In 2013 WBCSD will revise Vision 2050, update it, and prioritize the Must Haves based on scientific findings and social research. Vision 2050 will be translated into actionable and investable items for the medium term.
The Vision 2050 project addressed three questions: What does a sustainable world look like? How can we realize it? What are the roles business can play in ensuring more rapid progress toward that world?
Just 40 years from now, some 30% more people will be living on this planet. For business, the good news is that this growth will deliver billions of new consumers who want homes and cars and television sets. The bad news is that shrinking resources and potentially changing climates will limit the ability of all 9 billion of us to attain or maintain the consumptive lifestyle that is commensurate with wealth in today’s affluent markets. In the WBCSD’s Vision 2050 project, 29 global companies representing 14 industries tackled this dilemma. They developed a vision, based on dialogues in 20 countries with several hundred companies as well as experts, of a world on-track toward sustainability by 2050. This will be a world in which the global population is not just living on the planet, but living well and within the limits of the planet
For more information about Vision 2050 and download the full report, please visit www.wbcsd.org
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