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Changing the Economy With Sustainable Investments P

Daily, you make decisions that influence humanity’s impact on the Earth’s environment. Those choices may feel small, but combined with others’ decisions, they ultimately determine the strategies selected by companies.

In previous quizzes, we’ve explored the positive changes you can make when shopping. In this Earth911 quiz, you’ll be challenged with questions about the business and investment benefits of embracing sustainability.

 


Earth911 Quiz #59: Changing the Economy With Sustainable Investments

You make many decisions that influence humanity’s impact on the Earth’s environment. Those choices may feel small, but they ultimately determine the strategies selected by companies. In previous quizzes, we’ve explored the positive changes you can make when shopping. In this Earth911 quiz, you’ll be challenged with questions about the business and investment benefits of embracing sustainability.

Every week, Earth911.com challenges you with quizzes that test your sustainability savvy and help you make environmentally friendly choices when you shop, use products, and dispose of unwanted items.

Do sustainable products sell better than traditional goods?

New York University’s Stern School of Business Center for Sustainable Business studied the sales of products marketed as “sustainable.” How fast did the market for environmentally responsible goods and services grow compared to goods and services from traditional companies?

How much will sales of sustainably marketed products grow by 2023?

NYU looked at the 10-year growth in sustainably marketed products. How much does the school estimate sustainable products will generate in 2023 revenue?

How much of the U.S. consumer market was sustainably marketed in 2018?

As sales of sustainable products continue to grow, the share of the total economy that is sustainably marketed is growing. What percentage of the U.S. consumer goods market was sustainable in 2018?

How much faster is the market for sustainable growing?

The total market for consumer packaged goods (CPG) is growing at 1.35 percent a year. How much faster is the sustainably marketed economy growing than the traditional CPG market?

Do sustainable investments provide better returns?

Investors can have a huge impact on a company’s strategy, demanding environmental and social responsibility in exchange for capital. Do these investments pay better returns?

Making smart sustainable choices requires practice. Earth911’s weekly sustainability quiz helps you hone your ability to recognize earth-friendly products and services. Through your daily choices — from transportation mode to purchases to waste disposal — you can make a positive difference.

Feature image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

This quiz was originally published on May 2, 2019.

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