A look into the crystal ball of global sustainability issues for the next few decades highlights some scary trends that will change how companies do business and deploy resources.
By 2050, the World Bank predicts, global population will reach 10 billion, oil reserves and fossil fuels will be depleted, and global warming and climate change will contribute to droughts and water shortages. The squeeze on natural resources, coupled with population increase, will change and pressure business models and strategies as we know them today.
That’s a long time from now, but the trends that will result in those business realities are already in motion. One company that’s stepping up in light of them is SAP, the German software firm. Two years ago it issued its SAP Integrated Report 2012, presenting financial, environmental and social performance in one document.
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