Climate change, finite resources, and public health demand impact every country, every company – large and small – and every person on this planet. Does your business have a plan when it comes to sustainable growth?

Growth Opportunities: Sustainability Edition

All organizations have a stake in developing effective sustainability plans that can lead to significant benefits. By partnering with Frost & Sullivan, organizations can identify growth opportunities that drive an increase in profitability, efficiency, and cost savings, while reducing product waste. Our experts can help measure, analyze, and track growth progress with the ultimate result of minimizing the impact to on the environment.

Industry Best Practices

Sustainability Tracking & Reporting

  • Sustainability Assessment/Audit
  • Sustainability Analytics
  • Sustainability Reporting
  • Regulatory Assessment
  • End-to-end Visualization

Sustainability Benchmarking

  • Operational Benchmarking
  • Sectoral Benchmarking

Sustainability Sourcing & Procurement Strategy

  • Sustainability Assessment/Audit
  • Sustainability Analytics
  • Sustainability Reporting
  • Regulatory Assessment
  • End-to-end Visualization

Growth Opportunities

Sustainability Growth Opportunity

  • Market Opportunity Analysis
  • New Value Proposition Development
  • Customer Analytics
  • Portfolio Diversification & M&A Support

Sustainability Narrative

  • Sales and Marketing Activation (Brand and Demand)

Sustainability Strategy & Roadmap

  • Sustainability Strategy & Roadmap Creation
  • Transformation Pathway to Decarbonization
  • Sustainability Investment Advisory

Time to Drive Sustainable Growth

Darrell Huntsman, Frost & Sullivan CEO, sits down for a fireside chat about Growth Opportunities in Sustainability with Ravi Krishnaswamy, APAC.

What’s Your Sustainability Story?

Sustainability represents both a challenge and an opportunity for all businesses. Corporations struggle to tell a compelling story around their sustainable agendas, and often focus on an intellectual angle supported by trends and data points. Frost & Sullivan can provide unique insights and help you connect the dots around challenges, opportunities, and what it means to your customers, where powerful narratives can derive from it.

Building Your Narrative: Hot Topics

Global organizations are increasing investments in sustainability, and with good reason: Social responsibility, government legislature, innovation and the rise of smart cities have brought sustainability to the forefront, but where should you focus your agenda?

As companies become increasingly aware that their manufacturing, distribution, supply chain and sourcing decisions have critical environmental and human impacts, two foundational components rise to the top: Decarbonization and the embrace of the Circular Economy.

Making Decarbonization Happen

Decarbonization refers to the steady reduction of CO2 emissions and eventually its elimination. The deployment of decarbonization technology aids emission-intensive industries in minimizing carbon emissions and meeting net-zero emissions protocols in the long term. To cut down carbon emissions and combat climate change, governments across the globe are counting on the five pillars of decarbonization: the rise of renewables, hydrogen economy, direct electrification and renewable heat, carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS), and energy efficiency.

Principles of Circular Economy

The circular economy, in contrast with the prevailing linear economy, promotes the efficient use of resources and cleaner production methods in the production and consumption of goods and services.

This restorative and regenerative economic model ultimately aims to use zero virgin resources in manufacturing and industrial processes and create a closed-loop system when it comes to using resources.

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Learn more about Sustainability, its inherent growth opportunities, and how Frost & Sullivan can partner with your company to build and implement an effective, powerful Sustainability Agenda. ​


Thought Leadership on Sustainability

Translating Sustainability into Growth

Explore trending technologies and services across the sustainability spectrum. Frost & Sullivan has global, deep expertise to help address your needs.

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Sustainability Services

Actively engaged in identifying, researching, and developing opportunities, growth models, and strategies that enable clients to accelerate growth.

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Circular Economy of Waste to Value

Municipal Waste, Plastics Recycling, Hazardous, Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE), Construction & Demolition (C&D), Waste to Energy Plants, EV Battery Reuse and Recycling.

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EIoT (Environment Internet of Things)

IoT enabled solutions and Software as a Service (SaaS) for Smart Cities, Real-time monitoring, Sensors, Cloud, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, EHS and Supply Chain Software Services.

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Industrial Water Services

Water intensive and water critical industrial sectors such as power generation, oil& gas, mining, food & beverage, pulp & paper, petrochemicals, textiles and tanneries, pharmaceuticals, semi-conductors.

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Smart Water Utilities

Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment, Asset Management, Smart Water Metering, NRW /Leakage Management, Sludge Treatment and Resource Recovery, Treatment Chemicals, Pipeline Network Rehabilitation and Management.

Global Expertise on Sustainability Needs

See what’s next on the Sustainability Front

Frost & Sullivan has a dedicated Sustainability Practice Area that monitors trends, competition, industry convergences, technology intelligence, decision support, actionable insights and growth strategies. We leveraged our global, cross-functional expertise and proprietary frameworks to build an extensive database of published reports, Frost Radars, and information on topics like the ones below. Fill out our contact form to request more information!

