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HEAR MORE: 4 out of 5 Irish businesses doubtful they can meet carbon neutral targets in 2030

May 3, 2022 14:05 By News Northern Sound
HEAR MORE: 4 out of 5 Irish businesses doubtful they can meet carbon neutral targets in 2030 HEAR MORE: 4 out of 5 Irish businesses doubtful they can meet carbon neutral targets in 2030
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4 out of 5 Irish businesses are doubtful they could meet carbon neutral targets in 2030.

A survey of Irish businesses also reveals compliance is now the key motivation behind sustainability-related actions.

That's according to new data from this year's EY Ireland "State of Sustainability" report.

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80% of Irish businesses have low confidence in meeting carbon neutral targets in 2030, an increase from 66% last year.

And while awareness of sustainability considerations and implications has increased to 64% from 61% in 2021, a deeper understanding of the challenges that lie ahead in relation to achieving sustainability targets has dampened confidence.

This research was conducted by Empathy Research in April 2022, among a nationally representative sample of businesses in Ireland with 50 or more employees.

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Our reporter, Diarmuid Pepper, spoke to Stephen Prendiville, Head of Sustainability at EY Ireland, about the findings:

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