Can we sustain the growing demands of an ever-expanding population? Do we have enough fertile land to manage the overload or do we need to look deeper into technology to supply the answers to these questions?
Sustainability has been lagging in some areas and unpredictable elsewhere. Whilst we have a relatively clear objective and recognition for areas that need to change, moving forward we need to see a more responsive, corporate prioritisation into sustainability endeavours and areas it impacts.
An important factor to consider is the measurability and sustainability reporting, which is maturing with the introduction of Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) as a global standard from 2016. Increasingly common investors' agendas seeking environmental and social impacts of companies will further raise the profile of sustainability which it deserves moving forward.