We need to act fast. Despite progress, digital transformation is still very much a work in progress in industrial companies. Yet, the next wave of disruption is already cresting into industrial markets that are still dealing with pandemic-induced supply chain fragility and workforce shortages, exacerbated by global geopolitical conflict that we thought was a thing of the past. This next one ― climate change ― might be the biggest disruptor of them all. We are in a critical time of action.
Energy transition and sustainability are now being woven into the core business strategies of industrial companies, who now have the mandate and opportunity to tackle environmental and social challenges. What are the market drivers behind the dramatic uptick in board-level attention - and the ensuing formalization and execution - of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies? How are companies tackling decarbonization, new tracking requirements, and the many, complex threads associated with the energy transition and improved environmental stewardship? How are these efforts being balanced with demands for financial performance and ongoing digital transformation?