87 percent of the executives EDF surveyed also see data analytics as most relevant to the future success of their business. 82 percent see data analytics as having the biggest potential to improve their company’s environmental impact as well. This finding was consistent across retail, manufacturing, energy, financial and technology industries.
EDF surveyed executives from companies with $500 million to more than $5 billion in revenue to see how emerging technologies like data analytics, blockchain, AI and sensors are advancing both bottom-line and sustainability goals. Our findings show that technology is enabling economic growth and environmental progress, an alignment that is becoming an essential component of business competitiveness.
In early 2019, we will be surveying Director to C-suite-level executives from companies with $500 million and above in annual revenue to find out what emerging technologies are being adopted to drive business and sustainability goals. This work will build off the ground-breaking report from 2018 examining the intersection of business, sustainability and technology.