In this report, we share findings based on responses to a number of diversity questions that we asked as part of a larger GlobeScan-SustainAbility Survey, Evaluating Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which was published in February 2021 with our partners from GlobeScan.

The intention was to explore the current state of diversity among the sustainability professionals who take our surveys, and to find out whether and how women and/or those belonging to one or more minority groups feel their careers have been affected by the way that they self-identify.

As the sample sizes presented here are relatively small, findings are indicative. Nevertheless, we believe they represent important insights into the current state of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in the industry and suggest that there are significant issues that need to be resolved to enable the full potential of all sustainability professionals.

This report is based on responses from the 496 sustainability professionals from 75 countries who completed the SDG survey.