At the time of publishing our original report, ‘The Sustainability Imperative’, in 2021 we committed to preparing a follow-up report about two years later. We set out to examine to what extent the findings of the survey in our original report, and the attitudes of the industry, would hold true more than two years later or if we would start seeing changes within the industry.
Our follow up report ‘The Sustainability Imperative – Part 2’, available to download below, shows growing collaboration between industry participants on sustainability. Just over two years later, the industry has a better idea of the trade-offs necessary to achieve net zero, although most of the practical work still lies ahead, and regulatory and technology uncertainties remain. This new research seeks to understand how attitudes have evolved, who is shaping today’s ESG agenda and how sustainability squares with new geopolitical challenges.
With around 500 senior level responses to our survey, interviews with eight key industry participants and many hours of work analysing and pulling the data together, we hope you’ll agree that the final report is a work of substance and authority.
Drawing on a series of in-depth interviews with shipowners, charterers and financiers and a global survey of nearly 500 executives and senior managers across those communities, our key findings are: