GTFS: Global Trends and Future Scenarios Index

Global Environmental Outlook 5 for Business: Impacts of a Changing Environment on the Corporate Sector


GEO-5 for Business is written for business leaders who are responsible for ensuring that risks and opportunities are understood, addressed, and turned into long-term competitive advantage for their companies. The report assesses the operational, market, reputational, and policy implications of environmental trends on ten business sectors:

  • Building and construction
  • Chemicals
  • Electric power
  • Extractives
  • Finance
  • Food and beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Information and communication technology
  • Tourism
  • Transportation

The report describes business risks and opportunities based on information derived from existing science, business, policy, and other literature. It also includes brief real-world examples that illustrate the nature of some of these risks and opportunities. The report contains extensive citations throughout, allowing readers to easily access source documents that provide further details on specific trends and impacts.