eight key sustainability challenges.

The transition from WILD to CLIC™ affects every dimension of the economy. It represents an evolution from an economy that destroys value or neglects value opportunities, to one that creates value and pursues untapped potential. 

The root cause of the current WILD economy is human development. The pressure to keep up with a growing, changing world increases the urgency of the sustainability revolution, as demographic pressures continue to increase demand for food, water, energy and the products or services that improve our quality of life. Drivers of this change include future growth in population, shifts in the main geographic centres of population, urbanisation and the shifting composition of age and income groups.

At the same time, digitalisation is revolutionising the way our society operates and interacts. Digital connectivity is now a key criterion in the evaluation of economic development and social equality. Digitalisation (including artificial intelligence, cloud computing, the internet of things and geospatial data) is pushing the boundaries of our technological capabilities ever further and is serving to enable many of the solutions that will drive the sustainability revolution.

To arrive at a CLIC™ economy, we believe the global economy will have to address eight key sustainability challenges:

 

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Source: LOIM. For illustrative purposes only

 

These sustainability challenges define both the end-goals of the CLIC™ economy and the investable opportunities they encapsulate: