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Sustainability used to count as a cost – but no longer. Increasingly, decision makers in business and government alike are coming to view sustainability as an opportunity – one they can’t afford to miss. And the rapid-fire innovations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are generating these opportunities in practically every industrial sector. The World Economic Forum has developed a new tool to help policy makers and executives evaluate these innovations for their potential role in specific contexts. getAbstract recommends this informative report to leaders in business and government.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How four industries could leverage specific innovations for efficiency and sustainability,
  • What technological developments will particularly benefit four different geographic regions, and
  • How a new tool can help decision makers assess the potential of technological innovations.

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The World Economic Forum is an international institution devoted to improving the world through public-private cooperation.



The Fourth Industrial Revolution is generating technological innovations that promise to enhance both sustainability and competitiveness for industries and regions around the world. A new tool, the Accelerating Sustainable Production (ASP) framework, can help decision makers evaluate the potential of specific innovations to create value and support sustainability goals in particular contexts.

The framework suggests ways various industry sectors could leverage technological developments to achieve benefits...

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