More than 60% of surveyed CEOs in MEA say they are implementing at least some aspects or functions of their sustainability strategies. At the same time, 40% of the CEOs truly believe that investment in such business practices brings more capital and boosts business growth. As for limitations, about half of the respondents from the region consider regulations as barriers, while a significant number cite technological impediments as an issue.
Although governments across the Middle East region have announced sustainability targets, a quarter of the CEOs from the region feel that those aren’t achievable. But more than 80% of business leaders in the survey have expressed hope that investments in sustainable strategies can show positive results in five years.
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