Global Opportunity Report

The 2018 Global Opportunity Report is out now!

In every risk there is opportunity...

…but finding them can be difficult. Leaders from all parts of society - including business, politics, academia, civil society - have one common task of building resilient and sustainable societies. And they all need the same tool: The mindset to spot the opportunities for sustainability and prosperity in an ever-changing and turbulent environment. 

In the annual Global Opportunity Report DNV GL, UN Global Compact and Sustainia presents a global guide to opportunities for building a safe and sustainable future. The reports enable global changemakers to take sustainable action in a complex, fragile and uncertain environment. 

The 2018 Global Opportunity Report is out now!

The 2018 report focuses on the renewed efforts required to ensure four of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals do not miss their 2030 targets. The Global Goals addressed in the report are Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities, Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, Goal 13: Climate Action and Goal 14: Life Below Water.

The solution-focused report — the fourth in its series — offers 10 new markets which could help get these Global Goals back on track, such as blockchain-based land rights for Goal 10 and energy-efficient cooling for Goal 13.

In total, the Global Opportunity Reports identify 55 markets that demonstrate the business opportunities inherent in all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The biggest opportunities can be found at the intersections of traditional markets, which requires collaboration and cooperation across sectors and fields. To facilitate that, the partners behind the report launched the Global Opportunity Explorer last year - an open access innovation hub with markets and solutions for the SDGs. All 55 markets, including the 10 new opportunities, are now online on the platform.


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