The new series is exploring five key megatrends that are shaping the world we live in: climate change; technology & innovation; population growth & social change; urbanisation & smart cities; and economic growth. 

Read the megatrends series so far

Each part in the series has been written by a different industry expert or experts:

1) Climate change, by The Climate Group’s corporate partnerships director Mike Peirce and World Resources Institute’s Eliot Metzger and Moushumi Chaudhury.

2) Technology & innovationby PwC’s sustainability and climate Change partner Celine Herweijer and techUK’s head of environment and compliance Susanne Baker.

3) Population growth & social changeby Carillion’s chief sustainability officer David Picton.

4) Urbanisation & smart cities, by PwC’s director of cities and urbanisation Daniel Dowling (to be published later this month).

5) Economic growth, by World Resources Institute’s director of economics and New Climate Economy’s program director Helen Mountford (to be published later this month).

The resulting report will provide an end-to-end overview of exactly how and why these ever-changing megatrends are shaping business, the environment and society.

Take the megatrends survey

But how are these megatrends impacting sustainability professionals, now and in the future? To find out, edie has set up a quick, anonymous survey that allows you to put forward your views on the relationship between these megatrends and sustainable business.

Take the megatrends survey here

The results of the survey will then be curated into the full megatrends report, which will be available to download for free next month.

Discuss megatrends at edie Live

edie’s megatrends series culminates with a high-level discussion focused on the impact of megatrends at edie Live 2017 at the NEC Birmingham on 24 May.

Taking place on the Strategy & Innovation Stage in the morning of day two of the exhibition, the session will address the top-level trends that answer the question: why act now, and what happens if we don’t?

Find out more about edie Live 2017 and get your free two-day pass here.

Luke Nicholls

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