Businesses are under pressure to consider their impact on people and the planet, addressing environmental concerns and helping consumers build sustainable habits. Do you have a plan in place to integrate responsible practices into strategic thinking to create change?
Acting on climate change mitigation is a must for fmcg companies nowadays, but it needs to be done in a transparent and accountable way. Setting net zero strategies is an excellent way to demonstrate environmental commitment, but also to proactively tackle a still disruptive market space. This article takes a look at what a net zero strategy is, why it is important, and why companies should act now to uncover market potential with carbon neutral product claims.
This is the first of a new series of quarterly articles, highlighting key trends across energy, food and metal commodity markets. Commodity price volatility and supply shocks have ripple effects on the entire value chain, affecting business activities, costs and prices of end products. As a result, businesses are forced to adapt their strategies to manage the risks associated with commodity market fluctuations, while consumers’ behaviour shifts amid the cost-of-living crisis.
Rapid urbanisation negatively impacts the environment as cities generate most global greenhouse emissions. Energy and transport being the main contributors to air pollution, are the key areas of sustainable urban development. While consumers are trying to decrease energy consumption, businesses invest in green technologies and governments plan a new generation of sustainable cities. This article analysis the examples of big-scale carbon-neutral urban projects and the problems of their realisation.
As beauty and wellness continue to converge, the oral care segment is seeing continued focus on oral health, on ingredients, and on premiumisation. Innovation in sustainability, purpose and ingredient sourcing are driving growth. Here, we uncover the best prospects for the oral segment globally, while also highlighting the most significant challenges.
Here we examine how sustainability is driving innovation in wipes in the tissue and hygiene space (in which the main concerns are related to biodegradeability and environmentally-friendly disposal) and BPC (in which the main concerns are packaging recyclability and free-form/ingredient claims).
Given the current challenging economy, it is essential that companies keep abreast of sustainability trends as they evolve, and understand the direct impact on business performance to remain competitive. Euromonitor International has identified five key trends affecting the global sustainability agenda in 2023.
The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland shines a light on the global economy and the big themes shaping the world. The central theme for 2023 is “Cooperation in a Fragmented World”, as the global economy is experiencing a polycrisis, with multiple interconnected risks weighing on economies, business and consumers.