THE TEN ISSUES FOR 2017 ARE FROM SUSTAINABILITY’S ANNUAL TRENDS REPORT
SustainaAbility is a London based Think Tank focused on international sustainable development issues. The list below and its linked analyses are from its 2017 report. Below are the 10 issues that SustainAbility suggests have the greatest sustainability influence right now, calling out implications for the private sector in particular.
Last year brought profound global shifts including rising support for protectionism and populism, growing cybercrime and shifting global climate leadership, all amid growing political and economic instability.
At the same time, opportunities for companies to help solve global challenges have never been so varied – and perhaps never so compelling. A growing number of companies are already taking action, testing corporate strategic alignment with the SDGs, setting and pursuing ever more ambitious climate targets, and adapting plans to address various food and health challenges. We hope that this report will inspire discussion and ideas for further action in pursuit of a sustainable future, and we invite your feedback. The ten listed below are hot linked to the SustainAbility articles on their web pages.
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- Globalization Under Pressure
- Cybercrime Epidemic
- Climate Leadership Shake-Up
- Splashy Debut, Uncertain Next Steps for SDGs
- Whose News?
- Feeding the Future
- Financial Disclosure Requirements Emerging
- Access, Antibiotics and Pandemics
- Ever More Consumption
- A Jobless Future Draws Close
It is clear that some of these have major implications for Canada as well as the rest of the world and need to be the focus of greater discussion and policy at the national and international levels.
The causes and solutions will also have major implications at more regional, local corporate and individual scales.