Green Business Forecast Shows Strong Growth AheadOur most recent green economy survey shows signs of steady growth in corporate environmental initiatives, a level of optimism that outstrips that of the overall recovering economy, according to the semi-annual “Green and the Economy” survey conducted by our GreenBiz Intelligence unit.

The two best pieces of news: Hiring continues to increase and company environmental budgets are growing.

Twice a year, we ask our 3,150-member GreenBiz Intelligence Panel for their views on key green economic indicators. Our most recent survey, conducted in late June and early July, garnered 483 responses, with 43 percent from companies with revenues of more than $1 billion (which we define as “large companies”). With four such surveys under our belts, we can now see clear trends in the green economy since the beginning of 2009.