Case Study about Redefining the Future of Growth
Executive Summary: With global population expected to reach 9.3 billion by 2050 and rapid economic growth in developing countries, pressure on the planet’s ecosystems will continue to increase. By 2025, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, the Russian Federation and South Korea will account for more than 50% of the world’s economic growth.
Population expansion drives increasing demand for the basic necessities of water, food and energy. Moreover, economic growth will reinforce expectations and aspirations for a better life among the world’s newest consumers. Alternative approaches to growth and development will be essential to meet the basic needs and ensure a minimum of well-being for the emergent middle classes as well as to protect the environment.
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