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Scaling Sustainable Consumption and Resource Efficiency

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How people can ensure that humankind doesn’t destroy the planet.


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What can people do to ensure that the planet doesn’t run out of resources? Who is responsible for change? This report, written by experts from the World Economic Forum and Accenture, proposes solutions that make sense and seem feasible. Corporate executives pepper the pages with intelligent quotes and statistics, as streamlined graphs drive home points for the visually inclined. You may wish for less white space, fewer irrelevant pictures – like the stock shots of Wall Street and crowded cities – and more information from these extremely knowledgeable writers. getAbstract recommends this well-researched report to anyone concerned about current consumption trends and about how individuals, organizations and government can safeguard the future of the planet and the world economy.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How society can achieve economic growth while sustaining natural resources,
  • What challenges “scaling sustainable consumption” presents and
  • What ideas can help change existing models of consumption so they become more sustainable.


Dwindling Resources
In the past three decades, the average human life span has increased by six years and global GDP has grown six times over; extreme poverty now affects only half as many people as it did before 1980.

However, the strategies that enabled society to overcome...
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About the Authors

Nijma Khan works in sustainability services for Accenture in the United Kingdom. Randall Krantz is a director at the World Economic Forum, where he leads its sustainability initiative.

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