Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Urbanization and Megacities in Emerging Economies

Findings from The Sustainability Survey

More than 50 percent of the world’s population resides in and around urban areas. By 2025, this percentage will rise to 65 percent. To explore how the rise in urbanization and the growth of megacities, particularly in emerging economies, will impact the corporate sustainability agenda, GlobeScan and SustainAbility surveyed sustainability experts and practitioners from more than 70 countries worldwide. Download the survey results below (free Compass login required).

In addition, the video below explores the implications for global business in further detail. It features two guest experts – Clarissa Lins, Executive Director of the Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development; and Shankar Venkateswaran, Director of SustainAbility – that reflect on their own experiences in Brazil and India, respectively.

Urbanization and Megacities in Emerging Economies PDF - 586 kB