Global Opportunity Report 2018

Who’s behind it? – DNV GL, the United Nations Global Compact and Sustainia

How can it help? –  In its fourth year, DNV GL, the United Nations Global Compact and Sustainia have released the Global Opportunity Report, which turns some of the world’s biggest challenges into sustainable business opportunities. The report identifies markets that tackle a multitude of risks, from water-efficient agriculture and the wonders of drip irrigation and drone technology to put more food on our tables worldwide, to intelligent cyber security and the ability of advanced artificial intelligence to keep us safe online.
In previous reports, the focus was on five of the world’s biggest risks. This year’s reports takes a slightly different approach, focusing on the Sustainable Global Goals which are least likely to be met by 2030. In focus are SDG 10 – Reduced inequality, SDG 12 – Responsible consumption and production, SDG 13 – Climate action and SDG 14 – Life below water, arguing that they are significantly off track to be reached in 12 years time. At the same time, the report presents 10 business opportunities, as well companies and entrepreneurs who have already tapped into these markets.

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