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A recent Economist Intelligence Unit survey of global C-level executives, sponsored by Ingersoll Rand, showed that nearly 80 percent of executives believe energy efficiency will be more important to their businesses over the next five years. As a result, companies are seeking solutions that will enable them to implement sustainability practices that will improve their bottom lines and help their customers and communities enhance their energy efficiency.
While companies historically have approached energy efficiency and sustainability with an eye toward compliance, there is agreement today among global executives that a more integrated approach is needed and will play an increasingly important role in their business strategies over the next several years.
As a result, a new perspective has emerged that many global organizations are rapidly adopting: that sustainable policy development and driving profit are not mutually exclusive.
According to the survey, only 22 percent of executives believe that energy-efficiency regulation is a burden to their businesses.
In fact, the more widely held perception is that energy-efficiency regulation can actually create a level playing field across geographies and drive new business opportunities.
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