The future is green
The EU has long shown a commitment to sustainable development, be that through production processes, product design or services, and this has been affected by a combination of voluntary, statutory and regulatory measures. But it’s only relatively recently that companies have switched on to the fact that their customers and clients also increasingly demand an ethical, environmentally friendly approach from the people they do business with. The attractiveness of the sector as an investment destination further adds to the virtuous circle, creating an ongoing positive outlook.
Sector at a glance
- 4.2 million - Number of people employed in the ‘eco’ sector
- 11% - Amount by which the use of fossil fuels is set to decline by 2035
- 84.4% - Increase in renewable energy produced within the EU over the past decade