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Environmental Management

  • Land and water remediation
  • Oil spill management
  • Reforestation
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Water and Wastewater Technologies

  • Water production
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Wastewater recycling and reuse
  • Wastewater resource recovery
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Air Quality Technologies

  • Air pollution control
  • Indoor air purification
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Solid Waste Management

  • Solid waste treatment
  • Solid waste upcycling
  • Waste-to-energy
  • Circular economy
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Green Buildings & Services

  • Energy efficient and net-zero-energy buildings
  • Heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning
  • Building energy management
  • Green building materials
  • Sustainable cities
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Climate Change

  • Environmental monitoring
  • Climate change mitigation, including carbon capture
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Disaster response and management technologies
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Environmental Sustainability

  • Food-energy-water-nexus
  • Resource recovery technologies
  • Sustainable agriculture
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Industry Transformation

  • Energy Transition
  • Transport Electrification
  • Material Transition
  • Defense Energization
  • Manufacturing
  • Food & Agriculture
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Carbon Services

  • CCUS
  • Carbon Emissions Assessment
  • Carbon Trading Markets
  • Carbon upcycling
  • Carbon offset activities
  • Low Carbon Strategy
  • Nature Based Solutions
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Cities & Built Environment

  • Smart Cities
  • Sustainability in Hospitals
  • Datacenter Decarbonization
  • Waste Management
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Digital Sustainability

  • Metaverse/Sustainability 4.0
  • Tech in Sustainability
  • Tech driven supply chain
  • Sustainability Cloud
  • Track & Trace for sustainability
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Bio-based Resources

  • Bioplastics
  • Alternate fuels/biofuels
  • Sustainable food ingredients
  • Bio-based feed stocks
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Water Scarcity

  • Industrial Water Services​
  • Smart Water Utilities

Check Out Our Latest Research

Corporations and governments are increasing their awareness and activity around mitigating environmental issues, trying to find ways to ensure clean air and water while still growing businesses and economies. New technical solutions can help reduce usage and wastes through smart Water and smart metering for example, which will extend into pumping stations, municipal water, and wastewater treatment infrastructure. Recycling and resource recovery opportunities will be central across several segments as well to help create a stronger business case beyond regulatory compliance. And new opportunities around growing freshwater demand and concerns will help drive markets such as desalination and fracking water remediation.

Frost & Sullivan’s Environment and Water program area includes environmental and water technologies & services, both municipal and industrial, as well as waste to energy and recycling.

Global Smart Gas Meter Market, Forecast to 2025

This global smart gas meter market research service is an update on the 2016 study and will provide insights on the latest developments within the market, including forecasts on unit shipment and associated revenue for all the major regions. The forecast period is from 2016 to 2026, providing a comprehensive view about the timeline for crucial smart meter roll-outs, which…

Global LED Lighting Market (2018 Update)

The global LED lighting market is highly competitive and is driven by the demand for energy-efficient lighting, advanced lighting control, reduced prices and increasing awareness on the potential health benefits to human beings. LED manufacturers are adopting new business models to combat the drastic fall in prices of LED light sources. The global LED lighting market was estimated at $52,139…

European Smart Thermostats Market, Forecast to 2022

Smart thermostats are a key component of the fast-growing connected homes ecosystem. In the next 5 years, the broadening range of products on offer will attract customers wanting comfort, convenience, and energy savings offered with home automation. The improving quality of Wi-Fi in homes will boost the smart thermostat market; it will also benefit from the growth in other connected…

Emerging Solutions in the North American HVACR Market

The technologies under evaluation fall into the following broad categories: advanced vapor compression, advanced heat exchangers, emerging non-vapor compression, and integration of energy storage and air conditioning. Within these broad categories, multiple technologies under development have been analyzed. Some of the over-arching themes across these developing technologies include reduced carbon footprints, product and system efficiencies, low global warming-potential (GWP) technologies…

Australian Facilities Management Market Competitive Analysis, 2017

The facilities management (FM) competitive landscape in Australia is mature yet highly competitive. The high outsourcing rate and mature end-user sectors continue to position the Australian market attractively to service providers. The domestic market is led by several established service providers, most of which observed strong performances during 2014-2016, resulting in minimal change in market share during the period. Despite…

North American Energy Saving and Performance Contracting Market, Forecast to 2024

The North American energy saving and performance contracting market is currently in the growth stage and is expected to witness healthy growth between 2017 and 2024. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.34% between 2017 and 2024. A high rate of growth is due to the government support and policy initiatives toward energy performance contracting and…

Analysis of the Indian Smart Kitchen Appliances Market, Forecast to FY2026

The Indian smart kitchen appliances market, which includes refrigerators, ovens, hoods, blenders, coffee makers, scales, cookers and dishwashers, is estimated to increase revenue at cumulative annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.8%; unit shipments will increase at a CAGR of 10.5% during FY2019–FY2026. The study is segmented based on the product types and region (North, South, East, and West). The base…

