Topic Archives: Trends & Forecasting

Evaluating Progress on Climate Change

Two years after the breakthrough achievement of the Paris Agreement, we asked global sustainability experts representing business, government, NGOs and academia to evaluate progress made by the global community on addressing climate change generally and implementing the Agreement specifically. Our expert panel’s assessment is bleak. More than half of these sustainability practitioners think that the

Amid Technological Disruption, Utilities Continue Search for Sustainable Business Models

SustainAbility’s Trends blog series provides you with updates on important signals from our What’s Next for Business? Sustainability Trends for 2017 report. This blog explores the key forces and technologies shaping the transformation of the U.S. utilities sector. The U.S. electric utility sector currently faces disruption on a scale it has never experienced before. Democratization and

Corporates Hold the Keys: Climate Leadership Under Trump

SustainAbility’s Trends blog series provides you with updates on important signals from our What’s Next for Business? Sustainability Trends for 2017 report. The first blog in this series looks at emerging opportunities for leadership for American companies in relation to recent changes in United States climate and energy policy. US government action on climate change

Webinar: 2017 Sustainability Trends – Impacts for Corporate Leadership

We are delighted to present this webinar to discuss global sustainability trends that will shape the economic, political, and social landscape and business agenda in 2017. 2016 was marked by increased social and economic instability and profound changes in the global political landscape. What will these developments mean for business? What key issues shaping the sustainability

What’s Next for Business?

For SustainAbility’s annual trends report, we have identified ​10 issues that we believe have the greatest sustainability influence right now, calling out implications for the private sector in particular. 2016 brought profound global ​shifts including rising support for protectionism and populism, growing cybercrime and​ shifting global climate leadership, all​ amid significant political and economic instability. Opportunities for companies

On Our Radar: The Accelerating Health Impacts of Climate Change

This series of articles tracks and explores emerging issues that are shaping the corporate sustainability agenda and should be on the radar of business executives and corporate sustainability professionals. For an in-depth analysis of key sustainability trends for 2016, read our report Global Trends and Opportunities: 2016 & Beyond. Climate change is having measurable effects

How Mitsubishi Gain Insight Through Intelligence

Japan’s largest general trading company, Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) has business interests in industries as diverse as energy, metals, machinery, chemicals, food and general merchandise. A company committed to the enrichment of society through business, it is acutely aware of how environmental, social and economic pressures are rapidly shaping the context in which global companies operate.

Watch a Video Recording of our Webinar on Global Sustainability Trends for 2016

This webinar explores the key findings of our research into the global sustainability trends that will shape the economic, political, and social landscape and business agenda in 2016. 2015 brought profound wins for sustainable development including the adoption of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs. As we settle into 2016, what will these wins mean

Global Trends & Oppprtunties

For our annual trends outlook, we reviewed our own ongoing issue tracking and interviewed two dozen global sustainability experts on their expectations for 2016 and beyond, honing in on key issues and opportunities that will define the field, and on signals for companies and others to watch. The conversation is now about the best way

Latin America Trends Series: Social Innovation Transforming the Sustainability Agenda

Latin America has been on a strong growth trajectory for the last decade, resulting in impressive improvements in social and environmental outcomes. Millions of people have been lifted out of poverty and strong national action on deforestation and renewable energy investment by several countries has resulted in steady progress on climate change. The region’s continued