Trends and issues in sustainable development

By Ulrika Palme

The focus on sustainable development in society is in itself a well established and steadily increasing trend. The concept of sustainable development, however, is vast and vague. A way of making it more concrete is to look at specific trends and issues related to sustainable development. Here, the most important global trends and issues will be introduced. The implication at business level is of course that these are issues you need to be aware of whatever field you’re in: How is your business affected by these trends and issues now and in the future?  How does your business contribute to these trends and issues?