A Data-Driven Approach to Sustainability Benchmarking

March 30, 2015 | State of the Market Report

Higher quality and quantity reporting of corporate resource efficiency is enabling the transition of corporate sustainability from ad hoc, show case projects to a more data driven discipline. In this sense, the comparison of self-reported data for peer companies reveals important trends in a given sector, and allows corporations to benchmark their performance against competition. With this data in hand, the application of deeper analytics around energy, emissions and water efficiencies is possible for companies to effectively focus operational, marketing and R&D resources. In particular, the use of Lux Grid Network Analytics enables Corporate Sustainability Officers and Business Managers to determine the best locations for deploying renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water efficiency projects.

Coverage Area

  • Accelerating Materials Innovation

Table of Contents

  • Corporate Sustainability Metrics as a Lens for Action
  • Making Data-Driven Decisions for Corporate Sustainability
  • Endnotes

Lead Analyst

Aditya Ranade, Ph.D., M.B.A.


Chris Hartshorn, Ph.D.