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09 Dec. 2015 | Comments (0)

By Matteo Tonello, Managing Director, Corporate Leadership at The Conference Board Research conducted by The Conference Board in collaboration with the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute reveals few companies track sustainability-specific R&D spending separately. However, among the few companies that do, the investments are significant and have been growing. A sample of seven S&P Global 100 companies allocated on average about two-fifths of R&D spending to sustainability, or $1.6 billion. Compared to 2010, sustainability-specific R&D spending by these companies increased on average by 21 percent, outpacing the 15 percent increase in overall R&D spending by these same companies. Download the report for examples of companies that are tracking sustainability-specific R&D spending. This report and the full Corporate Intelligence portfolio are complimentary to members of The Conference Board. A fee may apply for non-members. For further information on the report, do not hesitate to contact me. To learn more about our member benefits, visit our Membership page.
  • About the Author:Matteo Tonello

    Matteo Tonello

    Matteo Tonello is managing director at The Conference Board. In his role, Tonello advises members of The Conference Board on issues of corporate governance, risk management, corporate sustainability a…

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