Energy and Environment Growing Sustainable Investments

Business Roundtable CEOs are making key decisions to help catalyze the growth in sustainable investment and development. U.S. businesses and investors are leading with long-term commitments to finance, invest, and facilitate activities that create sustainable growth, accelerate environmental solutions, and build more resilient infrastructure and communities.

Investor interest in environmentally sustainable projects – including renewable energy, energy efficiency, and clean transportation – has created a market for green bonds that barely existed five years ago. Globally, certified green bonds have more than tripled in the past three years, while issuance in the U.S. market has quadrupled. 

Corporations are dedicating financial capital to expand critical investments that deliver environmentally sustainable outcomes. Businesses are underwriting, issuing, and investing in a growing U.S. green bond market. In addition to corporate renewable power purchase commitments, corporate investment in technology, and product and service innovation is enabling their customers to achieve more sustainable outcomes.

Some of the rapid growth in renewable energy generation has been driven by U.S. businesses demanding that their electricity be generated by low-carbon and sustainable fuels, and corporate contracts for renewable energy have increased sharply over the past five years.

Meanwhile, the creation of new sustainable investment platforms, tools, indices and product analytics are enhancing market transparency and providing all type of investors – from individuals to institutions – with the resources needed to improve decision-making and drive future market growth of sustainable investments. 


For over a decade, Business Roundtable CEOs have been a leading voice for the business case for sustainability – demonstrating that environmental sustainability and U.S. economic growth can be achieved together. U.S. businesses are making a positive impact toward sustainable outcomes.

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