Carbon Economy Index 2012: Are G20 economies making progress in reducing carbon emissions levels? Can the world limit warming to 2oC?

Picking up the Pace – Accelerating public policies for positive outcomes

17 Oct 2012

This PwC publication the second World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) report examines key ecosystems and biodiversity policies vis a via conserving and sustainably managing ecosystems.

PwC Business Ecosystems Training (BET) Services

12 Oct 2012

The Business Ecosystems Training (BET) course is a capacity building programme designed to raise awareness and understanding of the impacts and dependencies that businesses have on ecosystems services – and, therefore the business case for ecosystem services valuation and management.

Low Carbon Economy Index 2015

28 Oct 2015

The 7th annual Low Carbon Economy Index (LCEI) tracks the rate that G20 countries are decarbonising their economies.

Make it your business: Engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals

22 Sep 2015

Governments have agreed new global goals to achieve, but how ready is business to help them achieve them? What’s their intention and their vision? Will they be business as usual or business critical?

CEO pulse on climate change

14 Sep 2015

Countdown to a deal on climate change: What does this mean for business success?

Responsible investment: Aligning interests

22 May 2015

How do investors view responsible investment and ESG management? How in sync are investors (LPs) and fund managers (GPs)? PwC explores.

Collaboration: preserving water through partnering that works

13 Apr 2015

Water is a business risk that needs active management. Explore why and how to collaborate well with others sharing a water basin.

Water disclosure guidelines for business

13 Oct 2014

With water stress increasing, business is improving the way it uses water. Water management and water disclosure are now important. New best practice guidelines available.

Water risks in Agricultural Supply Chains

15 Jul 2014

A guide for investors - understanding the water risks faced by companies in their agricultural supply chains and building in resilience 

Scaling Up Energy Access through Cross-sector Partnerships

20 Dec 2013

This WEF-PwC publication explains how the two organisations have developed a cross-industry framework that can help the energy access ecosystem grow. Contributions from more than 40 experts from the private, public and civil sector have helped to identify the barriers preventing private sector investment at scale

Putting a price on value

24 Sep 2013

PwC’s PE responsible investment survey shows more opportunity for value protection and creation through Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) management.

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

14 Sep 2013

Sector insights: what is driving climate change action in the world’s largest companies?

Water Valuation

09 Sep 2013

The Business Guide to Water Valuation provides business-specific guidance on the main concepts and techniques associated with water valuation. It builds on an earlier report which sets out the international trend towards valuing water and the business case for water valuation and is further supported by a review of 21 business case studies.

Helping you manage the gap between water supply and demand

14 Aug 2013

A guide for investors - understanding the water risks faced by companies in their agricultural supply chains and building in resilience 

Total Impact Measurement and Management

01 Aug 2013

Is ‘good’ growth the expected norm? Looking at growth from a total impact perspective means decisions are made with more holistic information and ‘good’ growth becomes easier to spot.

Helping business measure its socio-economic impact

21 Feb 2013

Many companies are now starting to measure how they impact the economies, environments and communities in which they operate.

What’s the sustainability impact on the business environment?

22 Jan 2013

Far-reaching changes are taking place, and they’re taking place faster than ever. In this new era of ‘stable instability’, risks that once seemed improbable and even remote have become the norm and for CEOs across the world, ‘expect the unexpected’ has become the mantra. The only solution is to build organisations that can thrive amidst disorder: organisations that are agile and adaptable, able to cope with disruption and emerge stronger than before.

Using environmental, social and governance factors to improve your deal

10 Jan 2013

Poor environmental, social & governance (ESG) performance can reduce deal value between private equity sellers & trade buyers, good ESG improves it.

South Korea leads Asia on greenhouse gas legislation

12 Dec 2012

This PwC publication explains how, and why, South Korea has committed to green growth and agrees to a greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme designed to help reduce the country’s gas emissions by 30% by 2020.

PwC Low Carbon Economy Index 2012: Too late for two degrees?

05 Nov 2012

Low Carbon Economy Index 2012: Are G20 economies making progress in reducing carbon emissions levels? Can the world limit warming to 2oC?

Picking up the Pace – Accelerating public policies for positive outcomes

17 Oct 2012

This PwC publication the second World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) report examines key ecosystems and biodiversity policies vis a via conserving and sustainably managing ecosystems.

PwC Business Ecosystems Training (BET) Services

12 Oct 2012

The Business Ecosystems Training (BET) course is a capacity building programme designed to raise awareness and understanding of the impacts and dependencies that businesses have on ecosystems services – and, therefore the business case for ecosystem services valuation and management.