European Fire Detection and Suppression Market, Forecast to 2025

This research on the European fire detection (sensors and alarms that detect and warn against fire) and fire suppression (water-based, gas-based and foam fire suppression systems) market offers an overview of the fire safety market in Europe for the period from 2015 to 2025. In this research, revenue represents manufacturers’ sales of fire and safety products and does not include…

Competitive Analysis of Singaporean Facilities Management (FM) Market, 2018

The Singaporean FM market is well developed with a comprehensive regulatory framework in place to drive the market. The strong outsourcing culture across the country, together with a conducive business environment, encourages both local and foreign service providers to establish their footprint in the country. The mature FM market in Singapore experienced strong consolidation trends. Much of the mergers and…

North America Building Technology Buying Processes and Bid Spec Process Evaluation, 2017

This research service offers in-depth understanding of the practices, challenges, process influencers, and opportunities pertaining to intelligent building (IB) design and implementation. The concept of IBDI processes was examined from the perspectives of building owners, occupants, vendors, service providers, and industry associations. It was found that the lack of efficient design and communication among the key stakeholders was the major…

Global Low-voltage Switchgear Market, Forecast to 2022

Switchgear is an integral part of the electrical power value chain. Increase in power demand and replacement of aged equipment in the Transmission and Distribution (T&D) grid infrastructure is driving the demand for switchgears globally. Need for continuous, uninterrupted power supply and to protect the electrical equipment from fault currents, switchgears are employed. Further, they are also a key component…

European DC Power Distribution Market, Forecast to 2025

With the rising penetration of energy-consuming native direct current (DC) loads in commercial and residential applications, and the increasing focus on the adoption of energy-efficient systems to fulfil ambitious national goals, the debate over the relative merits of AC- versus DC- based systems has intensified. Whilst the DC power distribution market is growing at an accelerated pace, it is currently…

The energy and environment industry, once staid and steady, has seen new and rapid changes across the market’s varied and increasingly diverse sectors. Renewable energy has now become a significant portion of the world’s energy production, natural gas has found multiple adherents and controversies with the expansion of the market through fracking, and services to the industry are evolving to leverage the huge influx of information through the Internet of Things and related data analytics solutions. Energy storage will continue to be a growth market while, further in the future, water and wastewater are likely to be pivotal concerns and opportunities for both emerging and existing economies.

We work closely with the world’s largest OEMs, utilities, service providers and IT firms to help them find the opportunities in this sea of change. Tailored, customized solutions provide clients with the best strategies for growth, supported by the right key data points researched to meet the client’s needs and the specific engagement. Key projects have included helping clients expand their businesses into new geographies, with new customer groups and by developing new solutions. We can provide services at any point in the business strategy cycle: from ideation to implementation, data collection to strategy creation, the voice of customer insights to marketing services.

Frost & Sullivan’s team can support your organization on each of the following areas:

  • Geographic Expansion
  • Ideation and Mega Trend Growth Workshops
  • Voice of Customer and Customer Strategies
  • Brand and Demand Marketing Outreach and Solutions
  • New Product Launch
  • Presenting Thought Leadership and conducting strategy workshops at your yearly business planning or customer events
  • Sourcing and supply chain development and market analysis.

Project Examples

  • Supply chain strategy for major utilities, to enable them to better plan budgets and negotiate supplier contracts
  • Voice of the customer with power plant owners/operators to help an OEM develop new service solutions
  • Brand and demand suite of services to enable major international conglomerates to target new services to selected verticals
  • A full analysis of the value chain for fuel cells, generators, steam turbines, gas turbines, wind turbines and solar power to ascertain environmental practices and areas of corporate social responsibility, for a major global standard firm in order to develop a long-term global expansion strategy in the energy industry
  • Go to market strategies for deploying new and innovative solutions in digital oil fields


We specialize in running growth workshops with our clients which help us take a cross-functional team of our client, within a span of a day from information to implementation.

Preparation of the workshop includes:

  • Identify key project stakeholders
  • Align on the workshop agenda, objectives and activities
  • Conduct stakeholder interviews/surveys

The workshop itself includes the following:

  • Share relevant research findings and stakeholder interviews
  • Hold an ideation and filtration phase to identify the universe of opportunities, then quickly determine those with best fit based on internal and external forces
  • Conduct an interactive and thorough rating and ranking process to further identify the top one to three go-to-market solutions
  • Prioritize implementation plans and assign owners for next steps

Post-workshop activities include:

  • Compile findings and next steps from a workshop
  • Recommend action steps/follow-on work

Additional services: Provide implementation, integration, and marketing solutions to support the strategic outcomes of the project.


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“Frost & Sullivan ran a strategy workshop with Procter & Gamble to help our New Business Creation teams to understand the developing personal mobility market. The workshop consisted of Frost & Sullivan professionals presenting and informing us of the evolving opportunities across the industry value chain and then facilitating group plenary sessions to explore potential opportunities in this market. We found the information provided very insightful, strategic and tailored to our needs and appreciated the facilitation skills and tools used in the workshop, which helped us achieve our goals. We plan to be engaging with Frost & Sullivan in the future on other areas of interest.”

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