The 2023/24 Sustainability Census Report Is Now Live

Sustainability Census

The largest global report of its kind

The report, which ECO VOICE is a key partner on, aims to paint a holistic and global picture of the sustainability profession within business and finance. With over 2,200 responses globally, it discloses more information than ever before about what it’s like to work in a sustainability-related profession today.

Stemming from the rich legacy of the CR Salary Survey, first launched by Acre and Carnstone in 2007, the Sustainability Census sheds light on the current challenges faced by sustainability professionals and whether employers are doing enough to help those tasked with owning or driving the sustainable change our planet so urgently needs.

ECO VOICE opted to partner with the Sustainability Census in order to drive participation in the Australasian region. “The Sustainability Census is important to us because Eco Voice is a sustainability-focused publication and the learnings from the census will be very relevant to our readers. I encourage everyone to download a copy,” said Tim Langdon Publisher of  ECO VOICE.

Expanding on previous years, this report unpacks the following and much more:

  • Do sustainability professionals feel fairly compensated for the work they do?
  • Do sustainability professionals believe that their organisation’s sustainability targets are achievable within the timeframes set?
  • Who owns sustainability at board level, and how are organisations structuring their sustainability functions?
  • Are sustainability professionals receiving the backing they need to achieve their organisation’s targets – be those impact-driven, financial or both?
  • How are sustainability professionals being compensated across the globe?

As the world leans heavily on the shoulders of the few, this report offers insight into the current state of the sustainability profession, offering a benchmark for navigating the challenging terrain ahead with hope.

The 2023/24 Sustainability Census is now available to download here:

About the 2023/24 Sustainability Census

The Sustainability Census — the most comprehensive, global survey of professionals owning or driving sustainability within business and finance — aims to help capture a global snapshot of what it’s like to work in a sustainability-related profession today, and to provide individuals and businesses with a blueprint for better, more informed decision making.

ECO VOICE, Carnstone (Part of SLR), Diversity in Sustainability, Online Kenniscentrum Duurzaam Ondernemen (NL), EcoBusiness, EcoVoice, HR PSOR, Institute of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Reconsidered, The Purpose Business, Women in Mining UK, Women in Sustainability and 3BL, The Sustainability Census is backed by its founding partner, Acre.


First published in 2003, Eco Voice is your go-to publication for sustainability news in Australia. Eco Voice prides itself as an independent news platform with a clear focus on sustainability, with articles coming from a diverse range of contributors – all levels of government, corporations, not-for-profits, community groups, small to medium sized businesses, universities, research organisations, together with input from international sources. Eco Voice values community, conservation and commerce. Eco Voice is a media partner of the prestigious Australian Banksia Sustainability Awards – The Peak Sustainability Awards.




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