Topic Archives: Trends & Forecasting

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

Leadership on Climate Change: COP21 & Beyond

In December 2015, the governments of more than 190 nations will convene at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris to negotiate a new international agreement to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. We asked global experts representing business, government, NGOs and academia to share their expectations for the COP21 meeting and provide insights about

Latin America Trend Series: Local Brazilian Companies, Start-Ups Challenge Status Quo, Experiment with New Ways of Doing Business

As Latin America’s largest economy and the host of the 2016 Olympic Games, Brazil is a regular fixture in international news. Brazil is also widely recognized for its leadership on sustainable development issues, especially for reducing deforestation and pioneering clean energy. However, progress remains uneven as the country is struggling to come to terms with

Watch a Video Recording from our Midyear ‘State of Play’ Trends Webinar

For over 25 years SustainAbility has provided companies with timely intelligence and interpretation of emerging sustainability issues and trends. As we approach the annual midpoint, this webinar looks back on key sustainability developments from the past six months and emerging issues for the remaining months of 2015. In addition to the global landscape, we introduce

How the World Travel & Tourism Council Gained Insight on the Tourism of Tomorrow

For over 20 years, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has served as a forum for the leaders of one hundred of the world’s largest Travel & Tourism companies. Since then, it has been raising awareness of travel and tourism as one of the world’s largest industries, supporting 277 million jobs and generating 9.8

Charting a New Course for Cumberland Packing Corp

Brooklyn-based Cumberland Packing Corp. has been in the sweetener business for more than 55 years. The family-owned and operated business approached SustainAbility following requests from their customers –which include large food manufacturers and retailers—about their sustainability efforts. Entering into new territory, Cumberland took a strategic approach to ensure their responses to customers’ surveys were driven