This report brings together insights from Euromonitor’s Environmental Sustainability Index, which ranks 97 markets (which in 2020 represented 97.2% of global GDP and 89.1% of the world’s population) highlighting country-specific risks and opportunities in the sustainability space) in combination with insights from Euromonitor’s newly launched Sustainable Living Claims Tracker that shows how companies use product claims to communicate sustainability with consumers.
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Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the link between human health and the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat and the products we consume has become more evident. The next generation of products will target health and environmental benefits. There will be new opportunities for the companies investing in the development and launch of products with a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of people and the planet.
Natural resources are the most important input to the global economy and yet they are not being accounted for in measurements of economic growth and wellbeing. According to the World Economic Forum, more than half of the world’s total GDP, around USD42.4 trillion, involves activities that are moderately or highly dependent on nature.
Making informed sustainability-specific decisions is critical to business success. Every industry has its own environmental challenges and opportunities depending on the markets they source, manufacture and sell their products. The Environmental Sustainability Index provides a multi-dimensional and cross-country comparable framework that can be used by businesses and governments to make more informed decisions regarding their sustainability strategies and programmes.
The transition to a nature-positive global economy could generate up to USD10.1 trillion in business value and 395 million jobs by 2030, according to the World Economic Forum. There are investment opportunities arising from the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of nature with investors trying to direct financial flows away from projects with negative impacts on biodiversity. The Natural Capital Investment Alliance aims to accelerate the development of natural capital as a mainstream investment theme.
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