• Service: Audit, Advisory
  • Type: White paper
  • Date: 10/4/2012

Sustainable Insight: Expect the Unexpected 

In this issue of Sustainable Insight, KPMG's network of firms analyses a system of ten sustainability megaforces that will impact each and every business over the next 20 years.


At the same time more corporations are recognising that there is value and opportunity in responsibility beyond the next quarter's results; that what is good for people and the planet can also be good for the long term bottom line and shareholder value.


It is important for business leaders to understand this system of forces; assess the implications for their own organizations; and devise strategies for managing the risks and harnessing the opportunities.


We can never know the future. But it is good business sense to be prepared for the possibilities: to expect the unexpected. In this report KPMG suggests approaches to help build business value in a changing world.

Sustainable Insight: Expect the Unexpected
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This summary of the full report Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World report shows that population growth, exploitation of natural resources, climate change and other factors are putting the world on a development trajectory that is not sustainable. In other words, if we fail to alter our patterns of production and consumption, things will begin to go badly wrong. How wrong and for whom, is also explored in the report.



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